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Project Total Costs:

3.024.274 €


Maximum Grant Amount:

1.943.964 €

In the period from 2020 to 2030, the future of 5G broadband critical communications networks and broadband services and applications to be used by public security, security and rescue organizations (PPDRs) will be decided at the European level. After 2030, narrowband networks based on narrowband technologies (TETRA / DMR / GSM-R) are expected to decline. The first commercial use of 5G PPDR technologies is expected after 2021.

5GSafety will focus on reliable 5G-ready communications and applications using new and improved interaction modalities for citizens and professionals of the Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PDPR) domain. This is to support vital business operations, which if they fail, there would be serious implications on business and operational levels as well as on society as a whole and on users individually. All of the above mentioned focus areas are addressed to SRIP Smart Cities and Communities, subsection Security.

The strategic objective of 5GSafety is to deliver research and innovation towards a new generation of 5G-ready products and services tailored to the needs of the PPDR sector. The aim is to investigate and design new architectures and key enabling technologies to deliver an advanced telco-grade Dispatcher as a Service (DPaaS) offered to PPDR professional and a new generation of user-centred applications for personal safety of citizens, and to investigate strategies for implementation of such applications in a virtualised and shared 5G environment with ensured safety, privacy and backward compatibility with current PPDR communication systems.

5GSafety is unique in bringing together a winning ecosystem of Slovenian 5G PPDR players to address realistic challenges and expectations, and consequently secure the success and sustainability of the project. This includes consortium members that are leading players in research, innovation and technology provisioning in 5G, public safety, security and commercial ICT sectors, and a landscape of key Slovenian PPDR stakeholders and the Slovenian National Regulation Authority.



Create architectural designs and key enabling...

Create architectural designs and key enabling technologies for the next generation of services for public security in a 5G-ready environment using the latest penetration technologies.


Design new 5G PPDR products and services...

Design new 5G PPDR products and services and build working prototypes.


To create a new and improved user experience...

To create a new and improved user experience and new user modality for citizens and professionals.


Implement 4.5 / 5G PPDR demonstration environment...

Implement 4.5 / 5G PPDR demonstration environment and demonstrate prototype performance.


Collaborate with key stakeholders in the area of public safety

Collaborate with key stakeholders in the area of public safety, regulatory and political actors in order to ensure the compliance of the portfolio with actual expectations and needs.


To consolidate the leading position of consortium partners...

To consolidate the leading position of consortium partners in the field of 5G and public security.


Catalize the emergence of a new market ecosystem...

Catalize the emergence of a new market ecosystem for 5GSaftey technologies.


Improving innovation and research capacity...

Contribute to improving innovation and research capacity in the 5G field and in the public safety sector in Slovenia and Europe.


Consortium partners

Iskratel, d.o.o., Kranj

Counting on 70 years of experience in the development of telecommunications solutions, Iskratel is the leading European provider of complete solutions with its own R&D and manufacturing centre, and the local presence in over 30 countries. Iskratel, headquartered in Kranj, Slovenia, leverages its ICT expertise in delivering integrated solutions across telco, transport, public safety and energy industries. The engineers and experts have spent years developing innovative technology, software solutions, and services that help telco operators turn their business models into modern service-oriented monetization. We continue our work with providing advanced technology and software solutions that help vertical sectors to their most promised digital transformation.

University of Ljubljana Faculty of Electrical Engineering

University of Ljubljana was established in 1919 and today constitutes more than 40.000 undergraduate and postgraduate study programmes as well as approximately 5.600 lecturing and research staff. The university represents the central and largest research and educational establishment in Slovenia with 30 per cent of all registered researchers (according to data available from the SICRIS database).<br /> Laboratory for telecommunications (LTFE) and Laboratory for Multimedia (LMMFE) jointly represent a propulsive research team of more than 40 members and an impressive base of external associates and industry partners. The team is focused on research, development, piloting integration and testing of specialised ICT-enabled services and applications for public safety, e-health and wellbeing, advanced energy supply systems and Internet of Things (IoT), as well as research and applications addressing user experience and communication modalities. Additionally, the team is highly skilled in conceptualisation, design, development, prototyping and verification of advanced applications for different systems and devices (iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8, HbbTV/SmartTV). Outcomes of research work of both laboratories are published in recognised SCI journals and magazines, patent protected and embodied in several industrial solutions and applications.

Telekom Slovenije, d.d.

The Telekom Slovenije Group (www.telekom.si/en) is the leading and most advanced telecommunications company in the highly competitive Slovenian market. The Group’s activities include fixed and mobile communications services, digital content and services, multimedia services and digital advertising, system integration and cloud computing services, construction and maintenance of telecommunications networks. TS provides a reliable high-quality network and advanced, diverse and user-oriented services. It is among the most comprehensive communication service providers in South-Eastern Europe. In addition to being the national telecommunications operator in Slovenia, it also operates through its subsidiaries on the markets of South-Eastern Europe in Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia. Currently, TS is covering more than 98% of the Slovenian population with LTE network.

