Giga Campus: A 5G-enabled smart city test-bed

ahedd orchestrated the creation of Giga Campus, a joint venture of NCSR Demokritos and Vodafone aiming to support the acceleration of Greece’s digital transformation through the use of Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G technologies.

Giga Campus is a model living laboratory of exponential technologies that act as a test-bed for experimentation and will be available to SMEs and public administrations through ahedd.

The official launch took place on July 2021 at NCSR Demokritos in Ayia Paraskevi in a meeting of the two organisations, hosted by Dr George Nounesis, Director and Chairman of the Board of NCSR Demokritos and was attended by the Minister of State and Digital Governance, Mr Kyriakos Pierrakakis and by the Chairman and CEO at Vodafone Greece, Mr Harry Broumidis among other executives.

 

What people said

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"Our agreement with Vodafone Greece is a fundamental milestone for our development strategy. At Giga Campus, Greek businesses will have a unique opportunity to access IoT and 5G infrastructure, as well as create synergies with leading research teams of Demokritos. A dynamic digital innovation ecosystem is being created in Attica that will support Greek businesses on the road to their digital transformation. We are proud of our partnership with Vodafone Greece and we will work hard and systematically to achieve brilliant technological goals, to highlight and utilize young scientists’ talent and, certainly, to generate added value that will help underpin the recovery of the Greek Economy“.>

Dr. Georgios Nounesis, Director and Chairman of the Board of NCSR “Demokritos”
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“In Democritus we see a reliable partner that works with passion, so that Greece may take advantage of all the 4th industrial revolution’s benefits. Vodafone consistently innovates in Greece, strategically investing in the development of cutting edge technologies. By utilizing the power of Vodafone Giga Network 5G and the high specialization of Vodafone’s global IoT research and development center in Greece, our partnership with Demokritos will accelerate our goal of ushering in the digital future, by creating a hub of innovation that will contribute to Greece’s effort to make its digital leap“.>

Harry Broumidis, Chairman and CEO of Vodafone Greece

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