AIT participates as a beneficiary (funded) organization in the European Commission’s Horizon2020 project “energy-autonomous Portable Access points for INfrastructure-LESS networks” (PAINLESS) under Grant Number 812991.

The project is an Innovative Training Network (ITN), under the H2020 program’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) and has planned the training and awarding of PhD degrees to 15 early-stage researchers on topics related to energy-autonomous wireless networks.

The project officially started on Oct. 1, 2018 and will run for 4 years with a total available budget of 4,167,588 Euros. The kickoff meeting took place in London, UK, on Oct. 10, 2018, at University College London (UCL), which acts as the Project Coordinator. Besides UCL and AIT, the other project beneficiary partners are University of Cyprus (Cyprus), CNRS (France), University of Manchester (UK), Aalborg University (Denmark), Lyra Electronics (UK), and Nokia Ireland (Ireland), whereas it also includes non-beneficiary partners Reseiwe (Denmark), Rio Systems (Israel), Orion Innovations (Greece) and Paris-Saclay University (France).

AIT participates through its Broadband Wireless & Sensor Networks Research (B-WiSE) Group and is in charge of the project’s Technical Coordination, Research Program, and Transferable Skills Training and Seminars, with Prof. Papadias acting as the project’s Research Coordinator.