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Wideband Optical Networks

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 814276

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2019

  • End date

    31 December 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 706 276,87

  • EU contribution

    € 3 706 276,87

Coordinated by:

ASTON UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

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.
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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

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 297 522

VPIPHOTONICS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 252 788,40

CORIANT PORTUGAL UNIPESSOAL LDA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 237 720,24

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 505 576,80

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 765 976,15

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 531 239,76

UNIVERSITY OF PELOPONNESE

Greece

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 256 320

Partners (4)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN

Germany

ORANGE SA

France

FINISAR GERMANY GMBH

Germany

KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 814276

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2019

  • End date

    31 December 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 706 276,87

  • EU contribution

    € 3 706 276,87

Coordinated by:

ASTON UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom