5G NetApp Lab

5G NetApp Lab supports startups, SMEs, developers and researchers that wish to design and deliver valuable 5G products and services, leveraging the native 5G technology capabilities.
 
Apply for 5G NetApp Lab to take your 5G project to the next level!

Selected teams will get support from mentors with diverse expertise in designing, developing, testing & validating, and promoting 5G network solutions. Thus, you will get to:

  • Test and validate your product in real-life scenarios and on real-life 5G testbeds; 
  • Integrate the latest tools and platforms that support continuous integration & delivery;
  • Get feedback on improving your business model and value proposition for the end-users;
  • Gain visibility towards investors and social media.

The 5G NetApp Lab accelerator is delivered by the Horizon 2020 5GASP project, with the aim to enable SMEs, start-ups and individuals to develop, test and validate 5G-based NetApps for various business verticals, and to create a community of developers and vertical end-users around the 5GASP Platform in order to maximize the potential to create successful commercial products or services.

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Mentors

Monica Obogeanu
Startup Programs Manager,
Orange Romania

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With more than 10 years’ experience in the tech startups ecosystem, Monica facilitates Orange’s relationship with innovative startups, through the Orange Fab accelerator, and with the Romanian entrepreneurial ecosystem, through initiatives like Orange Fab Hub Pass. A Computer Science graduate with a passion for building products, she worked in startups in roles like software tester of product manager and has lead multiple startup support programs.

#telecom #startup-development #community-management #business-modeling

Jorge Gallego-Madrid
Predoctoral Researcher,
Odin Solutions

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Jorge is a predoctoral researcher at University of Murcia under the Fundación Séneca–Agencia de Ciencia y Tecnología de la Región de Murcia FPI Grant, in collaboration with Odin Solutions S.L. He has participated in international projects such as 5GASP, 5G-MOBIX or USE-IT: CHISTERA, and in national projects such as SCOOTER. His research interests include Internet of Things, intelligent transportation systems, 5G and network slicing techniques.

#telecommunication #5G #virtualization #C-ITS #IoT

Ana Hermosilla
Industrial Predoctoral Researcher,
Odin Solutions

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Industrial Predoctoral Researcher in Odin Solutions; also Researcher in University of Murcia since 2018. She has participated in some H2020 Projects, such as INSPIRE-5G plus or 5GASP; also taking sysadmin tasks in the GAIA-5G lab at the University of Murcia.

#NFV #IaaS #networking #cloud #MEC

Cristian Patachia Sultanoiu
Development & Innovation Manager,
Orange Romania

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Development and Innovation Manager with impressive background in pioneering next-generation technology to achieve corporate and start-up vision, and deliver cutting-edge solutions. Specialized expertise in generating new business across 5G, cybersec and IoT vertical markets through development of groundbreaking product concepts.

#FutureNetworksTechnologies #5G #PMR #NetAppBusinessModels

Marius Iordache
5G Technical Manager,
Orange Romania

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With over 15 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry, Marius is currently leading the technical implementation of Orange’s 5G network in Romania. He is CCIE certified and has vast experience in planning, designing and creating architectures for complex fix and mobile networks, in multi-vendor environments. He contributes to multiple technical research projects in the Horizon 2020, 5G-PPP framework.

#Telecommunication #CI/CD #Testing #BusinessModel #Sales #Marketing

Diogo Gomes
Professor,
Universidade de Aveiro

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Prof. Dr. Diogo Gomes graduated in Computers and Telematics Engineering from the University of Aveiro in 2003 with first-class honors, and concluded his Phd by the same University on Resource Optimization for Broadcast Networks in 2010. He’s currently an Auxiliar Professor at the University of Aveiro. In the last 18 years has participated in several EU funded projects such as IST-Mobydick, IST-Daidalos, IST-Akogrimo, IST-C-MOBILE, ICT-C-Cast, ICT-Onelab2, ICT- Medieval, ICT-5GinFIRE where besides conducting research on QoS, IP Mobility, Multicast/Broadcast, Service & Application Development and Network Orchestration has always been deeply involved in the deployment of prototypes and demonstrations. Currently he coordinates H2020-ICT-5GASP, a project on the development of a CI/CD platform for 5G Applications and Services. Current research interest are related to Knowledge Extraction in Internet of Things (IoT) Scenarios using Machine Learning techniques and Big Data repositories. In this context was involved in several industry collaborations, developing Smart Agriculture and Smart City prototypes, and more recently Industrial IoT and Smart Energy.

#telecom #CI/CD #IIoT #AI/ML #Linux #OSS

Rui Aguiar
Professor Universitario,
Universidade de Aveiro

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Full Professor, Universidade de Aveiro. Head of Networks and Services, Instituto de Telecomunicações. Steering Board Chair, Networld Europe.

#telecommunications #CellularNetworks #FutureInternet #RegulationAndPolicy

Navdeep Uniyal
Senior Research Associate,
University of Bristol

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Navdeep is working on the technologies related to cloud and NFV Orchestration. Exploring the application of Machine learning in networks and orchestration.

