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Profile of registrant

Research for Science, Art and Technology (RFSAT) Ltd

Identification number in the register: 89478172799-72
Registration date: 16/12/09 09:49:19

The information on this organisation was last modified on 19/11/14 16:04:39
The date of the last annual update was 19/11/14 16:04:39

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Research for Science, Art and Technology (RFSAT) Ltd
Acronym: RFSAT
Legal status: Limited
Website address:


Section: IV - Think tanks, research and academic institutions
and more precisely: Think tanks and research institutions

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mrs  Emmanouela Vogiatzaki
Position: R&D Projects Manager

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mrs  Emmanouela Vogiatzaki
Position: LEAR

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 311 Shoreham Street 
Sheffield S2 4FA
Telephone number: (+44) 7092246653
Fax number: (+44) 7092246653
Other contact information: n/a

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: RFSAT is a research-performing SME organization established as a academic spin-off in the United Kingdom in 2008. It concentrates its activities on research and development through national UK in international funded European Framework research, industrial consultancy and deployment of research results in the telecommunications industry.

The main focus areas include Digital Signal Processing (DSP), Audio and Video Broadcasting (DAB/DVB) systems, multimedia processing and communication, cooperative and tele-presence systems, immersive user interfaces for Virtual & Augmented Reality (VR/AR) gaming systems, hybrid indoor and outdoor (Assisted and Differential GNSS, wireless, inertial and mobile) positioning and localization systems, traffic assessment and navigation, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), networked audio-visual systems for mobile applications and services, mobile Location Based Services (LBS) and other technological areas. Recently work areas expanded into e-Health focussing on medical data management through Personal health Record (PHR) portals, mixed-reality game rehabilitation systems as well as Smart Energy Grid/Metering systems, applications and services.

RFSAT is strongly investing into research activities under European FP7 program in the thematic areas of Information and Communication Technologies, Environment, Space, Transport, Security and Health seeking continuation of its research activities into Horizon'2020 framework. RFSAT has been involved in a number of national and European projects where it contributed its expertise in telecommunications technologies, audio-visual content management for public distribution systems, and semantic analysis of media content.

Recent funded research includes immersive user interfaces in the context of mobile services; latest wireless technologies such as Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE), Augmented/Virtual and mixed-reality systems, e Health services and Smart Grid/Metering technologies.

RFSAT has been also promoting the use of advanced networked media technologies (NEM) in Performing Arts and the Theatre through the creation of the Media for Performing Arts department. As part of this work RFSAT has supported a number of arts events, exhibitions and conferences.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 6
Complementary information: n/a

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Networked Media Technologies including Virtual, Mixed and Augmented Reality systems, Immersive Reality User Interfaces (UI), Smart Metering/Grids, Security, e-Health and Performing Arts.

The list of programs providing research funding in 2012 included FP7-ICT, FP7-Security and COST Actions.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Communication
  • Culture
  • Development
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • Information Society
  • Public Health
  • Research and Technology
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport


Total number of members that are natural persons: 6
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information: n/a


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Cultural Learning Alliance (CLA)
International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians (OISTAT)
Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG)
European Community Project Managers' Association (ECPMA)
European Future Internet Alliance (EFIA)
European Innovation Partnership on Active and healthy Aging (EIP-AHA)
European Alliance for Innovation (EAI)
European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance)
European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP) of the European Cluster Excellence Initiative
Net!World2020 (previously Net!Works and e-Mobility) European Technology Platform (ETP)
New European Media European Technology Platform (ETP)
Infrastructure for Spatial Information Europe (INSPIRE)
Integrated Mission Group for Security (IMG-S)
Manage Energy - Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) programme
Media Lab Europe
American Nano Association
Microsoft Partner Program

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2012 - 12/2012
Total budget: 115,168
of which public financing: 86,510
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants: 86,510
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 28,658
- donations:
- contributions from members: 28,658
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 50000  € - 100000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:


Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.