On 29 October 2013 a new ETP founded by the former Net!Works and ISI ETPs has been launched at the launch event in Brussels and attended by 160 participants. The name and brand of the new ETP is yet to be defined. In the morning of the day, directly before the launch event, the last GAs of Net!Works and ISI took place, after which both ETPs were closed down. As the new ETP does not have a web presence yet, information regarding the new ETP is temporarily provided on the Net!Works web. The membership of all Net!Works and ISI members has been transferred and they became automatically member of the new ETP.
The slides of all presentations are available for download.
At the launch event also the 30 members of the Steering Board of the New ETP for the period 2014-15 have successfully been elected.
In the context of the upcoming “Strategy for European Technology Platforms: ETP 2020” the EU Commission has initiated in 2012 a process to review ETPs according to revised criteria for recognition. Following the application submitted by Net!Works, the EU Commission has informed us on 12 July 2013 that Net!Works has been considered to fulfill the revised criteria for recognition and will therefore be included in the list of recognised ETPs.
Letter from DG Connect (document access for members only)
Commission staff working document: Strategy for European Technology Platforms: ETP 2020 (document access for members only)
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The Vice-President of the EU Commission Ms. Neelie Kroes invited industry at the Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona on 26 February 2013 to join a new Public Private Partnership (PPP) on
“Horizon 2020 Advanced 5G Network Infrastructure for Future Internet PPP”
A group of industry companies has prepared a draft PPP proposal following a template provided by the EU Commission. It addresses
An important part of the overall evaluation process of PPP proposals is a public consultation with a wider community on the intended technical content of the proposal. As this PPP should have its roots in the Net!Works ETP the consultation is done with the Net!Works community.
This consultation has closed on 27 May 2013. The processing of comments has been organised by the Chairman of the Net!Works expert Group, Prof Rahim Tafazolli, University of Surrey. Based on the comments a revised version of the proposal has been prepared and was submitted to Neelie Kroes on 20 June 2013.
Werner Mohr, Chairman of the Net!Works SB
Net!Works organized a one day workshop in Brussels on 13 November 2012 to provide a forum for discussion of the Horizon2020 programme. Views of participants were collected on topics which could be included in the detailed workplan for communications networks and services of the programme and arguments justifying their inclusion.
The report from the Event is available here
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Horizon 2020 - The Framework Programme for Research and Innovation
The 5G Public-Private Partnership, in short 5G PPP, will deliver solutions, architectures, technologies and standards for the ubiquitous next generation communication infrastructures of the coming decade. Read more ...>