PICASSO Project: seeking synergies on 5G.
The project PICASSO “ICT Policy, Research and Innovation for a Smart Society: towards new avenues in EU-US ICT collaboration” is funded under the European Union Horizon 2020 programme. PICASSO brings together prominent specialists from the EU and US with the aim of reinforcing EU-US ICT collaboration in pre-competitive research in key enabling technologies related to societal challenges of common interest and to support the EU-US ICT policy dialogue. Its 4 fields of focus include 5G Networks, and that’s exactly why it has started a fruitful synergy with the 5G-ENSURE project. PICASSO is currently pursuing a EU-US collaboration on 5G (the first webinar on this topic took place in September 2016) and also leads a 5G Networks Expert Group, which analyses technological and economic drivers as well as potential obstacles of innovations in the economies on both sides of the Atlantic, from which to derive opportunities for EU/US ICT collaboration improvement. The imminent future will also see a close collaboration between the 2 projects as 5G-ENSURE will actively contribute to drafting the forthcoming PICASSO policy paper on standardisation. .