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Hexa-X - A flagship for B5G/6G vision and intelligent fabric of technology enablers connecting human, physical, and digital worlds

Duration:
30 months (2021 - 2023)
Principal investigator(s):
Project type:
UE-funded research - H2020 - Industrial Leadership – LEIT - ICT
Funding body:
COMMISSIONE EUROPEA
Project identification number:
PoliTo role:
Partner

Abstract

2030 and beyond, Europe and the world will face opportunities and challenges of growth and sustainability of tremendous magnitude; to pro-actively tackle issues of green deal efficiency, digital inclusion and assurance of health and safety in a post pandemic world will be key. A powerful vision is needed to connect physical, digital, and human worlds, firmly anchored in future wireless technology and architectural research. The Hexa-X vision calls for an x-enabler fabric of connected intelligence, networks of networks, sustainability, global service coverage, extreme experience, and trustworthiness. Wireless technologies are of critical relevance for our society and economy today; their importance for growth will continue to steadily increase with 5G and its evolution, enabling new ecosystems and services motivated by strongly growing traffic and trillions of devices. The Hexa-X project ambition includes to develop key technology enablers in the areas of (i) fundamentally new radio access technologies at high frequencies and high-resolution localization and sensing; (ii) connected intelligence though AI-driven air interface and governance for future networks, and (iii) 6G architectural enablers for network disaggregation and dynamic dependability. Europe has been a leader in wireless network technologies for decades. It is now critical to unleash our best brains in the joint research ambition of a flagship project to maintain the global industry leadership for the B5G/6G era. The Hexa-X flagship is a unique effort of vision, and an opportunity for disruptive impact in sustainable growth and technology experience in Europe and worldwide!

People involved

Departments

Partners

  • NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY - Coordinator
  • POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Keywords

ERC sectors

LS8_1 - Ecology (theoretical and experimental; population, species and community level)
PE7_8 - Networks (communication networks, sensor networks, networks of robots, etc.)

Sustainable Development Goals

Obiettivo 8. Incentivare una crescita economica duratura, inclusiva e sostenibile, un’occupazione piena e produttiva ed un lavoro dignitoso per tutti|Obiettivo 9. Costruire un'infrastruttura resiliente e promuovere l'innovazione ed una industrializzazione equa, responsabile e sostenibile|Obiettivo 11. Rendere le città e gli insediamenti umani inclusivi, sicuri, duraturi e sostenibili

Budget

Total cost: € 11,916,175.00
Total contribution: € 11,916,175.00
PoliTo total cost: € 173,937.50
PoliTo contribution: € 173,937.50

Communication activities