Ten billion euros for new European partnerships for green and digital transition and the emergence of 6G
The European Commission (EC) has proposed ten new European partnerships between the EU, the Member States and / or the corporate world. They must accelerate the transition to a green, climate-neutral and digital Europe and make European businesses more resilient and competitive. The EU provides nearly € 10 billion in funding; the partners will invest at least as much. The ten partnerships are: Global Health EDCTP, Innovative Healthcare Initiative, Key Digital Technologies, A Circular Bio-based Europe, Clean Hydrogen, Clean Aviation, European Railways, Third ATM Study for the Single European Sky, Smart Networks and Services and Metrology. The ninth partnership, Smart networks and services, includes 6G, the successor to 5G. A Techwire Asia article makes it clear that the EU will have to do its utmost to catch up on the gap it already has with the US and Asia. The British Institution of Engineering and Technology (EIT) published a paper on 6G, specifically for policy makers. One European country that is fully committed to 6G is Finland. An article from the University of Oulo describes the Finnish Smart Campus program that aims to turn the university campuses into centers of 6G innovation. An article from imec explains what we can expect from 6G.
Publication IET (pdf)