On June 4-5 2019, the 5G-SOLUTIONS project held a successful kick-off meeting in Turin, Italy. This new EU-funded Research & Innovation Action, coordinated by Telecom Italia Mobile, combines solid research and state-of-the art technological innovation in demonstrating and validating that 5G provides prominent industry verticals with ubiquitous access to a wide range of forward-looking services with orders of magnitude of improvement over 4G, thus bringing the 5G vision closer to realisation. The project is 100% funded by the European Commission with a total budget of €14.3 million.
The kick-off-meeting of the project brought together the project’s 26 partners, including major telecom operators, industry vendors, academica and vertical industry actors, from 7 European and 2 associated countries. The consortium is united by the common objective to accelerate the uptake of 5G services across Europe by demonstrating and validating the 5G network technological performance (KPIs) and business aspects in extensive field trials involving 20 innovative use cases across five prominent vertical sectors: Factories of the Future, Smart Energy, Smart Cities, Smart Ports, Media & Entertainment. Field trials will also be further clustered into Living Labs for multi-Living Lab multi-vertical concurrent validation. To achieve this, the necessary technological enablers will be designed and developed within the framework of the project. All field trials will be executed over the ICT-17 5G-EVE facilities in Rome/Turin (Italy) and 5G-VINNI facilities in Trondheim (Norway) and Patra (Greece) in an automated way and engaging end-user actors in Living Labs.
Members of the 5G-SOLUTIONS are: Telecom Italia Mobile (Italy), Alcatel-Lucent (Israel), Appart (Greece), Ares2T (Italy), CTTC (Spain), CyberEthicsLab (Italy), eBOS Technologies (Cyprus), Forthnet (Greece), Enel (Italy), Glambia (Ireland), IBM (Ireland), IRIS (Spain), Iren (Italy), IRT (Germany), Ericsson (Ireland), LiveU (Israel), NTNU (Norway), Orbis (Ireland), Patra University (Greece), Procter & Gamble (Belgium), PIIU (Italy), Telenor (Norway), Waterford Institute of Technology (Ireland) and Yara (Norway).
Updates and news will be frequently posted on the project’s website during the course of the project, which will last for three years.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 856691”.