Leading innovators from Heriot-Watt, together with colleagues from Georgia Tech, have won one of three prizes to collaborate with researchers at the world-renowned Nokia Bell Labs.
The competition invites game-changing ideas in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics that will improve human experience. This year's competition attracted more than 250 proposals from 41 countries with just seven teams invited to present their ideas to a judging panel of industry luminaries.
The winners embody the essence of Bell Labs and the Bell Labs Prize - solving the great challenges facing humankind in the coming 10 years, with disruptive solutions that 'think differently.'
The team of Apostolos Georgiadis and George Goussetis from the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Heriot-Watt, together with Emmanouil Tentzeris from Georgia Tech, received $25,000 for their 3D/Inkjet Printed Millimeter Wave Systems idea.
Marcus Weldon, President of Nokia Bell Labs and CTO, said: "We are delighted to recognise this year's Prize winners and their brilliant ideas. The winners embody the essence of Bell Labs and the Bell Labs Prize - solving the great challenges facing humankind in the coming 10 years, with disruptive solutions that 'think differently.' We received an impressive variety of innovative proposals - from machine learning and computing technologies, to breakthroughs in optics, to new kinds of integrated circuits and component technologies, and novel wireless networking techniques and approaches. We look forward to collaborating with these leading innovators to help turn these ideas into reality."