Advisory Board

Advisory board

The advisory board provides advise to the consortium on technical and strategical issues from an industrial viewpoint.


Nokia Bell Labs is the corporate research division of Nokia headquartered in Espoo, Finland and is the recipient of 9 Nobel prizes is the world-renowned research lab originally founded in New Jersey. The mission of Bell Labs with over 30,000 patents is to solve the great challenges for the future of information and communications networks, by creating ‘10x’ game-changing insights and innovations with a view to bringing significant market advantage for Nokia through the commercial exploitation of its research assets.  

Bell Labs Ireland was established in 2004 with offices located at Blanchardstown Industrial Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.  Bell Labs Ireland has become a world class research lab with over 35 permanent post-PhD researchers working alongside up to 20 additional doctoral-level research students focused on industrial research - in areas such as Network Analytics, Application Platforms and Software Systems, Wireless Network Optimisation, Radio Frequency (RF) technologies, Eco-sustainability and Energy efficiency for telecoms systems. This fundamental research capability is supplemented with a hardware design and prototyping team with a mandate to develop early research concepts into scalable prototypes for customer trials. 

Infineon Technologies AG is a world leader in semiconductor solutions that make life easier, safer and greener. Microelectronics from Infineon is the key to a better future. In the 2019 fiscal year (ending 30 September), the company reported sales of around €8 billion with about 41,400 employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and in the USA on the over-the-counter market OTCQX International Premier.


NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company's experience and global resources, NEC's advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society.

The NEC Group globally provides "Solutions for Society" that promote the safety, security, efficiency and equality of society. Under the company's corporate message of Orchestrating a brighter world," NEC aims to help solve a wide range of challenging issues and to create new social value for the changing world of tomorrow.

NEC Laboratories Europe located in Heidelberg, Germany was established in 1994 with special emphasis on solutions meeting the needs of NEC's European customers. NEC Laboratories Europe collaborates with NEC's global research organizations in Japan, China, Singapore and the United States, as well as with NEC's business units.

At NEC Laboratories Europe we focus on software-oriented research and development of technologies to enable advanced ICT-based solutions for society. Solution areas include smart cities, public transport and safety, digital health using the Internet of Things (IoT), as well as 5G and beyond communication infrastructures. We support these areas by intensive research on technologies for machine learning, automated reasoning, blockchain, IoT security, edge computing, and network virtualization and automation.

NEC Laboratories Europe has built up an excellent reputation in the international research community and is a key partner in numerous collaborative research and development projects conducted jointly with European service providers, technology vendors and early technology adopters. NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH is also a partner in several projects of the European Union's Information and Communication Technologies Research and Development Framework Programmes. We actively contribute to scientific conferences as well as standards organizations, such as 3GPP, ETSI, ONF and many others.
Our challenge is to move ideas from research prototypes into business solutions. Some key ingredients for meeting this challenge are our collaborations with external research institutes, corporate research centers and potential users in an open innovation model, as well as a customer- and market-driven research strategy including technology trials with NEC's customers.