The microwave and RF industry is heading to the Boston Convention
and Exhibition Center (BCEC) for this year’s IEEE
MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS2019) which will feature
start-ups, innovators and disruptors in the field. From June 2 – 7, the
flagship conference of Microwave Week and the world’s largest event for
RF and Microwave technology will attract an expected 9,000 attendees
from 48 countries.
“Boston’s rich scientific history and entrepreneurial spirit make it the
perfect place to debut our startup programming,” Larry Kushner, IMS2019
General Co-chair. “Our goal is to foster innovation and development that
will change the wireless industry. With the platform and talented minds
at IMS, we’re confident startups will have the opportunity to make
meaningful connections and push the industry forward.”
Dubbed ‘The Hub of Microwaves,’ this year’s symposium is the first to
feature tracks and events to highlight RF and microwave startups.
Premiering at IMS2019 is the ‘Startup Pavilion,’ a stand-out space on
the exhibit floor dedicated to startups. Featured exhibitors include
Altum RF, JETCOOL Technologies, Iconic RF, Kumu Networks, Nalu
Scientific, Raytech, and Starry, an internet-provider startup
headquartered in Boston.
“It’s exciting to be able to showcase the new technologies being
developed by these companies at IMS this year,” Ryan Lagoy Lead Engineer
at Starry and IMS2019 Startup Activities Co-Chair. “The opportunity to
connect and share knowledge between these early stage companies and the
greater RF and microwave industry is invaluable to both startups and
Also new this year is the “Next Top Startup Competition,” which is a
platform for entrepreneurs to pitch their concepts to expert judges
active in the startup ecosystem including investment firms, tech startup
incubators and experts in RF technologies. Participants have the
opportunity to showcase their products and ideas to IMS exhibition
attendees while competing to be “Best Startup of IMS2019.” Prizes for
the winner include a feature in Microwave Journal and mentorship at the
Venture Café at the Cambridge Innovation Center. This year’s competitors
include Atheraxon, Menlo Microsystems, Nalu Scientific and JETCOOL
Programming specific to startup attendees includes a panel session on
intellectual property along with a discussion geared towards
collaboration between innovators and big corporations. Additionally,
there will be several events for Young Professionals including panel
talks, a reception and dedicated lounge for collaboration and networking.
To register or for information on programming, exhibitors, technical
competitions, travel logistics, press registration, and more, please
head to the IMS2019 website.
The International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is the
annual conference and exhibition of the IEEE Microwave Theory and
Techniques Society (MTT-S). IMS features a large trade show with a large
commercial exhibition featuring over 600 companies and a technical
program offering technical sessions, interactive forums, plenary and
panel sessions, workshops, short courses, application seminars, and a
wide variety of other technical and social activities. The program
covers the latest microwave and RF advancements in emerging areas such
as 5G, automobile radar, wearable electronics, the Internet of Things,
wireless HDMI, medical applications, satellite communications, and more.
IMS2020 will be held June 21-27 in Los Angeles. For more information,
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