About the Organisers & Partners

Event Organisers


WWRF www.wwrf.ch

WWRF’s goal is to encourage research that will achieve unbounded communications to address key societal challenges for the future.


We are using the term “Wireless World” in this broad sense to address


- the support of innovation and business,


- social inclusion and


- infrastructural challenges


This will be achieved by creating a range of new technological capabilities from wide-area networks to short-range communications, machine-to-machine communications, sensor networks, wireless broadband access technologies and optical networking, along with increasing intelligence and virtualization in networks


This will support a dependable future Internet of people, knowledge and things and the development of a service universe.  



techUK www.techuk.org

techUK represents the companies and technologies that are defining today the world that we will live in tomorrow.


More than 850 companies are members of techUK. Collectively they employ more than 500,000 people, about half of all tech sector jobs in the UK. These companies range from leading FTSE 100 companies to new innovative start-ups. The majority of our members are small and medium sized businesses.


techUK is committed to helping its members and the sector grow. It does this by helping members to:


Expand Market Opportunities

- techUK works with its members to identify and advance innovation in the key markets representing the most significant opportunities for growth both domestically and internationally.


Improve Operating Performance

- techUK works with our members to identify and help shape key public policy issues to optimise our industry's economic potential–both domestically and overseas.


Make Informed Decisions

- techUK affords unique insights on key issues to help members make more informed decisions—and ensure a competitive edge in their markets.


Build Stronger Relationships

- techUK helps companies broaden their network, build connections and deepen relationships with potential customers, partners and suppliers.


Event Partner

Forum Europe

Forum Europe www.forum-europe.com

Forum Europe is the leading EU dedicated conference and event provider. Founded in 1989 and with offices at the heart of the European Union in Brussels, Forum Europe specialises in EU focussed political and economic conferences and debates. We work successfully with businesses, institutions, NGOs and governments alike while organising our own portfolio of sector leading events.

The Forum Europe team consists of multilingual EU policy and events specialists and our strategic services can maintain and develop your networks at EU level while delivering forums where key issues can be aired and debated.

You can find out more about us by going to www.forum-europe.com

Platinum Sponsors

Alcatel Lucent

Alcatel Lucent www.alcatel-lucent.com

The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leading innovator in the field of networking and communications technology, products and services. The company is home to Bell Labs, one of the world's foremost research centers, responsible for breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry.


Alcatel-Lucent innovations are regularly recognized by international institutions for their positive impact on society. In 2012 and for the second year running, Alcatel-Lucent was named one of the Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators, recognition for the company’s continued addition to its world-class patent portfolio, one of the largest in the telecom industry. Alcatel-Lucent has also been recognized for its sustainability performance.  In 2012 the company was ranked Technology Supersector Leader by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Through its innovations, Alcatel-Lucent is making communications more sustainable, more affordable and more accessible as we pursue our mission of Realizing the Potential of a Connected World.


With operations throughout the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The Company achieved revenues of Euro 14.4 billion in 2012 and is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.


For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com and follow the Company on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/Alcatel_Lucent.


Ericsson www.ericsson.com

Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society - a world leader in communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with every major telecom operator in the world allow people, businesses and societies to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future.


Our services, software and infrastructure - especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud - are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new opportunities.


With more than 110,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the world's mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our investments in research and development ensure that our solutions - and our customers - stay in front.


Founded in 1876, Ericsson has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Net sales in 2013 were SEK 227.4 billion (USD 34.9 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX stock exchange in Stockholm and the NASDAQ in New York.


Huawei www.huawei.com

Huawei offers a range of next generation end-to-end telecoms and IT network solutions to mobile and fixed line operators and providers of enterprise networks. The company is focused on providing customers with a seamless convergent telecommunications experience anytime, anywhere, through any terminal. Huawei UK has three business groups (BG): Network BG, Enterprise BG and Consumer BG. The full product portfolio includes wireless products, smartphones and other mobile broadband products. Huawei UK Enterprise Solutions also provide a data communication product portfolio, supported by a traditional partner network and offering customers a real choice in the market.


Huawei opened its first office in the UK in 2001 and is mainland China’s largest investor into the UK. The company has 15 offices across the UK and 890 employees, planned to rise to 1,500 by 2017. Huawei will continue to expand its investment in the UK in the coming years, and is planning to invest £650 million and procure £650 million in services by 2017. In 2011, Huawei opened its UK R&D centre in Ipswich after acquiring CIP, the centre for integrated photonics and in April 2013, Huawei opened a new UK headquarters in Green Park, Reading.

Supporting Partner

Cambridge Wireless (CW)

Cambridge Wireless (CW) www.cambridgewireless.co.uk

CW is the leading international community for companies involved in the research, development and application of wireless & mobile, internet, semiconductor and software technologies. With 400 members from major network operators and device manufacturers to innovative start-ups and universities, CW stimulates debate and collaboration, harnesses and shares knowledge, and helps to build connections between academia and industry.


CW's 19 Special Interest Groups (SIGs) provide its members with a dynamic forum where they can network with their peers, track the latest technology trends and business developments and position their organisations in key market sectors. CW also organises the annual Future of Wireless International Conference and Discovering Start-ups competition along with other high-quality industry networking events and dinners. With headquarters at the heart of Cambridge, UK, CW partners with other international industry clusters and organisations to extend its reach and remain at the forefront of global developments and business opportunities.

Sponsor of Drinks Reception

UK Spectrum Policy Forum

UK Spectrum Policy Forum https://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum

The UK Spectrum Policy Forum, facilitated by techUK, was set up in 2013 with support from DCMS to harness the expertise of all of the UK's spectrum-using industry. With over 100 members, representing a full range of spectrum usage, the Forum works closely with both Ofcom and DCMS to help address vital policy issues relating to inexorably rising spectrum demands.


National Instruments

National Instruments www.ni.com

For nearly 40 years, NI has worked with engineers and scientists to provide answers to the most challenging questions. Through these pursuits, NI customers have brought hundreds of thousands of products to market, overcome innumerable technological roadblocks, and engineered a better life for us all. If you can turn it on, connect it, drive it, or launch it, chances are NI technology helped make it happen. 


In the communications area National Instruments is collaborating with several top researchers focused on wireless research—specifically 5G wireless communications. The graphical system design approach combines NI LabVIEW system design software with software defined radio (SDR) hardware to give researchers the ability to innovate faster. Using this approach engineers can significantly reduce the time from theory to results by testing their designs in a real-world environment.

Badge Sponsor

Qualcomm Inc.

Qualcomm Inc. www.qualcomm.com

Qualcomm is the driving force behind the growth ´┐╝and progress of the global wireless industry. It is the world’s leader in patents and other intellectual property that provide the technological basis for the global wireless communications industry. That goes for existing 3G (third-generation) technology that makes wireless Internet data as well as voice transmissions practical around the world. It also applies to next-generation, 4G technology, which delivers an even more enhanced and seamless user experience.


In addition to licensing its intellectual property to more than 170 companies worldwide, Qualcomm also manufactures highly sophisticated chips that are the engines of some of the most advanced wireless handsets and devices on the market. The company is the driver behind the very latest next-generation devices, which combine mobile communications, computing, and consumer electronics, that are now coming to market.

Platinum Sponsors



Mon 22 September, 2014 10.30 to
Tue 23 September, 2014 16.00




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