Smart Antenna Technologies



Smart Antenna Technologies


VIDEOA spin-out from the University of Birmingham (UB), Smart Antenna Technologies(SAT) has developed, pioneered and patented wireless systems for the globalcellular market, including devices for smartphones, notebooks, internet ofthings (IoT) devices, connected cars and small cells. Founded by CTO DrSampson Hu in 2013, SAT’s technology is based on conceptual antenna technologyresearch, developed by Hu during his PhD at UB. The company has filed morethan 60 patents to date and last year raised £1m in a Series A round.Investors include Senetas, Mercia Technologies, the EU Executive Agency forSMEs and UB.

Airbus


Airbus’ huge operations at Broughton in north Wales and Filton near Bristol,play a pivotal role in the design and production of some of the world’ s mosttechnologically advanced aircraft, including its A380 superjumbo.The wing-making operation at Broughton employs 6,000 with more than 4,000 inFilton.The aerospace giant spends around £4bn annually with UK suppliers, whichsupports a further 11,000 high-skilled jobs in its supply chain.British Airways Airbus A320

EPM Technology


EPM Technology is a high-performance engineering business which specialises incomposite component design and manufacture of complex assemblies and subsystems for automotive, aerospace, defence and F1 clients.From its purpose-built, 60,000 sq ft technology centre in Derby, the firmmanufactures complex, lightweight, performance-critical and environmentallyadvantageous components, including patterns, jigs and prototype parts.The company is organised, accredited and is today operating faster, moreefficiently and with more flexibility than ever before.It is these factors that will help ensure the firm maintains its position as aleading company in the manufacture of composite and metallic materials thatbuild genuine, engineering momentum.

Hydro Industries


Hydro Industries, based in Llangennech in west Wales, has developed groundbreaking water purification technology.Its technology is now being deployed across the world providing clean water tocommunities, including those in conflict hit countries such as Somalia andSudan.It also sees India as a huge growth market.And it recently confirmed a tie up with global industrial firm HarscoCorporation, which has its HQ in the US.The new agreement will enable both companies to bring environmental andrecycling solutions to the steel plants globally.

Perpetual V2G Systems


Founded in 2013, green tech company Perpetual is already reducing the carbonfootprint of companies such as Sainsbury’s.It harnesses lithium ion cell technology to provide zero carbon power in avariety of off-grid and mobile power settings, ranging from carbon reductionsystems for use in supermarket delivery vans through to critical onboard powersupplies in emergency vehicles.The batteries can also be used to provide remote power without the need forgenerators, and for off-grid power storage and temporary power in bothdomestic and commercial buildings.Last year the Lampeter-based firm secured a £500,000 equity investment fromFinance Wales.

Sage


The largest tech company on the FTSE 100, Sage employs nearly 2,000 people inNewcastle and more than 13,000 worldwide.The accountancy software firm has been holding star-studded Sage Summitsaround the world to push its brand.And under chief executive Stephen Kelly, has set itself up as a champion forSMEs.It has also been on the acquisition trail, most recently spending £654m on UScloud financial management solutions firm Intacct.

Renfrew Group International


Renfrew Group International comes up with engineering ideas for productsranging from motorbikes and cars to medical devices, torches, ride-onlawnmowers and even school chairs.The list of projects the team has worked on seems endless.There is the recent prototype for a self-care smartwatch; prototype enginesfor Loughborough hydrogen fuel cell business Intelligent Energy; designs forthe popular Hoselock garden hose; even parts for Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin,the McClaren SLR, Overfinch Range Rover and London buses.The level of skills among the 25-plus team mean they were just at homedesigning car trims as medical devices that sit inside a patient’s body.

Airbus’ huge operations at Broughton in north Wales and Filton near Bristol


play a pivotal role in the design and production of some of the world’ s mosttechnologically advanced aircraft, including its A380 superjumbo.The wing-making operation at Broughton employs 6,000, with more than 4,000 inFilton.The aerospace giant spends around £4bn annually with UK suppliers, whichsupports a further 11,000 high-skilled jobs in its supply chain.

