Research Sponsor?

Hi All,
Please accept my apologies for this unrelated message.

I will be starting a Ph.D. at the University of Birmingham this
September, and my general field of research will be RF Front-Ends for
software defined radio. Unfortunately, I do not have any scholarships or
funding options as my department is struggling with shortage of academic
funds this year. I am wondering if anyone knows of any industrial or
research institutions who will be interested in sponsoring a research in
this field?

Any advice or hints will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks and Regards,

Vahid B.