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Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (OTE)

The Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (OTE) is a member of the Deutsche Telekom (DT) Group of Companies and the incumbent telecommunications provider in Greece (acting both as network operator and as service provider). OTE is the dominant public switched voice telephony provider in Greece and together with its subsidiaries forms the leading group of companies nationwide. OTE’s vision is to rank among the largest telecommunications companies in Europe, and through its international investments (mainly in the area of South-Eastern Europe), now addresses a potential customer base of 60 million people, making OTE the largest telecommunications provider in SE Europe.

The OTE Group offers a full range of products and services, from broadband services, fixed and mobile telephony, to high-speed data communications and leased lines services. In addition, the Group in Greece is involved in a range of activities, notably satellite communications, real-estate and professional training. At present, OTE companies employ over 30,000 people in 4 countries.

OTE’s vision is to offer high quality, fully integrated services, in order to remain customers’ first choice, while being recognized as a responsible corporate citizen delivering value to all its stakeholders, throughout Greece and SE Europe.

OTE’s Research & Development Department (i.e. OTE’s Directorate for Network & Platform Design and Planning), mainly via its appropriate Functional Unit of the company’s Research Programs Section, is involved in almost all technological and infrastructural issues that pertain to OTE’s operations, in cooperation with other OTE’s Functional Units depending on the nature and/or the requirements of each specific R&D activity. OTE’s Research Programs Section is an active participant in many national, European and international collaborative projects. OTE’s current R&D activities span a wide range of topics, including, inter alia, broadband technologies and services, next generation network architectures, infrastructure development etc., following to the actual challenges for the development of a fully competitive network infrastructure & a portfolio of innovative services/facilities.

OTE’s R&D activities are also supported by four research laboratories  of the Labs and New Technologies Division (Wireless/Satellite Communications Lab; Core Network Lab; Access Network Lab, and; Voice/VoIP/IMS Lab), all fully equipped with an immense variety of modern equipment, able to perform tests/trials and several validation processes, and thus to support modern research activities.

Over the latest years, OTE has been actively involved in international projects, funded mainly by the European Commission in the scope of related European initiatives (e.g.: Self-NET, CONSERN, WHERE2, REWIND, FUTON, DESEREC, LIAISON, U-BROAD, MOBILE-IN, D-SPACE, m-MAG, DAIDALOS, OLYMPIC, GEMINI, WINMAN, IREMMA, PANACEIA, MOBIVAS, MOICANE, Web-POL, MEDCONTINET, STARLITE, ADAMAS, TEN-A, E-NTRY, etc.) and national projects funded by the Hellenic Ministry for Development. For several amongst the above research activities (i.e.: D-SPACE, PANACEIA and IREMMA) OTE has successfully performed duties of project coordinator. During the last decade, OTE has also been involved in more than 30 specific research programs performed in the scope of the European Institute for Research and Strategic Studies in Telecommunications (EURESCOM), on e-communications related activities.

 

Magnet Networks Ltd.

Magnet Networks Ltd. is the largest FTTH (Fibre to the Home) provider in the UK and Ireland and has been providing triple play services (Voice, TV & Data) for over 5 years. Magnet also has an extensive XDSL copper based network.  Magnet is the ISP of choice for Businesses requiring high bandwidth, uncontended broadband for voice, video conferencing and other high bandwidth applications. Magnet has been delivering the fastest uncontended broadband in Ireland and the UK for over 5 years.  In addition we have extensive experience of Voice and video applications and requirements because of our triple play services.  Our engineering team contains Data, Voice & Video experts who will all be involved in the project. Magnet has a strong interest in research and has recently been invited to send a representative to the board of Dublin City University.

