One of the objectives of i2CAT is to bridge the gap between Academia and Industry by defining, promoting and executing research, development and innovation projects involving relevant stakeholders. Within this scenario, i2CAT’s Research Area has as the main objective to strengthen and increase the know-how of the institution and its collaborators in the field of Future Networks and technologies and to use such knowledge as the basis for future innovation projects in the different areas and units comprising i2CAT. Such effort is also complementary to the internal research activities that the different areas and units develop as part of their own national and European research projects.
Over the years, i2CAT has established strong collaborations with a number of research groups from three Catalan universities (UPC, URL and UPF) and several companies. From such efforts, different research projects have been developed in the fields of the following technological areas: optical networks, multimedia in distributed systems, wireless and sensor networks and Future Internet architectures in general.
As a result of these projects, the Research Area has generated a relevant number of publications in magazines, journals and conferences, testbed prototypes, field trials and patent submissions.