Industry and academia have come together to boost European technology and business innovation ventures.

5TONIC seeks to connect and cooperate with both large companies and SMEs, as well as institutions, related or not with ICT, such as the automotive, energy, food and agriculture, city management, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation industries, etc. We are looking for peers in vertical areas that are interested in engaging in joint projects or activities related to 5G.


For these purposes, a flexible collaborator agreement has been designed, allowing for specific cooperation activities for a limited period of time in conditions to be agreed on by all parties involved. Testing a new technological component or a new application that may benefit from new 5G capabilities is feasible in this framework, in that it allows for the use of 5TONIC’s infrastructure and also guarantees the protection of IPRs and confidentiality as established in the agreement.


Below you can see who we’re currently collaborating with. If you are interested in becoming a 5TONIC collaborator, contact us through our form.

Gold collaborators

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a leading global engineering company that drives the transformation of society and industry for a more productive and sustainable future. Connecting software to its portfolio of electrification, robotics, automation and industrial motion technologies, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to achieve new levels of performance. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by the talents of its 110,000 employees in more than 100 countries.

Standard collaborators

Nokia creates the technology to connect the world, developing and delivering the industry’s only end-to-end portfolio of network equipment, software, services and licensing that is available globally. Nokia customers include communications service providers whose combined networks support 6.1 billion subscriptions, as well as enterprises in the private and public sector that use its network portfolio to increase productivity and enrich lives. Through Nokia research teams, including the world-renowned Nokia Bell Labs, it is leading the world to adopt end-to-end 5G networks that are faster, more secure and capable of revolutionizing lives, economies and societies. Nokia adheres to the highest ethical business standards as we create technology with social purpose, quality and integrity.

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) expands the boundaries of technology to make the most amazing experiences possible. As a leader in network transformation, Intel is preparing for the shift to agile, cloud-ready network architectures with foundational technology building blocks that deliver unprecedented flexibility and agility that comes with a virtualized, software-defined infrastructure. The company also is actively leading ecosystem alignment to facilitate the development and rapid deployment of standards-based solutions to drive this change. Information about Intel and the work of its more than 100,000 employees can be found at and

Rohde & Schwarz is an international group of companies headquartered in Munich (Germany) which develops, produces and markets innovative test and measurement, information and communications technology products for professional users. Rohde & Schwarz focuses on test and measurement, broadcast and media, cybersecurity, secure communications and monitoring and network testing, areas that address many different industry and government-sector market segments. Founded more than 80 years ago, the independent company has an extensive sales and service network in more than 70 countries. On June 30, 2017, Rohde & Schwarz had approximately 10,500 employees and achieved a net revenue of approximately EUR 1.9 billion.

Unmanned Teknologies Applications S.L. (UTEK) is a business initiative started in 2016 with the objective of developing high reliability and advanced performances unmanned vessels (Unmanned Surface Vehicles – USV). Utek is composed of a multidisciplinary group of professionals with broad experience in complex projects in the fields of aerospace, unmanned systems, and naval electronics. Among their customers, there are some of the most important maritime entities at national and international level, as well as Security and Armed Forces from several countries. The demand of unmanned vessels for naval applications is increasing due to the wide variety of applications from maritime surveillance to oceanic research and a wide range of purposes.

Telcaria is an SME providing advanced services to network operators and equipment manufacturers worldwide. Partnering with network operators to redesign their products towards NFV and SDN based network infrastructure and cloud-computing applications. Telcaria is headquartered in Madrid, Spain, and has collaborations with the IMDEA Networks and top Universities in the area: UC3M, UPM and UAH. This critical mass of networking expertise located in very close proximity creates many synergies, having the members of these institutions a history of fruitful collaboration between them. The company is currently working in three H2020 EU projects (5GEVE, 5GROWTH and 5G-DIVE), collaborates as an expert in the Master of SDN&NFV technologies offered by UC3M and is currently actively developing and commercially distributing Alviu, its SD-WAN solution.

Fivecomm is a Spanish SME based in Valencia, focused on research and development activities of 5G solutions for industry verticals. Founded by members of the academia that were involved from the beginning in the 5G development, with experience in digital transformation. The best of these two worlds joins together in Fivecomm with a single mission: to facilitate the adoption of 5G technologies by vertical industries. Research is one of our fundamental pillars. With that aim, we have the talent and contrasted experience leading 5G international research projects. This permits us to be at the forefront in this technology and apply it to advanced solutions for the industry.

YBVR is a technology company that is re-defining the way fans experience live sports. YBVR enables a new immersive and interactive dialogue with sports fans, especially the new generations, engaging from home and in-venue. YBVR technology also applies to any live-streaming event or on-demand experiences, using immersive video and VR technology in the player. Music, Tourism, corporate events or industrial monitoring are other important fields where YBVR’s technology is applicable. 5G technology appears as a great leverage to accelerate video VR streaming implementation, reach and adoption.

