One third of the Swedish Research Council ICT grants to ACCESS
The ACCESS Linnaeus Centre was extremely successful in the Swedish Research Council’s 2009 call for grant applications within the natural and engineering sciences. One third of the framework grants for strategic research into information and communication technology, ICT, will go to ACCESS research.
In the Swedish Research Council (VR) decision on framework grants for strategic research into ICT, which is included in their large-scale call for grant applications within the natural and engineering sciences for 2009, ACCESS researchers were awarded almost SEK 40 million over a four-year period. Totally VR made 12 such grants within the ICT area and KTH won four for them! Framework grants are a special type of major project grant lasting four years. Their aim is to build up scientific competence of substantial breadth and depth. VR made total grants of SEK 135 million in ICT framework grants for 2010-2013.
Grants to ACCESS research were within positioning and navigations, robotics, automatic control and network research. In addition several ACCESS researchers were awarded project grants and financing was provided for one research fellow position.
ACCESS (Autonomic Complex Communication nEtworks Signals and Systems) is a VR Linnaeus Centre of Excellence at KTH. The ACCESS Linnaeus Centre is northern Europe’s largest research centre for future communications systems. Around 120 researchers work within the centre.