 

Fundación CARTIF

Fundación CARTIF (CARTIF) is a leading Spanish Applied Research Centre in terms of R&D and technology transfer activities created in 1994. CARTIF is formed up by 9 technical divisions and 200 researchers specialised in several areas such as Energy, Environment, Food and Chemicals, Biomedical, Robotics, etc. In 2009 CARTIF carried out over 100 R&D and innovation projects, with a turnover of approximately 13M€. The participation in international activities is promoted through the International Projects Department and is materialised in the current participation of CARTIF in 21 international projects, including 9 of the Seventh Framework Program –2 as coordinators: WHETLAC (FP7 Contract No. 222400) and CLET (FP7 Contract No. 222279)-, 2 of the Sixth FP and 1 Intelligent Energy for Europe among others). Moreover, CARTIF takes an active part in 10 International networks and platforms such as ISES (International Solar Energy Society) and IEA (International Energy Agency), and it is also the Spanish National Liaison Point of the European E2BA (Energy Efficient Buildings Association).

Previous Relevant Experience includes: Development of dissemination activities and demonstration of technical solutions and innovation results are some of the most relevant activities carried out by CARTIF. Concretely, the group of researchers involved in this project has taken part in several projects that pursue mass deployment of different kinds of technologies, such as Green eMotion in the field of transport. And also other demonstration projects in the field of renewable energy integration and energy efficiency i.e. BEST RESULT (Building and Energy Systems and Technologies in Renewable Energy Sources Update and Linked Training).  Besides, the current participation in international projects of this research group includes several projects in the field of ICT for Energy Efficiency and process control such as 3EN-CULT (FP7 Contract No. 260162) and VAN (FP6 Contract No. 016969). During the last three years CARTIF has been working in the deployment of living-lab methodologies that go beyond classical engineering and that try to put together users, practitioners and researchers, in the design-phase. On this matter, currently, CARTIF is leading an initiative in the national scope for the promotion of innovative actions that will take place in the Valladolid-Palencia SmartCity with the cooperation of a group of enterprises and the support of both Town Halls.

 

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (UoA)

The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (UoA) will participate in the LiveCity Project via the direct involvement of two academic departments, i.e.: (i) The Department of Informatics and Telecommunications/Communication Networks Laboratory (CNL), and; (ii) the Attikon Hospital/2nd Academic Ophthalmology Clinic.

Prof. Nancy Alonistioti from UoA/CNL will coordinate the entire UoA’s role in the LiveCity project effort, and will represent UoA to the LiveCity consortium.

The Communication Networks Laboratory (CNL, 1990) is a research unit in the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens (UoA). CNL has been involved in numerous international, mainly EU, and national projects, (ACTS WAND, RAINBOW; IST FP5 WINE, MOBIVAS, EURO-CITI, VIDEO-GATEWAY, BROADWAY, POLOS, ANWIRE; IST FP6 E2R, E2R II, LIAISON, IST FP7 E3, Self-NET, SACRA) in the areas of Mobile/Wireless Communications, Advanced Applications and Services, Protocol Design, Reconfigurable, and Cognitive Radio Systems. CNL researchers have undertaken project and technical manager roles (MOBIVAS, POLOS, Self-NET, SACRA) and have been actively striving for wide-area dissemination of CNL’s research results through ETSI RRS, UMTS Forum, 3GPP, DMTF, MExE Forum as well as EU DG

INFSO for event organisation and meeting hosting. CNL possesses an extreme experience in network development-related issues and will support towards effectively realising the expected WP1 goals. CNL/NKUoA has an active cooperation with OTE, in various national and European research initiatives and exchange of experiences and/or ideas will provide beneficial impact for the intended LiveCity’s activities concerning the network development area.

 

RedZinc Services Ltd.

RedZinc Services Ltd. (RedZinc) is a technology company in Dublin Ireland. The company is focused on helping network operators obtain business value from packet networks. Personnel in RedZinc have experience in many framework projects including CANCAN on ATM charging; SUSIE in premium IP charging; BANDWIDTH2000 on service ordering and accounting; EUQOS on end to end quality of service over heterogeneous networks; and OpenNet consortium on the Business of IP. RedZinc’s technology enables the Premium Internet – a Public Internet with QoS, quality of service. RedZinc’s solution VELOX is a channel to market for QoS and allows service providers to deliver open tariffed broadband service events with quality of service.

