Key industrial players in 6G research and development


Ericsson is one of the leading providers of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to service providers. We enable the full value of connectivity by creating game-changing technology and services that are easy to use, adopt, and scale, making our customers successful in a fully connected world.elit. 


Cumucore is an innovative SME which focus is the development of 5G and 6G core for Non-Public Networks (NPN) for industrial verticals. Network slicing, 5GLAN and TSN are the key features of Cumucore packet core. Cumucore 6G core includes standard compliant solution with advanced Software Defined Networking controller for managing network and radio resources to support deterministic and Ultra Reliable Low Latency communications (URLLC). Cumucore core comes with intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) to manage and operate the 6G mobile network and connect to existing industrial fixed Local Area Networks (LAN). The Cumucore GUI transforms a complex 5/6G mobile network into a plug and play communications infrastructure simpler than WiFI with the required security, reliability and robustness of mobile networks” 


As a network operator and digital service provider in 26 countries, our Human Inside philosophy is central to how we serve our 253 million customers.

Industry applications players bringing in 6G visionary use cases

IUVO - Wearable Technology

IUVO is a spin-off company of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA) in Pisa and its BioRobotics Institute. IUVO was founded on January 2015 by Prof. Nicola Vitiello and his colleagues of the Wearable Robotics Laboratory, which is part of the BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa. 


The core business of Montimage is developing tools for testing and monitoring networks, applications and services; in particular, for the verification of functional, performance (QoS/QoE) and security aspects; and, for improving context awareness and end-user trust.


ABB  is a technology leader in electrification and automation, enabling a more sustainable and resource-efficient future. The company’s solutions connect engineering know-how and software to optimize how things are manufactured, moved, powered and operated. Building on more than 130 years of excellence, ABB’s ~105,000 employees are committed to driving innovations that accelerate industrial transformation.

B&R - A member of ABB Group

B&R Industrial Automation GmbH is a manufacturer of automation technology and ABB's global center for machine and factory automation. B&R was founded in 1979 by Erwin Bernecker and Josef Rainer and has its headquarters in Eggelsberg, Upper Austria. Today, B&R is a leading global solution provider for automating machines and factories and is responsible for machine automation in ABB's Robotics & Discrete Automation division. Continuous innovation and strong partnership have been B&R's hallmarks for over 40 years. Together with ABB, we are the only company in the world to offer a complete portfolio of robotics, automation and software. Closeness to our customers has always been our greatest strength. As part of the ABB family, we continue to be guided by the same values: Creating more productive and sustainable manufacturing solutions together with our customers.  

Key universities and research institutes at the forefront of 6G fundamental research

Silicon Austria Labs GmbH

Silicon Austria Labs (SAL) is Austria's top re­search center for elec­tronic based systems (EBS). At three loca­tions (Graz, Villach, Linz), around 270 employees are working on future-oriented solu­tions for indus­trial produc­tion, health, energy, mobility, safety and more. SAL brings together key players from industry, science and re­search and thus valu­able exper­tise and know-how and conducts coop­er­a­tive, appli­ca­tion-oriented re­search along the EBS value chain. Coop­er­a­tive projects (in accor­dance with Euro­pean state aid law) are co-financed by SAL and enable a fast and unbu­reau­cratic project start. SAL is thus shaping the high-tech loca­tion Austria and Europe and devel­oping the future - "UNFOLD THE FUTURE". 

School of Advanced Studies - Pisa

Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies is a public university institute - with special autonomy - working in the field of applied sciences: Economics and Management, Law, Political Sciences, Agricultural Sciences and Plant Biotechnology, Medicine, and Industrial and Information Engineering. 

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Since its founding in 1827, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world dedicated to advancing knowledge. 

University of Stuttgart

The University of Stuttgart is one of the leading technically oriented universities in Germany with global significance. It sees itself as a center of university-based, non-university, and industrial research. Furthermore, it takes a role as a guarantor of research-based teaching, focused on quality and holism. The university promotes the transfer of knowledge and technologies to society in all their profile- and competence areas as well as their emerging fields. The "Stuttgarter Weg" (Stuttgart Way) means an interdisciplinary integration of engineering, natural sciences, humanities, management, economics, and social sciences based on the fundamentals of cutting-edge research at a disciplinary level. Our vision is "Intelligent systems for a sustainable society". 









This project has received funding from the Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking (SNS JU) under grant agreement No. 101096504. The JU receives support from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme.