Comcast Technology Fund - US Ignite Application Summit 2013

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Comcast Technology Fund - US Ignite Application Summit 2013

  1. 1. Comcast Tech Research & Development Grants Fund June 25, 2013
  2. 2. Types of Grants General Research Grants A General Research Grant provides an unrestricted award of funds to support researchers at colleges and universities. These grants are focused on supporting excellent technical research in a wide variety of fields that are relevant to the broadband industry and/or to Comcast specifically. Targeted Research Grants While many Targeted Research Grant ideas may be suggested or generated by our internal teams, we may also fund specific research suggested by submitters that is also of interest to Comcast or to the Internet and broadband industries. In contrast to General Research Grants, Targeted Research Grants are more narrowly tailored and typically study more specific issues. Targeted Open Source Development Grants Targeted Open Source Development Grants are intended to fund new or continued development of open source software in areas of interest to Comcast or of benefit to the Internet and broadband industries. This can fund a range of development, from adding specific features to an existing open source project, to general support of an open source project in which we are interested. 2
  3. 3. Topics of Interest 3 Networking / Distribution Broadband and Internet Technology Video Technology and Codecs Voice Technology and Codecs Watermarking and Image Processing High Bandwidth Applications Pervasive Computing Targeted Entertainment via Television IPv6 Buffer Bloat TCP Congestion Control Self-Organizing Networks Cloud Computing Measurement / Data Analysis Home Networking Performance Analysis and Diags Network Utilization Measurement Internet Performance Measurement Large Scale Data Stores and Data Analysis Data-Driven Network Diagnostics Input / User Interface Accessibility Automated Content Recognition Human-Computer Interaction Semantic Analysis / Natural Language Processing (NLP) Speech Recognition End User / Device Interaction Search and Recommendation Open Source Development DNSSEC and DANE DNS IPv6 Buffer Bloat Home Gateway Software DHCP Web Services Cloud-Related Software
  4. 4. Topics of Interest (cont’d) 4 Security / Privacy Malware and Bot Networks Targeted Malware Remediation DNSSEC Cryptographically-Secured Communications New Secure Certificate Systems and Uses Identity Management User Authentication Systems Parental Controls Child Protection Technologies Policy and Standards New Services Education Technology Remote Learning Telemedicine Home Automation Home Security Internet of Things Immersive Telepresence
  5. 5. Timing of Grants 1. Applications can be submitted at any time this program is open. We anticipate announcing grant recipients at least two times per year, but may make announcements more or less frequently depending upon our review cycle. This site will be updated with the timing of grants throughout the year, so be sure to check back regularly. 2. More information about the fund may be found at: http://techfund.comcast.com/ 5

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