The technology world continues to evolve quickly. Our relentless focus on innovation helps ensure that we remain at the forefront, with an attractive, market‑leading portfolio of products and services.
Innovation at u‑blox is about expanding our competitive advantage by finding ways to further differentiate our products and services – meaning we can ultimately deliver more value to our customers. It continues to sit right at the core of our business, receiving substantial funding. This year, we again grew our R&D budget, spending more than CHF 100 million on this area.
We’ve expanded our global team of engineers working in our 15 dedicated R&D centers. Furthermore, we continue partnering with world class organizations such as universities and research institutions on R&D projects related to our product portfolio. This strategy continues to bear fruit, with highlights this year including the TechWorks Research Collaboration Award for our reconfigurable wireless transceiver work with the University of Bristol (UK) and, as part of our development of new technologies for the CellLocate positioning service, we have been supporting research at the University of Udine, Italy. The latter has resulted in a doctoral thesis on “Methods, techniques and algorithms for the management of cellular fingerprints in positioning systems,” together with a number of scientific papers.
Our innovation process
Our innovation process is set up to draw on the collective expertise of our workforce and ensure that we consider a broad range of ideas that could ultimately add real value for our customers and shareholders.