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EX-FI - Expanding the European Future Internet Community

Support Action (SA) project under EC FP7

Start: May 2010 - End: April 2011

Project Summary

In order to used the funding for R&D activities on Future Internet in an efficient way and to ensure that reasonable results will correspond to the investments, it is necessary to establish tight and coordinated partnership among all relevant European stakeholder in the sector. To realise this, the European Future Internet Initiative is ready to involve the stakeholders into discussions on definition of the R&D objectives related to the Future Internet, to ensure coverage of all for the investigations relevant topics, and to encourage their participation in related projects. The first step forward establishment of this coordinated partnership is enlargement of the European Future Internet Initiative into a broad European community, which is the main goal of EX-FI project.


The enlargement of the European Future Internet Initiative community will be carried in accordance with the scope and objectives as well as initial planning of a European PPP (Public Private Partnership) on Future Internet. Thus, work done and contributions made by the enlarged Future Internet community can be efficiently integrated within overall PPP activities, in particular in its strategic documents presenting the major R&D areas to be addressed by specific Future Internet calls. The EX-FI project will establish a required partnership scheme and facilitate necessary discussions among the stakeholders, in order to specify a number of usage areas and to identify major R&D challenges. The initial usage areas in discussion are: Content delivery and production, eHealth, Smart energy grid, Utilities, environment, and enhanced collaboration, as well as Transport, mobility, and logistics.

The main project objectives are:

•    Identification of Future Internet usage areas
•    Definition of related R&D challenges
•    Strategy for implementation of testbeds related to the usage areas
•    Roadmap for creation of innovative Future Internet services
•    Enlarged European Future Internet Initiative community

Project Participants:

Eurescom GmbH, Germany
Alcatel-Lucent, France
Atos Origin Sociedad Anónima Española, Spain
France Telecom, France
Siemens, Germany
Thomson/Technicolor, France


Coordinator: David Kennedy, Eurescom GmbH

Contact: undefinedInitiative(at)