GOLD project partners

Cluster Organizations

EUREKA is more than an organisation, it is an ambition: to become the leading platform for R&D-performing entrepreneurs in Europe and beyond. EUREKA R&D is industry-led, applied, close-to-market — with tangible results and visible benefits.

Founded in 1985, to challenge the increasing migration of R&D and industrial innovation to Asian and North-American countries, EUREKA now unites 40 member countries and also counts the European Union as its 41st member. Together, they promote international, market-oriented research and innovation through the support they offer to small and medium-sized enterprises, large industry, universities and research institutes. Through EUREKA, these organisations are introducing new products, processes and services to market, helping make Europe economically strong and socially sound.


Celtic-Plus is an industry-driven European research initiative to define, perform and finance through public and private funding common research projects in the area of telecommunications, new media, future Internet, and applications & services focusing on a new "Smart Connected World" paradigm. Celtic-Plus is a EUREKA ICT cluster and is part of the inter-governmental EUREKA network.

Celtic-Plus is open to any type of company covering the Celtic-Plus research areas, large industry as well as small companies or universities and research organisations.

Active Partners

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ADTRAN is a leading global provider of networking and communications equipment, with a portfolio of intelligent solutions deployed by some of the world’s largest service providers, distributed enterprises and small and medium-sized businesses. ADTRAN solutions enable voice, data, video and Internet communications across copper, fiber and wireless network infrastructures.

logo ALU horizontal Alcatel-Lucent Bell N.V. is at the forefront of global communications. It provides products and innovations in IP and cloud networking, as well as ultra-broadband fixed and wireless access, and serves service providers and their customers, as well as enterprises and institutions throughout the world.


BT is one of the world's leading communications services companies, operating in over 170 countries worldwide. Its principal activities include networked IT services; local, national and international communications services; broadband and internet products and services; and converged fixed/mobile products and services.

 logo DT Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with over 142 million mobile customers, 31 million fixed-network lines and over 17 million broadband lines (as of December 31, 2013). The Group provides fixed-network, mobile communications, Internet and IPTV products and services for consumers, and ICT solutions for business and corporate customers.

Ericsson AB is a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment and related services to mobile and fixed network operators globally. Over 1,000 networks in more than 175 countries utilise Ericsson's network equipment and 40 percent of all mobile calls are made through our systems. Ericsson is one of the few companies worldwide that can offer end-to-end solutions for all major mobile communication standards.

Lund University was founded in 1666. Today it is an international centre for research and education that has approximately 38,000 students and 5,500 employees, which makes it to one of the oldest and largest universities in Scandinavia. Lund University is respected as one of the best universities in Sweden. Lunds Tekniska Högskola (LTH) comprises the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, and is one of Sweden's largest higher educational institutes for the technical and engineering sciences. The Broadband Communications group at the Department of Electrical and Information Technology focuses on broadband access and core networks, on all layers. The research areas are applied signal processing, DSL systems, and network design. The group has a system-centric approach, where the system functionality and maintenance is the main focus. The research is performed in close cooperation with Swedish and International industrial partners.

Marvell Hispania. Founded in 1995, Marvell Technology Group Ltd. has operations worldwide and approximately 5,700 employees. Marvell’s U.S. operating subsidiary is based in Santa Clara, California and Marvell has international design centers located in the U.S., Europe, Israel, India, Singapore and China. Marvell’s expertise in microprocessor architecture and digital signal processing, drives multiple platforms including high volume storage solutions, mobile and wireless, networking, consumer, and green products. World-class engineering and mixed-signal design expertise helps Marvell deliver critical building blocks to its customers, giving them the competitive edge to succeed in today’s dynamic market.

Newcastle University.  The School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Newcastle University comprises 45 academics, 44 research associates and 163 research students working at the forefront of their respective fields and organised in 4 internationally active research groups with a successful track record of numerous research and industrial contracts. Communications, Sensors and Signal Processing (CSSP) group is built on Newcastle's traditional strengths in communications and signal processing with the aim of using their synergy to tackle the challenges of rapidly evolving pervasive and mobile information technologies. The group has been actively involved in research for over 20 years and developed national and international reputation for Underwater Acoustic and Wireless Communications.

Orange worldwide innovation network has a staff of 3 500 in innovation, research and marketing, located in 9 countries on 4 continents. Each entity is integrated into its own geographic ecosystem, enabling it to get a grip on and anticipate technological progress and changes in usages throughout the world. This international network is a concrete expression of Orange’s aim to breathe new life into innovation and make it the driving force behind its transformation

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SAGEMCOM is a French high-tech group of international dimensions. Sagemcom operates on the broadband (digital home, set-top boxes, Internet routers, telephony and multimedia terminals), telecoms and energy (smartgrid and energy management) and retail.

With a revenue of around 1.3 billion euros, Sagemcom employs 4,600 people on five continents; currently a European leader on most of its key markets, Sagemcom aims to become a world leader in communicating terminals with high added value.

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Sckipio Technologies is a Semiconductor Company that provides chips for ultra-high speed low cost broadband using existing copper wires over the last 200 meters to the home. The solution is applicable for both broadband access and cellular backhauling. Headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, the company was founded by a veteran team of communications experts in broadband access and home networking solutions.


University of Southampton is member of the elite Russell Group of UK research universities. In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, UoS was rated as internationally leading for 1/3 and nationally leading for 2/3 of their research outputs in electrical and electronic engineering. The school of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) is the UK's largest research grouping in the combined area of electronics and computer science, with around 250 academic and research staff and 250 research students. It receives the highest ratings for its research and is funded by UK government agencies, the EU as well as companies and agencies worldwide.

TELNET Redes Inteligentes is a medium size Company based in Zaragoza, Spain. TELNET is the Spanish leading provider of technology and services to Telecom operators. Telnet comprises a large number of products in the field of mobile networks and BTS antenna systems (including 3G repeaters, BBU-RRH multiplexers, UMTS microcells…), high-speed optical fibre Access and FTTH Networks (including GPON/WDM-PON ONU/OLT equipment), Metro Ethernet, TDM, GbE, 10G, SDH, xWDM, etc.

Operating in Latin America, North Africa, Middle East, Asia and Europe, TELNET accounts with more than 200 employees, and generated revenue of €25M in 2013. Telnet is currently doing significant research in the area of next generation PON for the development of +40G optical NGA solutions.

TNO is the Dutch national institution for applied scientific research with about 5000 employees and different knowledge areas. TNO ICT is one of its branches, and consists of over 300 highly qualified engineers that are active in research and development of fixed and wireless networks, in product and service development. It is a unique centre of innovation in the Netherlands, to help companies, government bodies and (semi-)public organisations realizing successful innovations in ICT. It has a track-record in many international and national projects and in standardisation activities. TNO ICT is the former KPN Research, which was founded over 50 years ago. In January 2003 this laboratory was merged into TNO, keeping its role as the strategic innovation partner of KPN for ICT research and development. 


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