Both industrial (including SMEs) and research organisations

The major objective of this Call is to make Fed4FIRE’s federated infrastructure directly available for execution of innovative experiments by researchers in both industrial (including SMEs) and research organisations. Such experiments may include, but are not limited to, the testing of new protocols or algorithms, performance measurements, or scalability testing. The Open Calls envisage experiments by which existing products or services are tested, implemented or optimized on the Fed4FIRE+ testbeds rather than proposing or developing new ideas from scratch. Experimenters have an easy access to the Fed4FIRE+’s “best-in-town” federation of experimentation facilities for the Future Internet covering technologies from wireless, wired, cloud services and open flow, and making them accessible through common frameworks and tools.

Funding for Experimenters

One of the plusses of the funding scheme used in Fed4FIRE+ is that the experimenters can easily and swiftly access a grant through this simple procedure:

The proposer:

One of the advantages of the funding scheme used in Fed4FIRE+ is that the experimenters can easily access grants in a very short time with a simple procedure as described hereafter:

  • Proposals will only be accepted from a single party eligible for participation in EC H2020-projects.
  • Proposers must from parties or organisations that are not already part of the Fed4FIRE+ project consortium.
  • Proposers can submit multiple experiment proposals, but only one experiment per proposer will be selected for funding in this Call.
  • Proposers who have submitted proposals in previous calls of the Fed4FIRE+ – project (Open Call 01 and Open Call 02) are allowed to re-submit.

The financial contribution varies according whether it is a Medium (six months) or Large (1 year) experiment.

Experiment Type Max Experimenter Funding Per Experiment Testbed Patron Funding per experiment Max number of experiments funded in this call Max duration of experiment
Medium € 55 000 € 5000 5 6 months
Large € 95 000 € 5000 2 12 months

More information and the access to the submission portal is available here.

The submission deadline is 15th January 2018, at 17:00 Brussels local time

Feasibility check – all proposers must submit a brief description / abstract of the planned experiment and intended Fed4FIRE facilities to be used (see Open Call 3 information for further reference) to until 8 January 2018, 17:00 (Brussels local time).


Fed4FIRE+ is a Research and Innovation Action under the European Horizon 2020 Programme addressing the work programme topic Future Internet Research and Experimentation. The project started on 01 January 2017 and runs for 60 months, until the end of 2021.

The Fed4FIRE+ project has the objective to run and further improve Fed4FIRE+’s “best-in-town” federation of experimentation facilities for the Future Internet Research and Experimentation initiative. Federating a heterogeneous set of facilities covering technologies ranging  from  wireless,  wired,  cloud  services  and  open  flow,  and  making  them  accessible through common frameworks and tools suddenly opens new possibilities, supporting a broad range  of  experimenter  communities  covering  a  wide  variety  of Internet  infrastructures, services and applications.

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