Our Partners

The NGMN Alliance comprises of Member, Contributor and Advisor Partners:
Advisor Partners are research institutes contributing substantially to mid- to long-term innovation.


The Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) was founded by the Government of Hong Kong SAR in 2000 with a mission of enhancing Hong Kong's competitiveness in technology-based industries through applied research. Since inception, ASTRI has been delivering world-class technologies and customer-focused R&D which cater to the needs of the industry. Our R&D efforts traverse four main technological areas:

  • Communications Technologies
  • IC Design
  • Sensing & Integration
  • Software & Systems



Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications

Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT - www.bupt.edu.cn), founded in 1955, is a research-oriented university with information technology and telecommunications as its main feature. It offers a wide range of subjects including telecommunication engineering, management, humanities and sciences, and most of its subjects and disciplines are related to applied science and engineering. BUPT enjoys a nationwide reputation for innovation and excellence in advanced research and learning in information and communication technology. It serves as one of the most important teaching and research bases for information technology and telecommunication industry in China.


EURECOM trains high-level researchers and engineers for the information society. This education is provided by a faculty strongly committed to research in communications systems. The synergy between research and teaching has two advantages: first for the students whose teaching program is continuously enriched with the latest research developments and innovations, and secondly for the professors who advance in their fields and can encourage their best students to carry out research with them.

Fraunhofer Gesellschaft

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is the leading organization for applied research in Europe. Its research activities are conducted by 67 institutes and research units at locations throughout Germany. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft employs a staff of 24,000, who work with an annual research budget totaling more than 2.1 billion euros. Of this sum, more than 1.8 billion euros is generated through contract research. More than 70 percent of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s contract research revenue is derived from contracts with industry and from publicly financed research projects. International collaborations with excellent research partners and innovative companies around the world ensure direct access to regions of the greatest importance to present and future scientific progress and economic development.

Further information on Fraunhofer can be found at www.fraunhofer.de

Industrial Technology Research Institute

Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is a nonprofit R&D organization engaging in applied research and technical services, aiming to innovate a better future. Founded in 1973, ITRI has been dedicated to helping industries stay competitive and sustainable. Over the years, ITRI has nurtured more than 240 companies, including well-known global semiconductor leaders such as TSMC and UMC. Meanwhile, it has cultivated over 140 CEOs in the local high-tech industry.


Institute for Information Industry

In the early 1970s, Taiwan faced crucial challenges arising from global energy crisis and trade protectionism implemented by industrial countries. It thus became top priority of the government to come up with policies on industrial and economic development so as to transform the traditional industrial model into the technology-intensive industrial model and to increase Taiwan’s competitiveness.

On 17th May 1979, Executive Yuan passed the “Proposal on Science and Technology Development” in its 1663 Grand Meeting, resolving to incorporate a non-governmental organization— “Institute for Information Industry” (“III”) through the joint efforts of public and private sectors. Later on 24th July, with persistent efforts from past Senior Advisor to the Presidency, Mr. Kuo-Ting Li, III was established so as to “promote effective application of information technology, increase national comprehensive competitiveness, create preconditions and environment for information industry to develop, and to strengthen the competitiveness of information industry.”

Over the past 30 plus years, III has taken part in planning and promoting public policies related to information industry. It has contributed to the pioneer research and development in information and communication technology, the deepening and broadening of information applications,the training and education of talents in this field and the participation in building infrastructure for national information technology. III’s achievements have been widely recognized.


Johns Hopkins University - Applied Physics Laboratory

Founded in 1942 to aid a country at war, we provide solutions to national security and scientific challenges with systems engineering and integration, research and development, and analysis. Throughout our seven decades of service, we have focused on practical applications of our research in a wide range of scientific and technological fields; today, our four main sponsored areas of work include air and missile defense, asymmetric operations, force projection, and space science. Additionally, we continue to honor our enduring commitment to work with and inspire future generations of scientists, engineers, and researchers.


National Chiao Tung University

National Chiao Tung University was founded in the suburbs of Shanghai in 1896, sixteen years before the birth of the Republic of China, at the suggestion of Hsuan-Wai Shen, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Ching Dynasty. The University was first named Nanyang College. It was established to meet the urgent need to introduce western civilization into China. The college initially focused only on politics, law, and translations of western books. In the later years of the Ching Dynasty, the college was renamed the Vocational College of Higher Education and was governed by the Ministry of Post and Transportation. By Including new vocational programs, such as business, electrical engineering, shipping management, and railway management, the college played a major role in science and engineering education in modern China.

National Taiwan University

Communication Research Center (CRC) of National Taiwan University was founded in March 1992. The goal of CRC is to promote the long-term national policy on telecommunication development, to train future communication engineers and managers, and to improve local communication industry.

New York University, Polytechnic School of Engineering

Invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship. It is New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering's fundamental way of approaching academics and research by arming faculty and students with the tools and resources to turn their inspiration into applications, products, and services that take flight towards the market.

For more information, please visit http://http://engineering.nyu.edu/

Peking University

Peking University is a comprehensive and national key university. Peking University is proud of its outstanding faculty, including 53 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), 7 members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), and 14 members of the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS).

RWTH Aachen University, UMIC Research Centre

UMIC (Ultra High-Speed Mobile Information and Communication) is the sole research cluster funded under the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal and State Governments approved in the domain of mobile information and communication technology. It comprises more than 12 chairs of the computer science and electrical engineering and information technology departments of RWTH Aachen University. The focus of UMIC research is on mobile information and communication systems of the next decade. Key pillars of the cluster research are „Mobile Application and Services“, “Wireless Transport Platforms“ (including networks, mobile infrastructure and terminals), „RF Subsystems and SoC Design“, and interdisciplinary methods and tools. The UMIC research centre provides space for interdisciplinary research teams, for testbeds and demonstrators. www.umic.rwth-aachen.de

Technische Universität Braunschweig

Good reputation and tradition: the TU Braunschweig is the oldest institute of technology in Germany: the cornerstone of our modern university was already laid in the year 1745 with the Collegium Carolinum. Interdisciplinary study - interdisciplinary courses of study: The TU Braunschweig is precursor in this field. The first interdisciplinary courses of study have already been introduced here in the 1980s. Today, approximately every third student is enrolled in one of the interdisciplinary courses of study. The look beyond one's own course of study is obligatory for all. Thinking and research in networks and projects: interdisciplinary research centers and competence networks in the key technologies promote scientific performances. Further information on Technical University of Braunschweig can be found at www.tu-braunschweig.de

Technische Universität Darmstadt

Since its foundation in 1877, TU Darmstadt has played its part in addressing the urgent issues of the future with pioneering achievements and outstanding research and teaching.
TU Darmstadt focusses on selected, highly relevant problem areas. Technology is at the heart of all our disciplines at TU Darmstadt. The Natural Sciences as well as Social Sciences and Humanities cooperate closely with Engineering.
In order to expand its expertise strategically, TU Darmstadt maintains a variety of partnerships with companies and research institutions. It is a vital driving force in the economic and technological development of the Frankfurt-Rhein-Neckar metropolitan area.
Our excellent research has been recognised by multiple grants within the Excellence Initiative. Our graduates enjoy an excellent reputation in the business world. Our outstanding performance makes us one of the leading universities of technology in Germany and has earned us international visibility and renown.


Technische Universität Dresden

The TU Dresden is one of eleven German universities that were identified as an “excellence university”. TUD has about 37.000 students, 4.400 publicly funded staff members – among them over 500 professors – and approximately 3.500 externally funded staff members, and, thus, is the largest university in Saxony, today. Having been committed to sciences and the engineering before the reunification of Germany, TU Dresden now is a multi-discipline university, also offering humanities and social sciences as well as medicine. Tradition and Innovation, successful education and research, distinguished scientists and highly motivated young researchers define the profile of the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering (E&I) at the Technische Universität Dresden.

TNO innovation for life

TNO is an independent not-for-profit innovation organisation. TNO connects people and knowledge to create innovations that sustainably boost the competitive strength of industry and the welfare of society. TNO's more than 4000 professionals work on practicable knowledge and solutions for the problems of global scarcity. TNO focuses its efforts on seven themes including Information Society: TNO researches the impact of the information society and stimulates the introduction of new services, applications and policy, based on the latest ict, media and aerospace technology. More information can be found on www.tno.nl

Universität Duisburg Essen

Creative inspiration between the Rhine and Ruhr: the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) is located in the European region with the highest density of institutions of higher learning. Created in 2003 by the merger of the universities of Duisburg and Essen, the UDE is the youngest university in North Rhine-Westphalia and one of the ten largest universities in Germany. Further information on University of Duisburg-Essen can be found at www.uni-due.de.

University of Kassel, ComTec (Chair for Communication Technology)

Together with leading industrial partners, university partners and in the framework of several national and international R&D projects the researchers, PhD candidates, and students of ComTec focus their research activities on: Wireless Internet and Pervasive Computing. The main emphasis is on innovative applications as well as protocol integration of wireless and internet technologies. This includes the following R&D subjects: Context awareness, personalization, service creation, WEB2.0 type of applications, service architectures, multi-standard radio research management, and autonomous communications. The solutions and demonstrators are tested in various application domains such as: m-health, m-working, or automotive. We also follow an interdisciplinary approach, including legal and economic expertise, of the subjects above, see University of Kassel (ITEG).

For further information, please see www.comtec.eecs.uni-kassel.de.

University of Stuttgart

The University of Stuttgart is situated in the middle of a highly dynamic economic region with a worldwide reputation for excellence in the fields of mobile and information technology, production, process engineering as well as in life sciences. The University of Stuttgart was founded in 1829, at the beginning of the industrial age in Europe, and has celebrated its 175-th anniversary in 2004. The cooperation between technical, physical and human sciences has always been an advantage of the University of Stuttgart. Today the university is a modern, achievement-orientated institution with a comprehensive range of subjects and a focus on technical and physical disciplines. The maxim is not only „job-qualification“, but "technology, knowledge and education for people“, as the motto of the University of Stuttgart says.

University of Toronto

The University of Toronto was founded as King’s College in 1827 and has evolved into a large and complex institution. It now occupies three campuses: Scarborough and Erindale and the historic St. George campus. It has federated with three smaller universities which are on the St. George campus, and is affiliated with several colleges and institutes. There are ten fully affiliated teaching hospitals in metropolitan Toronto. Faculty conduct research in many places in Canada and around the world.