IT, software & communications
Definition / scope
- Wireless networks, technologies and applications
- Positioning, Location and Sensing technologies and applications
- IT infrastructure, applications and security
- Satellite communication applications (Integrated Applications Platform)
- Information based services
- Cloud base computing and Software as a Service (SaaS)
- Imaging, surveillance, pattern recognition and data fusion
- Autonomous control systems (for example for autonomous vehicles – UAV, UUV, UAS)
Where we can add value
Qi3 has helped numerous companies and academic groups successfully exploit and commercialise communications technologies & IT, ranging from start-ups to major corporations. Applications of Communications & IT technologies impact numerous market sectors, for example, antennae can be found in mobile phone networks, computing devices, transport, home metering and medical devices. Qi3 is able to rapidly identify the most promising market segments which will adopt emerging technologies and applications. The Qi3 sales and marketing methodologies can be applied in the comms & IT sector to build sales through established and novel routes and to support them with bespoke training or other user community initiatives.
IT security is a major threat to large corporations and individuals alike and is an area of ripe for innovation. Qi3 has assessed numerous business plans and developed market strategies in this area.
We are particularly interested in the business opportunities offered by ‘big data’, and combinations of data from a variety of sources. We have applied this in commercial applications of space data and imaging, surveillance and pattern recognition.
Our knowledge of technical projects in the scientific computing arena and extensive involvement with CERN, RAL and other institutions gives us particular expertise in for example utility computing (“IT on-demand”), convergence & Integrated Platforms. We are practiced in the development of business cases for adoption of traditional and emerging IT technology and services in space and instrumentation related applications, e.g. the use of distributed/cloud computing or Software as a Service (Saas) in Earth Observation monitoring, or integration of Location based Geo systems in the private sector.