Eurescom is a leading international project management company in the area of collaborative R&D in ICT. Based in Heidelberg, Germany, Eurescom provides comprehensive services for initiating, managing and supporting collaborative research projects, initiatives and programmes in the ICT sector. Since 1991, Eurescom has managed international collaborative projects for network operators, service providers, and suppliers in the telecoms sector, using a dynamic network of experts. Eurescom record includes significant number of successful participation in European R&D activities and its framework programmes.

Brunel University in the UK is a major force in the UK higher education maintaining close links with industry in teaching, research and technology transfer. Brunel has a total student population of over 14,000 and over 2,000 full-time academic and research staff with a turnover of about £192 million from teaching and research. The University is organized into three colleges, of which the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, within the College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences, has a long record of innovation and excellence; it was recently graded 5 in the UK Research Assessment Exercise in the General Engineering subject area. The school has over 200 members of staff and research activities are centered on a number of groups of which Wireless Networks and Communication Research Centre (WNCC) and Centre for Multimedia Communications Research (CMCR) are prominent.

VIAVI provides cutting-edge network test solutions enabling our customers to analyse, develop and validate the performance and capability of a wide variety of network functions and devices. Our test tools validate all key wireless, cellular and IP technologies worldwide, including 3G, 4G, 4.5G and 5G. We have a leading position in test and measurement innovation, enabling core wireless technology research to develop concept-proving system prototypes, towards 5G and beyond.

ISEP is a graduate engineering school in Electronics, Software & Computer Engineering, Signal & Image Processing, Telecommunications and Networks, founded in 1955. ISEP trains engineers and researchers that meet the needs of industry. Its close relationship with the corporate world contributes largely to the school’s life: ISEP faculty devote their energies to R/D projects, technology transfer and contracts established with industrial groups, computer service companies, university laboratories, national and European research agencies. Besides, ISEP has a strong international dimension with more than 100 partnerships worldwide. Moreover, ISEP continuously designs innovative teaching methods to foster the development of competences in engineering and management fields.

MostlyTek has been founded in 2001 by Dr. Moshe Ran, with the primary vison of developing and leading state-of-the-art broadband wireless communications systems. Our products include algorithms, Intellectual Properties, special purpose devices and business opportunities that enable innovative solutions for the communication industry.  Our activities area include:

  • R&D capabilities in the areas of advanced cellular communications as 4G, 5G and B5G technologies (algorithmic aspects, Protocols and capacity increase algorithms for multiple access communication networks simulations and prototyping).
  • Development key building blocks to support air interface of radio-below-10GHz mmWaves/THz and visible light communications (VLC), and over low cost Plastical Optical Fiber (POF).

Evaluating services of projects under Office of Chief Scientist (OCS) and Innovation Authority in Israel with focus on ICT sector. Our services are based on proven experience of leading experts led by Dr. Ran and MostlyTek team (see backed up with strong international support through agreements with leading European research institutes.

Issy Média is in charge of the communication and the development of new technologies in the city of Issy‐les‐ Moulineaux since 1990. It is a Local Semi-Public Company, also known as ” SEM (Société d’économie mixte)”, whose capital is however held in majority by the city. Its aim is to create a collaborative environment bringing together the public, the private and the research sector in order to build a local Information Society which is innovative and open to all. Issy Média is therefore, following the developments of new technologies benefiting the population, and experimenting new applications and services on its territory.

Having participated, or being currently involved in a large number of projects supported by the European Commission and National Authorities, Issy has a good experience in deploying, testing, disseminating and validating ICT services in realistic conditions through the Living Lab methodology . The city is also member of the European network of Living Labs (ENOLL), a recognition for its role as a Pilot City which contributes to develop, disseminate and exploit several innovative ICT services (Open data portal, innovative transport applications, data journalism application …) within the scope of different projects.

BRE provides research and testing and certification in the built environment. BRE also has an Innovation Park of test houses that it uses for demonstration and test bed purposes.

Through its work on Smart Homes and Buildings, BRE has been actively involved in testing and research with regards to communication systems in the built environment, working on site with partners including Ofcom, BT, Telefonica and Arqiva, looking at coverage into homes and buildings and the impacts of new materials.

