IMS 2019 to Feature Innovative RF/Microwave Companies in Boston

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.

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 RFKumu NetworksNalu ScientificRaytech, and Starry, an internet-provider startup headquartered in Boston.

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 Technologies.

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.

Click here to learn more about programming, exhibitors, technical competitions, travel logistics, and press registration at IMS 2019.