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5G IA Webinar ‘Smart Networks and Services for Verticals’


The 5G PPP partnership has been a successful collaborative research effort to create and apply 5G technology with a European footprint. in this partnership, Large industry, SMEs and Academia have collaborated to shape the 5G building blocks, influence standardization and trial meaningful use cases for society and the economy. A central part of the 5G PPP was working closely together with vertical industries and Memorandum of Understandings have been set in place with vertical industry associations such as 5GAA, ERTICO, ESA, PSCE, ECSO and others to ensure participation and dialogue.

Looking forward, a new private partnership is about to start to drive 5G evolution and create 6G technology. This partnership is again an initiative bringing together industry and the European Commission and will be called “Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking (SNS JU)”. Almost 1 Billion euro will be made available to a large set of players, including all economic sectors, to shape network technologies and services of the future serving digital transformation of our society and economy. In this new partnership, vertical industries will play a central role and with webinar we would like to concentrate on the opportunities for Verticals in smart networks and services.

This webinar is intended to inform all interest parties of the benefits of participation in Smart Networks and Services, the likely structure and scope of the first Work Program and engage interested parties in an interactive discussion about the benefits of new mobile technologies and services.


14:30 Welcome/Introduction Bernard Barani, Deputy Head of Unit, DG Connect, European Commission
14:40 - 15:00 Introduction to the SNS JU Dr. Colin Willcock, Nokia, Chairman of the Board, 5G Infrastructure Association.
15:00 - 15:30 Verticals engagement in the SNS JU Dr. Raffaele de Peppe,   Telecom Italia S.p.A., Board Member, 5G Infrastructure Association
15:30 - 15:45 Next steps Dr. Colin Willcock, Nokia, Chairman of the Board, 5G Infrastructure Association.
15:45 - Q&A   All


This event is being held virtually using the Zoom Platform.  To register please follow this link to the Zoom Registration Portal.


The Tech.eu Summit gathered over a thousand tech enthousiasts to Brussels, Belgium, on 17 May 2022. GEIGER was present at the expo hall, introducing the solution to the visitors at its booth, and giving them a sneak peak to the alpha version of the GEIGER app.

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We have achieved many exciting and interesting results during the SOCCRATES project, highlighted in many dissemination activities. At this point in time, however, the project will soon be finalized. That is why in this final SOCCRATES webinar, we want to focus on how we have exploited or plan to exploit these results, to ensure a continuous impact also after the project has ended. As a starting point, we will provide a short demonstration of the SOCCRATES pilot platform, following one of the SOCCRATES use cases.