This call focuses on proposals of experiments in the area of IoT (Internet of Things) and 5G.
The major objective of this Call is to make Fed4FIRE+’s federated infrastructure directly available for execution of innovative experiments by experimenters at both industrial (including SMEs) and research organisations. Examples of such experiments may include but are not limited to testing of new protocols or algorithms, performance measurements or scalability testing. These 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.

Feasibility check deadline

All proposers must contact the testbeds that would like to use before 7 September 2018 for a feasibility check.

If you don’t know a testbed please submit a draft proposal as a feasibility check (or a question) to .

Submission deadline

18 September 2018, at 17:00 Brussels local time

FUNDING FOR EXPERIMENTERS

Funding is available to support experimenters, as described in the following table

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 5 months
ELIGIBILITY:
  • 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 are allowed to re-submit.

More information, other conditions and the access to the submission portal is available on the 4th Open Call website at: https://www.fed4fire.eu/event/4th-fed4fire-open-call-experiments/.


BACKGROUND

Fed4FIRE+ is a project under the European Union’s Programme Horizon 2020, offering the largest federation worldwide of Next Generation Internet (NGI) testbeds, which provide open, accessible and reliable facilities supporting a wide variety of different research and innovation communities and initiatives in Europe, including the 5G PPP projects and initiatives.
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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