GMV is a privately owned technology business group founded in 1984 and trading on a worldwide scale in the following sectors: Space, Aeronautics, Navigation, Defense and Security, Cybersecurity, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Automotive, Healthcare, Telecommunications and IT for government authorities and major corporations. GMV has a strong legacy in Automotive with a track record of more than 20 years in the supply of automotive software, been a tried-and-trusted provider of telematics software, services, and systems in the automotive sector, both for OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers.

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 110,000 employees and annual revenue of c. € 11 billion. European number one in cybersecurity, cloud and high-performance computing, the Group provides tailored end-to-end solutions for all industries in 69 countries. A pioneer in decarbonization services and products, Atos is committed to a secure and decarbonized digital for its clients. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea) and listed on Euronext Paris.


The purpose of Atos is to help design the future of the information space. Its expertise and services support the development of knowledge, education and research in a multicultural approach and contribute to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the Group enables its customers and employees, and members of societies at large to live, work and develop sustainably, in a safe and secure information space.

OpenNebula, founded in Madrid (Spain) in 2010, is the European company that develops the core of the open-source cloud & edge computing platform OpenNebula, supporting its global user community and providing commercial support and professional services to customers across several sectors. Apart from being a corporate member of Linux Foundation Europe, CNCF, LF Edge, Gaia-X, and the 6G SNS Industry Association, OpenNebula Systems chairs the Cloud/Edge Working Group of the European Alliance for Industrial Data, Edge and Cloud. As one of the few Spanish Direct Participants in the IPCEI-CIS, OpenNebula Systems is playing a key role in the preparation of this strategic EU initiative, co-chairing its Cloud-Edge Capabilities Workstream and coordinating the open source cloud/edge meta-orchestration components.

NEC Laboratories Europe research and develop cutting-edge technology to create innovative social solutions for the NEC Corporation. Located in Heidelberg, Germany, major research areas of NEC Laboratories Europe include artificial intelligence, blockchain security, 5G and 6G networks, and IoT platforms. NEC Laboratories Europe are advancing next-generation mobile systems by researching and developing open and virtualized radio access networks (O-RAN, vRANs), and reconfigurable intelligent surfaces. To learn more visit

Former collaborators

Luz WaveLabs is a company focused on bringing to the market an exciting new technology: millimetre and terahertz waves (THz). The technology developed by Luz WaveLabs will enable the next generation of high-speed wireless data communications (5G, Smart Cities, Industry 4.0) as well as new analysis mechanisms for materials and substances, among other potential uses. Luz WaveLabs is a spin-off of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) created in 2013. The company is involved in several projects with national and European funding.

Saguna, a pioneer in Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC), helps communications enterprises monetize, optimize and accelerate their networks. Our unlimited-access Edge-Cloud solutions transform communications networks into powerful cloud computing infrastructures for game-changing applications, including augmented and virtual reality, IoT, edge analytics, high-definition video, connected cars, autonomous drones and more. The award-winning Saguna MEC platform simplifies and accelerates the development, deployment, management and automation of edge-cloud platforms and edge applications. Fully compliant with the ETSI MEC standard and 3GPP 5G specifications, our MEC solution enables ultra-reliable, low-latency communication (URLLC) that enables 5G features over existing 4G networks and sets the stage for 5G deployment.

Celling 5G was born in 2018 as the solution of the telco’s industry challenge to deploy small cells. It brings near the future of 5G small cells to the consumer. Celling 5G is a telco infrastructure operator to host short range equipment for wireless communications. It owns a widespread network of sites distributed across countries and offers to telcos end-to-end services in these sites. Calling5G also provide power and data access for operator in the locations, becoming into a one-stop window for the operators to deploy short range equipment. The industry is focusing in hosting short range equipment inside urban furniture. The power and data access to the urban furniture and the managing process of public tenders boost the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of the infrastructure and decelerates the deployment. Celling5G resolve all this barriers by installing small cells in a privet environment were the power and data access are cost-effective and time-effective solved.

Founded in 2018, DeepSight AI Labs Pvt Ltd is an intelligent and predictive Artificial Intelligence ComputerVision surveillance platform. DeepSight’s product, SuperSecure is an AI-powered smart surveillance platform, universally compatible retrofit solution, works with any CCTV camera – analog, IP or hybrid that adds intelligence to any CCTV system – to detect potential threats from multiple video streams. Once it finds any threat, it sends five-way alerts instantly to prevent incidents and save human lives and protect valuable assets. The company have labs in Bangalore and Gurgaon (India), and it has developed a solution that can address various industries namely Retail, Logistics, Warehouse, Banking, etc, where computer vision can make an impact on increasing business value and security.

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