Platinum Patrons

National Instruments

Since 1976, NI has made it possible for engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges with powerful platform-based systems that accelerate productivity and drive rapid innovation. Customers from a wide variety of industries – from healthcare to automotive, wireless communications, and from consumer electronics – use NI’s integrated hardware and software platform to improve the world we live in.

Gold Patrons


Huawei is a leading global ICT solutions provider. Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, we have established end-to-end capabilities and strengths across the carrier networks, enterprise, consumer, and cloud computing fields. We are committed to creating maximum value for telecom carriers, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive ICT solutions and services. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one third of the world's population.

Huawei's vision is to enrich life through communication. By leveraging our experience and expertise in the ICT sector, we help bridge the digital divide by providing opportunities to enjoy broadband services, regardless of geographic location. Contributing to the sustainable development of society, the economy, and the environment, Huawei creates green solutions that enable customers to reduce power consumption, carbon emissions, and resource costs.

Huawei has over 170,000 product and solution R&D employees, comprising more than 45% of our total workforce worldwide. We have set up 16 R&D centers in countries that include Germany, Sweden, the US, France, Italy, Russia, India, and China. Huawei began investing in 5G in 2009. In 2015, Huawei's revenue reached CNY395 billion (US$60.8 billion based on the year-end exchange rate), an increase of 37% year-on-year. In December of 2013 Huawei announced to pour $600m into 5G research over the next five years, ahead of the expected launch of 5G networks in 2020.


Bronze Patrons

Rohde & Schwarz

Rohde & Schwarz stands for quality, precision and innovation in wireless communications. As a global leader in test and measurement covering the full cellular ecosystem from chipsets and devices to infrastructure and mobile network testing, it supports companies in the growing fields of Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. Network operators, infrastructure vendors, service providers and regulatory authorities use Rohde & Schwarz products to plan, install, optimize and maintain their networks. The line of products covers all test scenarios – from mobile network quality measurements to network optimization and service quality monitoring to IP network analysis. Rohde & Schwarz is the only company to offer single-source T&M solutions for the entire lifecycle of a wireless communications network.

Supporter Patrons

IRT SystemX

Located on the plateau of Paris-Saclay, the IRT SystemX is designed to be an accelerator of the digital transformation. Focused on the digital engineering systems of the future, its research projects cover the scientific and technological challenges of the industrial sectors of transport and mobility, energy, digital security and communications. They respond to the challenges faced by industrialists in the design, modelling, simulation and testing phases of the future products and services that are increasingly integrating digital technologies.
Changes in the technologies and the need to integrate them mean that the new “Digitalization” paradigm must be taken into account through a “systems” or even “systems of systems” approach. The IRT’s 2016-2020 roadmap is built around 4 programs: Agile Industry, Autonomous Transport, Smart Territories and Internet of Trust. Today, SystemX has launched 23 projects, involving 75 industrial partners and 21 academic laboratories, and 260 staff, including 120 of its own resources.

Singapore University of Technology and Design

The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is Singapore’s fourth autonomous university and one of the first universities in the world to incorporate the art and science of design and technology into a multi-disciplinary curriculum. Established in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), SUTD seeks to nurture technically-grounded leaders and innovators via its core academic pillars – Architecture and Sustainable Design, Engineering Product Development, Engineering Systems and Design and Information Systems Technology and Design.