A springboard to global growth
Andrew Cahn, UK Trade & Investment

Innovation: the business of shaping our world
David Golding, Technology Strategy Board

Going global
Jonathan Kestenbaum, NESTA

Diversity is good for innovation
Annette Williams, UKRC for Women in SET

Promoting physics supporting physicists
Institute of Physics

The cost-saving CEO
Taylor Wessing

The BIC network
UK Trade & Investment

Innovation inspires R&D tax relief



Addressing cross sectoral issues
Integrated Products Manufacturing KTN

Research Councils

Meeting the global challenge
Research Councils

The UK?s National Science and Innovation Campuses
Science & Technology Facilities Council

Aerospace & Defence

Enabling technology through innovative approaches
Aerospace & Defence KTN

Defence technologies for civilian applications
Ploughshare Innovations


Securing the future
Intellect Association for Biometrics


Supporting life sciences in the capital
London First

Tackling the threat of electronic crime
Cyber Security KTN


From invention to innovation
Electronics KTN

Grid Computing Now! KTN


A global fusion
UK Atomic Energy Authority

Design for a one planet economy
Giraffe Innovation

Managing carbon in the corporate and public sectors
Greenstone Carbon Management

Towards an energy efficient future
British Electrotechnical and Allied

Manufacturers Association (BEAMA) Home help
Energy Institute


Connecting people and technology
Health Technologies KTN

A centre of excellence for innovative translational research
University of Birmingham

Feeling your way to design success
NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

University-industry collaborations
Imperial College London

Lost in translation
Pearson Matthews Innovation Consultants

Location and Timing

Location and Timing KTN
Intelligent Transport Systems

Mapping the route to intelligent transport systems deployment
Innovits KTN

Drive down fleet costs and reduce carbon emissions?
Energy Saving Trust

DRIVENet and sustainable vehicle engineering
Oxford Brookes University


Breaking the mould
Manufacturing Technologies Association

University of Nottingham

An innovative history
Scott Bader

Innovation for tomorrow?s built environment
Modern Built Environment KTN


Innovations in materials deliver value for money
Materials KTN


Nanotechnology in the UK
Nano KTN

Linking technology push with market pull

Running the risks
European Nanotechnology Trade Alliance

Nanofabrication solutions
Kelvin Nanotechnology

Innovative science for global applications
Oxford Instruments

Leading positive change for global industry
The Centre for Process Innovation


Making light work for industry
Photonics KTN


Unlocking the potential of the UK?s sensing community
Sensors & Instruments KTN


Investing in the future
Invest Northern Ireland

Ulster innovation delivering business success
University of Ulster

Focus: Northern Ireland

Belfast ? a city of creativity and innovation
Belfast City Council

A natural centre for innovation
London Development Agency

England?s East Midlands ? an innovative region
East Midlands Development Agency

Making it in Leeds
The City of Leeds

Collaboration in wireless technologies
Wireless Centre of Industrial Collaboration

Industrial Collaboration at the University of Leeds
Engineering Design CIC

One North East

Focus: North West of England

Focus: South West of England

Be part of the equation
West of England Partnership

All change for Hastings
Innovation Centre Hastings

ITI Scotland


Raising the standards
UK Science Park Association

Special focus: collaboration
Edinburgh Science Triangle

Innovation: the key to economic growth
County Durham Development Company

Solutions across boundaries
Norwich Research Park

Partnership provides innovation success
Wolverhampton Science Park


The outsourcing advantage
Business Services Association

Fast start UK
Tenon Outsourcing

Inward investment trends

Divine intervention
British Business Angels Association

Know your rights
Intellectual Property Office

A perfect patent
Beresford & Co

Putting IP at the centre of business strategy
Cambridge Intellectual Property


Science lessons
GovNet Communications

Useful addresses


LEEDS: Wireless CenTre of industrial Collaboration

Centre of Industrial
Collaboration in wireless technologies

Established in 2005, the Wireless CIC is supported by the Regional Development Agency, Yorkshire Forward, and plays a key role in promoting knowledge transfer to businesses nationwide, enabling companies to gain a competitive advantage

The Wireless Centre of Industrial Collaboration (Wireless CIC) combines the world-leading expertise of researchers and academics from the Universities of Bradford and Leeds in the MSCRC (Mobile and Satellite Communications Research Centre) and the I3S (Institute for Integrated Information Systems). The united strengths of these prestigious institutions offer your business a cutting-edge range of services in the field of wireless communications.

Established in 2005, the Wireless CIC is supported by the Regional Development Agency, Yorkshire Forward, and plays a key role in promoting knowledge transfer to businesses nationwide, enabling companies to gain a competitive advantage. From consultancy and research through to new product development, the Wireless CIC has hitech facilities and a considerable range of expertise to both troubleshoot and help your organisation achieve commercial success.

Groundbreaking specialist skills

Radio Frequency and Microwave Engineering

Investigations into new designs for cellular radio systems, advanced electromagnetic simulations, and the use of terahertz frequency radiation for physical, medical and biological sciences, are just a few examples of the multitude of uses for this branch of technology.

Pervasive Computing and Security

At the Wireless CIC, we are committed to pushing the frontiers of ubiquitous computing, using our wide-ranging experience of telecommunications knowledge to create additional levels of device integration and security.

Communications and Signal Processing

An important dimension of Wireless CIC is the Communications and Signal Processing Group, a globally renowned team that brings together a wealth of expertise and covers most areas of communications and signal processing.

Satellite Communication and Navigation

Our contacts within the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) Institute of Satellite Navigation and our own unbeatable skill sets mean that Wireless CIC can put you in touch with top rate specialists in the research of satellite communications and navigation and positioning systems.

Multimedia and Applications

Researchers in both Institutes are addressing the challenges from the massive growth of multimedia. Accommodating the increase of traffic from the rich diversity of information managing internet delivery, quality of service and creating appropriate content are all areas of active interest.

Wireless Sensors and Ad Hoc Networks Sensor technology is a vital part of our everyday lives. With industrial collaboration, Wireless CIC is able to exploit new developments to form exciting new products such as Wireless Process Tomography; Wireless Electromagnetic Field Detector; and Location and Positioning Systems and Multi-Dimensional Sensing.


There is a chance to take advantage of some of the best brains in Britain and make the most of excellent training. Wireless CIC runs training packages across a wide range of skills. Our courses include the three-day Radio Transmission and Reception programme, available as a residential module or distance-learning option; Wireless Embedded Sensors Networks and applications, provided as a five-day residential course; and Mobile and Wireless Communications Networks, offered as a five-day residential programme or online distance support. We can also create unique courses that are tailor-made for your requirements and give you face-to-face contact and invaluable interaction with experts who have up-to-the-minute knowledge.


Wireless CIC research utilises state-of-the-art laboratories. We are especially proud of our anechoic chamber. The chamber plays a vital role in research activities within mobile, wireless and satellite communications. Researchers can test sensors, antennas and other transmission devices in a completely controlled environment.

The Centre is also being used to investigate how different sorts of antennae can reduce the amount of radiation passing into the hand when holding a mobile phone. For more information on the extensive facilities at the two Institutes, please visit and

Wireless CIC Commercial Manager
Richard Ranson

Tel: +44 (0) 113 343 6919
Mobile: +44 (0) 777 099 3973