With 67 institutes and independent research units and liaison offices in Europe, the USA and Asia, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has an established reputation for excellence at the front rank of applied research and development. 23,000 staff members work with an annual research budget of over 2 billion euros.

Fraunhofer IIS   Founded in 1985, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen, Germany, ranks first among the Fraunhofer Institutes concerning headcount and revenues. With the creation of mp3 and the co-development of AAC, Fraunhofer IIS has reached worldwide recognition. In close cooperation with partners and clients the Institute provides research and development services in the following areas: Audio & Multimedia, Communications Systems, Energy Management, IC Design and Design Automation, Imaging System, Medical Technology, Non-destructive Testing, Positioning, Safety and Security Technology, Sensor Systems plus Supply Chain Management. About 830 employees conduct contract research for industry, the service sector and public authorities. The budget of 108 million euros is mainly financed by projects. Less than 25 percent of the budget is subsidized by federal and state funds. Fraunhofer IIS with its headquarters in Erlangen, Germany, has further branches in Germany with one of them being in Ilmenau. The Fraunhofer IIS Project Group for Wireless Distribution Systems in Digital Broadcasting, located in Ilmenau is specialized on testing of terrestrial and satellite based communication systems and networks in Virtual Electromagnetic Environments at the Facility for Over the Air Research and Testing (FORTE).

The National Centre for Scientific Research DEMOKRITOS (NCSRD) is the biggest research centre in applied sciences and engineering in Greece and it is a self-governing research organisation. NCSRD consists of five Institutes spanning a broad range of activities, and divisions responsible for administrative and technical support. Its staff consists of about 400 persons, over 300 research associates and about 100 graduate students working towards Ph.D. degree. It is the home of the Greek National Host and a major node in the Greek National Research and Technology Network (GR-Net). NCSRD participates in the project through the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications (IIT).

Warsaw University of Technology is one of the leading institutes of technology in Poland, and one of the largest in Central Europe. It employs 2,453 teaching faculty, with 357 professors (including 145 titular professors). The student body numbers 36,156 (as of 2011), mostly full-time. There are 19 faculties (divisions) covering almost all fields of science and technology.

Arçelik is the household appliances, consumer electronics and information technologies equipment design and manufacturing company of Koç Holding. Arçelik; founded in 1955; is the third largest home appliances manufacturer in Europe and Arçelik Group has achieved a consolidated turnover of EUR 4.4 Billion in 2015. Arçelik has 15 production plants in Romania, Russia, China, South Africa, Thailand and Turkey and has 27 sales and marketing companies worldwide. Arçelik is serving its customers in more than 130 countries with its ten different brands including Arçelik, Arctic, Beko, Blomberg, Defy, Elektra Bregenz and Grundig. Arçelik acknowledges that sustainable achievement is not possible without investment in R&D. Hence, Arçelik is strongly investing in R&D; it has 10 R&D centres with over 1000 personnel and fully equipped test laboratories, and is Turkey’s leading producer of technology and patents. Arçelik owns more than 1/3 of the patents produced in Turkey and it is the only Turkish company in the World International Property Organisation’s listing of the top 500 patent applicants. Arçelik collaborates with local and international universities, suppliers, research organisations and research institutes in carrying out its R&D activities and is actively participating in EUREKA and EU Framework Programmes since 1993. Arçelik R&D centers have expertise on its own products as well as on the engineering disciplines that are related to product design functions, production and delivery systems as Digital Signal Processing, Wireless Communications Systems, Supply-Chain, Production Management and Logistics Systems.

RunEL is engaged in the design and implementation of state of art affordable Software Core Engines and Smart RRH (Radio Remote Head) platforms for 5G RAN utilizing its pre 5G standardized technologies and current developments for future of 5G solutions.

RunEL focus is in the Radio Access Network (RAN) technologies developing cores for the 5G RAN layers (SW engines and accelerators) these are key components and modules for 5G developing solutions.

RunEL solutions are implemented keeping high flexibility and openness enabling vertical integration and augmentation to facilitate implementation of baseband solutions enabling implementing 5G multi RAT (Radio Access Technology) solutions including millimetre waves communication systems.

A Multi RAT technique using the same baseband can also be considered for IoRL Project implementation.

