Within the EPS faculty is ECIT (The Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology, email@example.com). ECIT was established in 2003 to extend world-level expertise in a variety of enabling digital communications technologies. ECIT has developed breakthrough space-related technology, including the World’s first dual-polarized freestanding Frequency Selective Surface, and has introduced LCD technology to space applications, developing liquid crystal based reconfigurable reflect-arrays to replace antenna drive mechanisms. ECIT extends the significant links that QUB has developed internationally with major industrial partners and research centres. It also provides hot-desking and incubation facilities to encourage and support the establishment and development of new companies. Located on a flagship waterside site in the Northern Ireland Science Park, ECIT has received funding from the European Union, Invest Northern Ireland and the Department for Employment and Learning, Northern Ireland.