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Research and Development (NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH)

Company Re-Organization as of January 1, 2018:
Transfer of NEC Laboratories Europe - a branch of NEC Europe Ltd. - to NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH


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NEC Laboratories Europe located in Heidelberg, Germany was established in 1994 with special emphasis on solutions meeting the needs of NEC's European customers. NEC Laboratories Europe collaborates with NEC's global research organizations in Japan, China, Singapore and the United States, as well as with NEC's business units.

At NEC Laboratories Europe we focus on software-oriented research and development of technologies to enable advanced ICT-based solutions for society. Solution areas include smart cities, public transport and safety, digital health using the Internet of Things (IoT), as well as 5G and beyond communication infrastructures. We support these areas by intensive research on technologies for machine learning, automated reasoning, blockchain, IoT security, edge computing, and network virtualization and automation.

NEC Laboratories Europe has built up an excellent reputation in the international research community and is a key partner in numerous collaborative research and development projects conducted jointly with European service providers, technology vendors and early technology adopters. NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH is also a partner in several projects of the European Union's Information and Communication Technologies Research and Development Framework Programmes. We actively contribute to scientific conferences as well as standards organizations, such as 3GPP, ETSI, ONF and many others.

Our challenge is to move ideas from research prototypes into business solutions. Some key ingredients for meeting this challenge are our collaborations with external research institutes, corporate research centers and potential users in an open innovation model, as well as a customer- and market-driven research strategy including technology trials with NEC's customers.

Press releases:

21 December 2018:
NEC provides a digital scanner to the Heidelberg University Hospital to accelerate joint research on cancer treatment

26 November 2018:
NEC attends the FIWARE Global Summit presenting solutions based on its open source framework

21 November 2018:
NEC Laboratories Europe joins 5G autonomous cars EU R&D efforts towards achieving cross-borders digital corridors

18 May 2018:
5G-Crosshaul EU Project concludes successfully to optimise the transport network

27 November 2017:
NEC Develops a FIWARE-based Fog Computing Framework for Edge-based IoT Services

7 July 2017:
NEC joins Hyperledger to advance blockchain technology

20 February 2017:
Revenues for communications service providers to be boosted by NEC's AI

14 February 2017:
NEC chairs new industry group on standards for smart city solutions

13 January 2017:
NEC co-founds new industry group to improve interoperability for smart city solutions

24 February 2016:
NEC showcases the latest public transport innovations at IT-TRANS 2016

9 December 2015:
NEC becomes First Supplier to Integrate Semantic Interoperability for IoT Platforms

9 November 2015:
NEC joins industry and academia in Europe to develop a converged cloud-based 5G network and service platform

5 October 2015:
NEC Demonstrates Bus Optimization Solution at ITS World Congress in Bordeaux

30 September 2015:
NEC develops world's first interface supporting the ONF's Real Time Media NBI REST Specification

23 September 2015:
NEC, European industrial and academic partners join to develop the integrated fronthaul and backhaul solution for 5G Networks

23 September 2015:
NEC joins industry and academia in Europe to develop a multi-service mobile network architecture for the 5G era

NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH
Kurfürsten-Anlage 36
69115 Heidelberg

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

Company Re-Organization as of January 1, 2018:
Transfer of NEC Laboratories Europe - a branch of NEC Europe Ltd. - to NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH

With effect as of 1 January 2018, NEC Europe Ltd. has transferred its research and development division (namely, its Heidelberg branch operating until 31 December 2017 under the name “NEC Laboratories Europe”) to its newly established NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH. NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH is continuing the former business operations of the branch and will also operate under the name NEC Laboratories Europe.

NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Europe Ltd.. The company has its seat in Heidelberg and is registered with the commercial register of the local court of Mannheim under HRB 728558. The company’s business address is: NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH, Kurfürsten-Anlage 36, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany. Sole managing director of NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH is Dr. Jürgen Quittek.

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