Innovation projects overview
Browse through all the innovation projects
Browse through all the innovation projects
Innovation project - SURFnet is examining the possibilities of a research data zone, which is a section of a campus network that is optimised for data-intensive research. A project has been launched with UvA/HvA to design and implement a research data zone. SURFnet acts as a coordinator, bringing together the institutions and companies.
Innovation project - The student population is becoming increasingly diverse, and every student has their own preferences and wishes. Consequently, student-oriented education requires flexibility. SURF is developing tools for student mobility and educational logistics that institutions can use to make their education more flexible and offer students more choices.
Innovation project - Research and educational institutions are increasingly making use of e-infrastructure services delivered by providers or fellow institutions all over the world. It is therefore essential to ensure that the SURFnet network is connected to the rest of the world. SURFnet is engaged in various activities to further expand and improve this connectivity.
Innovation project - SURFnet is conducting research into new network technologies that could enhance its network, including the virtualisation of network functions. SURFnet is working on a proof-of-concept environment, with a virtual firewall being the first function to be tested.
Innovation project - It's not just people who are online, "things" such as machines, keys, cars, thermostats and fridges are too. Together they make up the Internet of Things. In collaboration with institutions, SURFnet is examining how the Internet of Things could be applied in education and research.
Innovation project - For many educational and research institutions, eduroam is now an essential service for students and staff. SURFnet is examining in which public locations eduroam can be offered.
Innovation project - SURFnet is examining the possibilities for setting up a PERT: Performance Enhancement and Response Team. A PERT helps ICT departments and end users when the network isn’t providing optimum performance. It supports the optimisation of end-to-end performance, dealing with problems such as slow connections, low bandwidth and excessive delay or jitter.
Innovation project - The SURFnet Network Dashboard gives institutions an overview of all SURFnet network services. Infrastructure managers and infrastructure administrators are able to view graphs and traffic statistics. Infrastructure managers can also set up light paths on their MSP to another MSP.
Innovation project - SURFnet is investigating the possibilities of an E-LAN (Ethernet Local Area Network) within the SURFnet network. An E-LAN is a virtual private LAN for connecting multiple locations. Researchers from UMCs are currently cooperating with the help of SURFnet's E-LAN.
Innovation project - When students and lecturers can access a wide variety of learning materials anytime and anywhere, there are more opportunities for flexible education. SURF wants to ensure that students have online access and that lecturers can develop and share open educational resources together.
Innovation project - Education is increasingly taking place online, which means we can also collect more study data. Study data generated by a student during online learning can be converted into valuable information by using learning analytics. SURF allows educational institutions to experiment with learning analytics and gain experience in this field.
Innovation project - It is expected that the digital learning environment of the future will be a flexible, personalised learning environment: a modular system with tools and applications that are easy to integrate and exchange. SURF wants to offer institutions the technical frameworks they need to be able to set up this kind of environment.
Innovation project - SURFnet has developed a testbed for researching new network technologies and concepts. The SURFnet testbed can amongst others be used for any type of SDN-related work, such as gaining hands-on experience with OpenFlow switches and controllers, development of SDN prototypes and/or third-party SDN software testing.
Innovation project - When students can access a wide variety of examination materials anytime and anywhere, there are more opportunities for them to benefit from flexible, personalised education. SURF wants to stimulate the development and sharing of examination material through joint test banks.
Innovation project - Within the Education innovation with IT project, SURFnet is cooperating with institutions to study how we can use IT to give substance to customised education. What are success factors for organising education innovation, and which trends and technological possibilities can contribute to education innovation?