Addresses the aspects of the intrinsic capabilities of the organization, the stimulation of the creative processes and knowledge management, both internal and external. Within this scope, we manage and promote the following activities:
Focuses on the observation and analysis of potential customers, new markets and trends. Intellectual property management is also addressed in this interface. Within this scope, we manage and promote the following activities:
Ensures monitoring, prediction, forecasting and collaboration activities with external technological and scientific entities. Within this scope, we manage and promote the following activities:
We continuously engage in collaborative Research, Development and Innovation projects as part of our sustained strategy for technological leadership. To this end, we play an active role in the Innovation Ecosystem, working in partnership with world class universities, R&D Institutions, suppliers and clients in several projects, based on a risk sharing model, resorting to external funding from the major national and international research and innovation support programs. To ensure value creation and positive return to the society, we guarantee that knowledge transfer occurs in all our initiatives.
Exploratory innovation activities are set around strategic themes, namely: Cloud technologies (computing and networking), Smart Living, Internet of Things and Smart Objects, Big Data, 5G and Future Networks, Optical Framework Evolution, Digital Services & Platforms, Security & Privacy.
5G goes beyond mobile broadband networks evolution: it will bring innovative and unique service skills, ultrafast mobility support and leverage IoT architectures by enabling massive and heterogeneous device connection. 5G will integrate networking, computing and storage resources into one programmable and unified infrastructure (www.5g-ppp.eu).
In the last few years the world has seen a clear rise in the deployment of FTTH (Fiber To The Home) networks. The FTTH networks were standardized using GPON/XGPON technology (Gigabit Passive Optical Networks – 1Gbps/10Gbps) and are now evolving very quickly to faster technologies known as NG-PON2 (Next Generation PON 2), capable of much higher speeds and a wider range of applications.
Cloud Technologies gained momentum and represent the major evolution of the IT and Telecommunications Industry of this decade. We closely monitor innovations in two specific technological areas which are believed to be the next generation’s key cloud technological breakthroughs: SDN and NFV.
Smart Living (Smart Homes, Buildings, Cities and Cars), are key concepts associated with resource efficiency, sustainability and quality of life, health and active citizenship. Closely related to the Smart Living concept is the Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Objects concepts, which will enable a Smart Living World.
Usually applied to describe the exponential growth and general availability of data in multiple forms, Big Data is already enabling major breakthroughs in every field of Science and Economics, bringing the associated technologies to the core of most modern R&D projects.
The ICT world is moving fast to a mobile and application centric paradigm. Today we have applications for every imaginable utilization, from viewing and controlling TV contents to monitoring and analyzing all our vital functions. Applications, no matter how easy and fun they may seem to use, are backed-up by powerful platforms where all the complexities are handled for the end users.
Industry, Market and Government regulations already press strict rules concerning to Information Security and Privacy, driving significant changes on how Telcos traditionally handle information. Users increasing awareness on how Privacy is handled by operators opens a new range product offerings that can lead to differentiating products on a highly competitive market.