TECHNIKON (TEC) is a private independent Austrian SME with a highly specialized multinational team of 15+ engineers and scientists. We are dedicated to security engineering services as well as the planning, assessment and coordination of large industry driven research projects. TEC customers are located throughout Europe, in both the industrial and public sectors. The majority of our work is from technology-based industrial (research) services. Our team has been working on technology-based impact studies and developing new product roadmaps for more than 15 years. We have garnered more than 100 person years of professional expertise in requirement and security engineering, technology assessment, project management and dissemination activities. We have been involved in research programme development and assessment at the national and international level. TEC’s experience is derived from the coordination of more than 80 large international collaborative projects with volumes from 3 to 43 million EUR – a total volume of more than EUR 510 million. Currently we are coordinating fourteen H2020 projects, and participating in several EC and national funded projects.
KU Leuven boasts a rich tradition of education and research that dates back six centuries. The university’s basic research orientation has always been and will remain fundamental research. At the same time, the university remains vigilantly open to contemporary cultural, economic and industrial realities, as well as to the community’s needs and expectations. KU Leuven employs 7,296 researchers on its academic staff (2018). KU Leuven is currently the largest university in Belgium in terms of research funding and expenditure (EUR 476 million in 2018), and is a charter member of LERU. KU Leuven conducts fundamental and applied research in all academic disciplines with a clear international orientation. In the Times Higher Education ranking KU Leuven is ranked as the 14th European university, while in the Reuters Top 100 of the World’s most innovative institutions, KU Leuven is listed as the first European university, for the fourth year in a row.
With 27,000 students, 1,300 research students and 4,000 employees, Linköping University, LIU, is one of Sweden’s larger research-based universities and stands at position 30 among the world’s 50 best young universities in the latest ranking by the prestigious QS World University Rankings. LIU is particularly well known in the area of Telecommunication engineering, where it was listed as number 4 in Europe and 23 in the world in the 2018 ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking. LIU comprises four faculties; Arts and sciences, Educational science, Medicine and the Institute of Technology, the latter comprising almost half of total resources and funding. In only four decades, LIU has become renowned for its innovative educational spirit, for its stated ambition to foster cross-disciplinary cooperation, and for its ability to involve in fruitful interaction with the surrounding society. Scientific relevance and societal needs are the dual criteria the university explicitly has set for its strategic initiatives. With a stronghold in applied research, and with educational programmes mainly focusing on professional degrees such as engineering, medicine, management and teaching, an ongoing dialog with industry and society has been pivotal for success. Linköping University is an experienced actor in European research projects, with over 120
The Faculty of Engineering at Lund University is among the leading engineering faculties in Europe, with more than 7000 undergraduates and 800 postgraduates. Founded in 1961, as an independent institute, it today belongs to Lund University, which is one of Scandinavia's largest institutions for education and research with about 41 000 students and 7500 employees. The research carried out is of high international standard and is world-leading in several areas, such as nano-technology, combusting engineering and wireless communications, water resources, automatic control, laser physics and biotechnology. Thanks to the fact that ULUND belongs to a large university, cooperation between different disciplines is stimulated in a unique way. Consequently, ULUND is recognized for its cross disciplinary research, e.g. between the medical and technical sciences and between different disciplines within the engineering field. ULUND has close contact to business life. Ideon, Sweden’s first Research Park, is our neighbour. Moreover, international companies as Sony Mobile, Alfa Laval, Ericsson, Axis and Tetra Pak are based in Lund.
Telefonica was founded in 1924, with almost a century of experience, Telefonica is one of the largest operators in the world, providing fixed and mobile connectivity in Europe and the Americas. Telefonica has a strong framework for innovation activities collaborating with more than 150 universities around the world in demonstrations and technology development with focus on the evolution of communication networks, with the objective to make a more flexible, reliable, efficient and scalable network that supports the new requirements coming from the upcoming emerging services such as IoT, metaverse or digital real-time applications. Telefonica also participates in most important international standardisation groups of the sector such as ETSI, 3GPP, ITU or CEPT, providing the consortium a good overview about the industry status, pushing and supporting relevant initiatives to trigger innovative technology standardisation across different groups for the next 6G networks.
Ericsson AB is a company in the Ericsson Group (Ericsson). Ericsson is a world leading provider of communications technology and services. We are enabling the Networked Society with efficient real-time solutions that allow us all to study, work and live our lives more freely, in sustainable societies around the world. Our offering comprises services, software and infrastructure within Information and Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries. Today more than 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic goes through Ericsson networks and we support customers' networks servicing more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Ericsson has influenced the technology in 5G over the years more than any other contributor, and is the main technical contributor to 5G NR (New Radio) being standardized by 3GPP. We operate in more than 180 countries and employ more than 95,000 people. Founded in 1876, Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2018 the company's net sales were SEK 211 billion. Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm and NASDAQ, New York stock exchanges. The organization within Ericsson which will be engaged in the project, called Ericsson Research, provides Ericsson with system concepts, technology and methodology, to secure long-term competitive product provisioning. World-class innovation is achieved through cooperation within Ericsson and with partners, customers, universities and research institutes. The groups participating in REINDEER cover research in the areas of radio access technologies and signal processing, radio network and radio interface architectures, network management, including algorithms, protocols, performance as well as sustainability aspects of wireless communication and ICT in general. Ericsson AB is host of the core of Ericsson Research.
Graz University of Technology (TU GRAZ) has built up a diverse record of achievements in teaching and research over 200 years. Five areas of strength – the Five Fields of Expertise – go to form the unmistakeable academic fingerprint of the Styrian university at the heart of Europe. Currently, some 13,700 students from almost 100 countries take advantage of a full range of science and engineering subjects in seven faculties and some 100 institutes – their fingers on the pulse of the times through close networks with cutting-edge research. Around 2,000 graduates leave the University each year and find superb career opportunities on the job market. The powerful network of Graz University of Technology with industry, business and research leads to extraordinarily successful co-operations, such as NAWI Graz, BioTechMed-Graz and TU Austria. The future-oriented focus of Graz University of Technology is its carefully implemented internationalisation. With the conversion of PhD and master’s programmes into English, students are ideally equipped for the global market place. Added to this are strategic co-operations with internationally chosen leading universities.
BlooLoc is a Belgian SME which was founded in 2014 by a team of seasoned technology entrepreneurs. They identified a need for various location-aware indoor applications in multiple markets. The BlooLoc technology realizes accurate positioning in spite of Non-Line-Of-Sight and multipath fading conditions, using standard RF signals only. BlooLoc has deployed its yooBee indoor positioning and asset tracking solutions in several countries for different applications in various markets, including care environments, retail, and campus-wide tracking.
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better, and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security & privacy, and smart connected solutions markets. Built on more than 60 years of combined experience and expertise, the company has approximately 30,000 employees in more than 30 countries and posted revenue of $9.41 billion in 2018. The company’s headquarter is situated in Eindhoven (The Netherlands). In Europe, other main locations are spread over The Netherlands, Germany, France, Austria and Belgium. NXP Semiconductors Austria is the global competence centre for secure contactless identification systems within NXP. More than 500 highly qualified employees at the site Gratkorn focus on research, design and marketing of integrated circuits for secure contactless systems, including technical customer support. NXP-AT addresses secure contactless electronic documents, bank cards, tickets and solutions based on NFC (Near Field Communication). Technology application domains including car access & immobilization systems, as well as solutions for object identification and authentication complete the product offer. NXP-AT has a long and successful history of 30 years in contactless low power/ passive solutions on different frequency platforms, including HF and UHF, as well as a deep knowledge in security.