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Marco Ruffini wins “One to Watch” Innovation Award

CONNECT Principal Investigator Marco Ruffini (Trinity College Dublin) has received the “One to Watch” Trinity Innovation Award.

The award recognised Marco’s research in optical communications, his extensive industry engagement and contribution to international standards, as well as the recent launch of “Open Ireland: CONNECT’s Open Networking Testbed”.

The Trinity Innovation awards are hosted by Trinity Research and Innovation and honour researchers who translate their research into innovative solutions with social and economic impact.

Marco was also nominated in the “Inventors” category at this year’s awards ceremony.

Watch the awards show here. Marco’s acceptance speech is at 40’00”.

Marco also supports the ENABLE smart cities research programme, and was technical lead for the SFI-funded O’SHARE research project.

Last year, three CONNECT Funded Investigators (John Donegan, David McCloskey, and Tony Robinson) collected four trophies at these Innovation Awards.

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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