Monthly Archives December 2011

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explodedBulb mobislim_webThe technical platform Semantic Light, a research result from the Mobile Media Services Lab (MMSL) at Wireless@KTH, has a great potential in the creation of interactive light-based effects for professional use. The Swedish national funding agency Vinnova has approved a sum of 500 000 SEK for the team to develop the system into commercial products.

“The system is a technical platform that in an illuminating way connects the possibilities of ICT with innovative solutions with many fields of application” – a quote taken from the Vinnova motivation where the team’s strong business approach and vision is also emphasised.

-During the next year we will develop the Semantic Light platform into a commercial product and launch it on the market, says Professor Zary Segall, (Lead PI)
-We hope to be successful in 2012 and continue with building an infrastructure around it, with the support of application developers and new business creators.

Learn more about Semantic Light at the MobiSLIM project website



stenMkitalo2In memory of our long-time Guest-professor and fellow-researcher, Östen Mäkitalo, and his great achievements,  TeliaSonera has instituted a scholarship, The Östen Mäkitalo Award. The scholarship will be given to entrepreneurs and scientists who have pioneered the telecom field and who we believe have the same potential as Östen Mäkitalo had – a potential that could change the way we live.


If you know of a telecom pioneer that you think has this potential and should be considered for the scholarship, please let the scholarship committee know. Maybe he or she is the next Östen Mäkitalo!  Mail your suggestions with a short motivation to the committee at


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