TSSG H2020 project TO-EURO-5G finishes with top marks
The H2020 5G PPP’s TO-EURO-5G project ran for the period June, 2017 until August, 2019, with the main aim to support the activities of the European 5G Initiative as outlined in the 5G contractual Public Private Partnership (cPPP).
TO-EURO-5G project held its final review on 8th November, 2019 in Brussels, where it was distinguished as a “5 Star” project in achieving its main objectives towards maintaining and enhancing the competitiveness of the European ICT industry, and seeking European leadership in the 5G domain. It was established that the TO-EURO-5G project contributed, through their support activities, to fast-track the implementation of the European 5G Action Plan and to orchestrating an open, transparent and flexible 5G-PPP programme governance structure that facilitates good cooperation between the projects, the Commission and the 5G Infrastructure Association.
The reviewers singled out the project’s many accomplishments in stimulating, organising and hosting strategic events and workshops, where the European 5G achievements were promoted on a global level, including the organisation of the Global 5G events and active contribution to the annual EuCNC events, and many other events. The project’s work in stimulating the entry of SMEs into the 5G community and the support of a wide range of 5G working groups were also exalted by the reviewers.
The project partners of TO-EURO-5G were the following: Eurescom (Coordinator), the 5G Infrastructure Association, IDATE DigiWorld, Interinnov, Nokia Solutions and Networks Management International, University of Surrey, Universita di Bologna, Orange, Martel, Telenor, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs France and Waterford Institute of Technology.
According to James Clarke of TSSG, who was in the review team on behalf of WIT, “TO-EURO-5G was greatly instrumental in supporting the building up of the 5G PPP activities, especially in its successful second phase from 2017 – 2020. This included the awarding and implementation of 21 projects in the second call of the 5G PPP.”
The work of the TO-EURO-5G project will be continued under the remit of the H2020 FULL5G project, of which WIT is a partner.
Pictured is James Clarke and TO-EURO-5G project partners.