Slide Background
Our current focus is on Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G.

Group Highlights

Multiple running international projects over different R&D areas

24 projects in Horizon 2020 on SDN/NFV, 5G, IoT, Factories of the Future and FIRE+ (12 projects in 5GPPP)

Ranked 1st EU SME for funding on the “Network of the Future” topics of the EC’s Framework Programme 7 for ICT (2007-2013).

Key results in international top conferences and exhibitions (MWC, SDN World Congress, OFC, EUCNC, GLOBECOM, ECOC, IoT Solutions World Congress, etc.)

Multiple internal NFV, MEC, SDN development activities and assets

Network slicing, Intent-based APIs, 5G Application and Service Catalogues, Cloud-native virtual infrastructure management, End-to-end monitoring of network services and slices

ETSI NFV MANO (OpenSourceMANO, closed-sourceMANO)

OpenDaylight, ONOS


Multiple internal IoT-related and Smart-Everything development activities and assets

Home and building control/automation, Energy management and optimization with policies and predictors, Real-time monitoring & event management, Cloud-based IoT services (e.g. based on MS Azure or AWS Stream Analytics and Machine Learning), Remote facility management & supervision

Strong involvement in 5G, NFV, MEC, IoT and Smart Factory development in Europe

Participant in ETSI NFV MEC ZSM ENI PDL   and NGP Industry Steering Groups  

Participant in ETSI OSM Open Source Group

Leader of many ETSI Specialist Task Forces  :  OpenStack/VIM APIs, NFV Testing Framework, NFV OpenAPI, Member of MEC Testing Framework and MEC API Conformance Test

Member of Technical organization team for 2nd /3rd /4th NFV Plugtests at ETSI  

Member of board of 5G Infrastructure Association PPP 

Member of Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation - AIOTI

Member of Steering Board of Networld2020 European Technology Platform 

A wide network of contacts

Collaborations with major Network Vendors and Operators (Ericsson, Italtel, Alcatel-Lucent, Selex Communications, Juniper, Huawei, Telefonica, BT, Interoute)

Collaboration with top IoT players (Intel, Microsoft) and Utility providers (Enel)

Collaborations with research centers and universities in Europe and worldwide (30+ universities and research centers in Europe, 5+ in Brazil, 2 in Japan)


Nextworks participated in the IEEE CAMAD 2020, presenting R&D activities on orchestration and experimental validation of Industry 4.0 services in 5G infrastructures.

Sep, 24 2020   0 Comments   rduser  

We presented lessons learnt from implementing live trials of Personalised Media Mobility Trial with FLAME platform in Barcelona (ES) at the FLAME project GRAND FINALE public event, on 23 Sept. 2020.

Sep, 23 2020   0 Comments   rduser  

Nicola Ciulli, Head of R&D, will take part tomorrow, May 19th 2020 (16:00 CEST time), in the European Digital Forum’s 5G Tech Talk event, where the live discussion will touch several aspects related to 5G development and innovation. The focus of the talk will be on the main expected benefits and opportunities that 5G emerging technologies can bring to vertical stakeholders, both large enterprises and SMEs, in the development and deployment of new products and services.

May, 18 2020   0 Comments   rduser  



Established: 2002, core team with more than 20 years of experience in ICT, telecommunications, control and automation.

Base: Pisa, ideal location for the development of advanced technologies.

Nextworks mantains excellent links with the local academia.

Know-how  and skills of employees are the main strength and asset.

(out of 4+M€ turnover) The time gap between technological innovation and obsolescence is narrowing, so it's mandatory to invest in research and innovation.


Membership and Affiliations


We have strong links to the most relevant organizations and forums related to our Areas of Research