The consortium for the GERYON project has been selected for the diverse and complementary expertise and skills that they collectively bring into the project. The consortium is a balance of commercial organisations in the research, services and consumer markets as well as research institutions and universities all of which have specific knowledge and experience relevant to the projects objectives.
The GERYON project mobilizes the necessary critical mass of highly relevant resources from a set of complementary partners distributed across Europe. This set of competencies would be difficult to achieve at the purely national level, as it is necessary to identify partners with the required combination of technical skills, industrial presence, relevant current products, end-user experience and access to relevant research networks.
The emerging marketplace will be delivered through a combination of well-established incumbent players and new emerging players. Again, the consortium has been careful to ensure that its partners include a balance between these two. Hence, the project has a strong SME presence of companies that are rapidly becoming the leading software infrastructure and advance service providers in the emerging wired and wireless broadband Service Environment. The scientific validity of the project work is underpinned by the commitment of a number of world class academic research centres. This balance is reflected in the GERYON core team membership.
The partners of GERYON project have extensive experience into the participation and the management of international collaborative projects (EUREKA, ESPRIT, FP5, FP6, FP7) and some of the consortium members have already collaborated in the past with each other. It is expected that these factors will ease considerably interactions among members.
The current project consortium consists of companies from Spain, Greece, France, and the UK. This geographically scattered consortium brings up a great opportunity to exchange knowledge and expertise among different countries, gathering the specific points of view of each partner to achieve a complete and useful set of results that can be transferred easily to the market. This creates the potential business and technical impact of GERYON solutions in and beyond Europe. The consortium is formed from the leading experts in all related areas of digital content service delivery and exploitation.
GERYON brings together SMEs like VIOTECH and Grupo CYS, commercial and public mobile network providers like COSMOTE and ITELAZPI, in contact with leading-edge academia and research institutes such as the Universities of the Basque Country, University of Plymouth and NCSR Demokritos. Thus, GERYON provides the opportunity for these organisations to work together to develop cutting-edge technologies and services for Europe and beyond.