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EMpowering transatlantic PlatfOrms for advanced WirEless Research

Project description

EU-US knowledge exchange to better prepare for 5G

The internet’s shortcomings and bottlenecks have resulted in a new generation of test platforms that are backed by global initiatives. However, Europe is noticeably absent from these initiatives. The EU-funded EMPOWER project will establish a joint EU-US advanced wireless ecosystem to bring together various communities and stakeholders. It will create a strategic EU-US collaboration agenda and support its implementation before global competition for beyond 5G connectivity requirements. In addition, it will deliver recommendations to assist in coordinating major funding instruments between the EU and US for future separate and joint calls. The project will speed up joint development on advanced wireless platforms directed at the new connectivity boundaries beyond 5G.


EMPOWER ambitions to accelerate the joint development between the EU and the US on advanced wireless platforms targeting the new connectivity frontiers beyond 5G. EMPOWER targets the creation of a joint EU-US advanced wireless ecosystem for (i) bridging the relevant EU-US Wireless communities and stakeholders, such as scientific researchers, platform engineers, standardization experts, regulators, and product incubators; and (ii) developing a strategic EU-US collaboration agenda and supporting its execution ahead of worldwide competition for beyond 5G connectivity standards. EMPOWER foresees twinning with the best researchers and practitioners involved in projects funded by USA, especially with entities participating in the PAWR programme ( EMPOWER will provide instruments for inducing collaboration between ongoing and forthcoming 5G and beyond initiatives targeting at wireless networks experimentation on both ends of the Atlantic. Through the EMPOWER instruments we aim to create an efficient means for stimulating the circulation of ideas and people between European and similar American experimental wireless platform initiatives. We also aim at encouraging stronger collaboration between fundamental and experimental wireless researchers by making access to platform tools and data exchange simpler. EMPOWER instruments will also provide a wealth of information for global and regional standards and regulatory organizations (e.g. ITU-R, ETSI) and industry fora (e.g. NGMN). An important additional output of EMPOWER will be in the form of recommendations on technologies and experimentation methodologies for future wireless experimentation objectives. This will assist in providing coordination between EU (Horizon Europe) and US NSF programmes for future individual and joint calls.

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Net EU contribution
€ 490 656,25
75006 Paris

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Total cost
€ 490 656,25

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