ceFIMS-CONNECT Strategy – Building on the ceFIMS project
ceFIMS-CONNECT will build upon the ceFIMS project, completed in December of last year (ceFIMS was a Coordination Action funded under FP7-ICT-2009 Call 5). The ceFIMS project has laid the groundwork for a more strategic and coordinated investment in the Future Internet in Europe and at Member State levels. The data collected and analysed and the synergies identified, have provided a solid basis for improved coordination and integration of Future Internet activities. In order to build on these foundations and realise the potential offered by improved coordination and integration, ceFIMS-CONNECT will overlay the data outputs from ceFIMS with the facilitated engagement of the key Future Internet actors at European, National and Regional levels.
As shown in Figure 1, ceFIMS-CONNECT represents the Enabling phase, supporting the engagement of National and European FI stakeholders to realise the measures and recommendations set out in the final ceFIMS roadmap (available here: ceFIMS Final Roadmap) and the full potential offered by closer coordination and integration.
Figure 1. ceFIMS-CONNECT building on the outputs from ceFIMS
With this strong foundation laid by ceFIMS, ceFIMS-CONNECT will carry out the following:
A) Supporting the European Future Internet Forum (FIF) by providing a Secretariat;
B) Supporting Member State and Associate State Future Internet initiatives and the National FI Chapters, facilitating information sharing, providing support for the National FI Chapters and delivering services that can add value to Member State and Associate State FI initiatives and strategies; and
C) Undertaking targeted dissemination activities to Member States and Associate States, specifically through the dissemination of the achievements of inter-Member State cooperation and joint initiatives in the Future Internet.