Experts from academia and industry will come together to explore and invent in new technologies
Intel has unveiled plans to spend more than $40m over the next five years into a worldwide network of university research centres.
Based on the company’s successful US-based Intel Science and Technology Centers program (ISTCs), the Intel Collaborative Research Institutes (ICRI) will see experts from academia and industry coming together to explore and invent in new technologies.
Intel chief technology officer Justin Rattner said, "Forming a multidisciplinary community of Intel, faculty and graduate student researchers from around the world will lead to fundamental breakthroughs in some of the most difficult and vexing areas of computing technology."
New Institutes include the ICRI for Sustainable Connected Cities in the United Kingdom; ICRI for Secure Computing in Germany; and the ICRI for Computational Intelligence in Israel.
Intel noted the three ICRIs will collaborate with their own multi-university communities and other ICRIs, and the US-based ISTCs.
Intel Visual Computing Institute at the Saarland University and the Intel-NTU Connected Context Computing Center at the National Taiwan University, are the two other centers being incorporated in the ICRI program.
Intel Labs university collaborations office director Chris Ramming said, "We are hopeful that we will be able to expand the program and include other industry and government sponsors to find new ways to accelerate the creation and adoption of valuable new technologies."