5TONIC Vice-President Arturo Azcorra delivered a talk entitled ‘Boosting 5G Research through Industry-Academic Partnerships’ at the MIT Media Lab. At this interdisciplinary research laboratory he presented the work of 5TONIC and IMDEA Networks as an example of the successful partnership between industry and academia currently driving innovation and research in communication networks in Europe.
Invited Talk: Boosting 5G Research through Industry-Academic Partnerships
The MIT Media Lab came into being in 1980. In its first decade it was at the vanguard of the technology that enabled the digital revolution and enhanced human expression: innovative research ranging from cognition and learning, to electronic music, to holography. In its second decade, the Lab took computing out of the box, embedding the bits of the digital realm with the atoms of our physical world. This led to expanded research in wearable computing, wireless “viral” communications, machines with common sense, new forms of artistic expression, and innovative approaches to how children learn. Now, in its fourth decade, the Media Lab continues to check traditional disciplines at the door. Product designers, nanotechnologists, data-visualization experts, industry researchers, and pioneers of computer interfaces work side by side to invent—and reinvent—how humans experience, and can be aided by, technology.