Led by IMDEA Networks Institute, one of Spain’s leading innovation and development centers, the ambitious ENABLE-6G project (carried out in collaboration with Telefónica, NEC Europe and BluSpecs) will oversee the future technology requirements of the European UNICO-5G projects: MAP-6G and RISC-6G. The project aims to address the challenges that face future 6G networks including increased connectivity, higher performance demands, advanced object and environment detection, and communication.

With the development of 5G driving edge computing, researchers are already looking to the future of 6G. The ENABLE 6G project is crucial due to challenges in capacity, energy efficiency, latency, data security, and privacy. 6G networks must be more adaptable, intelligent, and energy-efficient while providing stronger security and privacy measures. Precise mapping and sensing, data privacy, and security are major concerns for both 5G and future 6G deployments. The ENABLE-6G project’s main objectives include advanced privacy protection and reducing the energy footprint per device.

ENABLE-6G counts on the excellent IMDEA Networks scientists led by Domenico Giustiniano and Joerg Widmer. Their research is at the forefront of 6G innovation and development in Spain, and they face several challenges in the RISC-6G project, including optimizing detection and communication, accurate localization, and improving communication performance. They aim to demonstrate the benefits of 6G, such as increased accuracy, reliability, coverage, and efficiency. In the MAP-6G project, the team will develop 6G localization algorithms and robust techniques using emerging wireless technologies. Despite any challenges, they are committed to delivering innovative solutions to improve future wireless networks.

The future of 6G

The project consists of two sub-projects, RISC-6G and MAP-6G, and it will be developed by this team of experts. 
RISC-6G: Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces and Low-power Technologies for Communication and Sensing in 6G Mobile Networks. 
MAP-6G: Machine Learning – based Privacy Preserving Analytics for 6G Mobile Networks 


6G mobile systems and architectures

6G mobile networks and privacy preservation

Machine learning: Managing the massive amount of data generated by services in 6G networks

Reconfigurable intelligent surfaces

Sensing, and low-power design for the Internet of Everything

Federated learning and enabling shared prediction models without sharing user data.



BluSpecs is a digital transformation agency that helps public and private organisations who want to harness the power of current and upcoming digital technologies for engaging with customers, solving business problems and preparing themselves, their stakeholders and society for the challenges of the future. We achieve this by facilitating the development and adoption of advanced digital technologies through an ecosystem-focused approach. BluSpecs is an active member of AIOTI, BDVA, QuIC and AENEAS. For additional information, please visit: https://bluspecs.com/

IMDEA Networks

IMDEA Networks is a research organization whose multinational team is engaged in cutting-edge fundamental science and technology. IMDEA Networks has established itself internationally at the forefront in the development of future network principles and technologies. As illustrated by the motto – Developing the Science of Networks – IMDEA Networks identifies and addresses major scientific and engineering challenges in communications and computer networks, and also aims to develop these results by bringing them into practical deployments. For additional information, please visit the IMDEA Networks home page at: https://networks.imdea.org/.

NEC Lab Europe

NEC Laboratories Europe research and develop cutting-edge technology to create innovative social solutions. Located in Heidelberg, Germany, major research areas of NEC Laboratories Europe include artificial intelligence, blockchain security, 5G and 6G networks and IoT platforms. These technologies promote NEC Group solutions for a better society in the fields of digital health, safer cities, public services and communication infrastructure. For more information visit https://www.neclab.eu.


Telefónica is one of the largest telecommunications service providers in the world. The company offers fixed and mobile connectivity as well as a wide range of digital services for residential and business customers. With 383 million customers, the company operates in Europe and Latin America. Telefónica is a 100% listed company and its shares are traded on the Spanish Stock Market and on those in New York and Lima. For more information, please visit telefonica.com.

PI Lighting

Founded in 2015 as a technical consultancy, Pi Lighting has evolved into a dynamic solutions provider, adept at tackling complex challenges across various industries. Initially focused on the lighting industry, our expertise has expanded to encompass a diverse range of sectors, including colorimetry and various forms of light communication, as well as cutting-edge areas like data science, AI, and aerospace. Our team, consisting of battle-tested PhDs with over a decade of experience, collaborates closely with client R&D groups to deliver innovative, bespoke solutions. Renowned for successfully addressing projects deemed insurmountable, Pi Lighting is recognized for its expertise and commitment to advancing both technology and light-based applications.