Conference Sponsors

The 2016 Future of Wireless International Conference was kindly supported by the following organisations:


Prime Partner

UK Trade & Investment is the Government’s organization responsible for Trade and Investment. Our business is helping UK business to maximize its potential to achieve international success and non-UK businesses successfully establish a base in the UK.


Platinum Sponsor

The IET is one of the world’s largest engineering institutions with over 167,000 members in 150 countries. Our mission is to inspire, inform and influence the global engineering community. Activities include:
Professional registration – the IET offers recognised routes to Chartered Engineer status.
Find your community – network, share ideas and expertise, collaborate, learn and keep abreast of news, both face-to-face and online.
Publication opportunities – we welcome contributions for consideration to our journals. Titles include Communications, Information Security and Networks. The IET also publishes a wide range of books.
Rewarding success – our Awards and Scholarships offer £1million annually to outstanding students and engineers. We are proud to have Cambridge Wireless’ support of our Communications Innovation Award.
Meet and network – we run over 1000 events annually, with ample opportunities to make connections with like-minded professionals. Many of our events also attract CPD hours.
Engineering television – IET.tv is the IET’s own online television channel, showing technical content, exclusive interviews and event highlights.
So why not put yourself at the heart of the world's pre-eminent knowledge sharing network for engineering and technology professionals? Join today: www.theiet.org


Gold Sponsor

Magna are a leading global automotive supplier with 305 manufacturing operations and 93 product development, engineering and sales centres in 29 countries. We have over 139,000 employees focused on delivering superior value to our customers through innovative products and processes, and World Class Manufacturing. Our product capabilities include producing body, chassis, exterior, seating, powertrain, electronic, vision, closure and roof systems and modules, as well as complete vehicle engineering and contract manufacturing. Our common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (MG) and the New York Stock Exchange (MGA).


Gold and Innovation Showcase Sponsor

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's computing devices. As a leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability, Intel also manufactures the world's first commercially available "conflict-free" microprocessors.


Gold Sponsor

Our world is more connected than ever, thanks to the growing web of visible and unseen electronics that surround us every day. The high-tech industry is investing in developing wearable electronics, 5G wireless networks, and quantum computing to power the Internet of Things (IoT). To fully realize the vision of IoT, engineers are addressing key challenges in data security, power management and high-speed communications, to name a few. ANSYS provides the comprehensive suite of simulation software to reliably and cost-effectively engineer high-performance electronic devices and systems.
RF and microwave system design engineers rely on ANSYS electromagnetic simulation software to conduct high-fidelity 3-D EM simulations, analyse geometric-scale variations, perform thermomechanical stress analysis and optimize antenna design. The integrated workflow enables you to rapidly conduct design trade-offs, resulting in improved range, reliability, and data throughput.


Debate Sponsor

The Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership (LEP) helps to drive forward sustainable economic growth in our area. By bringing together businesses, education providers, voluntary organisations and social enterprises, and the public sector to tackle key barriers to growth, the LEP defines the future of our local area. From supporting skills development and tackling infrastructure issues throughout to direct business funding and unlocking housing, the LEP creates the right conditions for growth. You can visit our Signpost 2 Grow team here at FWIC who can help connect your business with the help, support and funding you need to grow, from grants and loans through to Intellectual Property advice and training opportunities. Find out more about Signpost 2 Grow at www.signpost2grow.co.uk, or more about the LEP at www.gcgp.co.uk.


Track Sponsor

Microlease is the expert in Test Equipment Management. We have over 30 years of experience offering the best test equipment with a range of financing options. With over 4,000 instruments to choose from covering a range of manufacturers and industries, Microlease can help deliver your projects on time and on budget. Whether you need equipment for short or long periods, we can help you easily acquire what you need, when you need it, with options that are ideal for your situation. Our portfolio of services includes rental, leasing and finance, buying new or used equipment, calibration, asset management and auditing and even a programme to buy back your unused equipment. Keysight Technologies is the world's leading electronic measurement company, transforming today's measurement experience through innovation in wireless, modular, and software solutions. With its HP and Agilent legacy, Keysight delivers solutions in wireless communications, aerospace and defence and semiconductor markets with world-class platforms, software and consistent measurement science.


