IBES is an interdisciplinary research institute that aligns research and industry interests to drive innovation in broadband applications for the benefit of society. A central feature of the Institute is the active involvement of industry through the Industry Partner Program.
High-speed broadband offers incredible opportunities to transform educational outcomes. IBES researchers are developing and exploring broadband-enabled applications that will revolutionise online education for schools, the tertiary sector and professional development.
Healthcare faces many challenges from an ageing population, uneven access to care and complex health needs. Researchers at IBES are exploring how broadband-enabled technologies are transforming the nature of healthcare from clinical delivery to supporting older people to remain in their homes longer.
IBES engages in a wide variety of audiences through diverse channels. We host regular events exploring the impact of broadband-technologies for researchers, industry, and the community and contribute to public debate through news and publications.
Services are at the heart of the contemporary economy. Broadband has a large potential to transform the digital economy and how we organise our services from business to environmental management.
Broadband availability drives changes in patterns of social interaction across a wide spectrum of activities. IBES researchers are undertaking innovative interdisciplinary research investigating opportunities and challenges in a broadband-enabled society.
Read the June edition of IBES Connect