Project Details


Today’s smart manufacturing sector is undergoing a digital transformation addressing the challenge of reducing manual processes and increasing efficiency. 5G is foreseen as key enabler for the future manufacturing ecosystem termed Industry 4.0. 5G-SMART will demonstrate, validate and evaluate the potential of 5G in real manufacturing environments.

At three different trial sites 5G-SMART will test most advanced 5G integrated manufacturing applications such as digital twins, industrial robotics and machine vision based remote operations. The trial sites are: An Ericsson factory in Kista (Sweden), a Fraunhofer IPT shopfloor in Aachen (Germany) and a Bosch semiconductor factory in Reutlingen (Germany).

5G-SMART will investigate Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), perform channel measurements and study co-existence between public and private industrial networks in real manufacturing environments easing the integration of 5G. The new 5G features, developed in 5G-SMART such as time synchronization and positioning for manufacturing use cases represent a technological leap.

Furthermore, 5G-SMART will explore new business models, including roles of mobile network operators. 5G-SMART will result in the development of future 5G standards for the manufacturing sector complemented by new 5G enabled manufacturing products and solutions.

5G-SMART open days will directly address small and medium enterprises making 5G-SMART technology accessible to them. 5G-SMART lead by Ericsson brings together a strong consortium of partners involved in every aspect of the manufacturing ecosystem.
Short title5G-SMART
Effective start/end date2019/06/012022/06/01

Collaborative partners

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

UKÄ subject classification

  • Communication Systems
  • Engineering and Technology

Free keywords

  • 5G
  • Radio Propagation
  • Propagation Models
  • Deployment
  • Industrial Environments