Minister for Research and Innovation, Seán Sherlock T.D., announced Government funding of €19.5million, together with an industry contribution of almost €4.8 million, for the Centre for Telecommunications Research (CTVR).
The state funding, provided via Science Foundation Ireland, will directly support 76 high-quality research positions in Ireland’s largest telecommunications research centre.
Making the announcement, Minister Sherlock said “CTVR has been at the forefront of telecommunications network design over the past seven years.” “The involvement and direct contribution of leading industry partners is a strong visible commitment of the value, quality and strategic relevance of the research being undertaken by CTVR. It shows that Ireland continues to be an internationally-recognised location for top-class research allied to the needs of industry.”
Minister Sherlock concluded “CTVR, comprising a diverse range of top-class academic and leading industry partners, is equipped with the necessary expertise and foresight to deliver on the vision of flexible and sustainable networks – and make Ireland one of the world-leaders in this field.”
Welcoming the announcement, Professor Linda Doyle, Director of CTVR, said “We are in a time of unprecedented change, be it in relation to hardware, software, consumer demand levels or user patterns. Developing flexible and adaptable networks that take full account of resources constraints such as energy, bandwidth and manpower, is a key principle of CTVR. The allocation of additional SFI funding from Government will enable the Centre to continue to have significant impact on how the networks of the future are designed, and to tackle key research problems in an area of strategic relevance for Ireland – namely the telecommunications sector.”