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Flexibly Scalable Energy Efficient Networking

Objective

FLEX-SCALE advances disruptive research on complementary optical x-haul network technologies for Optical Switching Nodes and their Transceiver Interfaces that enable flexible capacity scaling (≥10 Tb/s rate per interface, ≥1 Pb/s capacity per link and ≥10 Pb/s throughput per optical node) based on utilization of ultra-high bandwidth photonic/plasmonic technologies and the efficient exploitation of optical spatial and spectral switching (UltraWide-Band Spectral & Spatial Lanes Multiplexing; UWB/SDM). The developed x-haul 6G optical network innovations will achieve record energy efficiency (sub-pJ per switched/transmitted bit ) and low cost, enabled by photonic integration and optical transparency, replacing/bypassing power-hungry and costly electronic processing systems (e.g. electronic routers/switches). The Optical Nodes and their Transceiver Interfaces will be controlled by ML-enabled SDN control plane approaches that incorporate new resource allocation algorithms and protocols relying on emerging information models and enabling autonomous programmable disaggregated open networks, which will optimize traffic flow routing across network layers and segments, improving network QoS (high rates, low latency, high reliability/availability) and low cost/power consumption, as required by 6G specifications.
FLEX-SCALE consortium spans the value chain of industry/academia experts on the targeted topics (transformational transceivers and optical switches, network planning, operation algorithms and protocols development) with demonstrated experience on delivering on their promises, as indicated by their research output and exploitation towards new products, services and standards contributions. FLEX-SCALE is poised to extend Europe’s leadership in 6G x-haul with offerings of highest-capacity flexible optoelectronic interfaces and fast switching nodes that fully exploit the optical spatial/spectral resources with the use of novel algorithms and control-plane implementations

Coordinator

PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Net EU contribution
€ 587 375,00
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras
Greece

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Αχαΐα Δυτική Ελλάδα Κεντρική Ελλάδα
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (11)

CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE TELECOMUNICAZIONI
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 398 750,00
Address
Viale G. P. Usberti 181a
43124 Parma

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Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Parma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
CENTRE TECNOLOGIC DE TELECOMUNICACIONS DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 450 000,00
Address
Avinguda Carl Friedrich Gauss 7 Parc Mediterrani De Tecnologia
08860 Castelldefels Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 398 746,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,25
THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 332 187,50
Address
Edmond J Safra Campus Givat Ram
91904 Jerusalem

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
LIONIX INTERNATIONAL BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 549 990,00
Address
Hengelosestraat 500
7521 AN Enschede

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Region
Oost-Nederland Overijssel Twente
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 61 110,00
OPSYS SENSING TECHNOLOGIES LTD
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 249 750,00
Address
26 Harokmim Street
5885849 Holon

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 27 750,00
PICADVANCED, SA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 549 256,00
Address
Universidade De Aveiro Incubator Pci, Creative Sci Via Do Conhecimento S/n
3830 352 Ilhavo

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Continente Centro (PT) Região de Aveiro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 61 029,00
ERICSSON TELECOMUNICAZIONI SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 253 125,00
Address
Via Anagnina 203
00118 Roma

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Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 28 125,00
TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 233 514,00
Address
Ronda De La Comunicacion S/n Distrito C Edificio Oeste I
28050 Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 25 946,00
GIOUMPITEK MELETI SCHEDIASMOS YLOPOIISI KAI POLISI ERGON PLIROFORIKIS ETAIREIA PERIORISMENIS EFTHYNIS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 349 875,00
Address
Mithridatou 36-38
11632 Athina

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 38 875,00
VPIPHOTONICS GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 259 987,00
Address
Carnotstrasse 6
10587 Berlin

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Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 28 888,00

Partners (3)

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
POLARITON TECHNOLOGIES AG
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
C/o Eth Zurich Saumerstrase 4
8803 Ruschlikon

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
HUBER+SUHNER POLATIS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Milton Road 332 Cambridge Science Park
CB4 0WN Cambridge

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
No data