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Virtual and programmable industrial network prototype deployed in operational Wind park

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 671648

  • Start date

    1 July 2015

  • End date

    30 June 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 340 044,28

  • EU contribution

    € 4 874 899,50

Coordinated by:

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

Objective

With anticipated exponential growth of connected devices, future networks require an open solutions architecture facilitated by standards and a strong ecosystem. Such devices need an easy interface to the connected network to request the kind of communication service characterized by guarantees about bandwidth, delay, jitter, packet loss or redundancy. In response, the network should grant the requested network resources automatically and program the intermediate networking devices based on device profile and privileges. Similar requirement also comes from business applications where application itself asks for particular network resources based on its needs. Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) provide promising combination leading to programmable connectivity, rapid service provisioning and service chaining.

As a part of 5G PPP programme, VirtuWind will develop and demonstrate SDN & NFV ecosystem, based on open, modular and secure framework showcasing a prototype for intra-domain and inter-domain scenarios in real wind parks as a representative use case of industrial networks, and validate the economic viability of the demonstrated solution. The wind park control network has been chosen as a professional application in VirtuWind as wind energy has now established itself as a mainstream of sustainable energy generation. By envisioning lower capital expenditure and operational expenditure costs in control network infrastructure, VirtuWind will play important role in assisting wind energy sector to achieve cost reductions. Further applicability of VirtuWind solution in other industrial domains will bring multifold benefits in their communication networks.

The VirtuWind consortium consists of strong industry and academic partners covering the whole value chain of programmable networks. The consortium is striving for a common vision of creating industrial capability of SDN/NFV in Europe.

Coordinator

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Address

Werner-Von-Siemens-Str. 1
80333 Munchen

Germany

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 1 277 947,25

Participants (9)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 514 250

IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 388 250

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 553 728,75

INTRACOM SA TELECOM SOLUTIONS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 335 737,50

WORLDSENSING SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 234 587,50

DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 494 748

INTEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IRELAND LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 597 712,50

NEC EUROPE LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 69 594,53

NEC LABORATORIES EUROPE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 408 343,47

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 671648

  • Start date

    1 July 2015

  • End date

    30 June 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 340 044,28

  • EU contribution

    € 4 874 899,50

Coordinated by:

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany