Kick-off for multinational cooperation project 6G-Sky

On May 19, the multinational cooperation project "6G-Sky - 6G for Connected Sky" will start its work with a kick-off at Airbus in Taufkirchen/Ottobrunn. 6G-Sky was given a positive label last year as part of the EUREKA cluster CELTIC-NEXT and was rated as particularly worthy of funding by the "Group of Experts".

Over a three-year project period, a consortium from Germany, Sweden, Austria and Hungary will develop solutions for reliable and robust networking of different users in the air and on the ground. To this end, an AI-supported, flexible 3D network architecture (3D: satellite, airspace, ground) based on various radio technologies will be established. Integrated solutions and a holistic network architecture will provide a functional basis for unlocking the potential of new services for users on the ground and in the air.

The German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Action will fund the German subconsortium of six partners (Airbus GmbH, Fraunhofer IIS, Ericsson Antenna Technology Germany GmbH, Deutsche Telekom AG, Motius GmbH and Meshmerize GmbH) with €2.46 million. The total cost of the project is € 9,0 million with 17 partners.

At the hybrid kick-off, 6G-Sky will be welcomed by CELTIC-NEXT, ESA and representatives from all four funding bodies and agencies.