Trinity secures largest-ever Horizon 2020 funding
Trinity College Dublin secured its largest-ever Horizon 2020 funding for a new postdoctoral programme EDGE which will employ 71 world-class ICT researchers.
Three Science Foundation Ireland research centres led out of Trinity College Dublin - ADAPT, AMBER, and CONNECT - are to receive €6 million in Horizon 2020 EU funding for a new postdoctoral programme, EDGE, which will employ 71 world-class ICT researchers.
It is the single biggest award for Trinity College Dublin under Horizon 2020, the EU’s €80 billion research and innovation funding programme. The award will match €7m of funding already pledged to the EDGE project by the three centres.
EDGE will be coordinated by Professor Linda Doyle, Director of the CONNECT Centre, headquartered at Trinity. EDGE will support research at the interface of three strategically important areas of ICT: advanced materials, telecommunications networks and digital content technology. Industry in particular will play a major role by providing secondment opportunities and specialised training to EDGE Fellows.
The Director General of Science Foundation Ireland, Professor Mark Ferguson, welcomed the news by underlining the benefits of an interdisciplinary collaboration and reminding Ireland’s target of drawing down €1.25 billion of funding over the course of the lifetime of Horizon 2020.
The three SFI research centres involved in the EDGE programme are :
ADAPT : Centre for Digital Content and Media Innovation, un centre spécialisé dans le contenu digital ;
AMBER : Advanced Materials and BiOEngineering Research, qui s’intéresse à développer des nouveaux dispositifs pour les TICs ;
CONNECT : Centre for Future Networks and Communications, qui s’intéresse aux communications et réseaux du futur.
The EDGE project will run for five years with recruitment of postdoctoral researchers commencing in September 2016. It is funded under the European Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA): Co-funding of Regional, National and International Programmes (COFUND) Fellowship Programme scheme.
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