With RedZinc’s solution, network operators can increase revenue per user by empowering webcos and enterprises to access QoS resources on the public internet. The resources are packaged into QoS events, made available to the webco or enterprise via an API (application programming interface) and charged to the webco or enterprise on an itemised wholesale bulk basis. The solution is available as a managed service reducing IT workload. RedZinc creates a win win win - for the user, the webco and the telco. The organisation was a founding member of the IPsphere Forum, (now Telemanagement Forum)

RedZinc’s software VELOX, which provides the VPS Control function is wholly owned by RedZinc (also see Annex 11). RedZinc owns the rights to all the software in the VPS controller. While the VPS Controller design was influenced by the public research of the EuQoS FP6 project on end to end quality of service, all of the software in VELOX was written by RedZinc, and as such is owned by RedZinc.

 

Scoil Cholmcille, Skryne

In 1946, a new school was built for the parish of Skryne. It was the prototype for this model of school building in the state. The blueprint for the building was repeated many, many times around the country.   Scoil Cholmcille, Skryne has served and continues to serve the community very well. In September, 2005, a new school was built. In 2002, there were 140 pupils enrolled in Scoil Cholmcille. There were 5 teachers, including the current Principal, Mr. Martin Kennedy. By 2009 there were 190 pupils enrolled, an Administrative Principal, 7 Classroom Teachers, a Special Education Teacher (SET) and a part –time SET. These posts are also referred to as LS/RT (Learning Support/Resource Teacher) Posts. There are also 3 Special Needs Assistants. Projections indicated a number in excess of 200 as the pupil role for the 2010/’11 Academic Year. This has been achieved as we currently have 205 pupils on role. Pupils start an eight year cycle in Junior Infants (Age approx. 4.5yrs.) and progress through the grades to complete their Primary education at age approx. 12.5 yrs. In 6th. Class. Scoil Cholmcille continues to flourish and is a very important and integral part of Skryne parish. The Staff of Scoil Cholmcille, its pupils and the parishioners are very proud of their wonderful school.

Skryne School will be supported by Marino Institute of Education in Dublin, a unique third-level education environment, in the scope of a subcontracting activity. At Marino, students and staff are members of a dynamic teaching and learning community who support one another in the service of a common mission. This mission expresses the tradition of care through education established by Edmund Rice. The Marino Institute of Education comprises the College of Education (Coláiste Mhuire Marino), the Conference Centre and other continuing professional development and support services. Research and review inform our programmes and initiatives at Marino. We enjoy a long tradition in teacher education and are committed to quality and excellence in all areas of Institute life. Our grounds and buildings offer an attractive and inspirational environment for study, work, and for conference and training participants.

Skryne School will be supported by 9 additional schools in Dublin, under appropriate subcontracting.

 

Brunel University

Brunel University (UBRUN) in West London is a dynamic institution with nearly 15,000 students and 1,770 academic and related staff operating in a vibrant culture of research excellence. Brunel comprises of 8 academic Schools and 7 Specialist Research Institutes, conducting research ranging from social sciences to engineering to health and social care. The University maintains close links with industry in teaching, research and technology transfer. The University has a turnover of about 80 million pounds from teaching and research funding.  Brunel is currently coordinating several FP7 EU projects: HiPerDNO (ICT-Energy), 3D VIVANT and UbiPOL (ICT), ERINA4Africa (Infrastructures), CEES (IAPP project), PHARMAS (Environment) and 2 projects in “Research for benefits of SMEs” strand.  It is also a partner on several projects in “People” and “Cooperation” (ICT, NMP, SSH) FP7 programmes, and on CIP-IEE-2009, eContentplus - ICT-PSP,  Clean Sky and Intelligent Energy Europe programmes. Within last two years, Brunel has secured more than €8.5 M in European funding.