Osi d.o.o.

OSI Ltd. is privately owned company established in 2008. The OSI core competences are system integration, consulting and software development in the area of information security. OSI’s experts has been involved in designing, implementing and maintaining PKI infrastructure since 1999. Beside core PKI infrastructure OSI has been involved in developing various solutions based on the PKI. In the last couple of years OSI has developed several security, trust and identity oriented solutions. OSI has been working with Ministry of Public Administration for many years. OSI has been involved in designing and development of PKI Infrastructure (SI-GOVCA, SI-GENCA) and services based on that. The OSI experts have prepared: design for Central Authentication Service (SI-CAS), design, develop and implement Identity Provider service (SI-CAS IDP), central signing service (SI-CAS). OSI knowledge and expertise was also recognized internationally, as they won several contracts for building e-trust and e-identity services for different customers in Croatia, Afghanistan, Romania, Macedonia, etc. OSI was one of the founding member of EIDES (Slovenian Association for Electronic Identification and Electronic Trust Services). EIDES promotes usage of electronic identity and electronic trust services in the eGoverment and eBusiness area.


Agency for communication networks and services of the Republic of Slovenia

AKOS is an independent body that regulates and supervises the electronic communications market, manages and supervises the radio frequency spectrum in the Republic of Slovenia, performs tasks in the field of radio and television broadcasting, and regulates and supervises the postal and railway service markets.</p> <p>AKOS pledges to support the project “5G enabled Public Safety Services and Applications”.

Republic of Slovenia Ministry of Public Administration - Directorate for Information Society

Information Society Directorate co-ordinates the implementation of the information society programme. The accelerated development of the information society has a significant impact on the increase of competitiveness of the Slovenian economy and society, of the number of work places with high added value, and of the quality of life and balanced regional development. In accordance with its mission of building an inclusive information society which will incorporate potentials and knowledge of information and communication technology in the accelerated development of the Slovenian society as a whole, the essential part the Information Society Directorate’s activities are the development of the information society and co-ordination of work in this area.</p> <p>MJU DID pledges to support the project “5G enabled Public Safety Services and Applications” with its interest in participation in the stakeholder group, in particular in the Advisory Board.

Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief

Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief (hereinafter referred to as ACPDR) is a constituent body of the Ministry of Defence. It performs administrative and professional protection, rescue and relief tasks as well as other tasks regarding protection against natural and other disasters. ACPDR is divided into six internal organizational units (four sectors and two services) based in Ljubljana as well as 13 other ACPDR branches operating throughout Slovenia. Within each branch there is a regional notification centre that performs a 24-hour duty service. Altogether, around 300 people are employed at ACPDR branches and regional notification centres.

Slovenian Association for Electronic Identification and Electronic Relief Services

The Slovenian Association for Electronic Identification and Electronic Trust Services (EIDES Association) is a voluntary and non-profit association, who affiliated in order to accelerate the use of electronic identities, electronic identification means and electronic trust services.</p> <p>EIDES pledges to support the project “5G enabled Public Safety Services and Applications” with its interest in participation in the stakeholder group, in particular in the Advisory Board.

ICT Innovation Network

ICT Inovation Network (IKT_Hm) is an organizational part of the SRIP PMiS, and financially operates independently. It is defined as a set of enabling technologies and competencies, with its activities supporting all SRIP PMiS vertices and other SRIPs. IKT_Hm follows the vision of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia to make Slovenia a green reference country in digital Europe. Reference is a model model of cooperation between industry, science and the state in the introduction of modern digital solutions into the lives of businesses and people. IKT HM pledges to support the project “5G enabled Public Safety Services and Applications”.

The Institute of Traffic and Transport Ljubljana p.I.c.

The Institute of Traffic and Transport Ljubljana p.I.c. is a research organisation founded by Slovenian Railways. The company with over 40 years of tradition and innovative solutions conducts research and development projects in all traffic modes applied to the domestic and foreign market. The institute is a member of the Slovenian Chamber of Engineers and is registered as a research organisation by the Slovenian research agency. The company specialises in research and development of transport technology, infrastructure, transport economics and law, transport related IT&T as well as in elaboration of investment documentation.

The Institute for the Development of an Inclusive Society

The Institute for the Development of an Inclusive Society (IRVD) acquires and develops knowledge about the meaning and values of an inclusive society - a society for all. In achieving its purpose, the IRVD connects with interested natural and legal persons and institutions. The IRVD is related to non-profit awareness-raising, advocacy and assistance services in exercising control over public authorities and public institutions, over respect for democracy and the rule of law.

University of Maribor, Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security

The Faculty of Security Sciences, a member of the University of Maribor, is the leading educational and research institution in the field of security in Slovenia. It actively participates in policy development and develops solutions in the areas of public, private and corporate security that contribute to sustainable development and social responsibility, both at local and global level. Researchers from the faculty are involved in numerous national and international projects in the field of police activity, crime prevention, criminal justice, private security, security in local communities, information security, early mediators and risk management in different areas.

