Hamburg University of Technology & TuTech Innovation GmbH
Founded in 1978, Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) is a university focused on engineering sciences, with a reputation for first-class teaching, excellent internationally recognised research, and intensive knowledge and technology transfer in the engineering and applied sciences. Currently 95 professors, 5100 students, 520 research assistants work and study on the campus. It has a budget of 55 million Euros from the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and a further 30 million Euros through externally acquired grants and contracts.
In order to be an effective contributor to the international research community and to stimulate industrial innovation, the TUHH is organised as a “matrix structure” of research centres to support inter-disciplinary research. Professors belong to schools and research is done in eight interdisciplinary research centres. The relevant research centre for ARTRAC is SomSed - Self-Organising Mobile Sensor and Radio Data Transmission Networks - which includes a well established research group on automotive radar technology in the Institute for Telecommunications headed by Professor Rohling.
TUHH was the first public German university to found a private technology transfer company, which it did in 1992. TuTech Innovation GmbH works in partnership with TUHH to facilitate access and exploitation of knowledge within the university, providing support for academic entrepreneurship, research management services – including for EU funded projects – and acts as the patent exploitation agency for all Hamburg’s universities. The success of the constellation TUHH-TuTech is highly regarded in Germany.
Universitatea „Politehnica” din Timisoara (UPT)
Universitatea “Politehnica” din Timisoara was founded in 1920. It is focused on technical faculties only and at present has 15,000 students and 850 teaching staff. UPT specialises among other things in digital signal processing.
The previous experience at UPT consists in digital signal processing, including signal processing for radar signals (resulting in a PhD thesis) and scientific papers that deal with problems of detection and estimation (specifically for sonar in cooperation with IFREMER Brest, France), as seen on the webpage of the Intelligent Signal Processing Group. UPT is member of several national research projects and was leader of an international project funded by AUPELF-UREF.