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eBOS Proudly Participates in 10 Newly EU-funded Horizon Europe Projects that Kick Start in 2024

Innovation and technological excellence lie at the heart of the company’s vision and strategic direction. Participation to EU- funded R&D projects has long been key to the success of eBOS Technologies, establishing the company amongst the top 10 SMEs in Europe in the most ambitious and competitive Horizon Europe framework programme, and as a key innovator at the heart of technological advancements.

eBOS proudly announces its active involvement to 7 newly awarded 6G research, innovation and trials EU projects funded under the second phase of the Smart Networks and Services Undertaking (SNS JU), a Joint Undertaking established in 2021 by the European Union Council Regulation No 2021/2085. This EU Partnership is jointly led by the EU Commission and the 6G Smart Networks and Services Industry Association (6G-IA) in which eBOS is a full member. A total of 27 new 6G projects of this second SNS JU Phase will kick start in January 1, 2024 representing a significant step towards the next generation of smart networks and services, offering breakthrough novelty, experimental platforms and large-scale trials shaping effectively the world’s digital connected future.

In addition, eBOS is taking on new challenges in a number of other innovative R&D projects focusing on (i) improving cybersecurity capabilities across the EU, notably for SMEs and public organisations; (ii) the development of sustainable and innovative technologies for upcycling waste materials leading to waste reduction and sustainable waste management; (iii) smart virtual computing entities that span along the IoT, edge and cloud computing continuum’s layers.

A brief overview of these newly EU funded projects, which are planned to kick start in 2024, is presented below:

6G- INTENSE

The project aims to recommend a new architectural framework for future 6G mobile networks that abstract and federate all kinds of computational and communication resources under an internet-scale framework, that is governed by an intelligent orchestration paradigm. It will develop next-generation AI-native management and orchestration system featuring intent translation and propagation, separating service from resource management while operating in a multi-stakeholder, multi-technological, and multi-tenant environment on top of a Cloud-Edge Continuum infrastructure.

6G-MUSICAL

The project aims to equip edge infrastructure nodes of 6G with integrated RF/radar-based radio-sensing elements that co-work with communication components. This enables localisation, object tracking and 3D imaging, with cm-level precision and resolution. As such, the project will investigate new spectrally and energy efficient system architectures and signals, to facilitate high-rate communication across multi-frequency bands integrated with accurate sensing and localisation.

6G4SOCIETY

The project aims to address the tension existing between two parallel needs in terms of technological development of 6G mobile networks, such as (i) securing technology performance objectives, and; (ii) ensuring that societal and sustainable values are properly embedded into technology. This will be achieved by engaging all key stakeholders within the SNS JU ecosystem, but also by embracing civil society players, regulators, policy makers, media, and the public at large, to ensure correct and clear information about the expected impacts 6G technology will produce and induce is elaborated and disseminated.

SUNRISE-6G

This strategic flagship project aims to integrate all private and public infrastructures under a massively scalable internet-like architecture. SUNRISE-6G aspires to create a federation of 6G test infrastructures in a pan-European facility that will support converged Testing-as-a-Service workflows and tools, a unified catalogue of 6G enablers publicly accessible by experimenters, and cross-domain vertical application onboarding. Experimentation and vertical application onboarding are offered via a Tenant Web Portal, that acts as a single-entry point to the facility, serving end users (e.g., experimenters) and tenants (e.g., vertical developers, infrastructure owners, 6G component manufactures). 

SAFE-6G

The project aims to design, develop, and validate a 6G-ready native trustworthiness framework by enabling user-centric safety, security, privacy, resilience, and reliability functions. By utilizing Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques to cognitively coordinate and balance these functions, in order to optimize the Level of Trust, which realizes the trust requirements and data governance policy that each user/tenant/human role specifies, a feature that is considered an essential Key Value Indicator for user-centric 6G.

ENVELOPE

The project aims to advance, open up the reference 5G advanced architecture and transform it into a vertical-oriented with the necessary interfaces tailored to the connected and automated mobility (CAM) use cases that (i) expose network capabilities to verticals; (ii) provide vertical-information to the network; (iii) enable verticals to dynamically request and modify certain network aspects in an open, transparent and easy to use, semi-automated way.

6G-PATH

The project aims to foster the further development and integration of new and improved tools and products from EU companies with 5G/6G, while also measuring relevant KPIs and Key Value Indicators (KVIs). To achieve this, testbeds will be part of the project consortium, which will be used by corresponding use cases spread across four key verticals: Health, Education, Smart Cities and Farming. The 6G-PATH project explores innovative approaches in the domain of 6G technologies. 6G-PATH’s objectives are to build an extensive B5G/6G infrastructure where a set of core architectures and domain specific capabilities will be brought together and made available for integration of applications and Use Cases of relevance within the four addressed verticals, to conduct large-scale pilots and trials.

W2W

The project’s objective lies at the development of sustainable and innovative technologies for upcycling waste materials, including cascade refinement, chemical and bioremediation processes, and energy, gas and ashes valorisation, to promote resource efficiency, waste reduction, and sustainable waste management. In order to produce and validate the W2W comprehensive framework in terms of stakeholder interactions, wood characterisation and classification, wood valorisation and management technologies, data sharing principles, and impact assessment methods.

NERO

The project aims to support the European market’s uptake of innovative and up-to-date cybersecurity solutions to prepare, protect and respond to cyber threats. NERO will support the creation of a trusted and secure digital environment in the EU with the deployment of secure and trustworthy digital technologies. The project can help to establish the EU as a global leader in cybersecurity by contributing to the development of international best practices and by promoting training and education in the field of cybersecurity contributing to the development of a skilled workforce in the EU. Its mission is upskilling and enhancing practical cybersecurity competencies, cybersecurity values and ethical principles directly contributes to Europe’s digital transformation by 2030 vision and will guide the digital transformation in the EU.

HYPER-AI

The project aims to research and implement the flexible integration of resources at the edge, the core cloud, and along the big IoT data processing and communication channel, enabling their energy, time and cost-efficient execution, considering also distributed ledger concepts for security, privacy, encryption and AI-based intrusion detection. It focuses on intensive data-processing applications that present the potential to improve their footprint when hyper-distributed in an optimized manner. In order to give targeted applications access to computational, storage, or network services, HYPER-AI implements the idea of computing swarms as autonomous, self-organized, and opportunistic networks of smart nodes. These networks may offer a diverse and heterogeneous set of resources processing, storage, data, communication) at all levels and have the ability to dynamically connect, interact, and cooperate.

eBOS role and Engagement

eBOS will primarily take the responsibility to contribute and lead technical developments and successfully advance key enabling technologies like artificial intelligence and innovative technical concepts beyond the state of the art towards efficiency maximization and resources’ optimization. Digital privacy in infrastructures, solutions integrity and reliability of components through testing and validation remain high on the agenda responding to current market needs and success factors.

Moreover, as the responsible partner for Quality Assurance, eBOS will ensure the timely submission of outputs with quality content achieving the projects’ objectives and vision following a robust and secured screening process.

Leading the impact maximisation activities, eBOS will strategically design appropriate communication strategies and methodologies securing the right tools and identifying the right audiences to showcase the projects’ achievements and maximizing its impact in industry domains and general public.

eBOS’ experience and knowledge will guide through the endeavours of the teams to successfully achieve the targets of the projects aiming at scientific and technological excellence.