Title: Innovation activity to develop technologies to enable a pan-European interoperable broadband mobile system for PPDR, validated by sustainable testing facilities
Grant agreement no: 786912
Duration: 1 May 2018 – 30 June 2022
The BroadWay project will take the first procurement steps to enable ‘interoperable next generation of broadband radio communication systems for public safety and security’ to improve Public Safety and Disaster relief organisation’s (PPDR’s) service to Europe’s citizens, and enhance interoperability across borders. The primary goal of this project is to: ‘Procure Innovation activity to develop and demonstrate TRL8 technologies that will enable a pan-European interoperable broadband mobile system for PPDR, validated by sustainable testing facilities’ This project implements a Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) with the purpose to realise innovative solutions for the implementation of the ‘SpiceNet Reference’ architecture as defined by the BroadMap project. A pan-European pilot system will be developed within the timeframe 2021, validated by sustainable test capabilities, and to the satisfaction of a European wide team of public safety practitioners. The BroadWay partnership is comprised of 11 buyers in 11 countries, who represent the organisations with responsibility for transition to broadband for Public Safety Communication within their country. All buyer partners are from EU member states. 4 are the direct responsible Ministry within their country, and 7 are the delegated authority in their country, responsible to operate public safety communication networks. Our buyers represent the operation of public safety communication for 1.4Million public safety practitioners in their respective countries. 49 practitioner organisations from a total of 19 countries have offered to take part in the pilot validation/evaluation activities as members of our Practitioner team. A total of 60 additional organisations have expressed their support for the BroadWay project. The BroadWay team, plus this additional support, covers a total of 23 European Countries with 7 additional countries represented by their ministries responsible for public safety communication.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 786912