Members

CSEM

CSEM, is a private Swiss company supported partly by the Swiss Government, with a staff of 350 people engaged in applied research and development. CSEM specializes in low power design and realization of micro- and miniaturized systems (HW and SW), telecommunication, microelectronics, integrated sensors and actuators. In the field of telecommunications, CSEM is active in 3G mobile systems, broadband wireless networks, SATCOM and the development of wireless solutions tailored to customer requirements.

Organization link:
http://www.csem.ch/


CTIF

Established early 2004, the Center for Teleinfrastruktur, CTIF is the leading center in Denmark for research and education in wireless technologies. Hosting about 125 scientific staff members, CTIF is conducting research based on a long-standing tradition in personal and wireless communication, which has been gradually built up at Aalborg University. The center concentrates its efforts around "convergence", both of wireless and fixed network, and communication- and computer technologies. This convergence is the basis for further user-centric research-based development of hardware and software components for portable terminals, networks, interfaces, and mobile services.

Organization link:
http://en.aau.dk/

Department link:
http://ctif.aau.dk/


DICOM

The Department of Communication Engineering, DICOM, of the University of Cantabria carries out its research activities in fields related to information and communication technologies, especially in areas related to microwave circuits, radiocommunications systems, data transmission, communication networks, digital signal processing and indoor and outdoor radiowave propagation.

Organization link:
http://www.unican.es/

Department link:
http://www.dicom.unican.es/english/ing_com.html


IMEC

IMEC, is the largest independent microelectronics R&D center in Europe, performing scientific research 3 to 10 years ahead of industrial needs. IMEC is working in the field of chip production processes, packaging, microsystems, and design technologies. For the latter topic there is a focus on integrated telecommunication terminals, including the analogue RF front-end, digital signal processing hardware and embedded protocol software. Current applications for these terminals include high-speed wireless LANs, wireless home networks and satellite communication systems.

Organization link:
http://www.imec.be/


LETI

LETI is part of the French Nuclear Energy Commission (CEA). With large investment in staff (1600), know-how and equipment, LETI is one of the largest applied research laboratories in Europe. Main activities are micro & nano technologies, micro electronics, sensors, microsystems, instrumentation, health, optoelectronics , and wireless communications . It helps industry increase competitiveness through innovation. LETI's mission: satisfy market needs through anticipation of necessary research. 80 % of activities is in end product research with partners. LETI has an active patent policy ( 1500 patents). In the field of wireless communications, CEA-LETI has bilateral partnerships with industrial parteners as well as several collaborative projects in national and international frameworks such as the European FP7.

Organization link:
http://www.cea.fr/gb/index.asp

Department link:
http://www-leti.cea.fr/uk/index-uk.htm


Lund

Lund University is one of the oldest and largest Universities in Northern Europe. The Department of Electroscience combines applied and theoretical research towards wireless communication in a very competitive way. The largest group is the Competence Center for Circuit Design (CCCD) covering implementation issues in the areas of digital, mixed mode, analogue and RF design. The department's expertise in the areas of systems, antennas and algorithms is provided by the Radio Communications, Electromagnetic Theory and Signal Processing groups.

Organization link:
http://www.lth.se/english/default.asp

Department link:
http://www.es.lth.se/


TU DELFT

CWPC, the Centre for Wireless Personal Communications, is a research center of the Delft University of Technology. CWPC is part of the International Research Center for Telecommunications transmission and Radar (IRCTR). Research in CWPC focuses on: radio, wireless and mobile networks and services. Radio research is done on UWB, (W)CDMA, OFDM and combined schemes, MIMO and smart antenna systems. Networking research encompasses seamless integration of next generation wireless networks, PANs and Personal Networks, mobile ad-hoc networks, self-organizing networks and next generation IP based radio access networks. IRCTR/ CWPC has built up extensive expertise in UWB for radio and radar applications. CWPC is realizing software and hardware testbeds for next-generation telecommunications.

Organization link:
http://www.tudelft.nl/

Department link:
http://www.wmc.its.tudelft.nl/


VTT

VTT, Information Technology is a research institute located in Finland, working in the areas of business software, internet, telecommunications, human interaction technologies and media. We help companies draw the most benefit from the rapid progress in information and communications technologies. With a staff of 250 experts, we participate in and lead national and international research projects, as well as in contracts with the industry and telecom operators in order to support their own product development.

