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Pan-European Laboratory Infrastructure Implementation

Objective

PII addresses the need for large-scale testing facilities in the communications area by implementing an infrastructure for federating testbeds. The central objective of PII is to create a testbed federation among regional innovation clusters in Europe. This will enable companies participating in these clusters to test new communication services and applications across Europe. The testbed federation includes four core innovation clusters and three satellite clusters.

PII will develop and deploy effective mechanisms and technologies to enable a functioning federation of existing testbeds. This will provide added value to users of existing local testbeds, and it will prove that federation is a model for the establishment of a long-term sustainable, large-scale and diverse testing infrastructure for (tele-)communications technologies, services and applications in Europe.

In particular PII will:
• Develop mechanisms and tools to describe, store, locate and orchestrate testing services as well as means to automatically provide composite testbeds across multiple administrative domains.
• Develop and elaborate mechanisms to combine and accommodate future clean-slate approaches and provide testing services in a network-agnostic manner.
• Define a common abstract control framework, which enables the interconnection of diverse testbeds.
• Establish trust across the federation by means of quality assurance processes and tools.
• Integrate the concept of User Driven Innovation.
• Execute a techno-socio-economic study to assess the long-term sustainability of the federation model.

PII's testbed federation infrastructure will build on the legal, operational, and technical framework developed by the Panlab SSA in FP6. 20 partners constitute a highly competent, well-balanced consortium of SMEs, associations, academic institutions as well as large manufacturers and network operators, to mobilise the critical mass at European level to achieve the project objectives.
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Coordinator

EURESCOM-EUROPEAN INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND STRATEGIC STUDIES IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS GMBH

Address

Wieblinger Weg 19/4
69123 Heidelberg

Germany

Activity type

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

EU Contribution

€ 709 686

Administrative Contact

Anastasius Gavras (Mr.)

Participants (21)

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FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 535 375

DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 29 500

EUROPEAN CENTER FOR INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 295 900

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 76 200

TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 163 500

NOKIA OYJ

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 220 250

DIGITAL MEDIA INNOVATIONS FINLAND DIMES RY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 301 850

OULU INNOVATION OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 480 000

Technicolor R&D France

France

EU Contribution

€ 300 950

ASSOCIATION IMAGES & RESEAUX

France

EU Contribution

€ 223 170

ORANGE SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 203 209

ALCATEL VACCUM TECHNOLOGY FRANCE SAS

France

COSMOTE KINITES TILEPIKOINONIES AE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 136 898

ATHINA-EREVNITIKO KENTRO KAINOTOMIAS STIS TECHNOLOGIES TIS PLIROFORIAS, TON EPIKOINONION KAI TIS GNOSIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 182 300

BLUECHIP TECHNOLOGIES AE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 372 600

PANEPISTIMIO PATRON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 410 412

WATERFORD INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 334 200

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PALERMO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 57 000

ITALTEL SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 143 262

LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 309 800

T-SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 213 938

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 224119

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2008

  • End date

    31 March 2011

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 282 470

  • EU contribution

    € 5 700 000

Coordinated by:

EURESCOM-EUROPEAN INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND STRATEGIC STUDIES IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS GMBH

Germany