Horizon 2020 is the largest-ever European Union (EU) research and innovation program. With nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020), it offers researchers and industry the opportunity to define the next generation of telecommunications. 5G plays important role within this initiative. For its first call for proposals, the Advanced 5G Network Infrastructure for the Future Internet, the EU plans to spend up to €125 million


To ensure the efforts of both industry and academia are going in the right direction, the 5G-Inftastructure-PPP was launched [2]. The 5G-Infrastructure-PPP is a €1.4 Billion public-private partnership (PPP) between the European information and communications technology (ICT) industry and the European Commission to create next-generation communication networks and services. This partnership aims to have European industry driving the development of 5G standards and to develop and exploit at least 20% of the 5G standard-essential patents (SEP).

Recently, the 5G-PPP published a draft proposal of the pre-structuring model for the Horizon 2020 5G-Infrastructure-PPP, which is under consultation with non-5G-PPP members [3] as well. “This view is intended to stimulate an open debate on the degree of coverage of the challenges and to discuss if there should be additions or improvements to the model”.  Another point for debate is if there is enough allowance for radical, disruptive developments in the next few years. The aim is to finalize the model by the end of April 2014. Everyone is invited to submit their views.

Based on this presentation [3], I would like bring your attention to Programs 1 to 5:

P1: 5G Wireless System Design
P2: 5G Air Interface
P3: 5G for Massive MTC
P4: 5G mm-Wave Air Interface
P5: 5G HW/SW Platforms

Nutaq, with its strong commitment to 5G research, already has available the most advanced massive MIMO system on the market [4] [5] [6]. The TitanMIMO-4 provides the necessary tools for researchers to explore and verify concepts and algorithms in real-time.

Having our hardware systems used to implement your algorithms is the kind of work we like the most! If your research is in one of the above areas, please make sure you consider Nutaq as the right partner to work with when developing 5G wireless systems. Furthermore, do contact our European representative, Piotr Pietrzyk at Piotr.Pietrzyk[at]nutaq.com to discuss potential joint proposals for 5G call(s).


[1] http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktophttps://nutaq.com/opportunities/h2020/topics/77-ict-14-2014.html[2] http://5g-ppp.eu/about-us/[3] EC H2020 5G Infrastructure PPP Pre-structuring Model RTD & INNO Strands http://5g-ppp.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/March-2014-_5G-Infra-PPP_Pre-structuringModel_v1-0.pdf[4] TitanMIMO-4 Massive MIMO Testbed: https://nutaq.com/products/titanmimo-4[5] Challenges with massive MIMO: Nutaq’s full-bandwidth, real-time solution: https://nutaq.com/blog/challenges-massive-mimo-nutaqs-full-bandwidth-real-time-solution[6] Challenges with massive MIMO: Data throughput https://nutaq.com/blog/challenges-massive-mimo-data-throughput[7] Join now: Towards 5G LinkedIn group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Towards-5G-7440729