Track Sponsor and Innovation Showcase Partner

Swiss u-blox (SIX:UBXN) is a global leader in wireless and positioning semiconductors and modules for the automotive, industrial and consumer markets. u blox solutions enable people, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short range networks. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules and software solutions, u blox is uniquely positioned to empower OEMs to develop innovative solutions for the Internet of Things, quickly and cost effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, u blox is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia and the USA. (www.u blox.com) Find us on LinkedIn, Twitter @ublox, YouTube, Facebook and Google+.


Track Sponsor

Every working day brings change. New markets. Disruptive technology. Financial volatility. It’s what keeps life interesting. But while all change brings opportunity, not all opportunity is easy to grasp. Not every change is easily assimilated. And that’s why at Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education we are focused on leadership, innovation and transformation. On developing new frameworks for managerial action and decision-making. On giving you the tools you need to operate in a world of real-time interconnectedness, enhanced customer demands, changing employee expectations. We work with companies like yours to deliver executive learning experiences that can transform individuals, teams and whole organisations – experiences which create value for individuals and companies alike.


Track Sponsor

Anite is a leading supplier of test and measurement solutions to the international wireless market. It provides testing, measurement, optimisation and analytics systems based on its specialist sector knowledge and its proprietary software and hardware products. Customers include major manufacturers of mobile devices, chipsets and network equipment, mobile network operators, regulatory authorities, and independent test houses.


Track Sponsor

InterDigital Europe is the latest branch of InterDigital, Inc., which develops fundamental wireless technologies that are at the core of mobile devices, networks, and services worldwide. We solve many of the industry's most critical and complex technical challenges, inventing solutions for more efficient broadband networks and a richer multimedia experience years ahead of market deployment. InterDigital is a pioneer in the development of enabling technologies in area of M2M and the IoT some of which we will be showcasing at the Future of Wireless Conference, 2014. Founded in 1972, InterDigital is listed on NASDAQ and is included in the S&P MidCap 400® index.


Gala Dinner Sponsor

In 161 offices around the world, the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service helps companies succeed in international markets. Within the Trade Commissioner Service, Invest in Canada supports foreign investors looking to expand their business in Canada. Working closely with partners across Canada and capitalizing on our network of trade commissioners across the globe, we provide well researched information, market intelligence, connections, and support that foreign business executives need to invest in Canada. Canadian Trade Commissioners provide comprehensive, confidential and free of charge services for current and prospective investors. Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Assistance in developing a business case for your next investment decision
  • Strategic market intelligence on your specific sector
  • Pathfinding for key government contacts engaged in supporting investment in Canada
  • Referrals to investment support professionals, such as lenders, lawyers, accounting firms and information specialists, private-sector industry associations
  • Facilitation of site visits to support you in the identification of a strategic location
  • Information and advice on:
    • how to set up a business in Canada
    • taxation
    • Canada’s advantageous Research and Development (R&D) tax credit system
    • regulations
    • financial and non-financial government programs specific to your sector

Sponsor

Barclays is a transatlantic consumer, corporate and investment bank offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management, with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UK and the US. With over 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 40 countries and employs approximately 130,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide. At Barclays we recognise that entrepreneurs play an important role in innovation and driving value to the economy. Whether you are an investor or a business owner, Barclays is well positioned to help you to develop a holistic financial approach to reach the goals you have set for your business as well as your personal ambitions. Our approach is built on forging long-lasting relationships and we can connect you to our wide range of services to ensure you are given every opportunity to take advantage of what Barclays has to offer.


Test Lab Sponsor

Rohde & Schwarz UK Ltd has been the UK subsidiary of Rohde & Schwarz GmBH for 40 years. Based in Fleet, RSUK employs 105 people to provide dedicated sales, services and support to customers across the UK and Ireland.
Rohde & Schwarz has designed and manufactured the highest-quality specialist products in Germany for 77 years across a wide range of technologies and industries, including wireless, broadcast, aerospace, defence and security markets.


