CONNECT - The Centre for Future Networks and Communications - Dublin

Linda Doyle
Centre Director
Tel: +353 (0)1 896 8441

The Centre for Future Networks and Communications (CONNECT) is the follow-on from CTVR, and is a flagship research centre for communications networking, services, applications and technologies. CTVR is Ireland’s national telecommunications research centre, researching and designing wireless and optical telecommunication networks and technologies.

CTVR comprises 120 world-class researchers who undertake leading-edge research underpinned by €60 million in funding from State, EU and commercial sources. To date, CTVR has worked with over 150 industry partners. Our future vision espouses the idea of the service-aware network, with a programmable network substrate performed into existence in response to a service need. With the advent of CONNECT, we have expanded our research programme to include applications, services, security and internet of things. CONNECT is the 'one-stop shop' for ICT research in Ireland, and offers a transformative experience for industry looking to engage with academic research. Companies can commission specific projects, from product development to longer-term research – our expert researchers are dedicated to delivering at the pace and standard of excellence that industry demands. CONNECT commenced in January 2015, while CTVR will be folded into CONNECT in 2015/16.

Research areas:

  • Wireless and optical technologies
  • Wireless and optical architectures
  • Networking services and security
  • Responsive things (internet of things)
  • Testbeds and experimentation

Research performed by:

  • Trinity College Dublin
  • Cork Institute of Technology
  • Dublin City University
  • Dublin Institute of Technology
  • Maynooth University
  • University College Cork
  • University College Dublin
  • University of Limerick
  • Telecommunications Software and Systems Group/Waterford Institute of Technology
  • Tyndall National Institute