 

Université du Luxembourg (UL)

The strategy adopted by the University of Luxembourg (Université du Luxembourg-UL) is to support deliberately restricted, high priority areas of focus for scientific research. In particular, the Research Groups of the University of Luxembourg’s Faculty of Sciences, Technology and Communication, Computer Science and Communications Research Unit are; Communicative Systems Laboratory (ComSys); Interdisciplinary Lab for Intelligent and Adaptive Systems (ILIAS) ; The Laboratory of Algorithmics, Cryptology and Security (LACS); The Laboratory for Advanced Software Systems (LASSY)  all of which are crucial for the Future Internet.

The Security & Trust Interdisciplinary Centre (SnT)

SnT, University of Luxembourg www.securityandtrust.lu and its stakeholders form a Luxembourg cluster providing a smart city infrastructure for end user (city, government, utilities, citizen, or small business applications) tests. The attached document describes the current HotCity network, current applications as well as various near future developments. The HotCity S.A. network has today a nominal capital of 2.5 M€. The investment plan includes 500 k€/year in new infrastructure and novel applications. This open platform is an ideal test facility for infrastructure, services and business ideas in a small, vendor neutral, and cross boarder environment. Together with key stakeholders (Ville de Luxembourg www.vdl.lu, HotCity www.hotcity.lu, Centre de Communications du Gouvernement Luxembourg www.ccg.public.lu, Ministry of Economy Luxembourg www.eco.public.lu), SnT has defined a strategic research agenda driven by a scientifically very strong group of faculty and researchers formed around a number of interdisciplinary research platforms that provide application area focus and long term direction. Strong links have been established with external partners to define and launch research projects with relevance to the community. SnT has set as one of its key focal areas, the Future Internet Public Private Partnership launched by the European Commission, where it intends to be a key player offering, security and trust expertise, security test beds and large scale citywide test beds. The interdisciplinary and experimentally driven research platforms cover Security, Reliability and Trust in: Enterprise Security, Services and Content, Communication and Network Infrastructures/ Key research domains offered by the SnT cluster which are of relevance to the Smart City usage area: Software testing and authentication, robustness of critical infrastructures; Mobile cloud computing, distributed identity handling, privacy; Internet of things (distributed sensors for air quality/environmental monitoring);Mobility and interoperability (WLAN, 3G-UMTS, LTE, Satellite Com);Public transportation and traffic monitoring and optimization (pedestrian, velo, buses, trains, private vehicles, etc.);Location and context aware services in urban environments; IPv4 & IPv6 security and privacy solutions, transition problems. SnT maintains a security test bed and drives cooperation with local companies and institutions such as SES-ASTRA, P&T Luxembourg, Telindus/Belgacom in addition to those mentioned above.

 

Telefónica O2 Ireland Ltd.

Telefónica O2 Ireland Ltd. (O2 Ireland) started life as a joint venture between the Esat Telecom Group and Telenor, and was originally known as Esat Digifone. In 1997, it became the second company to be awarded a GSM license in Ireland. In 2000 BT acquired Esat Telecom and later demerged the mobile unit Esat Digifone from the fixed line system which is now called BT Ireland. For a brief period the company was simply called Digifone, but following the spin off of mmO2 from BT, the company was rebranded O2 Ireland. On March 7th 2006, O2 plc delisted from the London Stock Exchange, on completion of a corporate take-over of O2 by Telefónica S.A. O2 is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Telefónica S.A., comprising mobile network operators in the UK and Ireland, along with integrated fixed/mobile businesses in Germany and the Czech Republic (Telefónica O2 Czech Republic). It also owns 50% of the Tesco Mobile and Tchibo Mobilfunk joint venture businesses in the UK and Germany respectively.

Telefónica O2 Ireland Ltd. is a leading provider of mobile services, offering communications solutions to over 1.7 million customers in Ireland. Telefónica O2 Ireland Ltd. has in excess of 650 of the top 1,000 customers in Ireland and has been a leader in the Corporate Market since 1997. We have offices in Dublin, Cork and Galway as well as a Customer Care Centre in Limerick and a total workforce of over 1,300 employees. In 2008, Telefónica O2 Ireland was named the best company to work for in Ireland and one of the 10 best companies to work for in Europe. Telefónica O2 Ireland currently have a High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) broadband network offering up to speeds of 21MB. Telefónica’s O2 Ireland roadmap is to move to Long Term Evolution on this broadband data network.

