The Smart Internet Lab at the University of Bristol is a £100M Information and Communications Technology (ICT) research centre which addresses grand societal and industrial challenges. With 200 experts on 5G radio/wireless, optical communications and networks, it challenges the complexity of tomorrow's world by fusing research expertise and innovation in a range of research areas such as: IoT, 5G & Beyond, Future Transport Networks, Smart Cities, Autonomous Networks, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Network Convergence, Mobile Edge Computing and Network Softwarization. Its unique offering across optical, wireless, IoT and cloud technologies enables its experts to bring together end-to-end network design and optimisation, and impact regional, national and global ICT innovations.
The Centre for Telecommunications Research (CTR), established in 1994, is a dynamic and recognised research centre, drawing talented researchers from the world over and reacting rapidly to the changing technological landscape. It has grown over the years to a workforce of almost 100 people, consisting of academics, postdocs, PhDs and visiting fellows from top industries and universities. The CTR is known for its “streamlined impact” working practice where pioneering ideas are developed into grant proposals, then publications, then lab prototyping, industry outreach, patenting and standards contribution, as well as policy input, TV and printed media, and spinouts. From a research point of view, the Centre has had a consistent impact on mobile communications for over three decades, resulting in over 2,000 publications and more than 20 books with more than 30,000 citations.
The LiFi Research and Development Centre (LRDC), led by Professor Harald Haas, is located within the Electronic and Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Strathclyde. The LRDC aims to accelerate society’s adoption of LiFi and optical wireless technology through engagement with major industrial partners, to fully harness the commercial and innovative potential of the technology and to help establish a major new $75 billion LiFi industry by 2024.