Press Release 2018-2

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First 5GINFIRE Open Call Completed

After its two implementation phases, the 1st 5GINFIRE Open Call was completed in autumn 2018, with in total 95 eligible proposals were received, requesting more than 7.6 million €, competing for a total available funding of 1.55 million €.

A total of 57 proposals for experiments were received, requesting more than 4 million €. Remarkably 29 proposals were received from SMEs, representing more than 50% of the proposers. Two proposals were received from industry, 17 from academia and 9 from research institutes. 10 experiment proposals have been granted.

Furthermore, a total of 38 proposals for new infrastructures and functionalities were received, requesting more than 3.5 million €. Also in this category SMEs were very active with 14 proposals. 13 proposals were received from research institutes, 10 from academia, and one from big industries. In total, five proposals for new infrastructures and three for new functionalities have been granted.

5GINFIRE Infrastructures

After the first open call, five new infrastructures have been included in 5GINFIRE portfolio of experimental facilities; now consisting of 5G Media Vertical, 5TONIC, eHealth, IT-AV automotive, NITOS, Public Protection and Disaster Relief, Smart internet lab in Bristol, and WINS  testbeds, supported by experimenter tools.

Next opportunity to join 5GINFIRE

3rd 5GINFIRE Open Call “Innovative experiments” has been announced – submission deadline: 27 February 2019

Available budget: 450,000€, Maximum of 75,000€ funding per accepted proposal, At least three experiments from SMEs will be accepted in this call (if ranked above threshold).

Detailed information about the call can be found on the 5GINFIRE project website at

Project Consortium

About the 5GINFIRE project

Evolving FIRE into a 5G-Oriented Experimental Playground for Vertical Industries

5G network infrastructures and embodied technologies are considered as a key asset of this emerging common environment and instrumental for the digitalization of the traditional industries, so-called vertical industry application sectors. Addressing these key questions, the main 5GINFIRE goal is to build and operate an Open, and Extensible 5G NFV-based Reference (Open5G-NFV) ecosystem of Experimental Facilities that not only integrates existing FIRE facilities with new vertical-specific ones but also lays down the foundations for instantiating fully softwarised architectures of vertical industries and experimenting with them.

5GINFIRE is a three-year Research and Innovation action / project under the EU programme Horizon 2020 (Grant Agreement no. 732497) started on 1 January 2017. The EC funding is 4,999,970€, and 50% of this amount is dedicated to third parties, which are selected through the 5GINFIRE Open Calls


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