Project at a glance:


Acronym Italian
Organization Name
Principal Investigator
Area of Cooperation Israeli
Organization Name
Principal Investigator
INCUBANDO Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni (CNIT) Luca Potì ICT Tel Aviv University Mark Shtaif

WP1. Managment:

  • Italia-Israel cooperation agreemnt.
  • Organization of meetings in L'Aquila and Tel Aviv for discussions and brain storming.
  • Annual reporting of the Incubator activities.
  • Maintaining and managing contacts with all the staff involved in the project.
  • Coordinating a joint working group dedicated to promotional events and funds attraction opportunities.

WP2. Joint Incubator establishment, operation, and, maintenance:

  • Incubator establishment and maintenance.
  • Administrative and logistic aspects (final benefit in order to help Incubators and stratups).
  • First year will be dedicated to Incubator establishment including spaces, rules, agreement, services and startups admission definition.
  • In second year a dedicated committee will be settled width the aim of managing the first call including application and rating.
  • A grant of € 15.000,00 wil be given to a single selected startup that will reserve up to 10% of partecipation to the INCUBANDO. All the other applicant will have free access to the infrastructure.
  • A dedicated study will be carried out during the third project year in order to find out all possible solutions for INCUBANDO continuation after the end of the project.
  • Some of the services provided for free to startups will bee gradually converted into revenues (MAECI reimbursement in the form of royalties and INCUBANDO expenses).
  • New call will be open for founding a new stratup with a grant of € 20.000,00.

WP3. Incubator research activities:

  • Novel energy- and cost-efficent trasmission schemes as well as transceiver architectures.
  • research in a realistic SDM trasmission evironment.
  • Development of numerical tool for the efficient evalutation of system performance.
  • Methods for reducing the impact of nonlinear interface effects.
  • Cost-effective SDM transmission solution for short-reach applications, in the context of fiber-based front-hauling for 5G networks.
  • Development and implementation of flexible SDN control and management functionalities.

WP4. Incubator services:

  • A favorable environment for implementation of ideas, workspace and meeting rooms.
  • research specialist network (Italian/Israeli - within CNIT consortium).
  • Workshops and courses.
  • Open partecipation to conferences organized by CNIT.
  • Specific promotional joint Italy/Israel events organization.
  • Access to online scientific libraries subscription (IEEE, OSA...).
  • Access to CNIT network ecosystem, including the possibility to take the part to international research project, fostering worldwide interactions with international industrial and scientific community.
  • Privileged access to ImPhoTec facilities in Pisa for Photonic Integrated Circuits design and fabrication.
  • Assistance in scouting additional financing and/or strategic partners.
  • Advice on business planning, financial and managment experties.
  • Administrative services.
  • Funding opportunities (two specific calls whose overall budget will be € 45.000,00).
  • Direct exposure to national and EU call (Horizon 2020) where SME are mandatory.