The partners have vast experience to the participation in joint projects with academia and industry, and have developed well-established in-built return mechanisms to exploit ToK activities. In particular, in WSN4QoL:
- UPC is one of the major technical universities of Spain. It consists of 38 Departments and 15 Schools concerning the main engineering fields. The Department of Signal Theory and Communications (STC) is composed by 35 Full Professors, 77 Associate Professors and 40 Assistant Lecturers. UPC is an European and world-renewed academic institution with proved and consolidated experience in the analysis, design, and optimization of algorithms and protocols for wireless networks, notably WSNs. In particular, UPC has excellent background in cooperative communications protocols design.
- VIDAVO was established by a group of experienced scientists with the aim to develop novel integrated telematics solutions, targeting the healthcare sector, the continuous technical support of health telematics applications, and also the provision of consulting services aiming at the effective integration of medical informatics in the health sector, and the optimization of the quality of healthcare services. VIDAVO is a SME specialized in pervasive healthcare provisioning. It offers a unique combination of innovative solutions that can assist citizens and medical professionals to better manage health and wellness.
- WEST is a Spin-Off company of the University of L’Aquila, Italy, founded in December 2004. Its main activities lie in the area of wireless networked embedded systems, with special attention to wireless sensor networks. The background of the company relies upon system design methodologies, wireless communication systems, heterogeneous distributed networks, and testbed implementations. The co-founders have brought into the company the experience gained through participations to EU-funded projects, and through long-lasting R&D collaborations with many companies, e.g., Micron Technology, Selex Communications (Finmeccanica Group), Thales, Accent, and PARADES.