The Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking (SNS JU) is proud to announce its participation in the upcoming European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC) and 6G Summit joint event in Gothenburg, Sweden, from 6-9 June 2023. This event will bring together experts in the field of networks and communications from across the world to discuss the latest research and innovations in 5G, 6G and future communications systems.
Launched in 2022, the Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking (SNS JU) is an EU funding body that drives research and innovation in the field of smart networks and services, with the ultimate goal of enhancing the digital infrastructure of the future and building Europe’s leadership in this area. The SNS JU currently supports 35 Research and Innovation (R&I) projects across 9 key technological areas and with over €250 million of investment. These ongoing projects are now reaching milestones in their respective fields. Some 25 more projects should start at the beginning of 2024.
The SNS JU was instrumental in advancing the field of networks and services – particularly in the context of the upcoming 6G technology. It works closely with the 5G Public-Private Partnership (5G PPP) to ensure a seamless transition from 5G to 6G, with the aim of creating a robust and reliable digital infrastructure in Europe.
The 2023 EuCNC & 6G Summit focuses on all aspects of telecommunications ranging from 5G deployment and mobile Internet of Things (IoT) to 6G exploration and future communications systems and networks, bringing together cutting-edge research, and world-renowned industries and businesses. In past editions, the event has attracted over 1,300 delegates from 40 countries and featured over 70 exhibitors.
Director for Future Networks at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT) Pearse O’Donohue will open the event.
“We are all using 4G. 5G is being introduced. And 6G is something that is coming at the end of the decade. So it is important that we already start the research in this area, so we make sure we have the necessary technology ready for our economy, services and our society”, Peter Stuckmann, Interim Executive Director of the SNS JU stated in a recent interview.
Colin Willcock, Chairman of the SNS JU Governing Board and the 6G Industry Association (6G-IA) will also participate in the event. He underlines “what is unique about the SNS JU is that it’s a Public Private Partnership”. Indeed, funding for the SNS JU comes from both the public side (European Commission) and the private (European industry). “This way, we make sure we look at the right problems, so we create the right technology for European industry going forward”, Willcock concluded.
SNS projects will present their latest developments at the event. The full programme and speakers can be found here: https://www.eucnc.eu/programme/