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ACOnet is the Austrian National Research and Education Network (NREN) and is operated by the University of Vienna. ACOnet offers its members advanced high-performance network access to the pan-European Research and Education Community (GÉANT) and the public Internet. ACOnet is a resilient fibre optic backbone network infrastructure, connecting more than 200 Austrian organisations such as universities, research facilities, universities of applied sciences, libraries, museums, medical institutions, ministries and local authorities.


mdw - University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

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The mdw - University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna is among the world’s largest and most renowned universities specialised in the performing arts of music, theatre and film.

Anton Bruckner Private University Linz


The Anton Bruckner Private University is an open, innovative centre for the arts, where the performers and teachers of tomorrow receive an individualized education in music, drama and dance.

As one of the five Austrian universities for music and drama, and one of the four universities in Linz, the UNESCO City of Media Arts, the Bruckner University sees its role both as a training ground for performing, teaching and academic research, and as an important agent in the development and communication of the arts.


Johannes Kepler University Linz

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Since its inception in 1966, the JKU has become a successful and innovative center for science, academics and society. Today, the JKU is one of the largest educational institutions in Upper Austria and enjoys an international reputation not only in conducting base-knowledge research, but also in applied-oriented research. The university offers interdisciplinary and hands-on educational programs designed to meet today’s business and societal needs. Cooperation agreements with over 300 partner universities in over 50 countries as well as over 120 professors and over 1800 academic faculty ensure superior research and study conditions.

The JKU currently offers over 60 modern academic degree programs and is also a leader in Austria in the field of distance teaching and E-Learning. In addition, the JKU offers continuing education programs for working students. The new JKU Science Park is a highlight for faculty, students and partners in industry and business: modern facilities located in three new buildings enable cutting-edge research and teaching at the highest level.


Consorci de Serveis Universitaris de Catalunya


Consorci de Serveis Universitaris de Catalunya (CSUC) supports cooperation and resource sharing to make the university and research system more efficient. The consortium is integrated by Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalan Government) and ten Catalan universities. CSUC manages the Catalan research and education network, Anella Científica, which connects up to 85 institutions. It offers high-speed connections with native IPv4 and IPv6, dedicated circuits and advanced services.


CESNET | UltraGrid


The CESNET Association was founded by Czech universities and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in 1996. It is engaged in research and development in information and communication technologies and builds and develops the CESNET national e-infrastructure for research and education (NREN of Czech Republic).

One of the research areas are high quality and low latency audio&video transmissions. CESNET developed software and hardware solutions to support i.e cultural, medical and cinematography events and workflows. The software solution UltraGrid is used to deliver audiovisual content during the net:art performance.


Consortium GARR | LOLA


GARR is the Italian National Research and Education Network (NREN). A non-profit organization founded by universities and major research organizations in Italy, GARR manages a fully owned fibre optics network of 15.000 km, and offers advanced network services, as well as Cloud services over its own Cloud infrastructure. GARR engages on strong collaborations with its user community to provide support for specific projects, and design tailored solutions to meet their network and ICT requirements. In particular, the long-lasting collaboration with Tartini Music Conservatory in Trieste led to the design and implementation of LOLA, a system for the low latency transmission of high definition audio and video streams over geographical networks.


Tartini Music Conservatory

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The "Giuseppe Tartini" Music Conservatory was founded in 1903 and is one of the 13 historical music conservatories in Italy. It offers musical education at different levels (pre-academic, Bachelor and Master) in a wide range of musical areas. Conservatorio Tartini is also the most advanced HME in Italy and in the world for the adoption and creation of new technologies applied to music education; it was one of the first music institutions in the world to install a very high speed and quality fibre optic connection to the academic and research networks.




GÉANT is Europe's leading collaboration on network and related e-infrastructure services for the benefit of research and education. The organisation develops, delivers and promotes advanced networks and e-infrastructure services, and supports innovation and knowledge-sharing amongst its members, partners and the wider research and education networking community. GÉANT has 41 member countries and is owned by its core National Research and Education Network (NREN) membership. Together with Europe's NRENs, GÉANT connects 50 million users at over 10,000 institutions.