The main objectives are the following:

  • Integrate and restructure existing partners’ knowledge on energy-efficiency networking, thereby building a virtual centre of excellence that covers specific issues in the field of energy-efficient networking that can serve European industry with education & training, research tools & testlabs, and pave the way to the development of new technologies & architectures.
  • Stimulate and intensify collaboration, as well as exchange of researchers, between the research groups involved in TREND and those active in the field (primarily those active in FP7 projects in energy efficient networking).
  • Disseminate the expertise and know-how of these European research groups to a broader audience, both R&D oriented as well as industry- and decision maker oriented.
  • Reach out, include and link to research activities in national programmes, or programmes outside Europe.