The Telecoms R&D Future Capability Strategic Leadership Forum is responsible for gathering insights and ultimately building new bridges between industry and academia. More than just an aggregator of inputs, the forum uses a “systems thinking” approach to telecoms research, development and innovation, aligning findings and perspectives.
The R&D priorities of the forum are dictated by technology trend analysis and as such will evolve, but are themed around the four tiers of advanced integrated digital infrastructure:
- Service Enablers
Additionally, consideration is given by the members, comprising each of the Expert Working Group Chairs and established industry experts and academic researchers, to cross-cutting issues including:
- Sustainability and Net Zero
- Future capability
- Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
Group outputs are fed into the UTKIN Cross-Government Telecoms Strategic Coordination Group.