Oficina Española de Patentes y Marcas OEPM – Directorate – Spain

Oficina Española de Patentes y Marcas (OEPM) is an autonomous Spanish public entity of the Ministry of Industry and Tourism that fosters the technological and economic development granting juridical protection to all kinds of industrial property by granting patents, utility models, trademarks and commercial names. It also disseminates information relative to the different ways of protecting the industrial property. It has the mission of granting titles of industrial property after examining the corresponding applications as well as offering services of technological information based on the granted patents granted by itself and from other international offices.

Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo SA – Global CTO Office – Spain

Telefónica I+D (TID) is the research and development company of the Telefónica Group. Founded in 1988, its aim is to contribute to the Group ́s competitiveness and modernity through technological innovation, applying new ideas, concepts and practices in new products and advanced services. It is one of the first private R&D centers in Spain regarding activity and resources, having been the first company on the continent by number of European research projects in which it participates. Telefónica I+D activity materializes in a portfolio of patents that increases every year, but also in some of the most innovative products that the Telefónica Group has launched in recent months. Its main asset is its employees, constituted 97% of university graduates from 18 nationalities.

TELENOR ASA – Dept. of  Research: Next Generation Technology – Norway

Telenor (TLN) is an international provider of high quality telecommunications, data and media communication services to customers in 12 markets across Asia and Europe with headquarter in Oslo, Norway. Telenor is one of Norway’s largest companies with revenues in 2013 of approx. NOK 105 billion and a work force of more than 36,000 domestically and abroad.
Telenor Research has extensive cooperation with industry in addition to making contributions to various standardization bodies including ETSI, ITU, IETF and 3GPP.

Universidade Nova de Lisboa UNL – Portugal

Nova is a Portuguese University (UNL) located in Lisbon. Nova has more than 19,000 students, 1,491 Professors and 804 staff members distributed through five faculties, three institutes and one school, providing a variety of courses in several fields of knowledge. In 2014, THE-QS World University Rankings has evaluated NOVA as one of the world’s best universities being ranked number 312 in the world. NOVA is the only Portuguese university in the QS Top 50 under 50 ranking, having reached this position for the third year in a row.

Universidade da Beira Interior – Portugal

Universidade da Beira Interior (UBI) is one of the most recent public universities in Portugal. Outstanding quality and expertise is widely recognized regarding our researchers. UBI’s research activity is supported by numerous research projects funded by the EU, national programs (FCT), public or private corporations. A regular flow of publications in peer-reviewed journals, communication in international conferences and many subsequent doctoral theses have been regularly produced.

Universidade de Aveiro – Portugal

Universidade de Aveiro (UAv) was created in 1973, and quickly became one of the most dynamic and innovative universities in Portugal. Now a public foundation under private law, it continues to develop and implement its mission to provide undergraduate and postgraduate education, to generate research and promote cooperation with society. Attended by about 15,000 students on undergraduate and postgraduate programs, the UAv has achieved a significant position amongst higher education institutions in Portugal, being one of the top universities regarding the quality of its infrastructures, the strength of its research and the excellence of its staff.

ISCTE IUL: Instituto Universitário de Lisboa – Portugal

ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE), a high-quality Portuguese public research-oriented university being among the 150 best young universities in the world (THE Young University Rankings 2017), has about 9,000 students, half of them in doctoral and master programs, and 430 professors. With a multi and inter-disciplinary approach, it is one of the most dynamic and innovative institutions in Portugal, establishing more than one hundred (inter) national cooperations with several research, public and private organizations.

University of Western Macedonia – Greece

University of Western Macedonia (UOWM) founded in 2003 under the Greek Authorities, consists by three departments in the city of Florina and three departments in the city of Kozani. The internationally research oriented UOWM is a socially committed institution with a highly qualified academic staff, extensive international links in both research and exchange programs and a vibrant student community. Fostering fully incorporation of ICT in every day practice, the UOWM invests in innovative educational programs and multidisciplinary fields of research that correspond to the needs of the modern world.

AUDAX: Centro de Investigação e Apoio ao Empreendedorismo e Empresas Familiares – Portugal

Audax (AUD) is the entrepreneurship and Innovation support center of ISCTE – Lisbon University Institute and it is a non-profit organization established in 2005. Its main activities are focused in entrepreneurship and incubation, such as education, conferences and consultancy and support to set up new business (business plans, seek financial support, partners). Audax-ISCTE is one of the main actives centers of Portugal and it was awarded in 2008 by Program FINICIA ( for helping to create 15 new startups supported by that program and in 2015 was awarded with the most Portuguese entrepreneurial university by Portugal Startups – UP Awards. Audax-ISCTE is also responsible for the management of the incubator Labs Lisboa founded in 2012 by Lisbon City Council and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC)- Spain

The Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC) is a non-profit research institution based in Castelldefels (Barcelona), resulting from a public initiative of the Regional Government of Catalonia (Generalitat de Catalunya). Research activities at the CTTC, both fundamental and applied, mainly focus on technologies related to the physical, data-link and network layers of communication systems, and to the Geomatics. CTTC is composed of nine Research Units and hosts 41 senior researchers, 35 researchers and 24 research assistants.

HES-SO / HEIA-FR- Switzerland

HES-SO is the largest University of Applied Sciences (UAS) in Switzerland and the second largest higher education institution of the country, with more than 21’000 students and a broad network of schools located in 7 cantons. It employs more than 17’000 collaborators, with approx. 960 FTE dedicated to R&D activities. HES-SO offers a large variety of education programmes: 46 Bachelor degrees, 26 Master degrees and 301 continuing education courses. Strongly anchored in the regional economy, HES-SO collaborates closely with SMEs, and its R&D also extends to certain aspects of industrial-scale production. HES-SO undertakes research projects with a wide range of partners in Switzerland and abroad. HES-SO has been involved in European Framework Programmes since 1998. In FP7 we participated in 30 collaborative projects, including 3 as coordinator. In H2020 we are beneficiaries in 45 projects, including 6 as coordinator and covering the three Pillars of the programme. As a Swiss entity, HES-SO represented by the HEIA-FR school will participate, at its own cost, as secondment to IT in TeamUp5G.