Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

CTVR Partners with Japanese Technology Giant on Landmark Optical Networking Research Project

28.02.2008
The Centre for Telecommunications Value-Chain Research (CTVR), headquartered in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, has announced that it has entered into a landmark research partnership with NEC Communication Systems, Ltd. (NCOS), part of Japanese technology giant NEC Group, focused on the emerging area of all-optical networking.

This is the first significant partnership for Trinity-based CTVR in Asia-Pacific region .

Under the terms of the partnership, the CTVR and NCOS - with the support of the Irish Research Council for Science, Technology & Engineering (IRCSET) - will carry out research into the use of optical networks - communications networks based on optical fibres - to facilitate faster, lower cost Internet connections in the future.

Professor Donal O’Mahony, Director, CTVR, said: “This partnership is evidence that the investment programme into science, technology and innovation - spearheaded by Science Foundation Ireland and other state agencies, like IRCSET - is really working. This collaborative research will allow us to assemble world class research talent, which will ultimately lead to wealth generating economic activity downstream”.

Martin Hynes, Executive Director, IRCSET, said: “We are delighted to be able to play a substantive role in backing this kind of research initiative. Ireland’s future economic growth depends on our ability to continue to become a ‘knowledge economy’, where science and technology initiatives are supported by both industry and government”.

Akira Arutaki, Associate Senior Vice President of NCOS, said: “Ireland and Japan have exceptional records in facilitating important innovations in the fields of technology and communications. We believe that this partnership between NCOS and the CTVR, through ongoing sharing of data and consultation, will build on this record and will result in breakthroughs in the use of optical networking to create faster, lower cost forms of communication”.

The partnership will be supported by the IRCSET Enterprise Partnership Scheme, which will involve financial grants to partially fund the employment of post-doctoral researchers and PhD students to carry out research on all-optical networking and the convergence of optical and wireless networks.

Another element of the partnership will be the full time placement of a high level NCOS researcher at the CTVR laboratories in Trinity College. This individual will assist in guiding the ongoing research activity and in liaising between the CTVR and the NCOS research and development teams in Japan.

Penny Storey | alfa
Further information:
http://www.ctvr.ie

More articles from Information Technology:

nachricht World's thinnest hologram paves path to new 3-D world
18.05.2017 | RMIT University

nachricht Internet of things made simple: One sensor package does work of many
11.05.2017 | Carnegie Mellon University

All articles from Information Technology >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Wafer-thin Magnetic Materials Developed for Future Quantum Technologies

Two-dimensional magnetic structures are regarded as a promising material for new types of data storage, since the magnetic properties of individual molecular building blocks can be investigated and modified. For the first time, researchers have now produced a wafer-thin ferrimagnet, in which molecules with different magnetic centers arrange themselves on a gold surface to form a checkerboard pattern. Scientists at the Swiss Nanoscience Institute at the University of Basel and the Paul Scherrer Institute published their findings in the journal Nature Communications.

Ferrimagnets are composed of two centers which are magnetized at different strengths and point in opposing directions. Two-dimensional, quasi-flat ferrimagnets...

Im Focus: World's thinnest hologram paves path to new 3-D world

Nano-hologram paves way for integration of 3-D holography into everyday electronics

An Australian-Chinese research team has created the world's thinnest hologram, paving the way towards the integration of 3D holography into everyday...

Im Focus: Using graphene to create quantum bits

In the race to produce a quantum computer, a number of projects are seeking a way to create quantum bits -- or qubits -- that are stable, meaning they are not much affected by changes in their environment. This normally needs highly nonlinear non-dissipative elements capable of functioning at very low temperatures.

In pursuit of this goal, researchers at EPFL's Laboratory of Photonics and Quantum Measurements LPQM (STI/SB), have investigated a nonlinear graphene-based...

Im Focus: Bacteria harness the lotus effect to protect themselves

Biofilms: Researchers find the causes of water-repelling properties

Dental plaque and the viscous brown slime in drainpipes are two familiar examples of bacterial biofilms. Removing such bacterial depositions from surfaces is...

Im Focus: Hydrogen Bonds Directly Detected for the First Time

For the first time, scientists have succeeded in studying the strength of hydrogen bonds in a single molecule using an atomic force microscope. Researchers from the University of Basel’s Swiss Nanoscience Institute network have reported the results in the journal Science Advances.

Hydrogen is the most common element in the universe and is an integral part of almost all organic compounds. Molecules and sections of macromolecules are...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

Dortmund MST Conference presents Individualized Healthcare Solutions with micro and nanotechnology

22.05.2017 | Event News

Innovation 4.0: Shaping a humane fourth industrial revolution

17.05.2017 | Event News

Media accreditation opens for historic year at European Health Forum Gastein

16.05.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

New approach to revolutionize the production of molecular hydrogen

22.05.2017 | Materials Sciences

Scientists enlist engineered protein to battle the MERS virus

22.05.2017 | Life Sciences

Experts explain origins of topographic relief on Earth, Mars and Titan

22.05.2017 | Physics and Astronomy

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>