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Helping Ireland Recruit and Retain Research Groups

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is the national foundation for investment in scientific and engineering research.  SFI invests in academic researchers and research teams who are most likely to generate new knowledge, leading edge technologies and competitive enterprises in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

WatchMark-Comnitel's solutions for wireless network performance management, service quality management (SQM) and service level agreement (SLA) management solutions have been deployed by more than 100 wireless network operators worldwide and sourced by leading wireless network equipment providers. The company operates globally and has a strong North American and European investor base. The company is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington USA with its European headquarters in Cork, Ireland, sales and support office in St. Albans, UK and 3G center of excellence in Stockholm, Sweden. (NB: Company was subsequently renamed Vallent Corp. and acquired by IBM).

The Higher Education Authority is the statutory planning and policy development body for higher education and research in Ireland.  The HEA has wide advisory powers throughout the whole of the third-level education sector. In addition, it is the funding authority for the universities, institutes of technology and a number of designated higher education institutions.

FP7 is the short name for the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. This is the EU's main instrument for funding research in Europe and it will run from 2007-2013. FP7 is also designed to respond to Europe's employment needs, competitiveness and quality of life.

The Australian Research Council is a statutory authority within the Australian Government's Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (IISR) portfolio. Its mission is to deliver policy and programs that advance Australian research and innovation globally and benefit the community.

Enterprise Ireland is the Government agency in Ireland responsible for supporting Irish businesses in the manufacturing and internationally traded service sectors. Specifically, Enterprise Ireland helps businesses to start-up, innovate and ultimately, to achieve global success.

AT&T Labs Research is one of the world’s premier research institutions, dedicated to advancing the science and technology of communications and information and to creating innovative services founded on these advancements.

Microsoft Research is dedicated to conducting both basic and applied research in computer science and software engineering. Researchers focus on more than 55 areas of computing and collaborate with leading academic, government and industry researchers to advance the state of the art. Microsoft Research has expanded over the years to eight locations worldwide and a number of collaborative projects that bring together the best minds in computer science to advance a research agenda based on their unique talents and interests.

FEXCO is a very successful services company, headquartered in Kerry. Founded in 1981 it has 910 employees in Ireland and almost 1,300 in total. In 2008 FEXCO recorded revenues of €191m and operating profits on ongoing activities of €18.9m.

 

IRCSET's Embark initiative is a multi-million euro research funding initiative which supports talented researchers in the early stages of their career formation across Masters, Doctoral and Postdoctoral levels in the sciences, engineering and technology.

United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) delivers the world's most advanced technologies, innovative thinking and disciplined research to the businesses of United Technologies -- industry leaders in aerospace propulsion, building infrastructure and services, heating and air conditioning, fire and security systems and power generation. Founded in 1929, UTRC is located in East Hartford, Connecticut (U.S.), with an office in Berkeley, California, and research and development centers in Shanghai, China, and Cork, Ireland.

Altobridge is a leading provider of telecommunications solutions that cut the cost of communications to, from and between wireless devices. Following the strategic acquisition of the ADC Mobile Network Solutions base station and switching business in December 2009, Altobridge can now offer customers the most intelligent, turnkey system for delivering lower transmission costs, lower (and greener) power consumption and optimum returns from the delivery of mobile services to remote communities.

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