HIT, Holon Institute of Technology, is a well-established unique and multidisciplinary academic institution, which manages to maintain its young spirit as well as its dynamic and contemporary nature. HIT echoes the “Hi-Tech Nation” concept thanks to its groundbreaking creativity, research and development. It is on the cutting edge of innovation and entrepreneurship, knowledgeable and technologically advanced. HIT represents the combination of academia and industry, advancing towards the integration of science, engineering, design and management.

This unique integration is evident in its state-of-the-art labs, joint academia-industry initiatives and innovation centers.

Ferrovial Construction is the flagship company heading up the construction division of Ferrovial, one of the world’s leading groups specialised in infrastructure and cities, operating through its Services, Toll Roads, Construction and Airports divisions. It has over half a century experience of forward-looking projects and continues to strive to make a difference in the world of infrastructure and services and, therefore, in society.

The company focuses its innovation efforts in the areas of energy efficiency and innovative construction aiming to position itself as a benchmark in Spain and around the world in the development of intelligent infrastructure products and services. Regarding the energy efficiency innovation line and with the aim of reducing GHG emissions, helping to reduce energy costs and anticipating future regulations, projects are being developed in maintenance, auditing and energy efficiency optimization for buildings, reducing power consumption in public lighting, and expert energy management systems. Within the innovative construction area projects aiming to develop technologies, processes and products to improve the productivity and environmental sustainability of construction activity in all of its areas are promoted and developed.

Oledcomm was founded in 2012 by a University of Versailles professor (Dr. Suat Topsu). Oledcomm is a Worldwide leading supplier of LiFi (also known as visible light communication or VLC) network interface devices enabling high speed wireless data communication and connected Led lighting network to the server, Oledcomm designs, produces and serves LiFi equipment in the telecom, datacom, personal electronics, and industrial markets. From LiFi hubs, PoE/LiFi routers, switches, PLC/LiFi adapters, LED drivers, network power supplies, DC-DC power supplies and to LED lightings, Oledcomm develops a world class LiFi solutions portfolio spanning from location based services to high speed wireless mobile connections.

Oledcomm counts two technical development locations, in Mexico a software applications employs 6 engineers charged to innovate in geolocation applications and cloud, while in Great Paris hardware design innovation is located. 6 PhD and 6 engineers work of VLC PHY and MAC layer for internet, geolocation devices and front end optics.

Tsinghua University is a research university located in Beijing, China. Established in 1911, and with the motto of “Self-Discipline and Social Commitment” and the spirit of “Actions Speak Louder than Words”, Tsinghua University is dedicated to the well-being of Chinese society and to world development. With strong research and training, Tsinghua University is consistently ranked as one of the top academic institutions in China.

At present, the university has 14 schools and 56 departments with faculties in science, engineering, humanities, law, medicine, history, philosophy, economics, management, education and art. The University has now over 25,900 students, including 13,100 undergraduates and 12,800 graduate students. As one of China’s most renowned universities, Tsinghua has become an important institution for fostering talent and scientific research.

Electronic Engineering Department is one of the largest departments in Tsinghua with around 1000 graduate students and about the same amount of undergraduate students. There are around 100 faculty members and the annual research funding is around 150 million RMB (24 million USD).

Leadpcom is a start-up company founded in 2012.  Its research and development efforts are mainly focused on the algorithm design, hardware and software development, and system integration of visible light communication (VLC) and power line communication (PLC) systems.

The VLC-based indoor positioning system developed by the company incorporates hardware, software and cloud platform seamlessly, which enables it to provide technology solutions to a broad range of applications in various indoor settings such as museums, shopping malls, indoor parking spaces, airports, schools, and healthcare facilities.  It also provides VLC based guide systems to museums and exhibition centers.

Leadpcom is also an active member in the China Wireless Personal Area Network Working Group (CWPAN-WG), contributing to the developments of both China VLC standard and China PLC standard. Leadpcom has a good experience in developing, deploying and testing VLC-based indoor positioning and guide systems for museums and exhibition centers, supporting them to provide detailed and accurate information to visitors.

Leadpcom is an active member in the China Wireless Personal Area Network Working Group (CWPAN-WG), contributing to the development of both China VLC standard and China PLC standard.

