The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) is a shareholder of the spin-off LeapWave Technologies, a company created from the national and European research activity of the Optics and Laser Technology Group (GOTL, in its Spanish acronym), which is part of UC3M’s Electronic Technology Department.
LeapWave is dedicated to the development of technology to transmit high-frequency signals. It is currently developing a type of dielectric waveguide (those used at higher frequencies, from GHz up to 1 THz) for various applications, such as the interconnection of high-frequency devices. The aim of this innovative development is to overcome current global limitations, trying to establish national innovative solutions that support the growing industrial fabric and ecosystem that is being generated with programmes such as the Strategic Project for Microelectronics and Semiconductors, known as PERTE Chip.
The company was incorporated in the last quarter of 2022 as a technology-based company (TBC) from UC3M. The driving force behind this business idea was Guillermo Carpintero, professor and director of the University’s Optics and Laser Technology Group. In addition, the entrepreneurial team is made up of Álvaro Jiménez, Daniel Gallego, Alejandro Rivera, Muhsin Ali and Santiago Gómez. All of them are or have been part of UC3M.
The University supports this project as a shareholder and by facilitating innovation through the Programme for Creation and Participation in Spin-offs, located in its Science Park. With the signing of this agreement, UC3M is now a member of six technology-based companies.