Professional fire brigade unit Celje

The beginnings of professional firefighters in Celje date back to 1955, when, in the city near Savinja, with the accelerated industrial development, they felt the need for more reliable fire protection for people and property. At that time, only voluntary firefighting was no longer a piece of this complex and complex task. On May 1, 1955, the local People's Committee formed a professional fire brigade within the Volunteer Firefighter Society Celje, which began with on-call duty.</p> <p>Professional fire brigade unit Celje pledges to support the project “5G enabled Public Safety Services and Applications” with its interest in participation in the stakeholder group, in particular in the Advisory Board.

SRIP Smart Cities and Communities

The purpose of SRIP is to connect stakeholders, especially research organizations and the economy, to develop products that will be successful on the global market.</p> <p>SRIP PMiS pledges to support the project “5G enabled Public Safety Services and Applications” with its interest in participation in the stakeholder group, in particular in the Advisory Board.

European Emergency Number Association

EENA is a non-governmental organisation based in Brussels, with the mission to contribute to improving the safety and security of people.</p> <p>EENA pledges to support the project “5G enabled Public Safety Services and Applications”.

Public Safety Communication Europe

PSCE, the Public Safety Communications Europe Forum was established as a result of a European Commission funded project in 2008. Since then, PSCE has evolved into an independent forum, where representatives of public safety user organisations, industry and research institutes can meet to discuss and exchange ideas and best practices, develop roadmaps and improve the future of public safety communications.<br /> PSCE is a permanent autonomous organisation, working to foster excellence in the development and use of public safety communication and information management systems by consensus building.</p> <p>PSCE pledges to support the project “5G enabled Public Safety Services and Applications” with its interest in participation in the stakeholder group, in particular in the Advisory Board.

DIH Slovenia

Digital Innovation Hub Slovenia enables digital transformation. It builds cross-sectoral and multidisciplinary partnerships: universities, research and business institutions, businesses, ICT providers, and business support organizations that represent an ecosystem for sustainable short-term and long-term support for this vision.DIH Slovenia provides connections with investors, facilitates access to financing digital transformation, connect users and providers of digital innovations, and enables synergies between digital and other key technologies.

The Institute of Corporative Security Studies

The mission of the ICS Ljubljana is to incorporate and develop new knowledge, experiences, findings and needs as well as to promote interests in the field of corporative security in, both, national and international environments. We create enhancing links and thereby build our way to success! The mission of the Institute of Corporative Security Studies is expressed by implementing research and development activities, studying security phenomena and producing studies in the field of corporative security, evaluation of geopolitical security vulnerability assessments, risks and threats in both, national and international corporate environments, by building comprehensive integral security systems comprising people and assets, systemic measures in the field of confidentiality protection, systemic approaches in the field of informational security, organisation of scientific and professional conference activities and education, as well as research and development in the above-mentioned fields of work. In addition to the stated missions, the Institute also carries out standardisation and evaluation activities related to the above fields of work.


Result (number)Deliverable nameLeaderType (TRL)Milestone (Month)
IR.1Business Models and ExploitationISKDocument (3-4)M.1 (M39)
IR.2Innovation ManagementOSIDocument (3-4)M.1 (M39)
IR.35GSafety Use Cases and RequirementsULFEDocument (3)M.2 (M09)
IR.4Mission-Critical Technologies in scope of 5GSafetyTSDocument (3)M.2 (M09)
IR.5Studies and conceptual design for 5G PPDR architectural conceptsISKDocument (3-4)M.3 (M15)
IR.6Studies and conceptual design for network agnostic services and applicationsISKDocument (3-4)M.3 (M15)
IR.7Report of laboratory prototyping and validation for Dispatcher as a ServiceISKDocument (3-4)M.4 (M34)
IR.85GSafety Mobile Apps and Novel Interaction ModalitiesULFEDocument (3-4)M.4 (M34)
IR.9A study on unified user experienceULFEDocument (3)M.4 (M34)
IR.10Report of laboratory prototyping and validation for operational communications for disaster scenariosISKDocument (3-4)M.4 (M34)
IR.11Report on Security and IntegrityOSIDocument (4)M.4 (M34)
ER.1Description of the demonstration scenario and test environment specificationsTSDocument (5-6)M.5 (M39)
ER.25G PPDR Safety Software objectsISKSoftware (6)M.5 (M39)
ER.3Final Validation ReportULFEDocument (6)M.5 (M39)


Iskratel, d.o.o., Kranj

Ljubljanska cesta 24a

SI-4000 Kranj


Tel.: +386 4 207 2412

Fax: +386 4 207 39686

E-pošta: 5gvarnost@iskratel.si

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The investment is financed by the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund (www.eu-skladi.si).