6G-NTN is part of a cluster of European projects funded under the European Smart Networks and Services (SNS) Works Programme Phase 1 Stream B, which focuses on novel technologies for commercial networks in a mid and/or long-term time period.

The overall mission of the European Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking (SNS JU) is to facilitate and develop industrial leadership in Europe in 5G and 6G networks and services. The SNS JU funds projects that shape a solid research and innovation (R&I) roadmap and deployment agenda by engaging a critical mass of European stakeholders and facilitating international cooperation on various 6G initiatives.