The EC initiative and platform analysed the OSM (Open Source MANO) enhancement for flexible cloud native service deployments – developed within the project – as “key innovation”.
The analysis recognised Affordable5G’s OSM feature as addressing the needs of existing markets, placing it in the Radar’s “Exploring” market maturity category: this includes innovations actively exploring value creation opportunities, considered as ‘getting things started’. The Radar defines such innovations as being in the early phases of technological readiness, but already showing high commitment levels from the organisations developing them. Alternatively, this category includes concrete market-oriented ideas, which depend on further progressing on technology development process.
This marks another important achievement for the whole consortium, and in particular for Martel Innovate, which has been working alongside the OSM developers to develop this feature, and has been identified as “key innovator” through EC’s analysis.
The Innovation Radar platform builds on the information and data gathered by independent experts involved in reviewing ongoing research and innovation projects funded by the European Commission. These experts also provide an independent view regarding the innovations in the projects and their market potential (more information about the Innovation Radar methodology is available here).
The aim is to make information about EU-funded innovations from high-quality projects visible and accessible to the public via the platform. This shows citizens the many excellent technological and scientific advances being delivered by researchers and innovators around Europe, funded on their behalf by the European Commission. This initiative has the support of EU Members States and, to date, Ministers from 23 countries have signed the Innovation Radar declaration confirming their support for this initiative.