CGC

  • Center for TeleInFrastruktur (CTIF) Global Capsule (GC): CGC

CTIF Global Capsule (CGC) is an international association of Academia and Industry having long history of achievements since 2004, as illustrated below. Center for TeleInFrastruktur (CTIF) was established in 2004. CTIF had been striving towards cross/multidisciplinary breakthrough ICT research from the very beginning of its establishment. It provided opportunities to academic and research and students to share knowledge of the latest ICT technologies that can best derive competitive advantage. CTIF was involved with many industrial partners and academic partners working collectively on diverse research projects spread across all the thematic areas of wireless communications/ICT. Several centers of CTIF were setup across the globe and CTIF became CTIF Global in the year 2009. The journey was on and in 2014, it was conceptualized to embrace this legacy to transform the sturdy network into a globally knit institution, known as CTIF Global Capsule-CGC. Realizing the grand success and achievements of individual CTIF centers, it was thought to integrate these scopes/activities and provide a world class forum. Considering that there may be large research establishments engaged in research activities in diversified fields, but there is no professional body exclusively dedicated to ICT and related studies which brings the various novel technology components together to be meaningful from the business perspective, the CGC will establish itself as a World research leader in ICT/wireless communications and cross- disciplinary/inter-disciplinary research areas.

CGC was officially inaugurated in Villa Mondragone, Rome, Italy on October 28, 2015 and attained a legal status in March 2016. CGC provides a research platform, where academicians, researchers, from the European Union and other countries can also collaborate with institutions, research centers and the industry in resolution of challenges faced in different thematic research areas. CGC Aarhus University - Herning officially soft launched during its Second Workshop jointly with the Round Table Discussions on Future Technologies for Business Ecosystem and Innovation (FT4BI) on April 27-28, 2017 in the Herning campus of Aarhus University.

 

 

Vision

CTIF Global Capsule will conduct worldwide research, educational, and commercialization activities with the emphasis on its leadership and potential in fulfilling communication needs of the society and ushering it into the cross-/ inter-disciplinary multi-business modeling era with a measurable impact.

Mission

The mission of CGC is to develop research activities, at a national and international level, with a specialized and interdisciplinary approach, concerning Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and its related multidisciplinary applications. Furthermore, to develop sophisticated guidelines, forward looking knowledge and translating them into novel business models, products and services; future technologies; their requirements and keeping abreast with latest technologies; and, the involvement of all the stake holders, i.e. users, government, and industry, etc. In a nut-shell, the target mission is to impact the society at-large by conducting inter-disciplinary cutting-edge research, building and demonstrating functional systems, and spinning-out the resulting innovations into commercial success.

Objectives

The objective of CGC is to facilitate global cross-/inter- disciplinary research, industry development and educational activities through interdisciplinary scientific projects, staff and student exchange, interdisciplinary publications, PhD and master program, other educational programs, setting example to industry and standardization for research and education. The CGC will support businesses in strengthening their business models, business model innovation and technology through collaboration with international partners with the aim to create, capture, deliver, receive and consume new technologies, and new business model ecosystems through cross-/inter- disciplinary research and collaboration. CGC will be on the forefront of strengthening all academic research and industrial partners position enabling growth in research and business supported by cross wireless and cross-/ interdisciplinary technologies, and their applications for a smart business, smart cities, smart villages, smart countries, and smart global ecosystem. CGC will play a key role in shaping the future society by joining knowledge collaboration, research and education under a common framework. This is demonstrated in the pictorial below:

The technology and business model needs of the society are changing very rapidly and impose challenges that require a pragmatic approach to address them. In other orders, determining with a critical analysis of what is important and what is not, what is feasible and what is not, making the right choices and connecting the dots from a plethora of innovations and options available, and finally keeping focus to do them well so that anything that is done in the CGC makes a real impact on the society. CGC will focus on basic and applied research with the aim to address fundamental questions for scientific knowledge, prioritizing at the same time the in-house capabilities for intellectual property rights (IPRs), standardization, and commercialization of technological and business model solutions.

CGC focuses and envisions working as an association that can deliver technological innovations for the social needs and meet the new challenges arisen by wireless communications and ICT. Internet of things (IoT) will be Internet of Beings (IoB). Concepts like Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, crowd and cloud computing, virtualization, and Quantum Computing (QC) will involve humans as a critical computing and interpreting node in a distributed computing architecture. Digitalization of Business Models, embedding sensors and persuasive technologies in business models and business model environments to achieve better knowledge on how business models and Business model environments really function and how it can be innovated will be a core activity in CGC. CGC will hereby pay special attention to these areas of research.

Furthermore, CGC will launch in-house educational programs to build technological leaders of high quality, capable of fulfilling the societal needs while covering the above stated objectives/aspects. CGC will also take great efforts in imbibing the entrepreneurial skills and thought process in the research aspirants so that they can manage to initiate their start-ups and commercialize their innovative ideas and business models. This will be accomplished through a dedicated Innovation Incubation Capsule (I2C) run by a leader and staff with prior successful experience in entrepreneurship. CGC will have a substantial IPR portfolio and spin-offs within a short span of years, not exceeding 5 years.

 

 

Research Themes

The CGC will primarily focus on several research areas ranging from ICT, to chemistry, to physics and translational medicine, envisaging possible technological solutions that bring about a transformation in the clinical and public health practices; the close connection between biomedical studies and knowledge and its exploitation through ICT tools will shape the translational character of the research accomplished by CGC.

The CGC will focus on the multi business model approach as the bridge to technology and future understanding of Business Model Ecosystems based on money and other values. The multi business model approach is adapted from the earlier MBIT research approach and is embedded as a basic concept to CGC.

