VisIoN is a European project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement n° 764461. The project is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (MSCA ITN); a joint research training and doctoral programme, implemented by a partnership of high profile universities, research institutions and industrial research partners that are located in 7 different countries.
This project aims to train a new generation of early-stage researchers (ESRs) in the emerging area of Visible-Light Communications (VLC). The programme is structured around 15 Individual Research Projects within 3 main research topics:
- Smart Cities, Offices and Homes
- Smart Transportation
- Manufacturing and Medical
These research will serve to develop a better knowhow on Li-Fi (Light Fidelity) which is a VLC system running wireless communications that uses light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for data transmission. Li-Fi is a term often used to describe high speed VLC in application scenarios where Wi-Fi might also be used. The term Li-Fi is similar to Wi-Fi with the exception that light rather than radio is used for transmission. Li-Fi might be considered as complementary to Wi-Fi.