Bell Labs is one of the world's foremost technology research institutes, responsible for countless breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry. The organization has recently announced new strategic partnership with AMBER, the Science Foundation Ireland-funded materials science institute headquartered at Trinity College Dublin.
With this partnership, both the organizations are looking forward to work on energy research projects in the fields of energy harvesting, energy efficiency and energy storage.
This partnership is advantageous to both the companies, as it makes way for Bell Labs (News - Alert) to offer scientific and an industry skill-set around thermal science and energy efficiency, whereas AMBER is capable of providing profound fundamental materials, science expertise and world leading characterization facilities.
Seán Sherlock T.D, Minister for Research and Innovation said, “This is a great example of what we are trying to achieve through our Action Plan for Jobs.”
Sherlock added that it is good that a Government-funded research center is collaborating with a dynamic company to find solutions to problems that they face in their business.
To accelerate this noble cause, Alcatel-Lucent (News - Alert) has even engaged four very knowledgeable scientists as Researchers-in-Residence at AMBER. Additionally, the researchers from Bell Labs and AMBER are collaborating on variety of topics that are important to enable future energy-efficient telecommunications products.
Apart from these, AMBER is also conducting advanced energy research in areas such as thermoelectric and energy storage application, to give a boost to manufacturing and product-development for companies such as Alcatel Lucent (News - Alert) Bell Labs etc.
Marcus Weldon, President of Bell Labs and CTO of Alcatel-Lucent said that the Irish government has encouraged the development of a highly effective ecosystem in the country which embraces academia, industry and business; Bell Labs is both a beneficiary and a contributor.
“I am following the AMBER collaboration with great interest as I am convinced that the program, and in particular the quality of the researchers working on it, will give rise to exciting results,” Weldon added.
Edited by Maurice Nagle