Awarded Projects under Asi@Connect
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.
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
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
|2||Workshop on IPv6 Deployment in
|3||Facilitating Distance Learning using
Digital Conferencing Facility
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
|WP2||Bangladesh Research and Education Network (BdREN)||20214.00|
|Strengthen the Asi@Connect Female Network Engineer:
capacity development program for NREN TechGirl and
|WP3||Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, PSTU||221625.00|
|Automatic Plant Disease Detection, Classification
|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: