InterDigital Communications was founded in 1972 with the goal of contributing to wireless technology development. The Company has been a leading contributor to the development of 5G/4G/3G/2G/1G wireless systems, and accordingly has established licenses and partnerships with many of the world's leading wireless companies. Today, InterDigital is a top wireless and video R&D contributor with offices in Europe (Germany, France, Belgium, the UK), the USA, Canada, China and South Korea. InterDigital Europe, which was launched in 2013, is working with companies, cities, universities and other entities to foster discussion, break barriers, execute research and help set the stage for European leadership in new technologies, in particular for 5G and beyond. InterDigital Europe is now actively involved in several EU H2020 collaborative research and innovation projects, such as 5GPPP 5G-Transformer, EU-Taiwan 5GCoral, 5G-PPP 5G-Crosshaul, B5G EPIC, B5G EMPOWER, FLAME, POINT, RIFE. InterDigital Europe is also an active member in two major European 5G test bed facilities namely 5TONIC in Madrid (Spain) and BIO in Bristol (UK). In 5G-DIVE, InterDigital will lead the WP2 on the platform design and contribute to all three design tasks, namely T2.1 on 5G connectivity, T2.2 on the computing and virtualization platform, and T2.3 on the optimization tools and intelligence engines. InterDigital will also contribute to the WP1 on architecture and technical requirements, and to WP3 on the vertical trials, for both industry 4.0 and drones. In WP4, InterDigital will lead the dissemination Task 4.2, championing in particular the standardization dissemination, and will contribute to Task 4.1 on communication.
(This company acts as a third-party of Interdigital)
Abo Akademi University (ÅAU) is an internationally acknowledged research university with an extensive responsibility for providing education in Swedish in Finland. The activities cover research and education in most disciplines from humanities, pedagogics and theology to social sciences, natural sciences and technology. ÅAU has a strong position on the Finnish educational market, especially in interaction with society and business life. ÅAU has determinedly developed and aimed to strengthen its role as a high- level research university.
Staff from the Software Technology Research Center within the Computer Engineering (CE) subject at the Faculty of Science and Engineering will be involved in the project. The groups have extensive experience in national and international research projects, including H2020, Artemis and ECSEL projects. The main research activities of the groups are focused on the development of situational awareness platforms for autonomous systems, efficient software for heterogeneous platforms, software quality assessment, software standardization process and design of correct and dependable distributed systems.