Nokia and Cambridge to collaborate on nanotechnology

Nokia and the University of Cambridge have announced an agreement to work together on an extensive and long-term programme of joint research projects, initially focussing on nanotechnology.


Nokia and the University of Cambridge have announced an agreement to work together on an extensive and long-term programme of joint research projects.



Nokia Research Center (NRC) will establish a research facility at the University’s West Cambridge site and will partner with several departments on projects that, to begin with, will be centred on nanotechnology. The initial collaboration will be with the Nanoscience Centre and Electrical Division of the Engineering Department.



Nokia will initially base around ten people at Cambridge. The agreement is intended to be long-term and the number of Nokia researchers at the University is set to rise over time.



Cambridge is known for its leading role in nanotechnology research with successes across the University in nanoelectronics, novel materials and coatings, biologically inspired nanostructures and advanced characterisation tools.



The agreement was signed on 6 March 2007 and covers the collaboration between Nokia Research Center and the University of Cambridge based on joint research projects, with researchers from both two partners working closely together. The projects will be selected by a joint steering committee, which will meet twice yearly to review ongoing work and to select new topics. NRC and the University of Cambridge will make arrangements for shared use of facilities, equipment and networks, as appropriate.