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This slide set is designed to give a brief overview of the TSSG (Telecommunications Software & Systems Group) for the IdeaGen event on 15th October 2009. The aim of the event is to link researchers ...

This slide set is designed to give a brief overview of the TSSG (Telecommunications Software & Systems Group) for the IdeaGen event on 15th October 2009. The aim of the event is to link researchers and entrepreneurs in the filed of Telecommunications & Internet to help support regional innovation. The TSSG has a 13 year track record as a regional catalyst for software innovation.

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  • That's very useful feedback, I'll certainly cover these issues orally in the presentation, and update the slide-set for future events of this nature.

    The answer, in this context of interaction with industry, is that we can use Enterprise Ireland funding to enable interactions with Irish owned companies who can outsource R&D to us, where it is mutually interesting to do so. So typically that starts with scoping discussions, and informing them of the opportunities, and can lead to a proposal being submitted to Enterprise Ireland. More recently the initial conversation can be seeded by the new EI Innovation Voucher scheme, small scale funding that usually produces a short scoping report.

    Of course, if companies are prepared to pay directly for our services, response times can be faster, and we can negotiate consultancy agreements as with any consulting agency, with deliverables to the customer's satisfaction. In our experience Irish SMEs are not usually prepared to do this. We have been able to do this with a very select few SMEs, and with some larger multi-nationals, but overall this only represents around 1% of our total income (i.e. of €60 Million).
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    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • TSSG Macro Model TT ILO Companies Commercial Experimental Development Funding of projects Institutional support and internal links Spin-out, Spin-in, and Licencing Incubation &Training Enterprise Ireland RSU CFM CFE
    • TSSG Organisational Structure Other Company EI Client or Multinational SEEPP Basic and Applied Research Centre for Converged Services Validation Mícheál Ó Foghlú Barry Downes (3CS) Funding CIM Miguel Ponce de Leon PCS Kevin Doolin CSG IMIS ETA IP TSSG Knowledge Management CF-POC CF-POC CORD / Feasibility Operations Infrastructure & Design
    • TSSG Funded Project Stats 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 projects 78 Completed Projects Jan 2009 projects 37 Active Projects Jan 2009 % 75 of which TSSG led projects 125 Total Projects
    • TSSG Funding Mix: All Projects Total: €60 M Funding (1996 – 2009) Total: 125 Projects
      • A Balanced Portfolio:
      • Basic: HEA & SFI (39%)
      • Applied: EU (31%)
      • Pre-product: EI (29%)
      • (Basic includes capital expenditure i.e. buildings)
    • 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)
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • Stokes’ Pasteur’s Quadrant Quest for Fundamental understanding? Considerations for Use ? No Yes No Yes (Adapted from Pasteur’s Quadrant: Basic Science and Technological Innovation , Stokes 1997, p. 73). Pure Applied Research (Edison) Taxonomies and Tools Researchers are the users Use-Inspired Basic Research (Pasteur) Pure Basic Research (Bohr)
    • 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
    • Headway Wins ‘Jolt Award’ The 'Oscars” of Software Development Industry Honor Innovation & Technological Achievement Winner: Structure101 for Java JOLT Award San Francisco
    • Zolk C
    • MUZU
    • Feedhenry Carrier SDP & Web services Layer
    • Contact Details
      • TSSG Offices:
      • TSSG (Waterford, Ireland) Headquarters
      • ArcLabs Research & Innovation Building
      • WIT West Campus, Carriganore
      • Co. Waterford, Ireland
      • TSSG (California, USA) Investment/VC Network
      • 101 California Street
      • Suite 2450
      • San Francisco
      • CA 94111 , USA
      • TSSG (Dublin, Ireland) Customer Meetings
      • Digital Depot, Roe Lane
      • The Digital Hub
      • Dublin 8, Ireland
      Mícheál Ó Foghlú Executive Director Research TSSG, WIT [email_address] +353 51 302963 (w) +353 86 8044640 (m) Barry Downes Executive Director 3CS TSSG, WIT [email_address] +353 51 302932 (w) +353 87 9075535 (m)