The CROWD consortium consists of a careful mixture of competences and profiles, including a major European Operator, one of the top leaders in the telecommunication market, one of the main provider of test equipment for wireless systems, a research institute with wide European level reconnaissance, two universities with worldwide recognition and an innovative company engaged in the development of new communication technologies.

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain flag)

University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M) is in charge of higher education and research on technical and non-technical areas. The technical ones are centred on Telecommunications, Informatics, and Industrial engineering disciplines. The Telematics Department of UC3M is involved in education and research on broadband networks, mobile networks, advanced Internet networking and applications.

Institute IMDEA Networks (Spain flag)

IMDEA Networks is one of the 8 IMDEA Research Institutes created in 2006 as a non-profit public Research Institute, with the objective of performing world-class research, carrying out technology transfer and attract talented researchers to the region of Madrid. Its multinational team is engaged in cutting-edge fundamental science in all areas of networking. The Institute identifies and addresses major scientific and engineering challenges in computer networking.

Intecs S.p.A. (Italian flag) - Prime contractor

INTECS S.p.A. is an Italian private industry, which has been providing for more than 35 years the major European and Italian organisations in the design and implementation of advanced electronic systems in the automotive, railways, space, telecommunications, and defence domains.

University Paderborn (Germany flag)

University of Paderborn (UPB) is a university with about 17.000 students. Its motto "University of the Information Society" highlights its focus and is supported by its particularly strong department of computer science (recently accounted under the top five in Germany). UPB is represented here by the computer networks research group.

Signalion (Germany flag)

Signalion (National Instrument Company) is a developer and supplier of application specific wireless products. The focus lies on LTE terminal and infrastructure products that are customised for applications like test- and measurement or research and development.

Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs (France flag)

Alcatel Lucent’s research arm, Bell Labs, is organised into eight strategic domains: applications, service infrastructure, networking and networks, optical networks, fixed access, radio access, enabling computing technologies and enabling physical technologies. Bell Labs research aims to create new growth opportunities with disruptive innovation and to provide a competitive market advantage for Alcatel-Lucent.

Avea (France flag)

Avea, the sole GSM 1800 mobile operator of Turkey, was founded in 2004. Being driven by a spirit of innovation, Avea, the youngest operator of Turkey, has a nationwide customer base of 14,5 million as of the last quarter of 2013. Offering services to 98% of Turkey's population through its next generation network, the company is growing fast both in the corporate and individual services with the brand "Avea" and constantly investing in technology and infrastructure as well as in its management and has around 3000 employees.