NEC Laboratories Europe

NEC Europe Ltd. is based in South Ruislip in England and has established its division, NEC Laboratories Europe, in 1994. NEC Laboratories Europe is located in Heidelberg, Germany. Research and development functions are integrated into the same organization in order to shorten the time to market of cutting-edge ICT technologies. Special emphasis is placed on solutions meeting the needs of NEC's European customers. NEC Laboratories Europe collaborates with NEC's global research organizations in Japan, China, Singapore and the United States, as well as with NEC's business units.

NEC Laboratories Europe focuses on software-oriented research and development of technologies to enable advanced solutions for society. In particular, innovative communication architectures and systems are developed that apply the software defined network paradigm to next generation fixed and mobile networks. Strong security technologies that provide data privacy and dependability are indispensable ingredients of future ITC solutions. Data acquisition and analytics technologies enable innovative solutions in the areas of smart transport, smart energy and sensor-enabled smart world solutions.

NEC Laboratories Europe has acquired an excellent reputation in the international research community and is a recognized partner in numerous collaborative research and development projects conducted jointly with, for instance, European service providers, technology vendors and academic research groups. NEC Laboratories Europe is also a key partner in several projects of the European Union's Information and Communication Technologies Programme (EU ICT). Our staff also actively contributes to scientific conferences as well as standards organizations, such as IETF, 3GPP, BBF, ETSI, and ONF.

Our challenge is to move ideas from research prototypes into business solutions. Some key ingredients for meeting this challenge are our collaborations with external research institutes, corporate research centers and potential users in an open innovation model, as well as a customer- and market-driven research strategy including technology trials with NEC's customers.