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The i2CAT foundation is a non-profit organization whose aim is to promote research and innovation in advanced Internet technology. The i2CAT model aims to make Internet research and innovation accessible to the whole of society through collaboration between the public sector, businesses and research groups within universities and the educational world.
i2CAT promotes the deployment of services and wideband applications from both public and private research and innovation communities. The aim is to encourage telecommunication and state operators as well as businesses to make infrastructures and experimental services available. The i2CAT foundation is a research and innovation centre organised on a network basis in order to:
− Develop research and innovation projects.
− Promote and maximize the use of advanced research in the area of networks and wideband applications.
− Create platforms for collaboration between the business sector and universities.
− Promote working teams in association with institutions in the rest of the world whose aims and research are in line with those of the Foundation.
The i2CAT model aims to make Internet research and innovation accessible to the whole of society through collaboration between the public sector, businesses and research groups within universities and the educational world. In summary, the i2CAT Foundation hopes to convert Catalunya into a leader in research and innovation in Internet technology making it available to everybody and everywhere.
Numerous research projects have been carried out under the auspices of i2CAT. These include the creation of an experimental network platform; middleware services and generic applications that are among the most advanced in Europe; and a group of projects for specific sectors, called Clusters. The experimental platform comprises the following: - OptiCAT - MediaCAT - GigaCAT - MobiCAT - GridCAT
i2Cat is member of the ENoLL Council.