M3S was created in 2005 by a group of Professors of the University of Genoa and of the University of Padua and by Marconi Communications to develop technology and solutions in the areas of next generation networks and services. In 2007, after the acquisition of Marconi Communications by Ericsson Telecommunications, M3S strengthened its connection with the academic side and evolved to an open research center.
M3S aggregates experts in Information and Communication Technology coming both from academic research institutions and from industry in order to develop and market innovative products and services in the fields of Computer Networks and Distributed Systems. M3S develops both internal projects aimed at producing know-how, products and services and external projects for companies and public organisations and/or funded by research agencies. M3S, located in Genova, works in close cooperation with the Computer Platform Research Center (CIPI), established by the University of Genova, the University of Padua and the University of Sassari.
M3S provides support for consultancy, research and studies in the area of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in general. More specifically, M3S is able to design and develop information systems, both centralised and distributed, using both the Java programming environment and the C programming environment, is able to configure, control and manage Java frameworks and application servers, and masters network protocols.