Project facts

Project start: 2019-06-01

Duration: 30 months

EU funding: 10,200,413.75 Euros


Today smart manufacturing sector is undergoing a digital transformation addressing the challenge of reducing manual processes and increase efficiency. 5G is foreseen as key enabler for the future manufacturing ecosystem termed Industry 4.0. 5G-SMART unlocks the value of 5G for smart manufacturing through demonstrating, validating and evaluating its potential in real manufacturing environments. 5G-SMART trials will test the most advanced 5G integrated manufacturing applications such as digital twin, industrial robotics and machine vision based remote operations. 5G-SMART will undertake the first ever evaluation of ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC), channel measurements and co-existence between public and private industrial networks in real manufacturing environments easing the integration of 5G. The new 5G features, developed in 5G-SMART such as time synchronisation and positioning for manufacturing use cases represent a technological leap.

To further accelerate take-up of 5G in the manufacturing ecosystem, 5G-SMART will explore the roles of mobile network operators and new business models.ย  5G-SMART will result in development of future 5G standards for the manufacturing sector complemented by new 5G enabled manufacturing products and solutions. 5G-SMART open days will directly address small and medium enterprises making 5G-SMART technology accessible to them.ย  5G-SMART lead by Ericsson brings together a strong consortium of partners involved in every aspect of the manufacturing ecosystem.