Cooperation with FIRE worldwide

On this page you can find FIRE’s international dimension via international projects, initiatives and programmes outside of the European Union.


FIRE-GENI (Fed4FIRE): Savi funding in US to send researchers to Europe FIRE groups. The GENI/FIRE collaboration initiative, active since 2013, aims at developing joint activities between EU and US-based researchers in the field of Future Internet Experimentation (joint workshop, held in Washington DC in September 2015, 1st Global Experimentation for Future Internet (GEFI) workshop held in Brussels before Net Futures 2016 conference)

Partners from the US are also present in some FIRE projects. Stanford University also participates in the Fed4FIRE via a MoU (facilities shared and available for experiments).

Older projects:

University of California is also a partner of OFELIA, which also includes in its consortium Stanford University.

The primary objective of the FELIX project (FEderated Test-beds for Large-scale Infrastructure eXperiments; is to create a common framework in which users can request, monitor and manage a slice provisioned over distributed and distant Future Internet experimental facilities in Europe and in Japan.

FELIX, submitted as a joint effort of two independent consortia (i.e. FELIX-EU in Europe, FELIX-JP in Japan), builds strong foundations for a federation framework by investigating emerging technologies and Software Defined Networking control frameworks (e.g. Open Grid Forum’s NSI and OFELIA OCF) for the practical applicability in the project.

Older projects:

FIRE STATION is involved with Japan through EU-Japan events. The 3rd EU-Japan Symposium on Future Internet and New Generation Networks (NWGN) was held in Tampere on the 20th-22nd October 2010. It was intended to facilitate interactions between the European and Japanese participants.

The European Commission organized, on October 20, 2011, an Information Day for Japanese researchers on the ICT Call 8. FIRE STATION attended this event in order to be represented to the Japanese audience invited by the MIC (Ministry of International Affairs and Communications of Japan).

The 4th EU-Japan Symposium on New Generation Networks and Future Internet took place in Tokyo, Japan, on 19 January 2012. The symposium focused on several topics of mutual interest to Japanese and European researchers and which require joint research efforts in order to be addressed more efficiently. An important related outcome of the fourth symposia so far, is the intention to issue a coordinated call between EU and Japan for joint projects in the above areas. More information on the 4th EU-Japan Symposium on NWGN and FI at:

The EU-China-FIRE (ECIAO) Project is a 2 years EU-funded project, facilitating coordination and support to EU-China cooperation on Future Internet Experimental Research (FIRE) and IPv6.

The Call 7 Network of Excellence EINS (European INternet Science) also has a Chinese partner (the Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences).

Older projects:

TEFIS involves a Chinese partner in its consortium:  The Shanghai Development Center of Computer Software Technology.

The MyFIRE project has in their consortium a partner from China: BII Group Holding LTD, which is one of the first high-tech enterprises oriented to Internet and telecommunication in China.

The Call 7 FIRE project OpenLab has a partner from Canada in its consortium. It is ETS/SYNC (Ecole de Technologie Supérieure).

Older projects:

The University of Waterloo was a partner of EINS.

The TEFIS project involves a Brazilian partner, the University of Sao Paulo.
Call 7 included a joint EU-Brazil call for proposal. One project with a small budget has been retained as part of FIRE: FIBRE. The consortium of this project includes nine partners from Brazil. The MyFIRE project has in their consortium a partner from Brazil: Instituto de Pesquisas tecnologicas de Estudo de Sao Paulo SA, the Institute for Technological Research, a public research institute linked to the São Paulo State Department of Development.

The MyFIRE project has in their consortium a partner from Russia: ITMO (Saint Petersburg State University for Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics), which provides training in advanced science and technology.

Smartfire project ( / info(at), also Korean partner in the Fed4FIRE project: NIA (

Older projects:

FIRE STATION was represented in September 2012 in Korea at two events:

  • Conference on Future Internet 2012: 11-12 September 2012
  • Global Future Internet Summit: 13-14 September 2012

The Call 7 Network of Excellence EINS has a Korean Partner (KAIST, the Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology).
FIRE STATION participated in the KOREN workshop which took place in May 2011 in Seoul.

FIRE was represented in the AsiaFI Forum Summer School which was held in Daejeon, Korea, from 8 to 12 August 2011.

The MyFIRE project has in their consortium a partner from India: ERNET INDIA, an autonomous scientific society under the Ministry of Communications & Information Technology.

Several FIRE projects include an Australian partner in their consortium. Indeed, the Australian research institute NICTA (National ICT Australia) is involved in three projects: OpenLab, FIBRE and EINS.