CONNECT’s Dr Alan Davy in TSSG at Waterford Institute of Technology has led a successful proposal to secure a lead role in SpeakNGI (Next Generation Internet), a new €700,000 European Commission funded project tasked with ensuring that citizens’ concerns are placed at the heart of the internet of the future. James Clarke at TSSG will coordinate the project.
SpeakNGI will be coordinated alongside Trust-IT Services Ltd in the United Kingdom, and will also address security, data and privacy concerns.
The project serves the Horizon 2020 topic ICT-41-2017: Next Generation Internet (NGI) which is designed to involve the public in the upcoming Framework Programme 9 (FP9) programme, the successor of Horizon 2020, which is expected to run to 2027.
Congratulating TSSG on securing the lead coordinator role, Stephen O’Reilly, Horizon 2020 National Contact Point for ICT in Enterprise Ireland, said: “Enterprise Ireland regard TSSG’s appointment as coordinator of the SpeakNGI.eu project as a major coup as it places Ireland in a favourable position in the early stages of building this large NGI Flagship initiative.”
“This is a big topic win for the future, built upon the strong focus on European values and requirements. Having this leading role puts Ireland right at the heart of European ICT research,” Mr O’Reilly said.
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.