"Nothing Is As Powerful As An Idea Whose Time Has Come."
Mission : To Accelerate Leading-Edge Innovation and Enhanced Global Communications through Advanced Internet Technologies, in Partnership with the International Community.
In an age in which national economies are based on the high performance communication of digital information, Internet technologies have been proven to be critically important resources. Recently, services based on these technologies have given rise to a significant measure of the growth in national economies world-wide. This trend is accelerating, as major segments of national economies are being transformed by ever more powerful Internet technology. A number of major national and international policy initiatives have concluded that developing and implementing these technologies must be high priority to ensure future economic viability and global competitiveness.
To enable continuing success of these forces of change, it is necessary to nurture the basic technology research and development that will provide continual, high-quality, experimentation and innovation across a range of advanced communication services and technologies. The intellectual foundations of these efforts require continuous renewal. In addition to basic R&D, it necessary to prototype these new services and technologies, using experimental proof-of-concept, pre-production, and early implementation environments.
In response to these needs, the International Center for Advanced Internet Research (iCAIR) has been established to provide a focal point for leading edge Internet research, innovation, and early deployment. iCAIR undertakes basic R&D research projects, designs and implements leading edge prototypes, and manages several large scale advanced communication facilities. An international research center, the majority of iCAIR projects are established with its world-wide partners.