The 26th edition of the European Microwave Week (EuMW 2023) will come to Berlin 17-22 September to continue the annual series of highly successful microwave events that started back in 1998. EuMW 2023 comprises three co-located conferences: European Microwave Conference (EuMC), European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (EuMIC) and European Radar Conference (EuRAD). In addition, EuMW 2023 includes the Defence, Security and Space Forum; Automotive Forum; 5G to 6G Forum; and an exhibition with about 300 companies. EuMW 2023 provides the opportunity to participate in conferences, workshops, short courses and special events.

The theme for EuMW 2023 is “Waves Beyond Walls” as we conceive that science can help tear down walls. In the capital city of Berlin, we can see the history of divided and reunified Germany to realize how important international exchange is for peace and prosperity. The venue for EuMW 2023 will be hub27 at Messe Berlin. The S-Bahn station directly connects it to the city center, the main train station and the new Berlin airport.

All registered delegates and exhibition visitors will have full access to the exhibition area and activities. The exhibition takes place Tuesday through Thursday and offers visitors the chance to see the new products being offered by semiconductor, test and measurement, software and other types of companies in the industry.

There is a Joint Women in Microwaves (WiM) and Young Professionals (YP) Event Tuesday 19 September from 13:00 to 19:00 in Room Beta 6. The main event is a 90-minute moderated panel session with female industry representatives. They will share insights into their careers, companies and industries and provide tips for YP pursuing a career in the industry.

The Automotive Forum will cover Innovations and Trends for Automotive Radar Frontends and Imaging Radars, taking place Monday from 09:00 to 18:20 in Room Alpha 5. The forum consists of a good mix of technical presentations and discussions as well as networking time. The content is mainly devoted to technical experts from the automotive industry throughout the whole supply chain. Keynote speakers will present their views on special technical solutions as well as regulatory or strategic issues.

The Defence, Security and Space Forum theme is Boosting Connectivity for Moving Platforms and takes place Wednesday from 11:20 to 17:40 in Room Alpha 6. This year’s forum brings together leading industry, institutional and academic experts to showcase and discuss the latest trends to provide pervasive and persistent connectivity to moving platforms even under congested and contested spectrum access. It will encompass network operator requirements as well as leading edge technologies for spaceborne, airborne and ground vehicles. These topics will be addressed from the commercial point of view of satellite network operators and antenna technology providers for mobile platforms in addition to the perspective of defense-related airborne networks.

The 5G to 6G Forum takes place Thursday from 08:45 to 18:20 in Room Alpha 5. This Forum is a one-day international industry event that looks into the important research and development trends that will permit the evolution of services from 5G to 6G with a clear focus on the RF technologies that will enable the use of the FR3, mmWave and sub-THz bands. The forum consists of invited speakers from industry, operators, vendors, academia and the 6G Platform Germany. It will specifically focus on electronics-relevant technologies and address the question “What do 5G/6G and the transition from 5G to 6G mean at the hardware/electronics level?” The focus covers technologies related to the integration of communications and sensing as well as aspects to improve coverage and performance of mmWave and sub-THz networks.

For students, there is the 13th Tom Brazil Doctoral School of Microwaves – From Microwaves to Machine Learning: Building and Training Artificial Neural Networks for Radar-Based Gesture Recognition and 7th European Microwave Student School Microwave Measurement Techniques on Sunday. On Wednesday, there is the Student Career Event and party and on Thursday and Friday, there is a tour at the Free University of Berlin to visit the Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Adlershof.

We hope to see everyone in Berlin at EuMW 2023. Please drop by the Microwave Journal booth (529B) to say “Hi” and subscribe/renew.