About 2019-11-23T14:33:08+00:00

Our story

It all started with a research breakthrough. Towards the end of 2016 a group of bright engineering and research professionals made a unique discovery at the University of Surrey’s 5G Innovation Centre, a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to the development of next generation of mobile and wireless communications technologies.

The group, led by our founder, had developed a novel protocol and actuation method that achieved interoperability between IoT devices and overcame a major barrier in customer adoption.

Press releases from the University of Surrey on how the technology works and its wide applications in various sectors such as the hospitality sector as an example.


The invention of this pioneering protocol and its application potential levered a significant investment from Innovate UK and U-Linc was born.

Today we operate from Guildford and are based at the Surrey Research Park, a centre of excellence and regarded widely regarded as the best science park in the UK.

Meet Our Team

Anmar Rassam
Anmar RassamCEO / Founder
Anmar is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of U-Linc. He is a Senor Electronics and Communication Design Engineer, specialising in software development, communication protocols & architecture and IoT technologies, with over 18 years of industrial experience. Anmar is an exceptional Project Manager and will ensure the smooth and simple integration of U-Linc to your business operation.
Stephen Berard
Stephen BerardTechnology & Market Strategy
Technology and market strategist with over 20 years in software architecture, design, and operations, expertise specializing in large-scale, highly reliable distributed cloud and IoT solutions. Most recently, as Chief Architect, Stephen directed technical strategy for Schneider Electric’s IoT platform. His rich experience will complement the level of expertise at U-Linc to continue providing highest value solutions and services.
Stuart Mitchel
Stuart MitchelMarket Analyst & Strategy
Over 20 years’ experience as product manager and emerging technology champion in the wireless telecommunications industry. Stuart also brings a wealth of commercial experience to U-Linc gained in a variety of customer-facing roles, most recently as Principal Solutions Architect for Samsung. He will focus on developing our technology and marketing strategy and supporting our customers on their journey with U-Linc.
John Mathieu
John MathieuBusiness Development & Strategy
John is an experienced Global Business Development Advisor. He was previously Director for Global Business Development at Microsoft. John is experienced in enterprise software, e-commerce, mixed and virtual reality, go-to-market strategy, and strategic partnerships.
Payam Barnaghi
Payam BarnaghiTechnology Advisor
Payam is a technology advisor to U-Linc. He is Professor of Machine Intelligence in Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing at the University of Surrey. Payam has extensive research and development expertise in cutting edge machine learning and IoT technologies and is supporting U-Linc to ensure your business is secure and future proof. Some of his related work in this area include [1], [2], [3].

Helen Ellis
Helen EllisBusiness Support
Helen is the Business Support Officer at U-Linc. She is an experienced co-ordinator with excellent organisational skills. Helen has been involved in a series of large scale research and innovation initiatives including the 5G Innovation Centre and is supporting U-Linc to deliver excellent customer service to your business.
Walter Tuttlebee
Walter TuttlebeeBusiness Advisor & Strategy
Walter is a Business Advisor & Strategist at U-Linc. Walter has long and deep experience in the telecoms industry, working with government & academia, pioneering new technologies and opening up their potential. His current focus is the Internet of Things, realtime data and the application of emerging technology to transport and other industries.
Severin Skillman
Severin SkillmanSoftware Developer
Severin is a Software Developer at U-Linc. He is committed to applying his expertise in novel and constructive applications, with many years of experience developing systems and software in the IoT for Healthcare domain, working closely with machine learning experts to realise their research.
Nikhil Banerjee
Nikhil BanerjeeSoftware Developer
Nikhil is a Software Developer at U-Linc. With his background in Computer Science , he is specialised in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and IoT. Nikhil is a dedicated individual who strives to develop innovative and seamless IoT applications using the U-Linc core technology solution.
Toby Firth
Toby FirthEmbedded Software Developer
Toby is an Embedded Software Developer at U-Linc, an enthusiast MEng Electronic Engineer focusing on developing U-Linc embedded platform for various wireless technologies and different platforms, with in-depth knowledge and experience in embedded programming, IoT, mobile development and cloud architecture.
Luke Hillery
Luke HilleryProduct & Mechanical Engineer
Luke is a 3D designer and prototyper at U-Linc. With background in Design Engineering, he has a deep interest in product and packaging design for IoT devices for different smart environments. Luke is a passionate maker with a keen eye for detail, committed to creating demonstrative products showing U-Linc’s real-world applications in your business.
Aida Manzano
Aida ManzanoMarketing & PR
Aida is Marketing and PR Officer at U-Linc. With a background in Design Engineering, Aida is particularly interested in different smart environment applications and how such smart applications can enhance people life style and utilise businesses operations and efficiencies. Aida is a passionate communicator and committed to sharing and expanding the ground-breaking technology of U-Linc.

“Consumers may soon be able to seamlessly control all of their smart devices without needing to download several different interfaces and apps, thanks to a new protocol that has been developed at the University of Surrey.„

Press Release
University of Surrey


Your customers will enjoy the benefits of a simple solution, enabling them to operate their multiple devices to their full potential.


Your customers will seamlessly operate their multiple devices, enhancing their user experience and improving levels of product engagement.


Your customers will feel safe in the knowledge that their personal and behavioural data is more secure with our simple solution.


Our unique solution provides your customers with a common interface, enabling multiple devices to seamlessly and securely interact, removing the need and inconvenience of installing dedicated apps for each device.

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