 

Deutsche Telekom AG

Deutsche Telekom AG (DTAG) is one of the world's leading telecommunications and information technology service companies. We have almost 200 million customers and offer them all kinds of products and services for connected life and work. Deutsche Telekom has an international focus and is represented in approximately 50 countries. In 2009, the Group generated revenue of EUR 64.6 billion, over half of it outside of Germany. It has 260,000 employees in total (12/2009). Deutsche Telekom focuses on major technical and social trends and plays a key role in shaping them: the increasing digitization of many spheres of life, the personalization of products and services, growing mobilization and internationalization. Deutsche Telekom stays abreast of the growing convergence of technologies with an increasingly integrated product portfolio, where personal data such as music, videos and addresses can be accessed through any and all terminal equipment. Deutsche Telekom provides network access, communications services and value-added services with ever increasing bandwidth via the fixed and mobile networks. The Group thus supports personal and social networking using innovative products and services. In addition to its core business (classic fixed-network and mobile access business), the company is specifically tapping new growth areas through investments in intelligent networks and its portfolio of IT, Internet and network services. Since April 2010, Deutsche Telekom has provided customers on the domestic German market with product and service offerings tailored to their requirements and the best network quality from a single source. For this reason, the company consolidated its previously independent business units for fixed-network (T-Home) and mobile (T-Mobile) communications. The "T" is the Group’s company brand and will also become an integral part of the brand image of its international affiliates in future. T-Systems, Deutsche Telekom’s corporate customers arm, is focused on business involving network-centric ICT solutions – with offers combining IT and telecommunications services. T-Systems offers global companies the solutions they need from a single source. In addition, it is increasingly focusing on services such as cloud computing and IT solutions for the energy, healthcare, media distribution, and automotive sectors, which are undergoing radical changes. The Group is expressly committed to sustainability and bases its actions on economic as well as social and ecological criteria. Deutsche Telekom regularly ranks highly in international sustainability ratings as a result of its environmental and social performance. In 2009, Deutsche Telekom was named "sector leader" in the ranking carried out by the renowned SAM agency (Sustainable Asset Management, Zurich) for its sustainability performance in the mobile communications sector. The Group meets its entire power requirements in Germany using renewable energy sources. Deutsche Telekom's sustainability campaign "Big changes start small" was introduced in September 2009 and aims to get customers and the public to play their part by making small changes.

 

QuartzSpark Ltd.

QuartzSpark Ltd. (QPSK) is an SME founded in Dublin in 2010. QuartzSpark is building applications for the Future Internet. The vision of QPSK is that there is a deficiency of quality in the network for new visual applications such as live 3D video and live HD video to vide. With the growing movement by operators to introduce a two tier internet (albeit one that adheres to neutrality principals) there is an opportunity for new applications which leverage value from a two tier internet. QPSK is building video to video platforms for 3D and HD which combine the power of dynamic virtual slice paths with social networking platforms.

 

Municipality of Vrilissia

The Municipality of Vrilissia (MUVRI) is located in the North area of Attica (Athens) - Greece. Vrilissia is a city of approximately 45,000 inhabitants and extends in an area of 3,600 km2. It's an exceptional suburb that provides high quality conditions of living, since on the one hand the city provides high percentage of green areas, parks, playgrounds, etc and on the other hand provides to the citizens several and of various content services.

Among others, the local authorities provide ΙΤ services, evaluating the people's needs and expectations and always following the mature technologies offered as well as the best practices, over the last years.

Indicatively is referred that Vrilissia was the first Greek municipality that provided to the citizens on-line applications in order to submit requests for legal documents, indications of damages, proposals, complaints etc, witch are delivered and implemented real time by the responsible clerk. Also the city provides free wireless access to the internet at several public spots, schools etc.

One of its latest projects is the implementation of a digital signage network. At five important sites of the city, the equipment is installed and using appropriate screen, multimedia content, live news and weather information and local news deriving from the organisation's site are displayed.

