Our Institute for Communication Systems and 5G/6G Innovation Centre welcome opportunities for new, challenging research and innovation with partners from all over the world.

Our partnerships

We are involved in many international, EU and national research programmes and forge strong partnerships with all types of organisations including leading global telecommunication companies, regional SMEs, research institutes, universities and government bodies. We work with many vertical industries including automotive, manufacturing, gaming and health.  

We welcome the opportunity to work with you and your business. Here are some of the ways you can collaborate with us:

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5G/6GIC membership

Founded in 2013, the 5G/6G Innovation Centre (5G/6GIC) brings together leading academics and key industrial partners in a shared vision to help define and develop the 5G and 6G infrastructure that will underpin the way we communicate, work and live our everyday lives.

International collaboration

We are open to collaboration with partners from all over the world and have extensive experience of working with organisations from outside the EU zone in both the public and private sectors. We are particularly keen to collaborate on projects and forge relationships that will help facilitate global standardisation.

We are also willing to provide access to our Campus Testbed for international partners.

Some of the research areas we are currently investigating with our international partners include:

  • A smart factory for the fourth industrial revolution in 5G/B5G
  • Advanced signal processing for high-dimensional, non-orthogonal signal transmissions
  • AI-enabled transceiver architectures and signal processing
  • Compressive sensing based signal processing for future wireless communications
  • Context-aware multi-dimensional beamforming for individual EMF exposure reduction
  • Fast spectrum sharing: A theoretical and practical perspective
  • Highly accurate phase and time synchronisation techniques
  • Multicast/broadcast
  • New transport-layer intelligence and protocols
  • Programmable software defined radio access network for 5G
  • TeraHertz communications, waveform and beamforming solutions
  • Very large massive MIMO communications
  • Very low earth orbit satellite communication: System architecture, system design, transceiver design and integration with 5G and beyond wireless system
  • Wireless artificial intelligence.

Get in touch

If you would like to collaborate with us, or have a question, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Samantha Hayward

Institute Manager