On 20 January 2020, 5TONIC (the open 5G laboratory of which IMDEA Networks Institute is a founding member together with Telefónica,) participated in the first Mobile Talks organized by ESIC Business & Marketing School, titled "New opportunities arising from 5G." At the conference it was highlighted how 5G networks will allow the emergence of new services and solutions that will benefit the economy and society as a whole.
We interview one of the members of our Alumni Network, Dr. Qing Wang. He obtained his PhD from IMDEA Networks Institute and Universidad Carlos III of Madrid in May 2016. When he was a PhD student at IMDEA Networks Institute, he worked on visible light communication systems and device-to-device communications. Wang was the co-founder of the OpenVLC project. OpenVLC is an open-source, flexible, and low-cost visible light communication system platform.
The next generation of virtual and augmented reality technology will be able to enhance clinical care and to improve personal health and wellness. It will also help facilitate the shift towards telemedicine so as to reduce costs of care delivery and raise clinical efficiency. We interview Dr. Walter Greenleaf, research neuroscientist and medical product developer working at Stanford University, during his recent visit to IMDEA Networks.
Arturo Azcorra, Director of IMDEA Networks Institute and Full Professor at University Carlos III of Madrid, is interviewed by the Spanish radio station Cadena SER Madrid Sur on the topic of 5G communications.
5G-DIVE kick off meeting took place last 31th of October in Hsinchu, Taiwan. This project is funded by the European Commission and the Ministry of Economic Affairs of Taiwan. 5G-DIVE is a H2020 5G-PPP project composed of partners from industrial and academic field of both regions, Europe and Taiwan. The consortium comprises 12 partners: European organizations are, UC3M University as Project Coordinator, ADLINK Technology, Ericsson, Interdigital Germany, Telefónica, Telcaria Ideas and Rise. From the Taiwanese side the companies are, Industrial Technology Research Institute, as Taiwanese project coordinator, NCTU, Askey and Institute for Information Industry.
IMDEA Networks, a reference research center for innovation in communications networks, has achieved a regular media presence in recent years, appearing in major national newspapers and television channels, as well as international media. In the last month, some of the institute's activities have attracted substantial coverage.
Dr Joerg Widmer, Research Professor and Director of Research at IMDEA Networks, has been awarded the prestigious Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Grade of Fellow for his contribution to the field of wireless networks and millimeter-wave communications. This recognition will take effect on 1 January 2020.
"No technology is irreproachable and 5G is like any other tool: it allows you to do many things as long as you use it well."
5TONIC, the open research and innovation laboratory on 5G technologies, founded by Telefónica and IMDEA Networks, has presented, together with SAMUR-PC and the Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M), a new system for situations 5G-based emergency plan, developed under the European innovation project 5G-TRANSFORMER.
Millimeter-wave Networking and Sensing for Beyond 5G, with Joerg Widmer as Principal Investigator, is the base of this project funded by European Union (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2019 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks), from November, 2019 to October, 2023 (Madrid Time)