Join us on-line at this landmark event to shape the future of 6G wireless communication, and drive economic growth, and forge international partnerships that will define the next era of global connectivity.

This event is being hosted  at the Technology and Innovation Centre (University of Strathclyde) with the support of the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Cluster 2 Chair, and other international organisations and co-sponsors listed below.

About the workshop

The future development of 6G Wireless Communication Systems is intrinsically linked to the success and growth of modern economies. To monitor current trends and address emerging directions, this event brings together leading organisations for a comprehensive 2 day workshop that will convene decision-makers, thought leaders, prominent academics, and influential industrial experts. This gathering will serve as a platform to advance debate and discussion on critical issues, address contemporary concerns, propose effective solutions, and explore avenues for international collaboration around the development of 6G technologies.

Welcome and arrival to the live stream will start at 09:45-10:00 BST.

A pivotal focus of this two-day event will be the seamless transition from fundamental research and development to demonstrable economic impact. This connection is essential for fostering innovation and ensuring that advancements in wireless communication translate into tangible benefits for economies worldwide.

This event is organized in partnership with learned International Academies representing the pinnacle of engineering expertise in their respective countries. Their participation underscores the event's aim to address global telecommunications challenges and strategize for the next generation of communication technologies.

  • US National Academy of Engineering
  • Royal Academy of Engineering
  • Canadian Academy of Engineering
  • Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences
  • Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • Indian National Academy of Engineering
  • National Academy of Engineering of Korea

 

Agenda

Monday 24 June

Time Agenda Item Lead & Topic
10:00-10:05 Opening Comments Tariq S Durrani, University of Strathclyde (UK)
Mallik Tatipamula, Ericsson Silicon Valley (USA)
10:05-10:10 Welcome Jim McDonald, President, Royal Academy of Engineering, & Principal, University of Strathclyde (UK)
10:10-10:45 Session 1 Welcome Comments from Academy Presidents
10:45-11:45 Session 2 UK Telecom Activities and Strategies for 6G
11:45-13:00 Session 3 International 6G Strategies and Use Cases
13:00-14:15 BREAK  
14:15-15:30 Session 4 Industry Influencers Forum I
15:30-16:00 BREAK  
16:00-17:15 Session 5 Future Policies Framework and Spectrum Requirements Panel

 

Tuesday 25 June

Time Agenda Item Lead & Topic
09:00-09:15 Opening Address Tom Arthur MSP
Minister for Employment & Investment, Scottish Govt (UK)
09:15-10:30 Session 6 Engineering Academic Influencers Panel
10:30-11:00 BREAK  
11:00-12:15 Session 7 Standards Forum
12:15-13:00 Session 8 Industry Influencers Forum II
13:00-14:00 BREAK  
14:00-15:30 Session 9 International Research Funding Agencies Panel
15:30-16:00 BREAK  
16:00-16:30 Session 10 Wrap Up Roundtable

 

Events Co-sponsors

  • IEEE Futures Networks
  • UKRI
  • University of Strathclyde
  • University of Glasgow
  • Glasgow City Council
  • Scottish Government
  • People Make Glasgow

 

The role of the UK Spectrum Policy Forum

As a Co-Sponsor of the event, the UK SPF will support with the live streaming and will host the session on 'Future Policies Framework and Spectrum Requirements Panel,' moderated by the UK SPF Chair, Dr. Abhaya Sumanasena. 

We are delighted to present this opportunity to our members and the wider UK spectrum user community. 

If you have any questions about the event or the UK SPF, please contact us.

 

Sophie Greaves

Sophie Greaves

Head of Telecoms and Spectrum Policy, techUK

Sophie Greaves is Head of Programme for Communications Infrastructure and Services at techUK, and oversees the UK Spectrum Policy Forum.

Sophie was promoted to Head having been Programme Manager for Communications Infrastructure and Services, leading techUK's telecoms activities, engagement and policy development. Previously, Sophie was Programme Assistant across a variety of areas including the Broadband Stakeholder Group, Central Government, Financial Services and Communications Infrastructure programmes.

Prior to joining techUK, Sophie completed a masters in Film Studies at University College London; her dissertation examined US telecoms policy relating to net neutrality and content distribution.

Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
020 7331 2038
Twitter:
@SJMJames1
LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sophiegreaves/

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Tales Gaspar

Tales Gaspar

Programme Manager, UK SPF and Satellite, techUK

Tales has a background in law and economics, with previous experience in the regulation of new technologies and infrastructure.

In the UK and Europe, he offered consultancy on intellectual property rights of cellular and IoT technologies and on the regulatory procedures at the ITU as a Global Fellow at the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI).

Tales has an LL.M in Law and Business by the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) and an MSc in Regulation at the London School of Economics, with a specialization in Government and Law.

Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
+44 (0) 0207 331 2000
Website:
www.techUK.org
LinkedIn:
www.linkedin.com/in/talesngaspar

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Jaynesh Patel

Jaynesh Patel

Head of Telecoms and Spectrum Policy, techUK

Jaynesh Patel is Head of Telecoms and Spectrum Policy, leading the Communications Infrastructure and Services Programme at techUK and overseeing the UK Spectrum Policy Forum.

Jaynesh has extensive experience in the sector, having worked for CityFibre (a full fibre broadband company) and the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) on digital infrastructure policy. Most recently Jaynesh led on policy and public affairs in the UK and Ireland for ChargePoint (an EV charging network).

Prior to this Jaynesh worked in the Cabinet Office for more than five years, including over two years at the Government Digital Service (GDS) supporting the digital transformation of UK Government.

Jaynesh has a BSc (Hons) in Economics from the London School of Economics (LSE).

Email:
[email protected]
LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jayneshpatel/

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Matthew Wild

Programme Assistant - Markets, techUK

Matthew joined techUK in August 2023 as a Programme Assistant, supporting the Communications Infrastructure programme, as well as the Digital Connectivity and Spectrum Policy Fora.

Before joining techUK, Matthew worked in marketing, data, and events across a number of sectors, including education and consumer goods. He studied German and Dutch at University College London and the Universiteit van Amsterdam.

Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
020 7331 2000

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