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2nd Fed4FIRE Competitive Call for SME Experimenters

Call information:

  • Project full name: Fed4FIRE: Federation for FIRE
  • Project grant agreement number: 318389
  • Call identifier: Fed4FIRE-SME-2
  • Call title: 2nd Fed4FIRE Competitive Call - Innovative Experiments by SMEs
  • Submission deadline: 30 October 2014, at 17:00 Brussels local time
  • Feasibility check deadline: 23 October 2014, at 17:00 Brussels local time

Financial information:

  • Maximum requested funding per experiment € 25 000. An extra € 10 000 per experiment will be allocated to the Fed4FIRE consortium partner acting as patron
  • Total available funding for this Call : € 100 000. An extra € 40 000 for this call will be allocated to the Fed4FIRE consortium partners acting as patron

The proposer:

  • Proposals will only be accepted from a single party (must be SME) eligible for participation in the EC FP7-projects
  • Can only be selected for funding for one proposal (even if the proposer submitted multiple proposals that are ranked high enough to be selected for funding)
  • If a SME has already been selected in previous Fed4FIRE Open Calls it is not eligible to participate again
  • Language in which the proposal must be submitted: English

Detailed information about the open call, including the proposal template and online submission portal, will be available at the website by 19 September 2014. The Open Call is based on the same principles applied in the Fed4FIRE-SME- 1 Call.


Welcome to FED4FIRE

If you think that experimentation is essential for Future Internet research

If you think that no single experimentation facility can be build in which future Internet related experiments can be conducted

If you believe that larger experimentation facilities could be build through federating existing testbeds

... then explore the opportunities offered by the Fed4FIRE project.

Fed4FIRE is delivering a common federation framework for Future Internet Research and Experimentation facilities that will:

  • be widely adopted by different communities (experimentation facilities, experimenters, academia, industry)
  • support powerful experiment lifecycle management (including tools for discovery and reservation, experiment control, measurements, etc.)
  • support key aspects of trustworthiness (federated identity management and access control, accountability, SLA management)

What’s in it for you (the experimenter)?

  • Create experiments that break the boundaries of the different FIRE domains (wireless, wired, OpenFlow, cloud computing, smart cities, services, etc.)
  • Easily access all the required resources with a single account.
  • Focus on your core task of experimentation, instead of on practical aspects such as learning to work with different tools for each testbed, requesting accounts on each testbed separately, etc.

—Fed4FIRE will fund two open calls for experiments

  • Next call will be launched in 2014. The 2013 call is closed
  • Open to academia and industry

What’s in it for you (the facility provider)?

  • Reach a larger community of potential experimenters through
    • –common resource discovery mechanisms –
    • common dissemination activities
  • Increase the technical possibilities for your experimenters
    • –Access to other testbeds in the Fed4FIRE community –
    • Support of multi-testbed experiments
  • Lower your costs through
    • –The adoption of jointly developed common tools –
    • The participation in a common First Level Support service

—Fed4FIRE will fund two open calls for additional facilities

  • Next call will be launched in 2014. The 2013 call is closed
  • Open to academia and industry

Do not wait for a call

If you have an interesting experiment that could execute over the Fed4FIRE facility, or you have an innovative infrastructure that could connect to the Fed4FIRE facility, you do not need to wait until a call is open. Please contact us at contact(at)fed4fire(dot)eu to discuss options for cooperation.