 

Ayuntamiento de Valladolid

Ayntamiento de Valladolid or City of Valladolid (VALLADOLID) is a historic city and municipality in north-central Spain with a population of over 300,000 inhabitants. Valladolid is the capital of the province of Valladolid and of the autonomous community of Castile and Leon. Valladolid Municipality takes part in the Smart City VyP Initiative (smartcity-vyp.com) together with CARTIF, the other partner from Spain in LiveCity. Smart City VyP involves public administrations (cities of Valladolid and Palencia), companies, research centres, universities, associations whose joint objective is to give, drive, favor and promote innovative actions in different technological fields:

  • Following a social, economic and environmental sustainable development model.
  • Obtaining profit for citizens.
  • Obtaining profit for the economical and entrepreneurial area.
  • Implementation of showcase projects and dissemination actions.

Producing resources and obtaining external funds able to obtain an impact on the cities through new infrastructures, activities for enterprises and centres, marketing of the cities, etc.

OneSource, Consultoria Informatica LDA

OneSource, Consultoria Informatica LDA (OneSource) is a Portuguese SME specialized in the area of network and systems management, including the consultancy, auditing, design, development and lifetime administration of specialized management solutions for IT infrastructures of corporate networks, public-sector institutions (health, education), utilities and telecommunications operators.

OneSource is a technological spin-off from Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN), a non-profit private organization for innovation and technology transfer between public research institutions and the business sector. Faithfull to its origins, OneSource keeps a strong involvement in R&D activities, participating in numerous joint research projects with academic institutions and private partners, in order to be able to provide its customers with state-of-art services and solutions.

OneSource will contribute to the project with its previous experience in network and service management, including aspects such as signalling, end-to-end QoS, resource management, configuration management and network and service monitoring. OneSource will also contribute with its expertise in the integrated management of Wireless networks (LAN & WAN), broadband networks, home/office networks and related services and devices, which are essential for seamless delivery of multimedia services to the end users.

 

Health Services Executive (HSE)

The National Ambulance Service (NAS), Health Service Executive (HSE) is the statutory provider of ambulance services in the Republic of Ireland. NAS does over 500,000 emergency, urgent and routine ambulance calls annually, and employs over 1,300 paramedic and advanced paramedic staff based in 98 ambulance stations nationally. These staff provide a 24 hour/7 day emergency response to all citizens of the Republic of Ireland, and provide both basic and advanced life support interventions.

It also includes a staff compliment in access of 550 people, a fleet of 112 Front line ambulances, with an operational area of 16,031 sq km and a population of 2.07 million. The service area includes the city of Dublin and all surrounding areas, including the counties of Wicklow, Kildare, Dublin, Louth, Meath, Cavan Monaghan, Westmeath, Offally, Longford and Laoise. Due to the diverseness of the area, i.e. large Urban Centres and open rural spreads, the area demands its own challenges which are managed in a best practice patient focused approach.

 

Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University of Greifswald Medical School – Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care (EMAUG)

The Universitätsmedizin Greifswald is part oft the Greifswald University, a small but well known University in the north-east of Germany. It is the 4th oldest university of Germany. After the German reunification, the Medical Faculty started from the last place in the ranking of German medical schools and reached now the second most requested place.

The Universitätsmedizin has at the moment 883 beds and about 1,000 medical students. We do have 4,550 people in work and are one of the largest work givers in this part of Germany. We do have good connections to Poland.

The Department of Anesthesiology and intensive care (Chairman: Prof. Dr. Michael Wendt) is responsible for emergency medicine inside and regional, the intensive care medicine for interventional patients and the anesthesia care and the pain medicine up to palliative Care. We early introduced in 1994 computer-based documentation systems and do have a great expertise in process simulation and process management. So it was designed a totally new operation room concept based on simulation and work flow management, which now starts to work. We are actually involved in a BMBF grant "Service4Health". In this Project we analyze the work flows in the anestehsia ambulance to start building a computer and tablet based process management system for acute care areas.

