BMBF Research Hub 6G-life

Funding Agency: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
Duration: 4 years, 15.08.2021 – 14.08.2025
  • Technische Universität München
  • Technische Universität Dresden

(more than 60 PIs from the two universities)

Project Coordinatior (TUM part): Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. rer. nat. Holger Boche (
Project Co-Coordinator (TUM part): Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Kellerer (
Contact (LKN)

PD Dr.-Ing. Carmen Mas Machuca (

Dr. Fidan Mehmeti (

Saquib Amjad, MSc (

Kaan Aykurt, MSc (

Nicolai Kröger, MSc (

Polina Kutsevol, MSc (

Maria Samonaki, MSc (

Alexander Wietfeld, MSc

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TUM and the Technical University of Dresden have joined forces to form the 6G-life research hub to drive cutting-edge research for future 6G communication networks with a focus on human-machine collaboration. The merher of the teo universities of excellence combines their world leading preliminary work in the field of Tactile Internet in the Cluster of Excellence CeTI, 5G communication networks, quantum communication, Post-Shannon theory, artificial intelligence methods, and adaptive and flexible hardware and software platforms.


6G-life will significantly stimulate industry and the startup landscape in Germany through positive showcase projects and thus sustainably strengthen digital sovereignty in Germany. Test fields for two use cases will drive research and economic stimulation. The goal is to create at least 10 new startups through 6G-life in the first four years and to involve at least 30 startups. 6G-life will significantly contribute to the creation of a skilled workforce. In addition, 6G-life has set itself the task of accompanying the population in the digital transformation and thus making a contribution to society.


The authors acknowledge the financial support by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany (BMBF) in the programme of "Souverän. Digital. Vernetzt." joint project 6G-life, project identification number 16KISK002.