About MITRE Engenuity Open Generation
Join our mission to achieve breakthrough innovation in 5G
A Mission Rooted in Public Good
Open Generation is a privately-funded research and development community launched by MITRE Engenuity in 2020, with the mission to accelerate 5G innovation in the public interest. Our work seeks to advance the commercialization of revolutionary and beneficial 5G enterprise applications and unlock economic value in the United States and allied nations.
To achieve this breakthrough innovation, we bring together diverse technical viewpoints and domain expertise from across industries and market verticals to identify and solve the most complex challenges to 5G realization.
Leaders in 5G: Open Generation Management Committee
General Manager, MITRE Engenuity Open Generation, Management Committee Chair
Managing Director of Incubation & New Product Development, MITRE Accelerator, Organizing Member
Dr. Leila Ribeiro
MITRE Engenuity Open Generation, Organizing Member
Dr. Leila Ribeiro biography
Dr. Thierry Klein
VP, Integrated Solutions and Experiences Research Lab
Nokia Bell Labs, Founding Member
Thierry Klein biography
In previous roles, he was the Head of Innovation Management for Vertical Industries with a focus on the transportation, automotive and connected industries sectors. He also served as the Founding Vice-Chair of the Board of the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA), a cross-industry association bringing together the telecommunications and automotive industries that he helped found and launch in September 2016. He was also the Program Leader for the Network Energy Research Program at Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent with the mission to conduct research towards the design, development and use of sustainable future communications and data networks. He served as the Chairman of the Technical Committee of GreenTouch, a global consortium dedicated to improve energy efficiency in networks by a factor 1000x compared to 2010 levels.
He joined Bell Labs Research in Murray Hill, New Jersey in 2001. From 2006 to 2010 he served as the Founder and CTO of an internal start-up focused on wireless communications for emergency response and disaster recovery situations within Alcatel-Lucent Ventures.
Thierry earned an MS in Mechanical Engineering and an MS in Electrical Engineering from the Université de Nantes and the Ecole Centrale de Nantes in Nantes, France. He received a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. He is an author on over 35 peer-reviewed conference and journal publications and an inventor on 36 patent applications. He is the recipient of a Bell Labs’ President Award and two Bell Labs Teamwork Awards. In 2010, he was voted “Technologist of the Year” at the Total Telecom World Vendor Awards and received the 2016 Industrial Innovation award from the IEEE Communications Society.
VP Network Product Solutions
Ericsson, Founding Member
Paul Challoner biography
Challoner currently serves as Vice Chair, Board of directors of the CBRS Alliance, Large Company representative, for the Board Wireless Innovation Forum and on the Board of Governors for 5G Americas. He joined Ericsson in 2010 from Nortel where he held executive roles leading the GSM product line, Intelligent Networks and Broadband Wireless businesses. He has global experience working in the US, Canada, France, India and the UK. With 25 years in the telecom industry he possesses extensive industry experience and has innovated bringing numerous radio products to market specializing in the field of wireless communication.
Challoner holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Brunel University, London, UK.
Director, Network Infrastructure Planning & Standards
Verizon, Founding Member
Vice President of Product Management
Jon Hegranes biography
Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
Thomas Sawanobori biography
Phil Burks biography
CEO & Founder
William Lincoln Smith Professor
Tommaso Melodia biography
Prof. Luiz DaSilva
Bradley Professor of Cybersecurity and Executive Director, CCI
Other Sites: Commonwealth Cyber Initiative
Luiz DaSilva Biography
Reaching the Future Faster through
Open Generation operationalizes end-to-end collaboration of industrial partners from across the ecosystem to accelerate revolutionary 5G deployment. Our members and affiliates contribute key resources to working groups that identify valuable use cases, then develop the architecture solutions to support the use cases before testing and implementing them. Results help to inform standards and policy.
Turning Concepts into Realities
Advanced Use Cases & Devices
- Identifies key use cases and corresponding challenges
- Proposes innovation to improve and enable those use cases with 5G capabilities
- Develops technical requirements and high-level experiment proposals
Architecture & Solutions
- Reviews use cases and experiment plans proposed by the Use Cases & Devices group
- Proposes architectures to support each use case
- Identifies feasible implementation solutions for the conditions identified for potential experimentation testbeds
Implementation, Testbeds & Experimentation
- Plans experiments proposed by the Use Cases & Devices group
- Identifies testbed locations and feasibility of solutions proposed by the Architecture & Solutions working group
- Launches, reports, and improves experimentation in testbeds
- Provides respected, objective, and anonymized data from research and development.
- Drives standards through materialized use cases.