Ireland’s National Education and Research Network, providing high quality Internet Services to Irish Universities, Institutes of Technology and the research and educational community, including all Irish primary and secondary schools. HEAnet provides a high-speed national network with direct connectivity for its community to other networks in Ireland, Europe, the USA and the rest of the world. Established in 1984 by the seven major universities with the support of the Higher Education Authority to promote the interchange of information electronically within third level education, HEAnet plays a critical role in establishing Ireland as a global centre of excellence in Internet activity. HEAnet’s participation in MANTYCHORE will include Andrew Mackarel, Victor Reijs and Dave Wilson.

Relevant expertise / know-how:
HEAnet Limited is the not for profit organisation that has operated the Irish National Education and Research Network since 1997. It is involved in many high profile networking projects both nationally and internationally and has experience building operational networks and services, careful management of public procurement projects, and participation in international research projects including GEANT2, GEANT3 and FEDERICA. It provides strong operational, technical and project management expertise as well as its history of innovating in the NREN area.

Key person

  • Andrew Mackarel
  • Victor Reijs
  • Dave Wilson