CTIF Global Capsule (CGC) Research Centre

The CGC AU research centre is the headquarter of the global, collaborative, cross-/interdisciplinary academic research and industry network CTIF Global Capsule (CGC).


CGC is bridging technology and multi-business model innovation, and CGC envisions becoming a world leader in the future wireless communication, multi-business model and technology innovation era, addressing 12 strategic thematic research areas.

The research centre was founded in 2004 as a cross-/interdisciplinary academic research centre called Centre for Tele Infrastructure (CTIF), now known as Core Tele Infrastructure.

See CTIF Worldwide for more information.

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Student and staff exchange programme

CGC offers student exchange as well as cross-/interdisciplinary global research and business PhD programmes.


Technology Business Model Innovation courses

CGC provides Technology Business Model Innovation (TBMI) courses for university faculty members, businesses or other. Read more about our TBMI Mobility course here.

Value propositions

CGC focuses on basic and applied research with the aim to address fundamental questions for scientific knowledge, prioritising at the same time the in-house capabilities for intellectual property rights (IPRs), standardisation and commercialisation of technology and business solutions.

Cross-/interdisciplinary scientific projects

CGC facilitates global interdisciplinary research, industry development and educational activities through cross-/interdisciplinary scientific projects.

Multi-business model innovation and technology

CGC supports businesses, strengthens multi-business model innovation and technologies through research collaboration with international partners. The aim is to create, capture, deliver, receive and consume new technologies and new business model ecosystems through cross-/interdisciplinary global research and business collaboration.

The business model tools.

Research funding

The CGC members have together applied for seven new research projects in 2019. Until now, three of them,  worth a total of approx. 4,978,000 euro in funding, have been accepted. Four more, worth a total of 14,450,000 euro, are submitted in September.

The project overview.