The government-funded technology centre located at Dublin City University is designed to drive cloud computing innovation and adoption in Ireland, as well as create new jobs. IC4 has the support of Microsoft, Fujitsu, Intel and IBM and will focus on partnering researchers with industry "in order to turn good research ideas into good jobs in the Irish economy", said the Government.
Although headquartered at Dublin City University (DCU), additional research capacity will be provided at University College Cork (UCC) and Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT), as well as international institutions such as such as the University of West England and Pepperdine University in California, amongst others.
"Cloud Computing transcends traditional business boundaries and opens up many new opportunities in the service sector with global value chains," said Gerard Lande, senior commercialisation specialist, Enterprise Ireland. "Developing capability in this area is increasingly important as cloud computing proliferates into other business domains."
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