Asi@Connect

Awarded Projects under Asi@Connect

Background

From the very initiation of Asi@Connect TEIN*CC started asking for Open Call for Proposals (CFPs) from member NRENs against different Work Packages (WPs) and then on the basis of their merit allocate due finance against each of the awarded project. Total Asi@Connect budget has been distributed among 6 Work Packages. The first Work Package (WP1) deals with the activities related to network procurement and management solely administered by TEIN*CC. The other five packages (WP2-WP6) deal with the activities through open calls.

Work Packages of Asia@Connect

The total budget for Asi@Connect will be distributed among the six packages over five years as below.

Work Package
Work Package

Budget Distribution among Six Work Packages

Details of Call for Proposals

Three calls have so far been opened after commencing the Asi@Connect Project.

Table 1: Information on three CFP
1st CFP 2nd CFP 3rd CFP
Date of announcement 30 December 2016 11 October 2017 07 September 2018
Deadline for submission 31 January 2017 12 November 2017 31 October 2018
Acceptance notification 14 March 2017 20 November 2017 21 January 2019
Achievement of BdREN and its Member Institutions under CFP-1:

Under CFP-1 Total 16 projects were submitted through BdREN and 2 Projects were awarded, one to Patuakhali Science and Technology University (PSTU) and one to Dhaka University (DU), both being the Member Institutions of BdREN.

Table 2: Projects awarded under CFP-1
Sl No Project Title Package Lead Organization Value
1 Campus Network Security:
Issues and Vulnerabilities
WP3 University of Dhaka
2 Training Program for Maintaining
Campus Network Workshop
WP2 PSTU

Moreover, in 2 of the projects BdREN were found to be Directly Benefited and in 1 of the projects it was found to be Widely Benefited. It means in those projects BdREN/Member Institution personnel will be involved for their capacity development or holding of events or similar other activities.

Achievement of BdREN and its Member Institutions under CFP-2:

Under CFP-2 Total 10 projects were submitted through BdREN and 3 Projects were awarded, one to Patuakhali Science and Technology University (PSTU) and two directly to BdREN. One of the projects which was awarded to BdREN under WP5 amounted to almost 200K Euro which was a commendable achievement for BdREN.

Table 3: Projects awarded under CFP-2
Sl No Project Title Package Lead Organization Value [EURO]
1 Workshop on wireless network and
security management
WP2 PSTU 42066.00
2 Workshop on IPv6 Deployment in
R&E Networks
WP2 BdREN 33622.00
3 Facilitating Distance Learning using
Digital Conferencing Facility
WP5 BdREN 196415.00
Moreover, in 8 of the projects BdREN were found to be Directly Benefited and in 5 of the projects it was found to be Widely Benefited.
Achievement of BdREN and its Member Institutions under CFP-3:

Under CFP-2 Total 12 projects were submitted through BdREN and 6 Projects were awarded, Three to Patuakhali Science and Technology University (PSTU), One to Jessore University of Science and Technology (JUST) and two directly to BdREN.

Table 4: Projects awarded under CFP-3
Project Title Package Lead Organization Value
Survey on Asi@Connect capacity development and NREN
uses analysis with future planning and recommendation
WP2 Department of EEE, PSTU 37435.00
Training on Cyber Security for Networking Professionals WP2 Department of Computer Science and Engineering, JUST 26056.00
Workshop on Virtualization and Cloud Computing for
NREN Engineers under Asi@Connect
WP2 Bangladesh Research and Education Network (BdREN) 23076.00
Workshop on Advance Network/System Administration and
Security
WP2 Bangladesh Research and Education Network (BdREN) 20214.00
Strengthen the Asi@Connect Female Network Engineer:
capacity development program for NREN TechGirl and
Future IT-Girl"
WP3 Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, PSTU 221625.00
Automatic Plant Disease Detection, Classification
and Management
WP5 Department of EEE, PSTU 130068.00

Brief of all CFPs:

In brief the outcome of BdREN in attaining subprojects under various Call-for-Proposals are as follows:

Figure 9: Pictorial brief of Achievement of BdREN in achieving projects under various CFPs