Organization link:
http://www.vtt.fi/

Department link:
http://www.vtt.fi/tte/index.htm

 


iMindsiMinds

iMinds is an independent research institute founded by the Flemish government to stimulate ICT innovation. The IMINDS team offers companies and organizations active support in research and development. It brings together companies, authorities, and non-profit organizations to join forces on research projects. Both technical and non-technical issues are addressed within each of these projects. Since its foundation in 2004 iMinds conducted research in more than 80 projects with over 170 different organizations. iMinds stimulates research that addresses current social and economic issues in the following domains: eHealth, New media, Mobility & Logistics, eGovernment and Enabling technologies. Within iMinds, the IBCN research group is focussing on the research ranging from networks to applications. These can be sorted in the following domains: complex networks architectures and protocols, innovative service delivery architectures and software applications and emerging mobile and wireless networks. For the latter topic, this includes wireless mesh networks, wireless sensor networks and heterogeneous wireless access.

Organization link:
http://www.ibbt.be/

Department link:
http://www.ibcn.intec.ugent.be/


Imperial College London

Imperial College London is a world renowned technological university with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. It has 6,000 staff and 11,500 students of the highest international quality, and was ranked as the world's 6th best university in the 2008 Times Higher Education Supplement University Rankings. Imperial is represented in Hermes by members of the Optical & Semiconductor Devices Group and the Control & Power Research Group within the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. These Groups bring expertise in energy harvesting for wireless devices, and in power processing electronics for energy harvesters. They also have research activities in control theory, MEMS and nanotechnology.

Organization link:
http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/


Telecom SudParis

 

 

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Organization link:
http://www.telecom-sudparis.eu/fr_accueil.html


University of Kassel

 

 

Organization link:
http://www.uni-kassel.de

Department link:
http://www.comlab.uni-kassel.de
http://www.comtec.eecs.uni-kassel.de

  

The University of Kassel is located in the center of Germany with more than 18.000 students in engineering, natural sciences, math, as well as humanities, social sciences and arts.

The Communications Laboratory (ComLab) deals with different aspects in the lower OSI layers of wireless/wired communication systems including cooperative diversity and distributed/standard MIMO schemes, heterogeneous wireless systems, statistical signal processing and short-range radio.

The chair for Communication Technology (ComTec) targets higher layers with the vision of wireless internet and pervasive computing. The main emphasis is on innovative applications including context awareness, personalization, service creation, WEB2.0 and service architectures.

 

Telecom SudParis (previously called GET-INT) is member of  “Groupe des Ecoles des Télécommunications” (trademark is Institut Telecom), a federation of prestigious French graduate research and education centres in telecommunications known as “Grandes Ecoles”. The members are: Telecom SudParis, Telecom Paris Tech, Telecom Bretagne, Telecom Ecole de Management, Télécom Lille 1 and the Eurecom Institute. The group relies on 550 full-time Faculty to educate around 4600 students and to train scientists including an average of 600 graduate students. Telecom SudParis research activities span all areas related to telecommunications and computer networks. Relevant activities for Hermes include: a) wireless, fixed and broadband networks, b) service architectures, c) computer science with emphasis on systems, middleware and software, d) multimedia content and applications, e) security, f) signal and systems engineering, g) advanced communications systems grounded on multidimensional diversity, h) image processing and pattern recognition, i) performance evaluation, traffic engineering and combinatorial optimisation and j) formal description and modeling for testing and validating protocols, services and applications. Telecom SudParis scientists are involved in national and EU projects such as FP7 4WARD and Mobesens. We actively partake in the Eureka program through ITEA2 and Celtic projects such as Expeshare, CAM4Home, Servery, SUMO, S4All and NUADU. Institut Telecom has been actively involved in FP6 and 7 NoEs such as NewCom, EuroNGI, e-Photon-one, ProLearn, Biosecure and is currently leading the FP7 NoE EuroNF on the network of the Future.


Radiall

Radiall is an interconnect components specialist, establised in 1952. The company foscuses on technology for enabling new developments in Radio High Frequency Components, Radar, Fiber Optics and Multipin Interconnect Solutions. Radiall anticipates strongly to 4G and advanced 5G technological needs, in particular 5G Connection technologies.
To act as state of the art partner in enabling technology and components Radiall cooperates with R&D partners.

Organization link:
https://www.radiall.com/