The Vice-President of the EU Commission, Ms. Neelie Kroes, invited industry at the Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona on 26 February 2013 to join a new Public Private Partnership (PPP) on “Horizon 2020 Advanced 5G Network Infrastructure for Future Internet PPP”.

A group of industry companies started to prepare a first draft of a PPP proposal which is following a template provided by the EU Commission. A draft version of the technical part of the proposal is now available. It addresses

  • the overall long-term vision of the PPP,
  • the strategic and specific objectives of the PPP and
  • the research and innovation strategy, in particular the scope of R&D and innovation challenges.

An important part of the overall evaluation process of PPP proposals is a public consultation with a wider community on the intended technical content of the proposal.

This PPP should have its roots in the Net!Works European Technology Platform and is therefore published on the undefinedNet!Works web. The consultation will be open until May 31, 2013. Comments are invited until this deadline and should be sent to consultations(at) Comments-processing will be organised by the Chairman of the Net!Works Expert Group, Prof Rahim Tafazolli, University of Surrey. Based on the comments a revised version of the proposal will be prepared. We are looking forward to your feedback.
Werner Mohr, Chairman of the Net!Works SB