Fed4FIRE Open Call for SMEs
The Fed4FIRE project has launched an Open Call which will provide funding for SMEs to do Future Internet experiments.
This call provides a unique opportunity for SMEs to access state-of-the-art test facilities to carry out experiments related to Future Internet applications and services. Experimenters will be able to perform experiments that break the boundaries of different FIRE testbeds or domains (wireless, wired, OpenFlow, cloud computing, smart cities, services, etc.). Easy access to all the required resources with a single account means that the focus can be on the 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.
Benefits for participation in this SME Call lie in the simplified application process compared to the one from the standard open calls together with a dedicated review process by external judges. An extra benefit which is offered in this specific SME-targeting call is the dedicated support from specific Fed4FIRE members. Each SME preparing a proposal should seek a supporting Fed4FIRE consortium partner (the “Patron”) that will be in charge of dedicated (advanced) support of the experiment.
The proposing party must submit its draft proposal to the Patron by 11 November 2015, at 17:00 Brussels local time. The feedback which will be provided by the Patron, latest by 16 November 2015 noon, must be copied into section D of the proposal. The call is open to any SMEs that have not previously received funding from Fed4FIRE calls.