With many years’ practical experience in industrial R&D, Crisp Telecom has
invaluable knowledge of turning innovative ideas into practical, saleable
New ideas are very vulnerable, skeptics and short-term priorities can crush
them and the intellectual property is easily stolen if left unprotected. Many
good ideas just fade away due to naivete and the lack of skills needed for
business exploitation. Some just waste money and resources, as inventors are
seduced by never ending improvements or are reluctant to give up their “baby”.
However, new ideas from free-thinkers are the life-blood of future progress
and Crisp Telecom’s mission is not only to contribute to the innovation, but
also to help ensure that it is protected and commercially exploited.
To keep the supply of new ideas fresh, it is essential to tap the enormous
creativity of the academic community. It is therefore no accident that the
Managing Director of Crisp Telecom (Keith Mayes) is also the Director of the
Smart Card Centre at the Royal Holloway University as well as being a member
of the R&D society and the IEE.
Crisp Telecom's current research interests include:
- carrying out research or advanced development projects on a commercial contract basis
- Smart Cards, RFIDs and Tokens
- Mobile communications
- Transport Systems