The Common Dissemination Booster (CDB) is a brand-new service from the European commission which provides a professional support to best disseminate project’s outcomes to end-users, with an eye on exploitation opportunities
- 5G-TRANSFORMER participates in this free of charge service together with the 5G-Crosshaul and 5G-CORAL projects.
Barcelona, June 04, 2018 ̶ 5G-TRANSFORMER, in a common team with the 5G-Crosshaul and 5G-CORAL projects, is benefitting from the Common Dissemination Booster (CDB) service as part of the CDB04/05-5G-TRANSFORMER group. This team presents relevant synergies, since 5G-TRANSFORMER inherits the legacy of 5G-Crosshaul (finished in December 2017) and also has tight links with 5G-CORAL (also started in June 2017) in the field of orchestration of virtual network infrastructures encompassing computing (cloud and edge) and heterogeneous transport networks. The goal of 5G-TRANSFORMER is to deliver a complete scalable 5G Mobile Transport and Computing Platform by adding the support of: i) integrated MEC services, ii) dynamic placement and migration mechanisms of virtual functions (VFs), iii) new mechanisms for sharing of VFs by multiple tenants and slices, iv) new abstraction models for vertical services, and v) customized profiles for the C-RAN functional split considering the requirements from verticals industries.
The CDB04/05-5G-TRANSFORMER group was selected after an evaluation process to which multiple groups of projects applied. All five services to which it applied were accepted and the kick-off took place on May 14, 2018 with Service 1 (portfolio identification). The rest of services will run sequentially until mid-2019. As a result, a common results grid in the form of a dissemination portfolio will be produced. In turn, this will enable identifying the appropriate stakeholders and end users and designing customized dissemination activities, hence improving their joint impact.
The common dissemination booster is a brand-new service of the European Commission to increase the impact of European research on 5G networks in society. The CDB service is a free of charge service, available to all, ongoing or closed, European, National, Regional funded Research & Innovation (R&I) projects (H2020, FP7 or other) providing professional support and encouraging projects to come together to identify a common portfolio of results and shows them how to best disseminate to end-users, with an eye on exploitation opportunities. CDB spans from 7 up to 17 months and it consists of five services, namely portfolio identification service, stakeholder/end-user mapping, portfolio dissemination plan development, portfolio dissemination capacity building, dissemination campaign management. Trust-IT Services, an international marketing & research organization specialized in fostering Information and Communication Technology solutions provides all CDB services on behalf of the European Commission.