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The newly funded 6G ‘MUltiband Wireless and Optical Signalling for Integrated CommunicAtions, Sensing and Localization’ (6G-MUSICAL) project kicked off in a 2-day physical meeting in Aveiro, Portugal.


This 36-month 6G programme, co-funded by SNS JU and the EU, officially started on 1 January 2024.


Representatives from the Consortium participated in this 2-day meeting on the 24th-25th of January, with presentations of the vision and objectives of the project, as well as an overview of the project’s expectations and guidelines by the European Commission’s Project Officer. Partners also discussed the project’s work plan, challenges & risks identified, while its implementation schedule was set. Partners united to delve into the first steps of their journey and aligning on common goals.


6G-MUSICAL is a ground-breaking project that merges radio sensing and communication technologies to create new paradigms in Radio Frequency (RF) communication. The project is perfectly timed to meet the demands of the rapidly evolving world of wireless communications, radio-sensing, localization, and positioning. The discussions emphasised the importance of this 6G SNS research project in defining the future of 6G.

The overall leader of 6G-MUSICAL is Prof. Atilio Gameiro (Instituto Telecomunicações), and the technical leader is Prof. Izzat Darwazeh (University College London). 
The project started at the beginning of January 2024 and will run for 3 years.


The SNS JU aims to contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and create sustainable, resilient and climate-neutral network infrastructures and services. The EU funding for the first and second call of the SNS JU under the Horizon Europe programme amounts to a total of around 380 million euros.


Further information on the SNS JU can be found at https://smart-networks.europa.eu.


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