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Research and Development (NEC Laboratories Europe)

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NEC Europe Ltd. established the NEC Laboratories Europe in 1994. Today, the laboratories are located in Heidelberg, Germany and Acton, UK. Research and development functions are integrated into the same organization to shorten the time to market of cutting-edge ICT technologies. Special emphasis is placed on solutions meeting the needs of NEC's European customers. NEC Laboratories Europe collaborate with NEC’s global research organizations in Japan, China, and the US, as well as with NEC's business units.

The laboratories focus on software-oriented research and development for the future internet. New communication architectures and protocols supporting multimedia and mobility over the Internet, together with intelligent internet services, security, privacy and cloud computing solutions addressing the convergence of information and communication technologies and markets, are the core of our work. A market research team continuously analyses market trends and market requirements to ensure that R&D activities address actual market needs.

The laboratories have acquired an excellent reputation in the international research community and are a recognized partner in numerous collaborative research and development projects conducted jointly with European service providers, technology vendors and academic research groups. This involves being a key partner in several projects of the European Union's Information and Communication Technologies Programme (EU ICT). Our staff also actively contributes to scientific conferences as well as standards organizations like IETF, 3GPP, ETSI, and OMA.

Our challenge is to move ideas from research prototypes into business. Collaboration with other research institutes, corporate research centers and potential users in an open innovation model, technology trials with NEC customers, as well as a customer- and market-driven research strategy, are the key ingredients to meet this challenge.

Press releases:

4th Apr 2014:
NEC Laboratories Europe launches new open source platform for high speed, high throughput Network Functions Virtualisation applications

14 Nov 2013:
NEC Laboratories Europe accelerates its research on big data analysis with the EU research project METRICS

13 Sep 2013:
NEC Laboratories Europe showcases its Media Cloud solution and Smart AppStore at IBC 2013

09 Sep 2013:
16 volunteers of NEC Laboratories Europe support the Waldpiraten for autumn cleaning

25 Feb 2013:
NEC Laboratories Europe delivers an improved customer support experience with its newly developed social browsing solution

13 Feb 2013:
NEC receives the 2012 European Vehicular Communications New Product Innovation Award

19 Oct 2012:
NEC to demonstrate how its vehicular communication system improves traffic safety and efficiency by integrating with traffic light control at the ITS World Congress in Vienna

23 Jan 2012:
NEC’s Car-2-X Communications System Successfully Verified for Maturity and Interoperability at the ETSI Cooperative Mobility Services Plugtests

19 Dec 2011:
NEC Laboratories Europe liefern Fahrzeugkommunikations-Software für Feldversuch mit führenden Automobilherstellern

20 Oct 2011:
NEC demonstriert digitale Displaysysteme mit Umgebungswissen

NEC demonstriert M2M-Kommunikationslösungen für Smart Homes

NEC hat maßgeblichen Anteil an Forschung und Entwicklung rund um OpenFlow und das zukünftige Internet

NEC zeigt verbessertes Identity Management für mehr Sicherheit in der Cloud

NEC Europe Ltd.
NEC Laboratories Europe
Kurfürsten-Anlage 36
69115 Heidelberg

phone: (+49) 6221 4342-0
fax: (+49) 6221 4342-155

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