GREENEDGE – Taming the environmental impact of mobile networks through GREEN EDGE computing platforms

Many emerging applications, from extended reality to smart health, smart cities and autonomous driving, rely on the support of sophisticated systems that combine communication with computation. Multi-access edge computing (MEC) technology delivers the required computation functionalities closer to user devices, directly at mobile access points. However, the large-scale adoption of MEC technology will result in a surge of data and computation in mobile networks, increasing their energy consumption. The EU-funded GREENEDGE project aims to reduce the carbon footprint of MEC technology by designing energy-efficient communication and computing functionalities for the network edge and combining them with efficient management of ambient energy sources and new energy storage and supply models. The project will train 15 early-stage researchers in the areas of energy harvesting and storage, edge computing, machine learning and wireless communications.

  • Cordis:
  • ID: 953775
  • Project type: MSCA-ITN
  • Duration: 1 March 2021 – 28 February 2025
  • Our expertise: optical wireless communications, light-based IoT, Internet of Things (IoT), edge computing, visible light communications, green communications
  • Our role: Partner
  • Contact person: Prof. Marcos Katz