Lunch Sponsor

The Technology Partnership plc (TTP) is a team of over 300 exceptionally skilled and accomplished individuals. A team of scientists, engineers, and business innovators, with in-depth industry expertise, working closely with our clients to turn great ideas into reality. TTP has been at the forefront of wireless technology development for decades, creating products and applications for both consumer and business markets. Our breadth of capability is unusual, and a great asset for our customers – from understanding the market opportunity for a new product or service, to the detailed realisation of the technology including antennas, radio frequency engineering, software stacks, apps, and complete devices, systems and networks.


Lunch Sponsor

Cambridge Consultants is a world leader in wireless product development - everything from wearable tech and medical implants to the ground-to-air radio system controlling the majority of air traffic.  The company is growing fast - with global workforce of more than 550, and a £13 million investment in state-of-the-art facilities.  And it regularly features in the Sunday times list of the 100 best mid-sized companies to work for.  If you're looking for a new challenge, Cambridge Consultants currently has more than 30 job vacancies in its growing wireless team.


Drinks Reception Sponsor

GTT helps you implement your outdoor IoT solutions quickly through our rugged modular industrial msmart-box solutions: whether your electronics is used for building outdoor IoT infrastructures or outdoor IoT data collection points your applications can now be implemented quickly into any outdoor environment. We provide a complete globally proven modular carrier grade smart box solution that wraps around your electronics and lets your clever technology communicate reliably with the outside world. your electronics inside, smart protection outside, letting you communicate reliably anywhere.


Lanyard Sponsor

IC Resources is the recognised recruitment partner to the global technology community. We help our clients succeed in a competitive marketplace by identifying skilled and talented individuals for key vacancies. We offer candidates well-informed career advice and introduce them to career–enhancing opportunities.

Since 1999, we’ve been a key business partner to hundreds of ambitious wireless technology companies needing to grow their teams efficiently and cost effectively. For our team of 50 consultants, it’s an honour to be part of the wireless community and a pleasure to work with intelligent, committed professionals who are shaping the future every day.


Exhibitor

Interlligent is an RF and Microwave services business. With the explosion in connected devices there is a huge demand for engineers to develop more products and for companies to provide better training for their engineers – cross training RF and digital designers. Companies are also looking to get access to the latest test technology but with a low capital outlay and the ability to upgrade easily. Interlligent UK was set up to address these issues through: Application and technical training, Equipment sales and rental, Start up assistance with equipment and measurements.


Innovation Showcase Partner

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) has been created to support innovation across a wide range of sectors - bringing together knowledge, opportunities and people to help UK businesses succeed in the global market place. The KTN aims to improve the UK’s track record for converting world-leading science and creativity into innovations that solve problems and promote the growth of the UK economy. The pace of change is accelerating and development cycles for new technologies are shortening, so there is a need to communicate and make connections more efficiently than ever before. The KTN’s unique strength lies in our interdisciplinary team, who are able to provide quick access to a wide range of markets, ideas and expertise across many sectors.


Innovation Showcase Partner

Cisco is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. At Cisco customers come first and an integral part of our DNA is creating long-lasting customer partnerships and working with them to identify their needs and provide solutions that support their success.


Innovation Showcase Partner

MediaTek is a young and entrepreneurial company that has grown quickly into a market leader. They identify with creative and driven pioneers in the maker and developer communities and recognise the benefits of building an ecosystem that fosters your talents and your efforts to innovate. MediaTek Labs is the developer hub for all our products. It builds on their track record for delivering industry-leading reference designs that offer the shortest time-to-market for our extensive customer and partner base.


Awards Sponsor

Founded in 2008, ConSol Partners provide permanent and contract technology recruitment solutions to FTSE & Fortune 500 companies, global brands and start-ups in the technology domains of Communications, Cloud and Digital. Since our launch, ConSol Partners have quickly established themselves as one of the world’s leading technology recruitment brands with headquarters in the City of London and international offices in Los Angeles’ “Silicon Beach” and central Boston. Our niche recruitment offering, coupled with an in-depth expert knowledge of our core markets, enables us to offer a true global recruitment solution and we have made placements in over 55 countries.