Limoges University (UNILIM) is a major multidisciplinary higher education establishment placed in an ideal environment for scientific fulfilment. It is an outward-looking, vibrant institution with a wide-ranging student population, efficient reception structures, supportive staff and wide-ranging courses based on high-level research activities.

Currently the University employs a total of 1836 staff including full-time researchers, full-time teachers or researchers with teaching duties. The University of Limoges hosts more than 15.500 students of which 630 are PhD candidates and 14% are international.

The university has a strong research base with four large research institutes:

  • XLIM: Microwave Electronics, Optics and Photonics, CAD Mathematics, Computer Science and Image processing
  • IPAM : Ceramic science Materials Processing
  • GEIST: Genomics, Environment, Immunity, Health Therapeutics
  • SHS: Economics, Legal science, Humanities and Social Sciences

Bangor University was established in 1884, and today has aver 10.000 students, 20 departments and over 600 teaching staff. A traditionally research-led institution , the University is also among the UK’s top 10 for student satisfaction.

Research Overview and Impact:
The School of Electronic Engineering achieved the UK’s fourth highest score for Electronic Engineering research output in the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), acknowledging the world leading research activity carried out in the School.

These articulate in the fields of Photonics (optoelectronics, optical system and communications), Material and Devices (smart materials, organic and green electronics, device fabrication and characterization), with a growing activity in Medical Microwave and Millimetre-wave Systems.

IHP Gmbh – Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics is a public funded German research institue located in Frankfurt (Oder) in Germany. With 250 employees and around 26 millions EUR annual turn-over for operation cost and invest, IHP is dedicated to innovative solutions for wireless and broadband communication systems by close co-work of competent teams working in the fields of material research, process technology, circuit design, and systems.

ENEA is the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development. It is the second major Italian research organization, with around 2700 staff employees distributed in its 9 research centers all over the national territory. The Agency’s activities are mainly focused on Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Sources, Nuclear Energy, Climate and the Environment, Safety and Health, New Technologies, Electric System Research. ENEA’s multidisciplinary competences and great expertise in managing complex research projects are put at the disposal of the Country system.

Within the Department for Sustainability, The Health Protection Technology Division, with its research laboratories in the Casaccia Research Center, performs innovation and research activities in the field of biotechnology, radiation biology and toxicology, with applications on biomedicine industrial development and human health protection.

Padova University was founded in 1222 and is one of the oldest University in Europe, and today has over 60,000 students, 32 departments and over 2000 professors and researchers. It is the leading University ranked the best among 133 Italian research bodies (95 HE and research institutions a number of research Institutions) for the quality of research results. Report by the National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes – ANVUR, whose main goal is to assess the quality of scientific research conducted by universities and public and private research institutions supervised by the Ministry of Education. The Laboratory of Pediatric Oncohematology, part of the Pediatric Oncohematoloy Clinic of the University of Padua, is a state of the art structure that allows for clinical, applied and basic research. The laboratory is now located in the new building “Istituto di Ricerca Pediatrica Città della Speranza”, where several clinical and basic research groups are joined together to share expertise and opportunities.

Creo Medical Ltd. is an electrosurgical medical device company headquartered in Chepstow, South Wales. The company is dedicated to improving patient outcomes by bringing advanced energy to the emerging field of surgical endoscopy, the new frontier of minimally invasive surgery. Working in collaboration with key opinion leaders, Creo Medical has developed a proprietary generator that can uniquely deliver bipolar radio frequency and microwave energy. The company completed its first human clinical trial in 2016 with its Speedboat RS2 device and intends to launch physician training and utilization in 2017 in the UK, EU and US as well as Asia Pacific through its distributor Hoya Pentax Medical. The company successfully floated on AIM in December 2016.