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)


1st Open Call deadline approaching!


Do you own an IoT platform?

We are looking for startups and SMEs with innovative IoT solutions in the domains of smart residence/buildings and smart cities to join the symbIoTe ecosystem!

Apply by 28 Feb 2017 at, and try to be part of our IoT community.

Funds up to €40k, no equity.


Feb, 09 2017   0 Comments   rduser  
24-25 January 2017, Southampton (UK)
Nextworks has joined forces with leading Smart City players, top technology and content providers in the new H2020 FLAME project, kicking-off on this Jan 24th-25th in Southampton (UK).
Jan, 25 2017   0 Comments   rduser  
15 December, Granada (Spain)
Nextworks has given an invited talk at the "End-to-end service orchestration for 5G and beyond" workshop, co-located with the 15th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications (IUCC-2016), Granada (Spain).
Giada Landi, R&D Project Manager at Nextworks, presented how Nextworks dealt with "Energy efficient orchestration of virtual services in 5G integrated fronthaul/backhaul infrastructures".
Dec, 22 2016   0 Comments   rduser  



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