Nextworks Srl is a dynamic SME that was created in 2002 by a group of engineers and computer scientists as a spin-off company of the Department of Computer Science and Telecommunications (DITEL) of Consorzio Pisa Ricerche (CPR), in order to exploit the vast experience gained since 1995 in the context of National and International research projects and consultancies. Nextworks operates in the IT and Telecommunications sectors. The company has long-term experience and proved skills in the frameworks of IoT, wireless, access and transport networks, digital video encoding and transport, control and automation, design and development of complex software systems on both traditional and embedded platforms. The consulting activities range from pure support consulting to long-term, third-party design & developments of protocol stacks for equipment vendors. Strategically, Nextworks’ research and development aims at identifying cutting edge innovative technologies and application scenarios to be turned into company products and knowledge services (e.g. consultancies) for the ICT market. This activity benefits of an active and very effective participation of the Nextworks research team in a number of co-funded R&D projects (EU, National and Regional) in cooperation with a wide range of partners (both academic and industrial).