NetworldEurope SME Working Group highlights

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The NetworldEurope SME Working Group brings together some 300 companies across Europe and beyond to discuss recent developments, highlight success stories, explore future initiatives, and raise awareness about upcoming events and funding opportunities. The WG emphasises the importance of collaboration within the telecommunications sector to continue to foster a dynamic and supportive environment for SMEs.

The NetworldEurope SME Working Group convenes every two months to discuss recent developments, upcoming events and opportunities for collaboration among SMEs in the telecommunications sector.

In May 2024, the meeting featured presentations from various SMEs. Mika Skarp from Cumucore Oy introduced their innovative technology for replacing Ethernet cables in factory industries, which is present in over 50 projects involving 4G/5G/6G technologies. Urszula Sobek spoke about the work of Funding Box championing entrepreneurs and innovators by matching them with funding programmes and tailor-made acceleration programmes. Robert Sugar from Urban Hawk presented their integration of game industry technologies with GIS to reduce turnaround time, risk, and cost through automation. Adam Flizikowski from IS Wireless showcased their 5G/6G solution software for network deployment, supported by 25 EU-funded projects, including 5G and Liquid RAN deployments.


The SME Working Group Meeting in June 2024 featured several presentations aimed at fostering collaboration and innovation among European SMEs. Nina Hoppmann from the European Cluster Collaboration Platform discussed upcoming events and initiatives designed to enhance networking and support for SMEs. Mona Maril of highlighted efforts to strengthen the global reach of the European ICT Standardisation Ecosystem, emphasizing available Open Calls and the importance of impact reporting. Maja Horvat from PQ-REACT focused on advancements in Post Quantum Cryptography and announced a new Open Call for project proposals. These presentations underscored the importance of ongoing collaboration and support for SMEs in driving technological and market innovation.


SMEs during EuCNC & 6G Summit 2024

NetworldEurope SME Working Group Members participated in EuCNC & 6G Summit 2024, making the most of the opportunity to expand their networks, discover new technologies, and showcase their innovations. This event was important in driving industry collaboration as described by members like Simon Pryor, R&I Project Strategist and Coordinator from ACCELERAN, Fotis Foukalas, Technology Advisor from COGNINN, Israel Koffman, Executive VP & Co-Founder from RunEL, and Vaios Koumaras, Managing Director, and Vasileios Mavrikakis, Communication Manager from INFOLYSIS.

You can listen to their impressions here.


More information about how to join and contribute to the NetworldEurope SME Working Group here


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