Co-innovation Labs are Joint Labs with companies to bridge the gap between research, development, market and society. Key aspects of these labs are:
- Common spaces to share people, competencies, technologies
- Co-investments, Co-Funding, Co-participation to projects and proposals by FBK and companies
- A new way to do education and growing up of young talents
The collaboration with Cisco Systems since 2006 is one of the strongest pillars of CREATE-NET Center. Our research engineers are collaborating with Cisco Systems engineers to develop the control plane of the next generation optical transport networks. The collaboration is structured around the Vision of making optical networks operations as much automatic and flexible as their packet network counterpart to whom they interface to. Overall, a very critical communication infrastructure by taking into account that trans-national and international transport networks can carry several Terabit/sec channels per single fiber, and that most of the Internet traffic carried is between our smartphones and few large Data Centers hosting the popular mobile applications.