Enhancing Competitiveness, Resilience and Sustainability of Remote Farming, Forestry and Rural Areas through Holistic Assessment of Smart XG, Last-mile and Edge Solutions’ Gains

XGain fosters a sustainable, balanced, and inclusive development of rural, coastal and urban areas by facilitating access to relevant stakeholders to a comprehensive inventory of smart XG, last-mile connectivity and edge computing solutions, and of related assessment methods. The XGain’s project overall objective is to deliver a Knowledge Facilitation Tool, facilitating business model development, supporting decision-making in the selection of an ecosystem of technologies, consisting of connectivity options and edge processing solutions, by following a multi-actor and practitioner-oriented approach, and by coherently assessing their socio-economic and techno-environmental effects.



X-Gain is a 3-year long EU-funded Research and Innovation Action starting 1st September 2022



The XGain consortium comprises of 17 organisations from 9 EU members, 2 associated members from UK & Switzerland respectively



To empower public participation and multi-actor approach in transition towards enhanced sustainability design, social acceptance and fair solutions, through the interactive identification of end users’ needs and co-creation of XGain system and Use Cases requirements.


To design and deliver a user-centric, interoperable and easy-to-use knowledge facilitation tool, for supporting actors of rural and coastal communities in their decision-making process on internet connectivity and edge technology options with appropriate operational business models.


To develop, establish and facilitate the selection of the most appropriate innovative business models that will include systemic level and cross-sectoral approaches.


To validate the outcome of the Knowledge Facilitation Tool in 6 unique fields with different technical, environmental, societal and economical structures and needs.


To accelerate the adoption of XGain solutions by the wider community, and ensure impact maximisation to the realisation of sustainable, balanced and inclusive development of rural areas’ vision.

Expected Results

A Knowledge Facilitation Tool allowing assessment of ecosystem of technologies at multi levels with multicriteria analysis capabilities

A stocktaking of at least 50 technologies used for remote areas connectivity and edge processing

To lab test and demonstrate 10 Last mile and Edge processing enablers at TRL6 as an ecosystem of technologies.

6 LLs in different sectors and services demonstrating the lab tested ecosystem of technologies and validating the Knowledge Facilitation Tool

Techno-Economic, Environmental and Social assessments with at least 30 indicators

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