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NEWCOM Structure
NEWCOM (Network of Excellence in Wireless COMmunications) is a FP6 Network of Excellence that links in a cooperative way a large number of leading research groups addressing the Strategic Objective "Mobile and wireless systems beyond 3G", a frontier research area of the Priority Thematic Area of IST. NEWCOM involves researcher exchanges, organisation of workshops and conferences, the preparation of graduate courses coordinated with the PhD programs of the academic partners, the broad dissemination of scientific results, the promotion of entrepreneurship among its researchers, by setting up a policy of IPR encouragement and their exploitation through the creation of start-ups inside its distributed campus.
The main dimensions of the NEWCOM vision are:

  • Strengthening, development and integration of research in the field 
  • Strengthening of groups and individuals via dissemination activities 
  • Effective use of produced knowledge via exploitation-commercialisation-standardization strategies.

To achieve these dimensions, NEWCOM implements an elaborate plan of initiatives which revolve around the key notion and strategic choice of a Virtual Knowledge Centre: NEWCOM effectively acts as a distributed (decentralised) university, organised in a matrix fashion (see NEWCOM project structure)
NEWCOM comprises seven “Departments”, characterised by basic research on well-established topics and grouping leading European researchers active in those topics. Additionally, there are five NEWCOM Projects, identified by important, "hot" problems whose solution requires multidisciplinary skills drawn from NEWCOM Departments and aggregated in a meaningful way to promote the problem solution.
The Institute of Communications and Navigation of DLR contributes to NEWCOM by research work in the field of Multicarrier (OFDM) and Multiantenna systems. Serveral scientific papers in cooperation with NEWCOM partners have been published. In the framework of NEWCOM, DLR has organised the Multicarrier Spread-Spectrum Workshops in 2005 and 2007 as well as the exchange of PhD students.

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