Centre for Wireless Innovation

A global leader in Physical Layer Wireless Comms

CWI is the UK’s largest research, development and exploitation base in physical layer wireless, and one of the strongest in Europe. Our 60 scientists invent underpinning technologies for Mobile, Medical and Space applications.

Our work focuses on massive MIMO, mmWave cellular comms, retrodirective antennas, flat self-steered high gain active antennas (>24 GHz), secure and energy-efficient small cell networks, high-efficiency switched-mode power amplifiers, electromagnetic media, and body-implanted antennas, to optimize 5G networks, IoT/Industry 4.0/C-V2X and 5G-V2X, next-gen. EO satellites and implantable medical devices.

Video of the Mobile World Scholar Gold winner

Screenshot of Dr Neil Buchanan Gold MWS

News & Events

Four CWI researchers win Gold and Silver at the GSMA Mobile World Scholars Awards 2018.

At Mobile World Congress 2018, our scientific researchers Dr. Neil Buchanan and Prof. Vince Fusco won Gold at the GSMA Mobile World Scholar Challenge. Our researchers Dr. Gareth Conway and Mr. Matthew Magill (postgrad. student) won Silver. Congrats to them for this prestigious accolade from the mobile telecoms industry.

Video of the Mobile World Scholar Silver winner

Underpinning Technologies


RF through Terahertz Circuits and Front-Ends

mm-Wave Cellular Communications

Antennas, propagation and applied electromagnetics

Retrodirective Antennas for Ground and Space

Communications theory and signal processing

Massive MIMO technologies for 5G and beyond

Sensors and sensing systems

Antennas & Propagation for Bodycentric Communication

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