About GigaHertz Centre
GigaHertz Centre (GHz Centre) is a ten-year agreement between Chalmers University of Technology Chalmers), research institutes, company partners and the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA) to carry out research and innovation in wireless communication and sensor technologies. All partners jointly invest resources in the GHz Centre in order to carry out research projects along a common plan. The projects are selected from common needs among the industrial partners. The GHz Centre is administered and hosted by Chalmers, Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience - MC2.
The GHz Centre is run 2007 - 2016 in four consecutive Stages:
Stage 1 2007 - 2008
For each Stage, a new Consortium Agreement and Research Programme are settled.
The GHz Centre vision is to establish a novel type of entrepreneurial academic-industrial-public Centre dedicated to research and innovation in established and novel high-frequency technologies with the purpose of leading companies in the shaping of tomorrow's wireless world.
The GHz Centre mission is to bring scientific advances aimed for future wireless communication and sensor technologies faster to industrial prototyping and exploitation.
GHz Centre is a VINN Excellence Centre partly funded by Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation (Vinnova).
Read more about the VINN Excellence Centre program. The long-term objective of the VINN Excellence program is to promote sustainable growth effects in Sweden.
The pre-decessor of GHz Centre was Chalmers Center for High-Speed Technology (CHACH) 1995-2006. The final report from CHACH is possible to download at Chalmers Publication Library. CHACH was part of the Swedish Competence Program, a major effort 1994-2007 by Vinnova to create successful links between Swedish academia and industry.
Last modified: August 23, 2011
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