The consortium consist of a careful mixture of 12 competent partners from 6 EU countries and Israel including telecommunications operators, academic institutions and research centre.
European Institute for Research and Strategic Studies in Telecommunications GmbH
Eurescom is a leading European provider of project management services in the high-tech area. The company’s focus is on research and development in the information and communications technologies sector. Eurescom’s mission is to enable innovation through collaboration.
Eurescom will act as SELFNET project coordinator.
Universidad de Murcia
The University of Murcia is a public and wide university in the south-east of Spain. It was founded in 1915, although its history dates back to the 13th century and the reign of Alfonso X ‘the Wise’. Main research areas are Security, Management of distributed systems, Mobility and Artificial intelligence.
Altice Labs has been delivering key technology services to the telecommunications sector for more than 65 years, following a vocation that has spanned both the analogue and digital ages.
Our mission is to support our clients building technological innovation and creating value. We do this by providing them with the advanced and differentiated solutions they need.
We are an innovation and transformation catalyst. Through our technologies, services and operations, we work to improve people’s lives and the ways in which companies do business.
(Partner former known as Portugal Telecom Research & Inovacao)
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH
The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, with sites in Kaiserslautern, Saarbrücken, Bremen (with an associated branch in Osnabrück) and a project office in Berlin, is the leading German research institute in the field of innovative software technology. In the international scientific community, DFKI ranks among the most recognized “Centers of Excellence” and currently is the biggest research center worldwide in the area of Artificial Intelligence and its application in terms of number of employees and the volume of external funds.
University of the West of Scotland
University of the West of Scotland is one of the largest and modern universities in UK, and aims to have a transformational influence on the economic, social and cultural development of the West of Scotland, and beyond.
UWS Expertise is in Cloud computing, Video networking, Wireless/mobile/tactical networking, Big data, large-scale data centres, Software-Defined-Networks (SDN) and Security management.
UWS will act as SELFNET technical manager.
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
The Complutense University of Madrid is a public research university located in Madrid, and one of the oldest universities in the world. The university enrolls over 86,000 students, and consistently ranks as one of the top universities in Spain. It is located on a sprawling campus that occupies the entirety of the Ciudad Universitaria district of Madrid, with annexes in the district of Somosaguas in the neighboring city of Pozuelo de Alarcón.
Nextworks is a dynamic R&D SME that was created in 2002 as a spin-off company of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Division of the Consorzio Pisa Ricerche (CPR–DITEL). Nextworks operates in the TLC sectors, collaborating with some of the major manufacturers and operators (e.g., Marconi, Alcatel- Lucent, Nokia-Siemens Networks, Ericsson, Juniper, Interoute, Wind, Telecom Italia). The company’s team boasts long-term experience and proved skills in the frameworks of Control Plane technologies for wired and wireless transport networks, design and development of complex control software on both traditional and embedded platforms and in Quality of Service (QoS) in packet networks, IP telephony, digital video encoding and streaming.
The R&D team in Nextworks has a solid background on design, development and integration of full networking protocol stacks, ranging from the industrial (carrier-grade) to the pure R&D application area. Also the company has a product line and expertise in integrated control and energy management with multiple sensors/actuators (network and non-network) for IoT/IoE application scenarios (e.g., Building Management and Automation Systems).
InnoRoute is an SME specialized in IP/Ethernet packet processing with special focus on QoS. InnoRoute solutions target fixed and mobile networks, especially at the network edges, where fast fibre network backbone ends in many small bandwidth channels. Its products are IP cores for packet processing and network devices. InnoRoute strengths are HW/SW development with emphasis on FPGA, firmware and board.
Alvarion Technologies is a global provider of autonomous Wi-Fi networks, designed with self-organizing capabilities that enable constantly optimized performance. We are guided by our belief that the sustainability of any network stems from the combined strength of its elements. We have developed an approach that is transforming Wi-Fi from a “dumb pipe” into a goldmine of actionable data.
Alvarion designs solutions for Carrier Wi-Fi, Rural Connectivity, Smart City, Smart Hospitality, Connected Campuses and Connected Events that are both complete and heterogeneous to ensure ease of use and optimize operational efficiency. Carriers, Local Governments and Hospitality sectors worldwide deploy our intelligent Wi-Fi networks to enhance productivity and performance, directly and for the long term.
With over 25,000 sites in over 95 countries, our experience and know-how has enabled us to become a proactive contributor to the evolution of the Global Communications Network and our commitment to its growth is reflected in our offering as in everything we do.
Ubiwhere is a Research and Innovation SME, based in Portugal, developing innovative and user-centered software solutions. Since 2007, Ubiwhere has fostered a culture of innovation and creativity by delivering the solutions that their clients need to succeed. The main objective of the company is to research and develop bleeding edge technologies, design state-of-the-art solutions and create valuable intellectual property (by means of rich intangible assets) internally and to its clients – in order to achieve its vision of being an international reference in Smart Cities and Future Internet. To that end, they rely on a multi-faceted, dynamic, passionate and highly qualified team composed by Senior Executives, Researchers, Consultants, Project managers, Creative Designers, Programmers and Quality Assurance Technicians (more than 30 employees and more than 80% with Master Degree or higher).
Ubiwhere’s activity is focused on the research and development of technologies across several markets, namely: Telecom and Future Internet, Bioeconomy (Food, Agriculture and Fisheries), Sustainable and Efficient Resource, Management (Energy, Environment and Natural Resources), Transportation, Travel and Tourism and Knowledge, Collaboration and Education.
PROEF Group was founded in 1984 and provides engineering services in the areas of energy, telecommunications and renewable energy, providing integrated solutions to its customers covering the entire value chain.
In the energy sector, the company’s main activities are performing electrical installations, networks and electricity supply of low, medium and high voltage, lighting, transformer stations and safety of industrial buildings.
In the Telecommunications industry, the company covers three aspects – Services, Consulting and Product – and specializes in Fixed, Mobile, Core and Next Generation Networks. With this scope, the main operating company of the group, Eurico Ferreira, ensures the ability to meet turnkey needs of its customers, from planning to maintenance, through engineering, optimization, Rollout, Integration, Management and O & M, and thus presents a diversified portfolio in constant updating. This is both a way to address the most demanding needs of the market and, above all, to assume the role of privileged partner. Diversification and integration of activities has always been a major goal of Eurico Ferreira, acting today in several international markets such as Europe, Africa and Latin America with a qualified team that always tries to add value to clients operations.
Creative Systems Engineering
Creative Systems Engineering (CSE) Ltd is a self-funded SME, established in 2009 in Athens, Greece. CSE is a modern, dynamic engineering firm that targets the provision of state-of-the-art products and services for Telecommunication, Defence/Space, Industrial Control and Automation, ATE. The company’s strength is based on its experienced staff that has twenty years of proven experience in project & engineering management, design and development of diverse products and provision of high-end engineering services.
CSE is a member of the ACCI (Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry), the HASI (Hellenic Association of Space Industry), the si-Cluster (Hellenic Space Technologies and Applications Cluster), while it holds an EN ISO 9001:2008 certification (TUV Hellas).