Director's group GHz Centre and ChaseOn
Director’s Group for ChaseOn and GHz Centre 2017-2021. From left: Jan Grahn, (GHz), Marianna Ivashina (ChaseOn), Christian Fager (GHz), Cristina Andersson (coordinator ChaseOn + GHz), Erik Ström (ChaseOn).
Photo: Michael Nystås

Sweden's largest research effort in microwave and antenna technology

​Two Vinnova competence centres, ChaseOn and GigaHertz Centre, now launch a joint consortium for research in microwave and antenna technology. The host university Chalmers, Vinnova and twenty-two partners together invest almost 300 Million SEK the next coming five years.

GigaHertz Centre and ChaseOn operate in different yet adjacent parts of wireless systems from GHz to several THz. GigaHertz Centre runs hardware-based research on transceivers for 5G, integration of new galliumnitride technology and space components with extreme performance. ChaseOn focuses on antennas and antenna systems aimed for communication, sensor systems and medical diagnostic and treatment. The centres gather scientists, companies and various businesses in telecom, defence, space, medtech and vehicles. Apart from well-known companies such as Ericsson, Saab, RUAG, Elekta and Volvo Cars, nine small-or medium sized enterprises are partners, most of them earlier spin-offs from Chalmers. This is an international program with partners from five different countries.

Centre Director GigaHertz Centre, Jan Grahn, Chalmers:
“Our research helps Swedish industry to faster get access to new competence and technology leading to higher data rate, sensitivity and energy efficiency for wireless systems”
Chairman ChaseOn-GHz Centre: Peter Olanders, Ericsson Photo: Alexander Donka
Centre Director ChaseOn, Erik Ström, Chalmers:
“Together we pave the way to future wireless systems for everything from cancer treatment and safe baby food to self-driving cars, fast mobile networks, and spaceborne antennas.”

Chairman of the consortium for ChaseOn and GigaHertz Centre, Peter Olanders, Ericsson:
“It is very exciting now when we merge two different centres in a joint consortium. With this we can expect considerable synergy effects needed for Sweden to be better positioned in large, often international, investments in telecom, defence- and space electronics”

More information
Jan Grahn, Professor, Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Chalmers, +46 730 34 62 99,
Erik Ström, Professor, Department of Signals and Systems, Chalmers, +46 31 772 51 82,
Peter Olanders, Ericsson AB, +46 10 717 05 18,

More information about the two competence centres:
GigaHertz Centre:

Page manager Published: Thu 29 Jun 2017.