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Virtual and programmable industrial network prototype deployed in operational Wind park

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.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014

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Sub call

H2020-ICT-2014-2

Coordinator

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Net EU contribution
€ 1 277 947,25
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen
Germany

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 547 691,68

Participants (9)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 514 250,00
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 388 250,00
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio

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Region
Ηράκλειο Κρήτη Νησιά Αιγαίου
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 553 728,75
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London

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Region
London Inner London — West Westminster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
INTRACOM SA TELECOM SOLUTIONS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 335 737,50
Address
New Road Peania Markopoulo 19 7km
19002 Peania

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Ανατολική Αττική Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 143 887,50
WORLDSENSING SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 234 587,50
Address
Calle Viriat 47 Planta 10
08014 Barcelona

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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
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 100 537,50
DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 494 748,00
Address
Friedrich-ebert-allee 140
53113 Bonn

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Bonn, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 212 034,85
INTEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IRELAND LIMITED
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 597 712,50
Address
Collinstown Industrial Park
W23 Leixlip

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 256 162,50
NEC EUROPE LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 69 594,53
Address
West End Road Athene Odyssey Business Park South Ruislip
HA4 6QE London
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
€ 29 826,41
NEC LABORATORIES EUROPE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 408 343,47
Address
Kurfursten-anlage 36
69115 Heidelberg

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Heidelberg, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 175 004,34