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

14 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 ZSM  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)


Innovation is a key objective of our mission. To achieve this, we are strongly involved in international R&D programs and have active and strong participation to standards. Some of the latest innovations we have produced is now part of the EC-driven Innovation Radar initiative.

Jun, 29 2018   0 Comments   nextworks  

Nextworks participates in the new EU Project QAMeleon, started on Jan 1st , 2018  to develop the next generation of photonics.

Feb, 27 2018   0 Comments   rduser  

Nextworks has participated with two RINA demos at the 2018 edition of the International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks (EWSN), in Madrid (Spain).

Feb, 16 2018   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