The 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) at the University of Surrey is now the largest UK academic research centre dedicated to the development of the next generation of mobile and wireless communications.
What we do
The 5G Innovation Centre brings together leading academics and key industry partners in a shared vision to help define and develop the 5G infrastructure that will underpin the way we communicate, work and live our everyday lives in the future. The 5GIC will drive the delivery of a mobile communications and wireless connectivity capable of meeting the needs of tomorrow’s connected society and digital economy. Find out more about our members and partners.
Part of the University’s Institute for Communication Systems (ICS), which sits in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the 5GIC draws on Surrey’s internationally leading work and knowledge in mobile communications, Internet of Things (IoT), satellite communications and broadcasting, connected cars and future internet.
Research in the Centre is conducted in close collaboration with 5GIC’s members, who represent all aspects of the wireless communications and future internet domains, and include the major telecom service providers, infrastructure vendors, device and car manufacturers. The campus-wide testbed that consists of mobile broadband, IoT and connected cars offers the researchers and students practical experimental facilities in their study and advanced research.
The 5GIC is funded by £12 million from HEFCE (the Higher Education Funding Council for England) and over £68 million co-investment from the Centre’s industry and regional partners, including the EM3 Local Enterprise Partnership.