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HORIZON Europe 6G-BRICKS Project Kicks Off!

On 20th January 2023, the 6G-BRICKS project “Building Reusable testbed Infrastructures for validating Cloud-to-device breakthrough technologies”, held its kick-off meeting (KoM) via a teleconference. This 36-month EU-funded Research and Innovation Action funded under the HORIZON Europe SNS programme officially started on the 1st of January 2023.

Mr. Christos Skoufis (Senior R&D Project Manager) participated in the KoM, led by Dr. Christos Verikoukis, representing ATHINA Research Centre, as the coordinator of 6G-BRICKS.

The meeting was attended by the project’s 17 partners and included partners’ presentations of the vision and objectives of the project, as well as an overview of the project’s expectations and guidelines by the European Commission’s Project Officer. Partners also discussed the project’s work plan, challenges and risks identified, and its implementation schedule.


6G-BRICKS aims to deliver a new 6G facility, building on the baseline of mature ICT-52 platforms, that bring breakthrough cell-free and RIS technologies that have shown promise beyond 5G networks. Moreover, novel unified control paradigms based on Explainable AI and Machine Reasoning are explored. All enablers will be delivered in the form of reusable components with open APIs, termed “bricks”. Finally, initial integrations with O-RAN are performed, aiming for the futureproofing and interoperability of 6G-BRICKS outcomes.

eBOS, has a major role in the 6G-BRICKS project, leading the Work Package (WP) related to the dissemination, communication, standardization, exploitation, and open calls activities in the project. The objectives of this WP are to:

  • Contribute to standards, by addressing gaps and recommending measures with respect to 5GPPP Vision
  • Identify the dissemination target groups and implement a dissemination strategy for the project’s results
  • Adopt an extended and innovative communication plan
  • Establish bidirectional active communication channels
  • Actively participate and contribute to the 6G-IA program

The 6G-BRICKS project has been funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.