Science Foundation Ireland
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).
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.
Higher Education Authority
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.
Australian Research Council
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.
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.
Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
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.
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.
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).