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CONNECT partners with Tyndall to open Dublin lab

Dr Lester Ho, Dr Holger Claussen, Dr Senad Bulja, Wireless Communications Research Laboratory Team, Dublin, Tyndall.

CONNECT will host Tyndall National Institute’s first research facility outside of Cork, which will focus on wireless communications research and create 50 new research jobs over the next five years.

Prof. Dan Kilper, Director of CONNECT, welcomed the news saying:

“We look forward to collaborating closely with the researchers at Tyndall’s Dublin lab. The team’s expertise in wireless communications is an ideal complement to our own ground-breaking work in this field. CONNECT has excellent relationships with dozens of companies working in this space, and we look forward to leveraging the industry experience of Dr Claussen and his team as we explore new partnerships to develop innovative solutions for future networks. We have ambitious plans for developing our Smart Docklands initiative, and I see the Tyndall team making a great contribution to this.”

The new Wireless Communications Research Laboratory at Tyndall National Institute will be led by Dr Holger Claussen, who said:

My team and I are excited to continue with our innovative work in shaping the future of wireless networks to enable exponential growth in mobile data traffic and reliable low latency communications on behalf of Tyndall and Ireland.

The announcement comes one year on from the launch of the Tyndall 2025 plan, which aims to double the size and impact of the institute.

The Dublin lab, which has been set up remotely for now because of restrictions, will host a new wireless communications team who will focus on future deep technologies: Future RF, Future Access, Future Protocols, Future AI, and Future Quantum. The resulting innovations will enable ultra-flexible, ultra-fast, and ultra-reliable low latency communication for next generation IoT communications, Wi-Fi, 5G, 6G and beyond – helping industry partners to innovate and create high value start-ups with global impact.

The Wireless Communications Research Laboratory will be headed up by industry thought leader and acclaimed scientist Dr Holger Claussen, along with Dr Lester Ho and Dr Senad Bulja. All three are former researchers with the prestigious, multi award-winning Nokia Bell Labs Ireland, where they created the foundations for many of Nokia’s next generation products and pioneered Small Cell Networks, now a $6.7bn/a market. Nokia Bell Labs is the world-renowned industrial research arm of Nokia – they invented many of the foundational technologies that underpin today’s communications technologies.

CONNECT is the world leading Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Future Networks and Communications. CONNECT is funded under the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centres Programme and is co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund. We engage with over 35 companies including large multinationals, SMEs and start-ups. CONNECT brings together world-class expertise from ten Irish academic institutes to create a one-stop-shop for telecommunications research, development and innovation.

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