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Flexible and efficient hardware/software platforms for 5G network elements and devices

Objective

The overall objective of Flex5Gware is to deliver highly reconfigurable hardware (HW) platforms together with HW-agnostic software (SW) platforms targeting both network elements and devices and taking into account increased capacity, reduced energy footprint, as well as scalability and modularity, to enable a smooth transition from 4G mobile wireless systems to 5G.
As it will be argued in the proposal, this approach will be necessary so that 5G HW/SW platforms can meet the requirements imposed by the anticipated exponential growth in mobile data traffic (1000 fold increase) together with the large diversity of applications (from low bit-rate/power power for M2M to interactive and high resolution applications).
Flex5Gware will adopt a holistic approach performing research and implementations on key building blocks of 5G (and cooperations among them) to provide versatile, flexible, reconfigurable, efficient operations for HW/SW platforms. The development of this concept entails many system design challenges that will be solved through disruptive technologies. E.g. analogue components to enable massive MIMO for mmWave, full duplex (simultaneous transmission and reception) for 5G waveforms, or reconfigurable SW architectures with interface abstractions for flexible control and management mechanisms across heterogeneous wireless devices and access networks.
Flex5Gware will evaluate and demonstrate the developed 5G technologies, in terms of proofs-of-concept, which will be showcased in a demonstration event where all the partners in the consortium will participate. The Flex5Gware consortium includes large industry leaders from infrastructure providers (ALUD, EAB and NEC), semiconductor manufacturers (IMC) and network operators (TI) as well as leading research institutions and academia and is reinforced with the participation of three SMEs. This powerful consortium, together with the measures detailed in the proposal, ensure a huge impact of the Flex5Gware results.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014

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Sub call

H2020-ICT-2014-2

Coordinator

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Net EU contribution
€ 798 268,75
Address
Am Campeon 10
85579 Neubiberg
Germany

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Landkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 798 268,75

Participants (18)

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS GMBH &CO KG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 988 156,00
Address
Werinherstrasse 91
81541 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 988 156,00
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 713 398,00
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 713 398,00
CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE TELECOMUNICAZIONI
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 270 000,00
Address
Viale G. P. Usberti 181a
43124 Parma

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Parma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 270 000,00
CENTRE TECNOLOGIC DE TELECOMUNICACIONS DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 476 000,00
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
€ 476 000,00
ERICSSON AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 473 768,75
Address
Torshamnsgatan 23
164 80 Stockholm

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 473 768,75
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 196 293,75
Address
Paradisgatan 5c
22100 Lund

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Region
Södra Sverige Sydsverige Skåne län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 196 293,75
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 454 300,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 454 300,00
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 525 000,00
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 525 000,00
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 262 550,00
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 262 550,00
NEC EUROPE LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 235 350,00
Address
West End Road Athene Odyssey Business Park South Ruislip
HA4 6QE London

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Region
London Outer London — West and North West Harrow and Hillingdon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 235 350,00
SEQUANS COMMUNICATIONS SA
France
Net EU contribution
€ 379 750,00
Address
15-55 Boulevard Charles De Gaulle Les Portes De La Defense
92700 Colombes

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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
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 379 750,00
TELECOM ITALIA SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 261 000,00
Address
Via Gaetano Negri 1
20123 Milano

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 261 000,00
TECNOLOGIAS SERVICIOS TELEMATICOS YSISTEMAS SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 348 125,00
Address
Calle Albert Einstein 12 Planta 1a Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Cantabria
39011 Santander

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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
Cantabria Cantabria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 348 125,00
UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 359 212,50
Address
Calle Madrid 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid)

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 359 212,50
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

FUNDACION IMDEA NETWORKS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 239 475,00
Address
Avenida Del Mar Mediterraneo 22
28918 Leganes (Madrid)

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 239 475,00
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 111 250,00
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa

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Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 111 250,00
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 524 687,50
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 524 687,50
WINGS ICT SOLUTIONS INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES IKE
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 377 000,00
Address
189, Syggrou Avenue
171 21 Nea Smyrni

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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
Νότιος Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 377 000,00