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Project: 5G-enabled Growth in Vertical Industries

Acronym: 5Growth
Main Objective:
The vision of the 5Growth project is to empower verticals industries such as Industry 4.0, Transportation, and Energy with an AI-driven Automated and Sharable 5G End-to-End Solution that will allow these industries to achieve simultaneously their respective key performance targets. Towards this vision, 5Growth will automate the process for supporting diverse industry verticals through (i) a vertical portal in charge of interfacing verticals with the 5G End-to-End platforms, receiving their service requests and building the respective network slices on top, (ii) closed-loop automation and SLA control for vertical services lifecycle management and (iii) AI-driven end-to-end network solutions to jointly optimize Access, Transport, Core and Cloud, Edge and Fog resources, across multiple technologies and domains.
The main objective of 5Growth is the technical and business validation of 5G technologies from the verticals’ points of view, following a field-trial-based approach on vertical sites (TRL 6-7). Multiple use cases of vertical industries (Comau, Efacec_S, Efacec_E, Innovalia) will be field-trialed on four vertical-owned sites in close collaboration with the vendors (Ericsson, Interdigital, NEC, Nokia) and the operators (Altice, Telecom Italia, Telefonica) in the project. 5Growth will leverage on the results of 5G- PPP Phase 2 projects where slicing, virtualization and multi-domain solutions for the creation and provisioning of vertical services are being developed and validated, e.g. 5G-TRANSFORMER and 5G- MONARCH. Two ICT-17-2018 5G End-to-End platforms, 5G EVE and 5G-VINNI, have been selected for the Trials to demonstrate the 5Growth specific vertical use cases.
In terms of impact towards standardization bodies (SDOs) involving vertical actors, 5Growth builds on a Standardization Advisory Committee (SAC) comprising key members of relevant SDOs such as 3GPP, ETSI MEC, ETSI NFV, ETSI ENI, ITU-T FG ML5G/NET2030. In addition to the impact on vertical-oriented standards (e.g., EN50126 (IEC62278) for railway signaling), the verticals in the consortium will be offered an opportunity to influence ongoing 5G standardization by leveraging the involvement of the SAC leading experts in the various relevant SDOs.
Reference: 856709
Funding: EU/H2020
Start Date: 01-06-2019
End Date: 31-12-2021
Team: Daniel Nunes Corujo, Rui Luis Andrade Aguiar, Diogo Nuno Pereira Gomes
Groups: Telecommunications and Networking – Av
Partners: ALTICE LABS SA, CENTRE TECNOLOGIC DE TELECOMUNICACIONS DE CATALUNYA, COMAU, EFACEC ENERGIA, EFACEC ENGENHARIA E SISTEMAS, ERICSSON, ERICSSON TELECOMUNICAZIONI, INNOVALIA, INTERDIGITAL, MIRANTIS, NEC LABORATORIES EUROPE, NEXTWORKS, NOKIA BELL, POLITECNICO DI TORINO, SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO SANT'ANNA, TELCARIA IDEAS, TELECOM ITALIA, TELEFONICA I&D, UNIV. ATHENS, UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
Local Coordinator: Daniel Nunes Corujo
Associated Publications