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Learn about our 5G Virtual Software and 5G Wireless Systems research areas

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.

Collaborate with us

5TONIC intends to connect and cooperate with both large companies and SMEs, as well as institutions, related or not with ICT, such as automotive, energy, food and agriculture, city management, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation, etc. We are looking for verticals like these that want to engage in joint projects or activities related to 5G. For these purposes, a flexible collaborator agreement has been designed, that allows for specific cooperation activities for a limited period of time in conditions to be agreed by all parties involved. Testing a new technological component or a new application that may benefit from 5G new capabilities is feasible in this framework, that allows the use of 5TONIC infrastructure and also guarantees the protection of IPRs and confidentially as established in the agreement. Below you can see a list of our current collaborators. If you are interested in becoming a 5TONIC collaborator visit the section COLLABORATE WITH US.