With nearly 100 patents to his name, UT alumnus Wilfred Booij’s Twitter profile motto ‘always inventing’ is well chosen. As the CTO of Forkbeard, Wilfred is currently active in the final frontier of navigation: The great indoors! This Norwegian start-up aims to become the indoor ‘GPS’ standard for retail, smart buildings, healthcare facilities and distribution centers with a solution combining the strength of ultrasound with sensor technologies. Prior to his work at Forkbeard and parent company Sonitor (where he was also CTO), Wilfred was a Senior Scientist in the Microsystems and Nanotechnology Lab at SINTEF, Norway's leading industrial R&D organization and a senior engineer at Hewlett-Packard (later Agilent Technologies) in the UK. He earned a PhD from Cambridge University, where he graduated in 1997 on work involving the development of high speed superconducting digital devices.
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