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Welcome to 5TONIC

An Open Research and Innovation Laboratory focusing on 5G technologies

founded by Telefonica and IMDEA Networks based in Madrid.

The objective of 5TONIC is to create a global open environment where members from industry and academia work together in specific research and innovation projects related to 5G technologies with a view to boost technology and business innovative ventures. The laboratory will promote joint project development and entrepreneurial ventures, discussion fora, events and conference sites in an international environment.

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On the forefront of 5G research

5TONIC will also serve to demonstrate and show the capabilities and interoperation of pre-commercial 5G equipment, services and applications, by leading global companies in the 5G arena.


Joint Project Development

The spirit of 5tonic is to become a central hub for knowledge sharing and industry collaboration in the area of 5G technologies across Europe.


Events and Conference sites

The main premises of 5TONIC are co-located at IMDEA Networks institute, in Leganes, Madrid.

These installations offer the perfect environment for international conferences, events and also serves as an ideal meeting point for knowledge exchange on 5G technologies for the European leading industry.