Shanghai Feilo is the first joint-stock listed company in China. In 2014, the company conducted major asset reorganization, and in December 2015 Feilo successfully acquired international lighting brand Sylvania. Currently, Feilo has 5 entity enterprises, i.e. Shanghai Yaming Lighting Co., Ltd., Beijing Shenan Investment Group Co., Ltd., Sylvania lighting International Group, Shanghai Y&L Light Source Co., Ltd. and Shanghai Sunlight Enterprise Co., Ltd.

Based on the traditional lighting industry, our company responds positively to national strategy of energy-saving and emission reduction and makes efforts to develop LED green lighting undertaking. The company has successfully implemented lighting & landscaping projects for famous buildings including projects for Shanghai Tower, International Exhibition Center, China Millennium Monument, Tiananmen Square, Shanghai Expo Park, Badaling Great Wall, both sides of Ganjiang River in Jiangxi Province, Xuhui Binjiang, Yangpu Bridge and public ambient lighting projects such as projects for Beijing International Airport, Tianjin Binhai Airport, Linyi Airport, Beijing Railway Station, Beijing Subway Station, Wangfujing Shopping Mall, headquarter building of Agricultural Bank of China, Beijing-Kaifeng Highway, etc. These above projects have all been highly appreciated by clients for their excellent quality and superb services.

CI3 – Centre for the Innovation of Smart Infrastructures is a non-profit public-sector company of general interest and its aim is to contribute to the development and promotion of information technologies (IT) applied to infrastructures.

The mission of the Centre for the Innovation of Smart Infrastructures is to become a national and international reference centre in the research, development and innovation of technology services and products for advanced infrastructure projects in urban and inter-urban environments.

The main objectives of the Centre for Innovation (CI3) are as follows:

  • To contribute to the development and promotion of smart infrastructures. In particular, this aim is to be achieved through actions designed to foster and develop projects in this field.
  • Promotion of actions that improve the efficiency of innovation and investigation at the Centre and its interaction with research groups, trading companies and international institutions.
  • Creation of a specific environment for innovation and technology-transfer activities in the sector through the development of smart projects that are environmentally efficient and for social use.

The Centre has been developed by three founding trustees: Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha (JCCM), University of Alcalá (UAH) and the trading company Ferrovial.

JOADA, headquartered in Bordeaux (France), develops, produces and markets advanced video streaming solutions relying on groundbreaking innovative technologies of the Internet of the Future. More specifically, JOADA focuses on the multiple source adaptive distribution of video services. The flagship product is the multi-awarded QUANTEEC video delivery solution. QUANTEEC revolutionizes the way video can be streamed over the Internet including a multi-peer flow aggregation solution, in full compatibility with existing standards such as MPEG-DASH and HLS. QUANTEEC responds to the volume and quality constraints imposed by today’s evolutions in terms of videos consumption.

Nonetheless, to remain at the forefront of innovation, the company spends a comparably high percentage of its turnover on Research and Development, and in doing so provides the means to employ specialists for its main field of activity. The next revolution will be on radio-light streaming. The participation of JOADA inside IORL is dedicated to make this possible and thanks to QUANTEEC specificities in terms of multiple sources, the whole approach is the opportunity for inclusion of IOT-based devices, through the use of radio-light ones. The security aspects will also be considered.

University of Leicester is a research led institution. The proposed project will be carried out in the Department of Engineering, one of the largest departments in the University with around 600 undergraduate and 100 postgraduate students and researchers, more than thirty-five academic staff (professors and lecturers) and a similar number of support staff. The Department is internationally renowned for quality research and excellent teaching, and has links with many of the world’s major engineering companies. In the recent REF 2014, 90% of our research was judged to be world leading or internationally excellent and we submitted almost all our academic staff for this assessment. University of Leicester has a strong foundation in leading space and communication research, particularly at European level both with the European Space Agency and with the European Commission; and are also strongly involved in Copernicus: i) SLSTR LST L2 algorithm providers ii) Sentinel 3 ground segment design; iii) the Geoland-2 core service, iv) the CAMELOT study defining the requirements for the atmosphere missions of Sentinels 4 and 5; v) the UK GMES networking groups; and vi) the Sentinel Convoy studies (scientific lead) both for Land and Atmosphere to identify gaps in current/planned measurements. University of Leicester also has been extensively involved in H2020 ITN projects including CINCHRON, MIND, LISTEN, MEICOM, YEASTDOC, SOCRATES etc.

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