Since 156 organisations are taking part in at least one European Union-funded 6G research initiative, it can be a bit difficult to visualise the big picture. Which company is linked with which project? Who’s joined more than one programme? What does the research landscape look like?
In this last part of 6GWorld’s exclusive series on the EU funding for Beyond 5G and 6G research, you’ll browse the connections between initiatives and institutions in an interactive graph based on the CORDIS database. Learn more about the methodology at the end of this article.
When a dot is selected, you’ll be shown its connections throughout the graph. When you click on an initiative, the interactive displays its details – EU budget for research, start and end dates, brief project objective, and a link to the correspondent CORDIS page.
Zoom in, zoom out, click, and play around! Click here to visualise it in full screen.
This mapping was made using European Commission’s CORDIS database, the official data hub containing all research and innovation contracts signed by the European Union.
Following the CORDIS team’s direction, we considered projects under the following categories: 5G and beyond; networking research beyond 5G; and 5G PPP – Smart Connectivity beyond 5G. We also performed a query with terms like “beyond 5G” and “6G” to increase the pool of results.
Then we selected only initiatives that explicitly mentioned Beyond 5G or 6G as their primary focus. Projects that, according to our understanding, included these topics as secondary objectives were dismissed so that the database would reflect more accurately just the Beyond 5G- and 6G-focused research.
Because the database is constantly updated, information and graphs in this article may be outdated depending on when you read it. The data were gathered on March 15 and 17, 2021 and updated on March 30, 2021.