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Academic and Industry SIG

The academic community has always been known for a stream of innovative, pioneering and exciting products, discoveries and inventions which have helped in paving the way for the wireless era.

Ultimately, this forum aims to:

  • Promote further research through more effective interaction between the wireless industry and the academic research network
  • Help to match-up university departmental work in wireless technology to industry R&D needs
  • Stimulate commercial incentives and enhance research activities

The Academic and Industry SIG is a forum at which participants can illustrate and discuss current applications and concepts, including projects in development which may be searching for collaborators.

The Academic and Industry SIG Champions

John Haine,
Bristol University

Claudio Marinelli,

Joachim Wabnig,
Nokia Technologies

Ian Wassell,
University of Cambridge

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Next Event

'Radio Technology: Realising the future' – Joint Academic & Industry and Radio Technology SIG event – London

In radio communications, the laws of physics clash with the best laid plans of product designers. Their job is a constant struggle to balance the desire for a small, attractive, cheap, highly functional, device with infinite battery life against the characteristics of real antennas, batteries, radio circuits and the compromises inherent in making things in large quantities. Yet every so often something comes along that changes the game: a new type of antenna; a new filter technology; new ways to make radio receivers. Research is often focused on the short term needs of just getting a new product into production inside a company; or can be long-term with no obvious focus but of great scientific interest to academics.