Shaping the 6G Vision

i2CAT’s vision, perspective and event on 6G

i2CAT role in the European 6G research arena

Participation in 10 SNS JU Projects

The i2CAT Foundation actively participates in the 6G Smart Networks and Services (SNS) Joint Undertaking (JU), the Horizon Europe-funded R&D European programme directed at designing and facilitating technologies for the next generation of mobile networks.

i2CAT was awarded 6 projects within the first call of the 6G SNS JU (2023-2025) and another 4 within the second call of the programme (2024-2026), guaranteeing its active participation in the four large Streams that define the research programme. With 10 active projects, i2CAT keeps consolidating its role as a key actor in the European 6G research arena.

i2CAT is a member of the Governing Board of the 6G-IA

i2CAT has a presence on the Governing Board of the 6G Smart Networks and Services Industry Association (6G-IA), which brings together the leading telecom companies (operators, manufacturers, verticals, SMEs, etc.), research centres and universities in Europe to promote research and the development of 5G, advanced 5G and 6G. 

Jesus Alonso-Zarate, R&D director at the i2CAT Foundation, participates as one of the 16 members of the Governing Board of the association to ensure Europe’s leadership in 5G and 6G.

i2CAT leads the 5G4CAM Working Group

Within the 6G Smart Networks and Services Industry Association (6G-IA), Jesus Alonso-Zarate is also chairman of the 5G/6G for Connected and Automated Mobility Working Group. This Working Group aims to become a meeting point and knowledge base for all CAM-related activities from a connectivity perspective, focusing on 5G and beyond technologies. Among others, its participants represent those partners active in R&I projects funded by the European Commission with a particular focus or interest in CAM use cases and deployment. This group constitutes a fundamental element between the 6G-IA and the CCAM community.

6G White Paper

The i2CAT's research perspective on 6G

The communications industry has set the ambitious goal to deliver 6G networks by 2030. 6G is expected to be a key enabling technology that will help realize the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) and the twin green and digital transition envisioned by the European Commission. To meet this ambitious goal, 6G research and development activities have already started.

As a research and innovation technology center focused on digital technologies, i2CAT is determined to contribute to building 6G.

Motivated by this context, in this White Paper, we introduce i2CAT’s view on the future 6G system and we highlight the key technical areas where i2CAT will focus its 6G R&D efforts in the upcoming years. We also describe a set of key R&D assets that will help us maximize the impact of our 6G research.

These assets take the form of capabilities, experimental tools, and facilities that i2CAT has developed over recent years through a very strong research, development, and innovation activity around 5G.

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    European Ecosystem Event on 6G

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    European Ecosystem Event on 6G (ECO6G) is a great strategic networking opportunity for policy makers, business leaders and the research community.

    6G will merge the human, physical and digital worlds for a connected intelligence. For this first edition, key 5G and future 6G stakeholders will sit together to discuss about 6G from a European perspective, providing both the unified vision of Europe as a leading world region in 5G, and also giving voice to the individual initiatives put in place by the different member states.

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