Company Description:

Iquadrat is a technology company founded in 1997, with a focus on delivering System-Level evaluation tools for wireless networks. The company is involved in projects with large corporate clients, mobile operators and public authorities and is currently active in three different domains: Software development, consultancy primarily in planning wireless networks, and R&D in simulation methodologies for radio access technologies, including IEEE 802.11, IEEE 802.15.4, 4G LTE RAN and beyond. The R&D department has extensive expertise in radio access technologies, wireless planning, cognitive radio, SDN, and it is also active in the fast-growing IoT paradigm preparing a close-to-realistic IoT platform at the SLS.

Iquadrat has been involved in many EU-funded research projects related to wireless communications and is currently active in 1 ICT-FP7, 4 ENIAC, 1 ARTEMIS and 6 Marie Curie projects. System Level Simulators, that play a central role in the company's consulting services, have been contributed -and extended with new capabilities- in all abovementioned projects for evaluating novel technologies and scenarios. New SLS modules implemented include energy management, cooperative techniques for video transmission, and advanced Physical-Layer Network Coding schemes. The company has already implemented an SLS for energy management and demand response in smart grids. Iquadrat is also experienced in Wireless multi-Sensor Networks, and designs efficient techniques for information transfer in future IoT platforms.

Role and main tasks within the project:

IQU will contribute to the design and development of the cooperative energy management algorithms for the optimal utilization generated by renewable energy sources and/or energy storage devices and corresponding optimization procedures for the optimal utilization of generated/stored energy, which will applied to the self-organised microgrids. IQU will also utilize its IoT platform in the corresponding use-case scenarios, by modifying it in order to incorporate the new features of the developed microgrid.


This project has received funding from the Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 876868. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Slovakia.”
The project has an overall budget of about 19.576 M€. The project will receive an ECSEL JU funding of some 5.785 M€ completed with national funding from – Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Italy and Slovakia.