Additionally, we do started a project "Regional Health Care" for using emergency personal and organisational infrastructures to extend care structures in the area of home care together with DLR (German Institute for Air- und Spacemedicine), so virtualisation of telemedicine is part of our in house - and area medicine approach.

We do have an Simulation Lab (Director Eric Eichhorn) which is locally and Germany-wide active in education and training.

Additionally, as an infrastructure for the Project, the engineers of the department are responsible for the acute care computer systems and live support technologies in the hospital.

 

Innovators S.A.

Innnovators S.A. is a company situated since 2001 in its current form. The company operated since 1995 as Innovators Ltd. The company has been focusing in novel technologies development, implementation, installation and maintenance.  The company activities include import and export of telecommunication and IT products and know-how.

The company has been one of the main providers of telecommunication solutions and systems for many Virtual Network Operators in Greece and also for the major Greek Telecom operator OTE. The company has many international collaborations in the area of new technologies migration (e.g., Teles in Germany), networking solutions and internet applications. It is highly involved in new telecommunication services integration and cross technology solutions for advanced networking. It has conducted several research activities in the context of European and national funded projects (e.g., with Intracom, OTE, in European projects like IST-MOBIVAS). Main focus areas are: advanced networking schemes and internet applications, QoS optimization and cross technology integration solutions and migration. Currently the company provides support for IT and telecommunication solutions in Europe and Asia.

 

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), founded in 1784, runs the largest Medical School in Ireland with a student intake of 260 per year, 80% from overseas.  It incorporates the Schools of Medicine, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy and Nursing. For over two hundred years, the College has been playing a role in Irish surgical and medical education. The Medical School dates from the 19-th century with various postgraduate faculties added in the 20th century. More recently the College has become active abroad, in the provision of education, training and hospital management. Today more than 60 countries are represented in its international student body, and the RCSI also has a strong international presence with Schools in both Malaysia, Dubai and Bahrain. The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland is independent, international and progressive - a unique medical institution. RCSI’s June 2008-09 research income was €15m and its Research Office is experienced in managing multi-million euro grants. RCSI is represented by the Department of Medicine located at Beaumont Hospital.

In the context of the LiveCity Project effort, RCSI will have a special cooperative role with the Beaumont Hospital in Dublin. In fact, Beaumont Hospital has a special pre-existing relationship with RCSI. In addition, Professor McElvaney’s RCSI Research Unit that will carry out all necessary LiveCity-related activities is collocated on the same campus beside Beaumont Emergency Department and both legal entities will cooperate accordingly, based on the context of a specific collaborative agreement between them, permitting the one entity (i.e., Beaumont Hospital) to issue invoices for all provided (access and of any other nature) facilities to RCSI, for the proper completion of the LiveCity Project objectives.

RCSI will then include these invoices to the other costs to be performed so that to claim for eligible costs when submitting the corresponding "Form-C" (Cost Statement) to the Commission for each Project reporting period. That is, for Period 1 Reporting and for the Final Period Reporting, detailed invoices with statement of costs will be provided by the Beaumont Hospital to RCSI, the amount of which will be added to RCSI's costs incurred when calculating the amounts to be included in the financial reports ("Form-C") and justification reports. (For more relevant details also see Annex 14).

The Emergency Department of Beaumont Hospital provides service to in excess of 45,000 patients each year. The Service is provided 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. Ours is an Adult Emergency Department, but it also receives patients for Neurosurgical Assessment from other hospitals throughout the country. The Department is supported by the on-call Physicians and Surgeons and the back up of the Critical Care Team in Beaumont Hospital.  As part of the Department we have a GP Liaison Service which liaises with our local General Practitioners with regard to their patient attendances to the Department and with regard to the results of investigations and follow up arrangements. The Department also has a Minors Assessment and Treatment Unit (MATU), which is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, provided service. This is a protocol-driven service and significantly helps to reduce the wait for patients with minor injury and illness attending the Emergency Department. The Department is active in the area of audit and research.

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