Trinity College Dublin
Trinity College Dublin, founded in 1592, is the leading university on the island of Ireland and is ranked 61st in the world, according to the QS World University Rankings 2013. The University has 24 schools across 3 faculties and has currently over 1,500 research accounts. TCD covers all the major scientific disciplines, participates in all the major EU R&D programs, and has research revenue that has increased from €20 million in 2000 to a €65 million in 2012. According to Thomson Reuters Essential Science Indicators, TCD ranked in the top 1% of research institutions in the world in terms of research performance in 2013.
University of Bristol
University of Bristol is one of the UK’s leading research universities. It has engaged in EU funded research for more than 20 years and has developed a dedicated support infrastructure, and experienced staff for participating in EU projects. High Performance Networks group (HPN) has recently moved from the University of Essex to the University of Bristol in order to establish research on future optical and layer 2 communication network infrastructures and complement existing research on photonic devices, wireless/mobile communication, HPC and networked media and advanced visualization. The group has a strong experimental focus and is extremely well equipped with transmission capabilities up to 500 Gbps, full photonic elastic switching, Carrier Grade Ethernet testbeds, IP routers, OpenFlow switches and ultra-high resolution visualization facilities. The underlying network connectivity facilities include: a dark fibre network connectivity; 1 and 10 Gbps dedicated wavelength services over the JANET network; high speed dedicated connectivity over GEANT and GLIF to many research institutions into Europe, North/South America and Asia (Japan).
Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is a state owned and controlled non-profit limited liability company established by law and operating under the ownership steering of the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy.
VTT‘s activities are focused on three areas: Knowledge intensive products and services, Smart industry and energy systems and Solutions for natural resources and environment. VTT is impact driven and from its wide multi-technological knowledge base, VTT can combine different technologies, produce information, upgrade technology knowledge, and create business intelligence and value added for its stakeholders.
VTT has a staff of 2600 and turnover M€279 (2013). Over the years, VTT has gained vast experience from participation in numerous European R&D Framework Programme projects and within various thematic programmes. VTT is ranked among the leading European RTOs.
Instituto de Telecomunicações – Aveiro
Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT) is a private, non–profit organisation owned by the Technical University of Lisbon, University of Aveiro, University of Coimbra and Portugal Telecom Inovação, S.A. IT mission is to create and disseminate scientific knowledge in the field of telecommunications in order to improve higher education and training, both at graduate and postgraduate levels, and to improve the competitiveness of Portuguese industry and Telecommunications operators.
Intel Mobile Communications GmbH
Intel Mobile Communications GmbH (IMC) is a subsidiary of Intel Corporation, is headquartered in Neubiberg near Munich in Germany, and has approximately 4,000 employees in altogether 17 countries all over the world, about 2,000 of whom work in Germany.
IMC provides effective solutions for all cellular market segments: from cost-efficient 2G/3G singlechip platforms for ultra-low-cost mobile phones and entry-level smartphones, through to leading edge 3G/4G slim modem and RF solutions for smartphones, tablets and IoT devices or any other device accessing voice and data services over the mobile network. IMC possesses comprehensive know-how in the all areas related to wireless communications: BT, NFC, GNSS, WiFi, RF, mixed signal/power management, monolithic integration, IoT devices and mobile phone software.
Interuniversitair Micro-Electronica Centrum – Imec
IMEC (www.imec.be) is the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create ground-breaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy. As a trusted partner for companies, start-ups and universities we bring together close to 3,500 brilliant minds from over 70 nationalities. IMEC is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and also has distributed R&D groups at a number of Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, and offices in India and Japan. In 2015, IMEC’s revenue (P&L) totaled 415 million euro and iMinds revenue, which is integrated in IMEC as of September 21 2016, 52 million euro.
IMEC participates within FUTEBOL with the IDLab research group, part of the IMEC business unit on smart applications (formerly iMinds) supporting strategic and applied research in ICT. IDLab (Internet & Data Lab, http://idlab.technology) brings together over 300 researchers in Ghent and Antwerp, and targets the most daunting challenges industry is facing to deliver the digital transformation, connecting everything and extracting high value from data. More specifically, the current research is structured in eight distinct research tracks: (1) distributing Intelligence in IoT, (2) Machine Learning & Data Mining, (3) Semantic Intelligence, (4) Multimedia Processing, (5) Electromagnetics & high-frequency circuit design, (6) Wireless Networking, (7) Fixed Networking and (8) Cloud and Big Data Infrastructures. The IDLab Wireless Networking team will be carrying out the activities within FUTEBOL.
