Bristol Research and Innovation Laboratory

Since its inception in 1998, the Bristol Research and Innovation Laboratory (BRIL) has been at the cutting edge of wireless research.

Today, BRIL continue to make ground-breaking advances in emerging areas and create technologies that works towards a more sustainable environment, ensuring Toshiba has the capabilities to adhere to its long-standing statement of being “Committed to People, Committed to the Future” At BRIL, we are constantly reinventing the future.

Scavenge

Scavenge

SCAVENGE tackles sustainable design, protocols, architectures and algorithms for next generation 5G cellular networks. Our overall purpose is to allow mobile systems and especially their constituting base stations, femto, small-cells, mobile devices and sensors to take advantage of sources harvesting ambient energy (such as renewable sources).

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Replicate

Replicate

Replicate is a Smart Cities and Communities lighthouse project comprised of 36 partners across Europe (Bristol being one of the lighthouse cities), funded by the EC’s H2020 research and innovation programme and ranked #1 amongst all proposals in the call. This project aims to bring together cities, industry and citizens to demonstrate smart city solutions across energy, transport & ICT and business models that can be scaled up and replicated, and that lead to measurable benefits for all.

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Umbrella

Umbrella

‘Umbrella’ - Urban Multi Wireless Broadband and Internet of Things Network for Local Authority and Industrial Applications, is a UK council funded project to design and develop new technologies and networks for industrial IoT research and businesses. It will build one of the largest world-leading Industrial IoT testbed in the region of South Gloucestershire, West of England, where more than 200 multi-radio multi-sensor IoT units will be deployed on public infrastructure with over a thousand cutting-edge radios and sensors available for researchers and business trials.

Enlight’em

Enlight’em

ENLIGHT’EM is EC’s H2020 project that aims to design IoT systems that can leverage the low baseline energy consumption of LEDs to jointly deliver lighting as well as networked communication. ENLIGHT’EM will train a new generation of innovators and provide them with the know-how to contribute to the development of the IoT in the world of 5G and beyond. Fifteen early stage researchers (ESRs) will evolve into leading-edge experts in a diverse array of sub-fields leading to the integration of low-energy VLC into the IoT.

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SWAN

SWAN

Secure Wireless Agile Networks (SWAN) brings together advances in three fields: RF Cyber Security, Agile and Resilient RF, and enabling RF and security technologies for dynamic spectrum access. The immediate beneficiaries of this programme are the companies, Government departments and the University directly undertaking the research. This programme is also designed to educate and inform both the academic and industrial communities outside the partnership through workshops, tutorials, demonstrations and publications, thus helping to promulgate the of Secure by Design ethos and help to make essential devices and systems secure.

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5G ENCODE

5G ENCODE

The 5G-ENCODE project will examine new business models for private mobile networks in the manufacturing sector. These would include neutral hosting, the sharing of in-building infrastructure by mobile operators to provide ubiquitous coverage inside buildings and spectrum pooling and sharing where licensed and unlicensed spectrum could be shared amongst private and public network operators. The project aims to examine the utility of these business model to understand the most cost-effective method of delivering 5G in an industrial setting.

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