Professor Linda Doyle, Director of CONNECT and Professor of Engineering and the Arts at Trinity College Dublin, has been given a special award by Enterprise Ireland in recognition of her leadership of the EDGE training and development programme which secured €6m in Horizon 2020 funding last year.
Three other CONNECT researchers were also honoured at the ceremony at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham: Dr Alan Davy (TSSG at WIT), Dr Francesco Pilla (UCD) and Dr Kafil M. Razeeb (UCC/Tyndall National Institute).
Speaking about her award, Professor Linda Doyle said:
“The EDGE success has been a team effort. Three Science Foundation Ireland research centres – CONNECT, AMBER and ADAPT – have worked together to prepare this new programme which will help to make Ireland a global hub for ICT research. The successful candidates will strengthen our existing research groups and provide new collaboration opportunities with research institutes internationally. By offering industry secondment opportunities, EDGE will also further strengthen the relationship between industry and Irish research.”
“I want to acknowledge the vital role played by the research programme officers: Ms Emma Leahy (AMBER), Dr Maire Brophy (ADAPT) and Dr Raquel Harper (CONNECT). They conceived, developed and enabled this programme and I want to congratulate them today for their hard work in securing Trinity’s largest H2020 grant to date.”
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.