|Horizon 2020 call
|H2020 – ICT- 2020
|Type of Action
|January 1st, 2021
|EVOLVED-5G: Experimentation and Validation Openness for Longterm evolution of VErtical inDustries in 5G era and beyond
Website: https://evolved-5g.eu/ Social Media: Contact: evolved-5G-Contact@5g-ppp.eu
The intense ongoing work towards 5G readiness has reached the point where the performance gains provided by 5G infrastructures should be exploited by third party innovators and SMEs, to create a new, open and dynamic ecosystem from both technology and marketing perspectives. Towards the materialization o the 5G performance gains at application and market level, key contributions are expected by the domain of design and development of Network Application. In this context, EVOLVED-5G endorses the vision where the world of Network Applications follows the paradigm of mobile applications hosted in a related market place. Moreover, the EVOLVED-5G project will contribute towards the fourth industrial revolution or Industry 4.0. Recognized as one of the major vertical industries by 5G-PPP (referring to the digital evolving of workspaces), Industry 4.0 brings innovative use cases, yet technologically challenging, and create a fertile environment for SME-driven entrepreneurship, where new use case-tailored functions (as Network Applications) can be provided to compose a digitalized, secure, and automated generation of the industrial operations (mainly referring to functions for process and machine control as well as procedures for advanced product lifecycle management). The industry-oriented EVOLVED-5G Network Applications will be tested, validated, and certified in a vendor-agnostic experimentation platform, and progressively define the first set of Network Applications that the EVOLVED-5G marketplace will host.
Obj1: Upgrade the 5G experimentation potential in Europe, through the design, development, and release of an open 5G experimentation facility that will materialise network programmability and will expose standard 3GPP APIs (currently studied by 3GPP SA6) to enable automated Network Application validation tests.
Obj2: Materialize the openness of 5G to vertical industries by creating a Network Applications development verification environment, i.e., a workspace/SDK for third-parties, which will embrace the principles of continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) and adopt the software architecture used for microservices.
Obj3: Provide the means for enabling the digital market around the Network Applications by designing, developing, releasing and maintain an active marketplace/App store that will incorporate vertical data space interaction (through IDS broker) and store Network Applications that are certified by operator-driven certification tools.
Obj4: Objective 4: Provide a clear and quantified contribution towards the 5G penetration in smart manufacturing by designing, developing, validating, and publishing innovative Network Applications and multiple applications on top of them that will cover major business use cases for the factories of the future.
Obj5: Quantify the performance and the flexibility that 5G provides to verticals, though a set of vertical-driven measurement campaigns, which will use standard reference points (e.g., the NWDAF), target critical network metrics and feed data a technoeconomic analysis.
Obj6: Maximise the technological fingerprint and the business potential expected from the integration of 5G in manufacturing, through targeted actions (trainings, workshops, and hackathons) for building an active community around Network Applications development, as well as through an ambitious SME acceleration and engagement program (open access to the facility, mentoring events and business conferences).
List of Participants
|Participant organization name
|National Centre for Scientific Research Demokritos
|ATOS IT solutions and services Iberia SL
|INTRASOFT International SA
|COSMOTE Mobile Telecommunications SA
|Lenovo (Deutschland) GmbH
|Impact Entrepreneurship Award Ltd.
|Universidad de Málaga
|Universitat Politecnica de Valencia
|Internet Institute Ltd.
|InQbit Innovations S.R.L
|FOGUS Innovations & Services P.C.
|EIGHT BELLS LTD
|QUCOMM Private Company
|Unmanned Systems Limited