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Wideband Optical Networks

Objective

The annual global Internet traffic will 127-fold increase from 2005 to 2021, with a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 24% from 2016 - 2021. In the context of such extraordinary traffic growth, we are proposing the Wideband Optical Networks (WON) European Training Network, to promote international, inter-sectorial and multi/inter-disciplinary research activities and career development. WON will train 14 early-stage researchers (ESRs) in the area of wideband optical networks through collaboration of 14 academic and industrial highly qualified institutions. Solutions identified within WON will enable to overcome a possible traffic-crunch by achieving a 10-fold increase in the usable optical bandwidth of single-mode fibres. Being highly multidisciplinary, WON will cover all topics and expertise from design and development of photonic components, novel digital signal processing algorithms and system modelling to network and control management. WON is a doctoral-level training network that will benefit of rich interactions between the academia and industry. Eight academic and six industrial partners from nine different European countries will constitute the consortium
The ESRs will benefit from a comprehensive training programme featuring inter-sectorial and multidisciplinary technical courses, rich transferable skills training and international inter-sectorial secondments with a strong focus on industrial experience. WON ESRs will be capable of leading interdisciplinary research activities with unique expertise on designing physical-layer-aware wideband optical communication networks. In this context, the WON training networks will serve as a European platform for outstanding doctoral training in the field of ultra-high capacity next generation optical networks.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/telecommunications network/optical network
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/signal processing

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

ASTON UNIVERSITY
Address
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET Birmingham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 606 345,12

Participants (9)

CORIANT R&D GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
St Martin Strasse 76
81541 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 297 522
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VPIPHOTONICS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Carnotstrasse 6
10587 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INFINERA UNIPESSOAL LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 237 720,24
Address
Rua Da Garagem 1
2790-078 Carnaxide
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 505 576,80
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 765 976,15
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 531 239,76
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF PELOPONNESE

Participation ended

Greece
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Stavrou 28 Kai Karyotaki 28
221 00 Tripolis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 256 320
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (4)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ORANGE SA
France
Address
Rue Olivier De Serres 78
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FINISAR GERMANY GMBH
Germany
Address
Reuchlinstrasse 10/11
10553 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
Address
Herrenberger Strasse 130
71034 Boeblingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)