LONDON Telecommunications equipment company Alcatel SA has joined a research program on wireless autonomous transducers that is being hosted by The Holst Centre as a “Fellow Traveller” for two years.
The collaboration is intended to let Alcatel work on market opportunities related to fixed access networks and residential multimedia applications based on research from the program on wireless sensor nodes.
The budget of the research program and how much Alcatel would pay to participate were not disclosed.
“Within our research programs we bring together all players in the value chain from technology developers to service and infrastructure providers at an early stage in the development process. By exchanging ideas and information between these different industrial segments, optimal solutions and new market opportunities can be created,” said Jo De Boeck, responsible for the wireless autonomous transducer solutions program line in the Holst Centre and chief executive of IMEC-Nederland.
The Holst Centre was set up in 2005 with support from Economic Affairs of the Netherlands and the Flemish Government and is located on the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven. The center is operated by IMEC (Flanders, Belgium) and TNO (The Netherlands).