Micheal O Foghlu - Ideagen event in WIT


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Micheal O Foghlu - Ideagen event in WIT

  1. 1. TSSG Executive Management • Willie Donnelly – Director, TSSG • Also Head of Research in WIT • Mícheál Ó Foghlú – Executive Director Research, TSSG • Also director of Irish IPv6 Centre • Barry Downes – Executive Director Innovation & Commercialisation, TSSG • Also director of 3CS ‐ Converged Communications Services • Eamonn de Leastar – CTO, TSSG
  2. 2. TSSG is in ArcLabs • ArcLabs: building, centre, idea ‐ a catalyst for innovation – Combines R&D and Innovation in WIT under one roof – A formal structure in WIT to link research and innovation • But it’s really about the people (and our track record) – Willie Donnelly et al (Director TSSG ‐ 150 staff/students,  125 projects, 14 companies, 60 jobs in the companies) – Kathryn Kiely (WIT Manager Industry Services) – Tom Corcoran (Centre Manager, ArcLabs ‐ 21 companies) – Bill O’Gorman (Centre for Entrepreneurship) – Eugene Crehan (SEEPP ‐ 18 participants, historically 130  companies creating 320 jobs regionally) • TSSG/SEEPP co‐location since 2001 in Confederation House  “Research & Innovation Centre” opened
  3. 3. TSSG Research & Innovation • Teaching and Learning (WIT) Taught Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses • Basic Research ‐The Science (HEA & SFI) Postdocs, PhD students, Journal papers   • Applied Research ‐The Engineering (EUFP7) Industrial partners, Prototypes, Conference papers  • Commercialisation ‐The Entrepreneur (EI)  Quality‐driven software, Patents, Licensing , Spin‐out, Spin‐in companies • Commercial Activity ‐ (Separate from TSSG) Customers, VC Investment, Revenue
  4. 4. TSSG Macro Model Enterprise Ireland Commercial Experimental Development Companies Funding  of  projects and Licencing Spin‐out, Spin‐in, TT ILO Institutional support and internal links RSU CFM CFE Incubation &Training
  5. 5. TSSG Organisational Structure Mícheál Ó Foghlú Barry Downes (3CS) Other Centre for Converged Services Company Funding Basic and Applied  Research EI Client or Multinational CIM ETA Miguel Ponce de  CF‐POC CORD / Leon Feasibility CSG SEEPP CF‐POC TSSG Knowledge  IMIS Management PCS Validation Kevin Doolin Operations   IP Infrastructure & Design
  6. 6. TSSG Funded Project Stats Total Projects 125 projects of which TSSG led 75 % Active Projects Jan 2009 37 projects Completed Projects Jan 2009 78 projects Average project  = €450k,  Total = €60 Million 1996‐2009 Staff number = 140 (20 PhDs, 5 Faculty, 12 Postdocs) Spin‐in/Spin‐Out company job number =  60 Partners = 150 academic & industrial partners working on funded projects
  7. 7. TSSG Funding Mix: All Projects Other 1% HEA 18% A Balanced Portfolio: EI 6 projects (4 capital) 29% approx 50 • Basic: HEA & SFI (39%) projects 5 projects • Applied: EU (31%) SFI approx 50 21 • Pre-product: EI (29%) projects (Basic includes capital EU 31% expenditure i.e. buildings) Total: €60 M Funding (1996 – 2009)     Total: 125 Projects
  8. 8. TSSG Positioning • Basic Research  (HEA, SFI) One of TOP 3 academic centre's in Ireland in  telecommunications:  WIT (TSSG), TCD (CTVR), DCU  (RINCE) • Applied Research (EU FP7) Irish winner of EU FP7 funding ‐ twice nearest competitor Ranked Top 10 institute in Europe in Future Internet  research  (i.e. on a par with Nokia, Ericsson, FhG FOKUS) Engaged in many EU Technology Platforms at board level (eMobility, NEM, NESSI)
  9. 9. TSSG Positioning Contd… • Commercialisation (EI)  One of the top research groups for commercialisation Leading edge innovation  & technology development in: IMS Web 2.0 Mobile Commercial ‘Spin‐offs’ (Separate from TSSG) Early stage technology clusters emerging based around TSSG  work 60 jobs created in ‘Spin‐Off’ companies linked to TSSG Continue to develop other companies in the marketplace
  10. 10. TSSG Research & Innovation Philosophy • Research and innovation is non‐linear: good ideas come from ALL parts of an ecosystem ‐ requiring a  balance of funding to maintain the flow of the ecosystem • Equal value across all parts of ecosystem:   basic research, applied research, and commercialisation,  build expertise in VC funding and following stages • Build research teams: utilise non‐traditional staff (professional researchers) in applied and commercial research  ‐ fight academic  norms/assumptions
  11. 11. Stokes’ Pasteur’s Quadrant A detailed Analysis of  Vannevar Bush, NSF, OECD  Frascati and other ways in  which basic and applied  research have been split by  funding mechanisms, to the  detriment of technological  innovation. Stokes, Donald E. [1997] Pasteur's Quadrant: Basic Science and Technological Innovation. Washington D.C., USA: Brookings Institution Press.
  12. 12. Stokes’ Pasteur’s Quadrant Considerations for Use ? No Yes Pure Basic  Use‐Inspired  Yes Research Basic Research Quest for (Bohr)  (Pasteur) Fundamental understanding? No Pure Applied  Research Taxonomies and Tools Researchers are the users (Edison) (Adapted from Pasteur’s Quadrant: Basic Science and Technological Innovation, Stokes 1997, p. 73).
  13. 13. TSSG Industrial Engagement • Multi‐national (examples) – Ericsson, IBM, Cisco ‐ partners SFI SRC FAME – Intel ‐ partners EU FP7 projects • Irish Indigenous (examples) – Eircom, Rococo, Mobile Aware ‐ partners EI ILRP – Meteor, Druid ‐ partners IMS Testbed • TSSG Spin‐out (examples ‐ see next slides) – Headway, Zolk C, Feedhenry • TSSG Spin‐in (examples ‐ see next slides) – MUZU
  14. 14. Headway Wins ‘Jolt Award’ JOLT Award San Francisco The 'Oscars” of Software Development Industry Honor Innovation & Technological Achievement Winner: Structure101 for Java
  15. 15. Zolk C
  16. 16. MUZU
  17. 17. Feedhenry Carrier SDP & Web services Layer
  18. 18. Contact Details Mícheál Ó Foghlú TSSG Offices:  Executive Director Research TSSG  (Waterford, Ireland) Headquarters TSSG, WIT ArcLabs Research & Innovation Building mofoghlu@tssg.org WIT West Campus, Carriganore +353 51 302963 (w) Co. Waterford,   Ireland +353 86 8044640 (m) TSSG  (California, USA) Investment/VC Network 101 California Street Barry Downes Suite 2450 Executive Director 3CS San Francisco TSSG, WIT CA 94111 , USA bdownes@tssg.org +353 51 302932 (w) TSSG  (Dublin, Ireland) Customer Meetings  +353 87 9075535 (m) Digital Depot, Roe Lane The Digital Hub Dublin 8,  Ireland
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