Summary of the Achievements of CTVR
CTVR achieved or exceeded all of the goals set out in its 5-year strategic plan.
Many of these achievements are documented in the
over the initial 5 years. In terms of the measurable outputs these included:
Over 400 published papers and 1 book at targeted quality levels.
9 PhD graduates with a further 21 (SFI Funded) in the pipeline at the end of Sept 2009. A further 14 PhD students are in the pipeline on aligned topics arising from other funding sources such as IRCSET etc.
6 MSc Graduates
Attracted Bell-Labs to locate in Ireland in 2004 and catalysed their major expansion planned for 2010 onwards.
Attracted 11 additional Industrial Partners (8 MNCs and 3 Irish SMEs) wishing to be part of the next phase of CTVR .
12 Patent Applications, 6 awarded, 2 commercially licensed so far.
1 Spin out Company (Socowave)
currently VC funded with approx 10 employees.
Prudent spending of our principal grant of approximately Euro 20M over the 5-year time-period.
Over Euro 308K in cash funding from industry partners and Euro 7.7M in in-kind contributions, primarily from Alcatel Lucent.
Commercialisation and other grants from agencies such as Enterprise Ireland totalling Euro
3 License agreements to commercialise research.
In addition to the above, the CTVR executive were successful in creating
a unique and effective collaboration spanning many disciplines and working
across all of Ireland's major research-performing universities. They have
built on this to lead two major national initiatives in
education: the Network Maths
programme funded under PRTLI-4 and the Telecoms Graduate Initiative proposed under PRTLI-5.
CTVR has developed an international reputation as one of the top research
institutes in cognitive radio and dynamic spectrum.
CTVR has also attracted a number of major international conferences to Ireland, (eg: DYSPAN, IEEE VTC with over 1,000 delegates) and there are over 20 recorded instances of senior CTVR-funded people delivering key addresses at International symposia.
As part of its education and outreach activity, CTVR developed the
award-winning Resistors animation
series and associated movie,
both of which have screened on national TV
and attracted substantial audiences.