• The Common Dissemination Booster (CDB) is a brand-new service from the European Commission available to all funded Research & Innovation projects (H2020, FP7 or other). It encourages projects to come together to identify a common portfolio of results, and shows them how to disseminate to end-users, with an eye on exploitation opportunities.
  •  5G-CORAL will participate in this free of charge service along with the 5G- Crosshaul and 5G-TRANSFORMER projects.

Madrid, June 05, 2018 ̶  5G-CORAL, together with the 5G-TRANSFORMER and 5G-Crosshaul projects is benefitting, as a team, from the Common Dissemination Booster services as a part of the CDB04/05-5G-TRANSFORMER group. It consists of 5 services ranging from portfolio identification to dissemination campaign management. This team is currently working together in order to maximize the impact of the aforementioned project. These synergies are due to the 5G-CORAL’s inheritance of the legacy of 5G-Crosshaul (finished in December 2017), as well as the strong ties it has with 5G-TRANSFORMER (started in June 2017) in the field of orchestration of virtual network infrastructures encompassing computing (cloud and edge) and heterogeneous transport networks. The goal of 5G-CORAL is to deliver a convergent 5G multi- RAT access through an integrated virtualized edge and fog solution that is  flexible, scalable, and interoperable with other domains including transport (fronthaul, backhaul), core and clouds. The project envisions two Systems: 1. Edge and Fog computing System (EFS) formed by integrated the edge and fog networking and computing substrate offered as a shared hosting environment; 2. Orchestration and Control System (OCS) responsible of managing and controlling the EFS, including its interworking with other non-EFS domains.

The CDB04/05-5G-TRANSFORMER group was selected after an evaluation process to which multiple groups of projects applied. All five services to which it applied were accepted and the kick-off took place on May 14, 2018 with Service 1 (portfolio identification). The rest of services will run sequentially until mid-2019. As a result, a common results grid in the form of a dissemination  portfolio will be produced. In turn, this will enable identifying the appropriate
stakeholders and end users and designing customized dissemination activities, hence improving their joint impact.
The common dissemination booster is a brand-new service of the European Commission to increase the impact of European research on 5G networks in society. The CDB service is a free of charge service, available to all, ongoing or closed, European, National, Regional funded Research & Innovation (R&I) projects (H2020, FP7 or other) providing professional support
and encouraging projects to come together to identify a common portfolio of results and shows them how to best disseminate to end-users, with an eye on exploitation opportunities. CDB spans from 7 up to 17 months and it consists of five services, namely portfolio identification service, stakeholder/end-user mapping, portfolio dissemination plan development, portfolio dissemination capacity building, dissemination campaign management. Trust-IT Services, an international marketing & research organization specialized in fostering Information and Communication Technology solutions provides all CDB services on behalf of the European Commission.