SNS JU December 2023 Newsflash

In this last newsflash of December 2023, find back

    • a recap of events where SNS JU or the 5G and 6G communities have an impact,
    • join the discussion followed by SNS JU projects news
    • and do not miss any coming events in the Save-the-Dates !

5G and 6G Events catch-up:

SNS-OPS Survey Results on Technical, Vision and Market aspects of Phase 1 SNS Projects


Read more here.

The SNS-OPS CSA, tasked with supporting the projects’ work and promoting the key messages of the SNS Joint Undertaking, has conducted an extensive survey during the first semester of 2023 to obtain additional information about each project’s vision and approach. The goal of this survey was to get a better understanding of the work planned to be performed in each of the projects, the challenges being addressed and the expected outcomes. This interesting webinar shared the results of the survey with the broader SNS community to display the significant insights regarding the technical focus, the market aspirations, and the overall vision of the SNS-JU Phase 1 projects.


  • 0:00 intro
  • 01:45 Welcome, Colin Willcock (SNS JU GB chairman)
  • 03:47 SNS OPS Questionnaire Introduction, Uwe Herzog (Eurescom, SNS OPS Project) Coordinator
  • 06:49 SNS Phase 1 Projects- Technical Insights, Kostas Trichias (6G-IA, SNS OPS WP1 Leader)
  • 33:41 SNS Phase 1 Projects – Vision, Per Hjalmar Lehne (Telenor, SNS OPS WP1 Vision Task Leader)
  • 45:40 SNS Phase 1 Projects-Market Insights, Jessica Carneiro (Australo, SNS OPS WP4 Leader)
  • 01:08:13 Way forward & Q&A, Uwe Herzog (Eurescom, SNS OPS Project Coordinator)

First IAFA Event Report

On 5 October 2023, the first IAFA (Impact Assessment and Facilitation Action) event, Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH), to strengthen knowledge exchange with the SNS community and collaboration event, took place online.

The DIH aims to facilitate the digitalisation of European industry in the context of the Digital Europe Programme. SCoDIHNet (Smart Connectivity Digital Innovation Hub Network) is a network of DIHs with expertise in Smart Connectivity (5G/6G, IoT, Security).


SNS JU Project news:

TARGET-X Second Open Call


The European project TARGET-X launches its second Open Call to strengthen important economic sectors in Europe by integrating 5G and 6G, accelerating the digital transformation. Companies of any size, Universities and RTOs can now apply to the second open call.

Applications can be submitted between 6 December 2023 and 28 February 2024 through the FundingBox platform microsite created for this purpose by filling up an online application form.

Self-sustainable business framework and new market opportunities as well as funding support to (up to €60 000 per entity) approximately up to 64 entities in the Support Programme.

The TARGET-X project envisions accelerating the digital transformation of key verticals:
● Energy
● Construction
● Automotive
● Manufacturing & Robotics
using large-scale trials in multiple testbeds.

ADROIT6G and 6G-BRICKS @IEEE Globecom 2023


On 4-8 December, the 2023 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The European projects ADROIT6G and 6G-BRICKS participated in the event represented by Dr. Christos Verikoukis, project coordinator for both projects.

The event is one of the IEEE Communications Society’s flagship events dedicated to driving innovation in nearly every aspect of communications. Dr. Verikoukis presented a paper related to the ADROIT6G project.

Christos Verikoukis presented a paper, contributing valuable insights from the 6GBRICKS project, while Adlen Ksentini engaged in the discussions at the IEEE 5G/6G INNOVATION TESTBED AS A SEMI-LIVE NETWORK panel.

Read more on ADROIT-6G website.

Read more on 6G-BRICKS website.



On 6 December 2023, SUPERIOT researcher Ph.D. student Yasser Qaragoez (KU Leuven) presented his paper on “Time Division Duplexing for Enhanced Simultaneous Wireless Information and Power Transfer via Backscattering” at the 2023 IEEE MTT‐S Latin America Microwave Conference (LAMC2023).

HEXA-X-II Invites SMEs and Startups to Shape the Future of 6G Technology

On 28 November 2023, Hexa-X-II, the European 6G Flagship initiative, is calling on the innovative power of SMEs and startups through its “Get Involved” campaign. It’s an open door to potential partnerships with some of the telecom industry’s most influential players.

Workshop: ‘6G-SANDBOX Open Call 2 Info Session’

On December 13, the 6G-SANDBOX project organized the “𝟲𝗚-𝗦𝗔𝗡𝗗𝗕𝗢𝗫 𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻 𝗖𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝟮 𝗜𝗻𝗳𝗼 𝗦𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻” workshop. The 6G-SANDBOX team presented and answered questions about its second open call, which was announced on 𝟮𝟵𝘁𝗵 𝗼𝗳 𝗡𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿.

The presentation covered an introduction to the 6G-SANDBOX project, and technical topics as described in the call were also presented.

TRIALSNET Second Open Call Webinar

On 5 December, 2023, TrialsNet held its second Webinar for the Open Call applicants. More than 100 interested applicants participated in the event, which included a quick overview of the project and presentation of the different sites by the corresponding site managers, as well as a Q&A session.

Video of the webinar available here.

Presentation material available here.

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