Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)

UPM is the largest Spanish technological university as well as a renowned European institution. It holds double recognition as a Campus of International Excellence, a distinction that refers to the quality of its research and teaching activity. It is founded in 1971 with total financing today of 328,3 €m. The human resources consist of teaching and research staff (3.092), administration and service staff (2.069) and contracted researchers (166). The campus comprises 23 schools and faculties and 15 research and development centres. The fields of study provide 39 undergraduate degrees, 55 university masters’ degrees and 47 PhD programs as well as 91 double degree agreements. There are 36.143 undergraduate, 1731 masters’ degree and 3.520 PhD students as well as national and international mobility (received / sent) 1.597/2.000 and work practice in companies 3.702, university-business chairs 81, and spin offs and start up (created this year / total) 15/144. The intense collaboration with governmental bodies and industry guarantees that research and teaching at the UPM offers real solutions to real-world problems. The dynamism of R&D&I activity at the UPM, together with the transfer of knowledge to society, is among its lines of strategy. These two commitments place it among the Spanish universities with the greatest research activity and first in the capture of external resources in a competitive regime. UPM heads the Spanish Universities’ participation in the 7th European Framework Program with more than 280 projects and more than 80M€ funding. Its support and backing of the business sector is very close. It annually signs around 600 contracts with private businesses. All this shows that UPM is an institution committed to the transfer of knowledge generated through its research and teaching structures to society, and its transformation into advances and technological developments applied to the productive sector. The staff engaged in the project are members of ETSI Telecomunicacion (Superior Technical School of Telecomunications Engineering) in the Laboratory of Integrated Systems Systems.

The role is principally related to the transfer of knowledge in the field of digital television but also in all other project activities like dissemination, management, quality control, etc.