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, founded in 1895, is considered one of the best Brazilian universities according to ranking sponsored by the Ministry of Education and is ranked 471-480th in the world, according to the QS World University Rankings 201. The university has 4 campuses and has currently over 8,000 postgraduate students. UFRGS covers all the knowledge areas, participates in some of the biggest R&D programs, and had an endowment of €465 million
Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo
The Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES) is a municipal institution under the Ministry of Education (MEC), with didactic, scientific, administrative and financial management autonomy, which operates on the principle of indivisibility of teaching, research and extension, with a vocation to work in all areas of knowledge. UFES was founded on May 5, 1954. It has four campuses – in Goiabeiras and Maruípe in Vitória, and in the municipalities of Alegre, and São Mateus, with a total land area of 4.3 million square meters. Its global physical infrastructure is of 292 thousand square meters of building area. UFES offers 90 undergraduate programs, with a total of 4,975 students per year. In the postgraduation it has 47 masters and 16 doctoral courses. It has 1,650 teachers, 2,500 technical and administrative staff, 20,000 students enrolled in undergraduate and 2,500 in post-graduate courses. Its central administrative office is located in the campus of Goiabeiras in Victoria. In scientific and technological research, UFES has about 600 ongoing projects, and the university extension program develops 700 projects with coverage in all municipalities in the state of Espírito Santo, covering about 1.5 million people. UFES also provides various services to the public and the academic community, as the largest and most modern theatre of the state, a movie theatre, art galleries, language training center, libraries, planetary and astronomical observatory, auditorium, gym sports and other sports facilities. It also offers health services through the University Hospital Cassiano Antonio Moraes (HUCAM) – Main public health unit of the state of Espírito Santo – with medical care in dozens of average and high complexity medical specialties.
Universidade Federal do Ceará
The Federal University of Ceará (UFC) is the largest and most important university in the state of Ceará, Brazil, with more than 25,000 undergraduate and 5,000 postgraduate students. UFC offers 40 doctoral programs in areas such as health, engineering, and basic and social sciences. UFC employs about 2000 teachers. The Wireless Telecommunications Research Group (GTEL) is the research group in Wireless Telecommunications within UFC institution and is registered in the CNPq research groups database.
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) is an integrating and inseparable part of the Brazilian public education system. UFMG was established in 1927 and, since then, its history has been characterized by a relentless quest for increasing standards of excellence and relevance in relation to teaching, research and outreach activities. UFMG has been ranked among the best universities in the country as a result of evaluation procedures conducted among institutions of higher education in Brazil. It is part of the international university milieu and boasts impressive academic indicators. Currently, UFMG has approximately 2500 faculty members who teach for 75 undergraduate courses, and 77 graduate courses in all areas of knowledge, in a total of 47000 students. Its main campus occupies an area of 8.8 km2. UFMG is the first university in Brazil in number of registered patents.
Universidade Estadual de Campinas
The University of Campinas (UNICAMP) is located in São Paulo State, Brazil. Although young, founded in 1966, UNICAMP accounts for 15% of the Brazilian scientific production, achieved by about 1800 faculty, from which 99% hold a Ph.D. degree, and about 40 thousand students in 70 undergraduate courses and 156 graduate programs. UNICAMP is also recognized as one of the Brazilian universities most involved in innovation. As a result, UNICAMP is constantly ranked
among the top universities in Latin America.
Intel Brazil is a subsidiary of the Intel Corporation, which was founded in 1968. Intel is one of the world’s largest and highest valued semiconductor chip makers, based on revenue. It is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors, the processors found in most personal computers. Intel also makes motherboard chipsets, network interface controllers and integrated circuits, flash memory, graphic chips, embedded processors and other devices related to communications and computing. The 2013 rankings of the world’s 100 most valuable brands published by Millward Brown Optimor showed the company’s brand value at number 61.
Digitel develops, manufactures, sells and gives support to a wide range of data, voice and image communication products making use of the state-of-art technology and quality. Digitel was founded in 1978, since then the company has developed innovating data, voice and image communication and contributed to increase its clients‘ competitiveness, offering a complete line of communication products, like routers, digital radios, multiplexers TDM, PDH and SDH optical multiplexers, optical modems and xDSL modems, management systems, IP solutions and services.
Digitel has a modern and automated factory in Alvorada, equipped with the most advanced surface assembly technologies and the latest production processes and automatic board tests, producing up to 10,000 products per month. Constantly aiming at technological and commercial development, Digitel employees who work in Research and Development, Sales, Marketing, Logistics, Administration, Industrial Engineering and Production are highly qualified, where over 60% of them have graduated from university or are university students, 40% of them have degrees in Engineering or Computer Science. Digitel has huge presence all over Brazil and Latin American as well as around the world through direct and indirect sales channels.