Rui Luis Aguiar, from the University of Aveiro and researcher from IT (coordinator of the Telecommunications and Networking Group, ATNOG), was elected for the Steering Board of the European Technology Platform (ETP) for Future Mobile Communications.
This ETP will be the founder of the 5G-PPP Association, the entity that will coordinate inside Europe the industrial research and development on future communications, with the ambition of sustaining European leadership on mobile communications. This ETP integrates now satellite, wireless and cellular communications. The PPP will also coordinate with the Photonics-PPP for the development of integrated optic-wireless systems.
Most major European companies are member of the ETP, including manufacturers as Nokia, Siements and Ericsson, and operators as Telefonica, France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom. The 5G-PPP Association will have the responsibility to launch, coordinate and assess the future Public Private Partnerships to be created for the development of novel communication systems, with a global budget estimated above 1.000 million euro for the whole duration of the upcoming funding framework (H2020)