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Research Institute on


Research Institute on Communications (1)

Foundation statements

  • Provide an environment for research into the issues necessary to support Technology, Networks and Applications for future mobile communication systems.

  • Center for education of new engineers in the field of Wireless Technologies and Services

  • Mixed participation of Industry, Telecom operators and University

  • Promote start-up companies from the Institute on own results

  • The Institute will pursue an active policy of placing research results in the public domain as determined by the Scientific Board

Center lifetime of at least 7 years with yearly reviews

and 4+3 year informal commitments

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Medium and long term



Projects & Consortia

Ph D Theses

Master Theses

Specific needs

Multidisciplinary projects


Utilization of known R&D

Continuous Analysis of extern R&D

Prediction of tech needs

Product Focalization

Own development in the CI

Prospective &


Creation of


Radio Access & Technologies

Low power RF design

Audio & Video coding

Mobile multimedia communications

Fix-mobile convergent services

Universal spectrum sharing

Mobile IP, WLL and WLANs

Multicast over IP networks

Bandwidth-on-demand management

Interconnectivity and networks transparency

Digital TV & Radio, WebTV, etc

Multimedia content production

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Research issues at the Institute

Prospective & Innovation


3 research areas

This is a 1st proposal. It has to be determined

within the Advisory Board

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  • 2 Workshops per year:

  • Research staff is committed to present their results publicly

  • Monographic sessions, Poster presentations and Tech discussions

  • Open assistance to externpublic (other companies, institutes, etc)

  • 2 montly Seminars:

  • Given by CI staff, company partners and invited speakers

  • Semester calendar of seminars (as continuing education for some companies)

  • Non-partners assistance by invitation or payment

  • 2 montly technical meetings per research area

  • Development of research agenda and summary of work done

  • Paper Reading and discussion sessions

  • Restricted assistance to associated partners

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Initial Participation (commitment for 4 years)




150 Keuro/year

50 Keuro/year

Fix lab seats up to 2 engineers

Only for




Types of Company Partnership

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Head Telecom Faculty

Head Dpt. Radiotech

Head Dept. Electronics

Head Dept. Networks

Head Dept. Basic Sci


10-12 Associated



Head of Institute

Vicehead of Institute

Technology Responsible

Network Responsible

Application Responsible


4 known


Institute Advisory Board

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Benefits of being an Institute partner



  • Memberof theAdvisory board

  • Memberof theScientific board (Impact on the research agenda)

  • Participation in large pre-competitive, interdisciplinary research

    effort with relatively modest investment

  • Free Assistance to workshops and seminars

  • Free assistance to periodic technical meetings

  • In-situ involvement with a large number of outstanding students

    and staff (1-2 engineers per year)

  • Co-utilization of lab installations and tech resources

  • First hand knowledge of Center results and free development of them

  • Unlimited explotation rights of developed technologies and prototypes

  • Direct access to a number of graduates who have expertise in the area

    of mobile communications


University: 0.77 (22%)

Hired: 0.91 (26%)



Material Lab: 50 (9%)

Computers: 20 (3%)

Software: 12 (2%)


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University & hired personal and infrastructure funding

3.5 Meuros


Univ: 0.89 (25%)

Taxes: 0.27 (8%)

Misc.: 0.19 (5%)


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Institute permanent staff (estimation)

From University

Hired Personal

4 Faculty staff


Exec. team


13 Faculty staff (4 per area +1)

12 PhD students (4 per area)

24 Master students (8 por área)

14 Doctors (4 per area+2)

12+ Industry engineers

Resarch staff


4 engineers

5 Administrative staff

Administr. &

support staff


3 Grad. students

Total: 56 (61%)

Total: 36 (39%)

Employment creation: 24/80 (30%)

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Feasible funding sources

3.5 Meuros