#NFV #CloudComputing

Luis Bernal Escobedo
Researcher,
Universidad de Murcia

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Luis started his career as a systems administrator but quickly started turning into R&D and consulting, specially in communications and embedded solutions. After completing his master’s degree on telecommunications he started working on the ANTS group as a researcher, while also working on his PhD about embedded ML and IoT communications.

#telecommunications #5GNetworks #LPWAN #EmbeddedLinux #networking #security #embeddedML #VideoStreaming

Program timeline

Call for applications
May 2022 – July 2022
Deadline for online submissions: July 31st 2022

Evaluation and selection period
August 2022 – September 2022

5G NetApp Lab program
Workshops & mentoring sessions (online)
September 2022 – December 2022

5G NetApp Lab continuous support & follow-up with the teams
January 2023 – September 2023

5G NetApp Lab Demo Day
October 2023

Eligibility criteria

To select the participants who will benefit the most from the program activities and maximize the impact of the project on the market, the selection committee will take into consideration applications that fit the following criteria:

  1. You are a team of at least 2 individuals working on a NetApp (product or service that leverages 5G capabilities).
  2. You are in your first 4 years of commercial activity or you don’t yet have a legal entity.
  3. or

  4. You are part of a company, university or research group, developing a solution with the purpose to commercialize the result through a spin-off.

Selection criteria

To select the best participants for the program, the selection committee will score the applications based on the following criteria:

  1. Best use of the innovative 5G technology capabilities
  2. The value brought by the proposed service or product for the final user
  3. Team experience in the addressed field – technology and industry/market
  4. The uniqueness of the solution and significant improvement from existing options
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Selection Committee

Cristian Patachia Sultanoiu
Development & Innovation Manager,
Orange Romania

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Development and Innovation Manager with impressive background in pioneering next-generation technology to achieve corporate and start-up vision, and deliver cutting-edge solutions. Specialized expertise in generating new business across 5G, cybersec and IoT vertical markets through development of groundbreaking product concepts.

#FutureNetworksTechnologies #5G #PMR #NetAppBusinessModels

Rui Aguiar
Professor Universitario,
Universidade de Aveiro

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Full Professor, Universidade de Aveiro. Head of Networks and Services, Instituto de Telecomunicações. Steering Board Chair, Networld Europe.

#telecommunications #CellularNetworks #FutureInternet #RegulationAndPolicy

Roman Odarchenko
Senior researcher,
Bundleslab KFT

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PhD, professor, 5G expert, senior researcher. Roman Odarchenko participated in three research projects under the Horizon 2020 program: 5GASP (https://5gasp.eu/)); 5G-Xcast (https://5g-xcast.eu/); 5G-TOURS (http://5gtours.eu/). Major research interests are 5G mobile networks, Network Security, Communications, Data Processing, Sensor networks, Computer networks, Education Technology.

#telecommunication #5G #networks, QoE/QoS, wireless networks, SDN/NFV

Elena-Madalina Oproiu
Transmission Expert,
Orange Romania

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Mrs. Elena Madalina Oproiu received a BSc degree in Electronics and Telecommunications at the Technologies and Telecommunications Systems Department of the Politehnica University Bucharest in 2012 and his MSc degree in Mobile Communications in 2014. Mrs. Oproiu received his PhD degree with the thesis on New technologies for optimizing the mobile cellular networks. She has been working as a Transmission Expert at Orange Romania since February 2012. Her work involved design and implementation of network and transmission services, analyzing network performance and his degree of loading, development solutions according to customer internal drives and professional management of the network to maintain and improve service quality.

#telecommunication #5GArchitecture #transmission

Navdeep Uniyal
Senior Research Associate,
University of Bristol

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Navdeep is working on the technologies related to cloud and NFV Orchestration. Exploring the application of Machine learning in networks and orchestration.

#NFV #CloudComputing

Luis Bernal Escobedo
Researcher,
Universidad de Murcia

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Luis started his career as a systems administrator but quickly started turning into R&D and consulting, specially in communications and embedded solutions. After completing his master’s degree on telecommunications he started working on the ANTS group as a researcher, while also working on his PhD about embedded ML and IoT communications.

#telecommunications #5GNetworks #LPWAN #EmbeddedLinux #networking #security #embeddedML #VideoStreaming

Monica Obogeanu
Startup Programs Manager,
Orange Romania

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With more than 10 years’ experience in the tech startups ecosystem, Monica facilitates Orange’s relationship with innovative startups, through the Orange Fab accelerator, and with the Romanian entrepreneurial ecosystem, through initiatives like Orange Fab Hub Pass. A Computer Science graduate with a passion for building products, she worked in startups in roles like software tester of product manager and has lead multiple startup support programs.

#telecom #startup-development #community-management #business-modeling

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If you have any questions regarding the program or the selection process, you can reach us at netapp-lab@5gasp.eu