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From WiFi to Li-Fi: start-up poised to win $10m funding

A British hi-tech start-up has invented a light bulb fitting capable of acting as the equivalent of a wireless network in the home.

PureLiFi, a spin-out from Edinburgh University, is poised to announce new technology that can create a two-way high-speed connection using signals sent by LED lightbulbs for the first time.

The company’s creation has attracted the interest of a club of hi-tech investors who are close to agreeing a $10m (£6.2m) funding to help miniaturise and commercialise the system.

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Nikola worked with major companies in the area of Li-Fi technology and commercialisation, leading the creation and cultivation of the Li-Fi ecosystem, marketing, sales and standrdization. His experience with T-Mobile and T-Home in Macedonia focused on mobile network deployment and analysis as well as database app development. Nikola worked for the UK-China Science Bridges project to successfully demonstrate the world’s first practical implementation of the Spatial Modulation MIMO concept. He received a BSc in electrical engineering and computer science and an MSc in communications, system and electronics, both from Jacobs University Bremen, Germany. Nikola earned his PhD in digital communications and signal processing from the University of Edinburgh.

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