Coordinating European Future Internet Research

EX-FI Workshop


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The EX-FI project (Expanding the European Future Internet Community) is charged with establishing a community that supports a coordinated approach to funding for European R&D activities on the Future Internet. In particular, EX-FI is concerned with this community having an influence on the scope and objectives of a European PPP (Public Private Partnership) on Future Internet.

The primary objective of the ceFIMS-EX-FI workshop was to use the discussions as input towards the development of a position paper on closer cooperation between Member State and PPPs – and to promote the engagement of Member States in the PPP process. The workshop represented the preliminary interaction of ceFIMS with the PPP process and focused on how Member States and the Regions can engage with the PPP and how to optimise the interaction between PPP and Member State and regional Future Internet initiatives.



(1) Welcome by the Joint Chairs (14.30 – 14.35)

(2) European Commission Context (14.35 – 14.45)

i. Setting the Policy Context (Franco Accordino)

ii. Update on FI-PPP (Peter Fatelnig)

(3) Overview of Projects

i. ceFIMS Coordination Action Member State and Regional Future Internet activities (14.45 – 15.10)

Willie Donnelly

ii. Overview of EX-FI Coordination Action Future Internet PPP activities (15.10 – 15.30)

David Kennedy

(4) Round Table

Optimising interaction between PPP and MS/Regional FI Initiatives (15.30 – 16.15)

Chair: Sjoerd Meihuizen, NWO (ceFIMS Partner)

  • Opportunities for cooperation: Maximising synergies and closer alignment between MS and PPP
  • Developing strategic PPP – MS relationships
  • Sharing best practices and experiences: – the process for sharing information
  • Developing an implementation framework for closer alignment between MS and PPP (towards a position paper)

(5) Conclusions and Next Steps (16.15 – 16.30)





(1) Section of participants at the ceFIMS-EX-FI workshop


Section of participants at the ceFIMS-EX-FI workshop


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