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

Multiple running international projects over different R&D areas

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

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 (OpenSourceMANO, closed-sourceMANO)

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 

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)


Nicola Ciulli, cofounder and Head of Research & Development at Nextworks, will attend the event “Il cammino verso l’eccellenza, così cambia il DNA di banche e imprese”, a roundtable on the local economy in Tuscany, organized by the newspaper Il Tirreno - Repubblica Affari & Finanza and BPER Banca.

Jun, 27 2019   0 Comments   nextworks  

The 5Growth project, a 5G PPP Phase 3 project started on June 1st 2019, is a significat step forward into validating advanced 5G trials across multiple vertical industries. 9 use cases in 3 pilot sectors (I4.0, Transport and Energy) will be field-trialed on 4 vertical-owned sites in Spain, Italy, and Portugal.

Jun, 02 2019   0 Comments   rduser  

Nextworks will be at the world-leading exhibition of mobile technologies this year with demos of our latest research activitiy on 5G slicing, management and orchestration.

Meet us at MWC19, Fira Barcelona (ES) on 25-28 Feb 2019. We'd be happy to present our PoCs and speak about business opportunities with 5G.

Feb, 22 2019   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