The way we look at the world is changing, partly thanks to businesses such as


aerial photography firm Bluesky International, based in Coalville,Lecistershire.Bluesky creates high-resolution aerial images which are used by governmentagencies and utility firms. The company has secured several multi-millionpound contracts in recent years.The business specialises in aerial surveys using photography, laser surveys,and thermal data using the very latest survey technology.The company is an internationally recognised leader with projects extendingaround the globe, including with prestigious organisations such as Google, theBBC and government agencies.

EPM Technology is a high-performance engineering business which specialises in


composite component design and manufacture of complex assemblies and subsystems for automotive, aerospace, defence and F1 clients.From its purpose-built, 60,000 sq ft technology centre in Derby, the firmmanufactures complex, lightweight, performance-critical and environmentallyadvantageous components, including patterns, jigs and prototype parts.The company is organised, accredited and is today operating faster, moreefficiently and with more flexibility than ever before.It is these factors that will help ensure the firm maintains its position as aleading company in the manufacture of composite and metallic materials thatbuild genuine engineering momentum.

Hydro Industries, based in Llangennech in west Wales, has developed ground


breaking water purification technology.Its technology is now being deployed across the world providing clean water tocommunities, including those in conflict hit countries such as Somalia andSudan.It also sees India as a huge growth market.And it recently confirmed a tie up with global industrial firm HarscoCorporation, which has its HQ in the US.The new agreement will enable both companies to bring environmental andrecycling solutions to the steel plants globally.

One of Wales’ leading technology firms, IQE has been tipped to be at the heart


of the next iPhone from Apple.IQE, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange, makes the special materialsthat are found in laser ­diodes, which are expected to feature in the nextApple iPhone – to power ground breaking 3D tracking technology.It is also a key partner in plans to create the compound semiconducter clusterin south east Wales, which could create up to 2,000 new hi-tech jobs. It hasits global HQ in Cardiff.

Founded in 2013, green tech company Perpetual is already reducing the carbon


footprint of companies such as Sainsbury’s.It harnesses lithium ion cell technology to provide zero carbon power in avariety of off-grid and mobile power settings, ranging from carbon reductionsystems for use in supermarket delivery vans through to critical onboard powersupplies in emergency vehicles.The batteries can also be used to provide remote power without the need forgenerators, and for off-grid power storage and temporary power in bothdomestic and commercial buildings.Last year the Lampeter-based firm secured a £500,000 equity investment fromFinance Wales.

Renfrew Group International


Renfrew Group International comes up with engineering ideas for productsranging from motorbikes and cars to medical devices, torches, ride-onlawnmowers and even school chairs.The list of projects the team has worked on seems endless.There is the recent prototype for a self-care smartwatch, prototype enginesfor Loughborough hydrogen fuel cell business Intelligent Energy, designs forthe popular Hozelock garden hose, and parts for Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, theMcClaren SLR, Overfinch Range Rover and London buses.The level of skills among the 25-plus team mean they are just at homedesigning car trims as medical devices that sit inside a patient’s body.

The largest tech company on the FTSE 100, Sage employs nearly 2,000 people in


Newcastle and more than 13,000 worldwide.The accountancy software firm has been holding star-studded Sage Summitsaround the world to push its brand.And under chief executive Stephen Kelly it has set itself up as a champion forSMEs.It has also been on the acquisition trail, most recently spending £654m on UScloud financial management solutions firm Intacct.

Internet provider Telcom Networks is one of the north’s fastest growing


companies.Launched by Shaun Gibson and Doug Ward, Telcom provides ultrafast internetwithout digging up the streets thanks to a combination of fibre and dedicatedwireless connections.Telcom was born in 2014, based on the two’s findings that the country had ahuge internet connectivity gap, knowledge gained during the Tech Britain tour.The company now has a team of 30, with offices in Manchester and London. Highprofile customers include Google, Uber and Ticketmaster.

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