The CGC will devote its efforts on Knowledge Human Bond Communication Beyond 2050 (Knowledge HOME) with extension to machines and the environment, focusing on all of the senses: visible, audible, touch (tactile), smell (olfactory), and taste (gustatory) using wireless communications. Human Bond Communication (HBC) represents a real cultural challenge, since it is intended to investigate, beyond multi-sensory communication, both from the basic research standpoint, and from the technological viewpoint, the possibilities within the near future to use ICT for the early and non-invasive detection of biomedical events occurring in cells and tissues. The Knowledge HOME will also be a platform for exchanging the perceptive information between individuals. Cybercrime, persuasive technology, persuasive business models, and Human Bond communication, together with Communication, Navigation, Sensing and Services (CONASENSE) will be important topics of research studies for CGC. Knowledge HOME will also serve as a social driven platform that organizes ICT related activities and offers a variety of services to its members. Knowledge HOME will make available to the ICT society recent advancements while also promoting R&D excellence. Thus, it will become a powerful toolkit for researchers, industrialist, venture capitalists, regulators and academia. The broad thematic areas include:

  • Wireless Bio-medicine
  • Psychology
  • Multi-techno- legal-Business Modeling
  • Human augmented IoT and M2M
  • Translational medicine platform hosted in the cloud
  • Enablement of crowed sourcing to build KNOWLEDGE HOME
  • Complex Systems Management
  • Digital Agenda
  • Sensing and Navigation
  • Ultra-wide- band (UWB), 5 G and beyond, and Visible Light Wireless Communications

All the centers of CGC will undertake research activities in the mentioned areas. However, the Center in Herning will be devoted to all research areas enumerated in the forgoing Para.

 

 

Organization Structure and Team

The CGC will adopt a hierarchical but largely flat operational structure, headed by the President assisted by Vice-President (Administration and Business Ecosystem) and Vice-President (Technology and Innovation). Prof. Ramjee Prasad is the President and Prof. Peter Lindgren is one of the Vice-Presidents.

CGC organizational structure:

  • Innovation and Entreprenurship
  • Conansence
  • Mbit
  • Knowledge home
  • Human mind and body
  • Future wireless commun. Era
  • Events

The projects will be developed and implemented horizontally, which would utilize the results and resources of one or more competence centers. The researchers will contribute to the broad divisions of the CGC under the supervision of Director. There are fiveseven research divisions i.e. (i) knowledge HOME, (ii) innovation and entrepreneurship, (iii) Chitt-Kaya Nivesh Sthan (CNS)-Home for Mind and Body, and (iv) CONASENSE, (v) Future Wireless Era (vi) MBIT (vii) Event. The project leaders responsible for technology integration in the horizontal dimension will lead as project directors with their own project staff and utilizing the resources from the divisions in a matrix fashion. President will be the Chairperson for the CGC Steering Committee and Advisory Committee.

 

 

CGC Membership

The CGC membership will be broadly for Steering committee, Project work, External observer. Fellow Member, and individual member etc. Members will pay an annual fee. Members have the right to withdraw the membership by notification in written before the start of a new calendar year. The membership framework will encompass both academic, public and business organisations into a knowledge collaboration framework to jointly create competence. The salient benefits of CGC Membership are:

  • Help in imparting quality research in ICT & related fields/aspects by adapting to the best global practices;
  • In providing open platform to discuss and deliberate on the issue of national/regional importance related for Policy, Planning, Engineering, management of wireless technologies;
  • Helping Institutions to carry out consultancy/project works from industry, academic institutions and government organizations in all matters concerning ICT.;
  • Helping Institutions to actively forge strong relationships with existing academic institutions, in order to network and complement infrastructural and faculty resources;
  • Helping to determine existing and future national/regional ICT requirements and develop long and short-term strategies;
  • Developing continuing training programs for faculty/scholars/professionals from other agencies, institutions and industry across the globe;
  • Opportunity to send subject matter experts to work at CGC in an uni-directional or bi-directional scientist exchange program;
  • Developing technical standards for wireless technologies and examining the Legal aspects, dealt under IPR etc.

Headquarters and Centers of CGC

The headquarters of CTIF Global Capsule has its operational office in the campus of Aarhus University, Herning. CGC presently has its centers across length and breadth of the world namely in Princeton (USA), YRP (Japan), Navi- Mumbai/Kolkata (India), Aalborg/Copenhagen/Herning (Denmark), Rome (Italy), and South-East Europe and CGC has initiated to setup a host of centers in the existing countries including in many other countries.

 

 

CGC Herning Center

This center of CGC was officially soft launched during its Second Workshop jointly with the Round Table Discussions on Future Technologies for Business Ecosystem and Innovation (FT4BI) on April 27-28, 2017 in the campus of Aarhus University, Herning.

 

 

Contact

Professor Ramjee Prasad, President, CGC

Knight ("Ridder") of the order of Dannebrog, a distinguished award by the Queen of Denmark    

FELLOW IEEE, IET, IETE, WWRF

Founder President , CTIF GLOBAL CAPSULE

Founder Chair, Global ICT Standardization Forum for India (GISFI)

Distinguished Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences and Translational Medicine

University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy

Professor, Future Technologies for Business Ecosystem Innovation (FT4BI)

Department of Business Development and Technology

School of Business and Social Sciences

Aarhus University, Herning, Denmark

Email: ramjee@btech.au.dk

Professor Peter Lindgren, Director, CGC (Herning Center) and Vice President, CGC Global

Department of Business Development and Technology

School of Business and Social Sciences

Aarhus University, Herning, Denmark

Professor

Email: peterli@btech.au.dk

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