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US Ignite FAQs
- What is US Ignite?
- Does NSF fund US Ignite?
- What is GENI?
- Is US Ignite part of GENI?
- Can you explain the GENI technology (SDN, virtual networking, etc.)?
- Is US Ignite building broadband network?
- Why are you focusing on six priority areas?
- How does US Ignite fit in with other efforts like Gig.U?
- What kind of efforts does US Ignite support?
- How is US Ignite working with Mozilla?
- What is the difference between the US Ignite Initiative and the US Ignite Partnership?
- What does the current NSF / White House budget mean for US Ignite?
Flint's Kettering University - a Mott grantee- played a key role in bringing Ignite to Genesee County and will be the initiative's lead partner in Flint.
-- Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
US Ignite Goals
- Foster the creation of 60 next-generation applications, built specifically to take advantage of ultra-fast networks, by working with sponsors and partners to enable application hackdays, competitions, and conferences, as well as an ongoing collaborative community.
- Provide 200 community test beds for testing and deploying next-gen applications by coordinating the deployment of new infrastructure of Ignite’s partners – including telcos, cable companies, municipalities, research and education network operators, and others.
- Provide a forum for coordination and best-practice sharing among industry, foundations, government, telecommunications carriers, research and education networks, cities and regions, researchers, venture capitalists, and software developers.
Kettering University to Ignite the Next Generation of Internet Applications
A new public-private effort, the US Ignite Partnership, is being launched at the White House to capitalize on what is possible through virtualized, ultra-fast broadband networks, and “ignite” the development of next generation of internet applications and services for societal benefit. The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and Kettering University are part of this exciting new initiative.
The Mott Foundation has provided US Ignite with a planning grant to help kickstart the non-profit partnership, and has helped engage other national and local partners to bring the benefits of US Ignite to its hometown, Flint, Mich. Mott believes US Ignite has the potential to help people improve their lives and their communities and enhance the work of Flint partners, including Kettering University, in the areas of clean energy, advanced manufacturing, and education, as well as the development of local workforce training activities that can help people overcome barriers to the labor market. Ultimately, the foundation seeks to leverage its investment in Ignite, along with the passion and energy of local partners, to help open new doors to opportunity in Flint and beyond.
Kettering President Robert K. McMahan said US Ignite will bring the fastest broadband research network in the world to Flint and the region. “This is a community asset,” he explained. “We’ll be one of only 25 cities with this technological capability. We’ll be one of the few places in the country with this next-generation technology. It will give Flint a tremendous lead to be in the first wave.”
The primary goal of the US Ignite Partnership will be to catalyze approximately 60 advanced, next-gen applications over the next five years in six areas of national priority: education and workforce development, advanced manufacturing, health, transportation, public safety, and clean energy. Responsibilities of the Partnership will include connecting, convening, and supporting startups, local and state government, universities, industry leaders, federal agencies, foundations, and community and carrier initiatives in conceptualizing and building new applications. The resulting new applications should have a significant impact on the U.S. economy, including providing a broad range of job and investment opportunities.
Founding Partners and Sponsors
- National Science Foundation - NSF
- GENI - Global Environment Network
- Mozilla Foundation
- US Ignite Partnership
Next Gen Network Universities
Kettering University joins:
- Georgia Tech
- Kansas State
- UMass Amherst
Kettering University's involvement will advance:
For more about the benefits, see US Ignite Technologies & Benefits.
Media Report - 2012
CBS Detroit ( WWJ/Great Lakes IT Report) June 27
Flint Journal/Mlive.com June 13
Flint Journal/Mlive.com June 24
GNT - Generation New Technology June 26
iStock Analyst June 26
News Blaze June 26
Sys-Con Media June 26
Tech News - TMC.net June 26
The Computing Community Consortium Blog, June 13
Visual Strategy Magazine June 26
WEYI TV 25 June 14
WJRT TV 12 June 13
Kettering media news story on US Ignite