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The following research projects IMDEA Networks have been a part of have been distinguished with awards that highlight their innovative, forward-looking and collaborative qualities. These Project Awards are listed starting by the most recently awarded:

CROWD selected “early 5G precursor project” by European Commission (2014)

CROWD*, a research project in the strategic domain of future communication and ICT services infrastructures, was selected  by the European Commission in 2014 to join the group of "early 5G precursor projects". As such, it will contribute to the early showcasing of potential technologies for the future ubiquitous, ultra-high bandwidth “5G” infrastructure.

*Connectivity management for eneRgy Optimised Wireless Dense networks

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iJOIN granted a Runner-up Award to the Best European Cooperative R&D Project 2013 in the Ninth madri+d Awards

iJOIN (Interworking and JOINt Design of an Open Access and Backhaul Network Architecture for Small Cells based on Cloud Networks) is a project involving 12 partners, headed by Dr. Albert Banchs Roca, Deputy Director of IMDEA Networks Institute.

iJOIN focuses on “small cell" technology, which is of key importance for taking advantage of limited and strategic resources, such as the radio wave spectrum. This project positions the Madrid Region at the forefront of scientific leadership in a highly innovative sector.

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MEDIEVAL shortlisted for Future Internet Award (2012)

MEDIEVAL (MultimEDia transport for mobIlE Video AppLications), a European Project involving 10 partners, was shortlisted for the Future Internet Award 2012, together with two other potential candidates.

MEDIEVAL aims to evolve the Internet's architecture for the efficient support of video traffic, one of the major challenges for the future Internet. This traffic type is foreseen to account for close to 90% of consumer traffic by 2012, with an increase in mobile traffic of more than 200 percent per annum.

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