Presentation Dr Marta Martínez-Vázquez - Knowledge4Innovation

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Nov 21, 2013 (3 years and 10 months ago)

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ESF provides the COST Office
through a European Commission contract
COS
T
is supported
by the EU Framework Programme
SMEs in the EU R&D
context

Dr Marta MARTÍNEZ
-
VÁZQUEZ

Dinner
Debate
, European
Parliament
, 29
January

2013

A personal experience

Presentation Overview


About me


About IMST


VISTA: another COST Action on
antennas?!


IMST’s COST & EU experience


Wishes for future R&D


Conclusions


About me...


PhD Electrical Engineering, UP Valencia
(Spain)


Senior Engineer & Project Manager at
IMST GmbH (Germany)


Chair of IC1102 VISTA


Previously: COST Actions 260, 284,
IC0603


EU Projects


Networking & teaching activities


About

IMST


Foundation
:


1992


Staff
:





180


Headquarters:

Kamp
-
Lintfort,







Germany

IMST Services


Research & development


Design of RF components &
systems


Transfer to manufacturing


Test services & type approval

IMST

Public
funded

research

projects

Customised

design

of radio systems,
antennas,
microelectronics

Products

& Services

Target
markets


Telecom / IT



Automation



Automotive



Medical devices



Security


IMST &
publicly

funded

R&D



Strategy:


Know
-
how through targeted R&D projects


Technology transfer in industrial projects


Germany


Regional (NRW)


National (BMBI/BMBF)


EU


FP6/FP7IP: STREP,
NoE
,
Coordinating

Actions,
InterRegio


Eureka
/Medea+


ESA


COST 259
“Wireless Flexible Personalized Communications”


COST 260
“Smart Antennas”


COST 273

Towards Mobile Broadband Multimedia Networks”


COST 281

Potential Health Implications from Mobile Communication
Systems



COST 2100
“Pervasive Mobile & Ambient Wireless Communications”


COST IC0603
“Antenna Systems & Sensors for Information Society
Technologies (ASSIST)”


COST IC1004

Cooperative Radio Communications for Green Smart
Environments



COST IC1102

Versatile, Integrated, and Signal
-
aware Technologies for
Antennas (VISTA)



IMST & COST Actions

Once upon a time… in 1998

What

is

COST?

Dates

COST Action

Countries

1973
-
1977

25
-
1: Aerial network with phase control

5

1980
-
1984

204:
Phased

array

antennas

and

their

novel

applications

8

1984
-
1988

213:
Electronically

steered

antennas

for

future

satellite

and

terrestrial

communications

in
the

90s

12

1993
-
1997

245:
Active

arrays

and

array

fed

reflector

antennas

17

1997
-
2001

260: Smart
Antennas
: Computer
Aided

Design

&
Technology

18

2002
-
2006

284: Innovative
Antennas

for

Emerging
Terrestrial

and

Space
-
based

Applications

20

2007
-
2011

IC0603 ASSIST:
Antenna

Systems & Sensors

for

Information Society Technologies

27

COST IC1102 VISTA

…Yet
another
COST Action
on Antennas?!

Still needed?

RF
-
Electronics:

(Microwaves, optoelectronics)

Signal Processing…)

“Interfacing” activity

Channel propagation,

Navigation systems,


Global Integrated Networks
,

Atmosphere; Meteorology

Antennas:

From guided to radiated signal

and
viceversa

The engine


The tyres !!

The track

Antennas are everywhere…

Source: BMW

Source: Airbus

Wireless systems of tomorrow

Cost
-
efficient

Reconfigurable

Frequency agile

Adaptive

Multifunctional

MIMO

Cognitive
Radio

Wireless
Sensor
Networks

SatCom

THz
Imaging
& Radar

Intra/on/
off body
comm.

Vision of VISTA

WG2

WG4

WG1

WG3

HOW

Systems &
Applications

Information harvested and delivered:

whenever needed

wherever needed

however needed

Understand & predict the
possibility

modelling &
characterisation

Create the
possibility

People and society

Make it physically
possible

Enabling technologies &
applications

VISTA & industry

Human
resources
(researchers,
networking)

Exchange
of ideas
(blue sky
research)

Industrial
forum for
practical
input

VISTA
participants

18

12

58

1

1

0
10
20
30
40
50
60
Industry
(incl. SMEs)
Research
centres
University
European
Bodies
Industry

10%

SMEs

9%

Academia

66%

University

66%

European
Bodies

1%

VISTA
outputs


Mobility through STSM (>15/year)


Courses


Teaching material

Training and
education


Industry
-
University


Spin
-
off projects

Durable
cooperation


Recommendations for future applications


Technical documents


Algorithms & measurements


Benchmarking activities

Technical
outputs



Societal
aims

Attract
female
students

Capture the
attention:
events for &
with children

Correlate
education
efforts with
industrial
requirements

Improve MSc
and PhD
students
mobility

COST experience for IMST

PROS

CONS

No

direct

benefits

Heavy
weight

of

university


Academic
thinking


Limited
tools

Networking

Reputation/

Excellence

Links
to

academia

/ HR
aspects

Flexibility

IMST experience in EU projects


Good support for internal R&D


Long
-
term projects


International presence


Financial security during project
lifespan


IMST experience in EU projects


Complete system solution expected


‘Academic thinking’: expectations, planning,
etc.


Too high
-
tech / ‘fashion
-
driven’


Consortium building: who to call?


i.e.:
Linknovate
, a ‘LinkedIn for science'


On
-
line information confusing


Proposals: costly procedure


Accounting issues


Wishes

for

future

R&D


Exploitation: product definition, business cases, market
introduction


Gap research/product:


Industrialisation


Standard conformance, testing etc.



Possibility of small proposals (small consortium/single
partner)


Short proposal cycles / quick start


L
imited time for innovation


S
upport in IP protection


Stable financial basis: funding schemes that match
SMEs’ costs over the project time


Conclusions


COST
as

‘way of life’


SMEs
need

more

attractive

conditions


EU
-
funded

project

vital
for

SMEs


Framework
should

be

improved

Dr Marta MARTÍNEZ
-
VÁZQUEZ

IMST GmbH

COST Action
IC1102 ‘VISTA’

www.cost
-
vista.eu

martinez@imst.de

Thank

you

and

Hasta

la !

www.cost.eu