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

9 running projects in Horizon 2020 on SDN/NFV, 5G, IoT, Factories of the Future and FIRE+

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

Multiple internal IoT-related and Smart-Everything development activities

Microsoft Azure (HDInsight, Stream Analytics, IoT Hub, Machine Learning)

K-V stores (Memcached, Redis)

NoSQL (Cassandra, MongoDB)

AMQP (RabbitMQ, ZeroMQ)

Smart-Home control (Konnex/EIBus, BACnet, LonWorks and proprietary solutions)

Energy management (Cisco EnergyWise, Energy@Home)

Multiple internal SDN and NFV software development activities

ETSI NFV MANO (OpenBaton, closed-source MANO)

OpenDaylight, ONOS


Strong involvement in SDN, NFV, IoT and 5G development in Europe

Participant in ETSI NFV MEC  and NGP Industry Steering Groups  

Participant in ETSI OSM Open Source Group

Member of 5G Infrastructure Association PPP 

Member of Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation - AIOTI

Member of Steering Board of Networld2020 European Technology Platform 

Member of Big Data Value Association PPP - BDVA  

Wide presence in International events with demos and tutorials of key results from all the different R&D areas (ECOC, EWSDN, SDN World Congress, 
OFC, EUCNC, GLOBECOM, 5G-PPP Events, SuperComputing)

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)


11 May 2017, Bologna (IT)

Gino Carrozzo, deputy Head of Research and Development at Nextworks, participated to the national workshop “Idee di telecomunicazione”, organized by Lepida SpA within the XII edition of the Marconi Radio Days.

The invited talk has focused on "Telco business in the 5G era: role of SMEs in the innovation process" (Telco business nell'era del 5G: il ruolo delle PMI nel ciclo dell'innovazione). Gino presented the possible roles an SME can take in the 5G ecosystem and the strategy pursued by Nextworks to be part of this new business.

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12 May 2017, Viareggio (IT)

Nextworks participated at the 2017 edition of the Versilia Yachting Rendez-Vous, hold at Viareggio Marina on 11-14 may 2017.

We animated a “Yachting Industry Talk Show” organized by NAVIGO on 11 May in Vannucci Lounge, and presented how our R&D-driven offer of innovative IoT technologies for smart marinas and smart residences (home, office, building) can be used to implement the Marinas of the future.

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24 April 2017, Venice (IT)

Nextworks has animated the 2017 edition of the International Symposium on Advances in Software Defined Networking and Network Functions Virtualization (SOFTNETWORKING 2017).

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Established: 2002, core team with more than 15 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