Open Ireland

Open Ireland, is a €2 million research infrastructure to support advanced experimentation in communications networks. It has been launched by CONNECT, the Science Foundation Ireland research centre for future networks, at Trinity College Dublin.

Dr Marco Ruffini, Associate Professor in Optical Network Architectures in the School of Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity College Dublin, will manage the operation of the infrastructure which will include a dedicated fibre connection between Trinity and DCU’s Glasnevin campus, as well as the deployment of macro and small cells to provide radio coverage.

Funded primarily by Science Foundation Ireland’s ‘Research Infrastructure Programme’, additional contributions are expected from companies who will collaborate with academic researchers to explore new applications and services.

Initiative Information

Website link
Financing opportunity url
Open Ireland
Target audience
Digital skills for ICT professionals and other digital experts.
Digital technology / specialisation
Artificial Intelligence
Cloud Computing
Digital skill level
Digital Expert
Geographic Scope - Country
Type of initiative
National initiative
Industry - Field of Education and Training
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) not further defined
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