Brief description

CI-FIRE was a coordination and support action supporting large-scale testbeds and platforms for future internet applications, services and technologies. One of the roles of CI-FIRE was to help showcase the innovation impacts for EU businesses (start-ups, SMEs, large companies), through partnerships and open call funding. Another key focus area was on the sustainability potential of test facilities. To this end, CI-FIRE set up a partnership with EIT Digital as an innovation factory with accelerator support services, investigating market opportunities for a Testbed as a Service through its FANTASTIC platform. CI-FIRE engaged widely with the EU business community, helping academic stakeholders to “talk business” and communicate tangible benefits, thereby lowering barriers to uptake.

Oct 2013 to Mar 2015
International Cooperation / Digital Sovereignty
Next Generation Internet

Our role

•    Leading the strategy for communication and stakeholder engagement, measuring impacts through quantifiable indicators. 
•    Designing the website, defining the visual identity of CI-FIRE and producing all communication and marketing material, specifically 
•    Engaging with start-ups and SMEs to ease their usage of future internet testbeds and platforms, such as through interactive workshops, exhibition stands, interviews and surveys. 
•    Creating a European showcase of innovations enabled by test facilities supporting a range of applications, services and technologies. 
•    Helping to shape the blueprint for sustainable test facilities, including white papers and other timely insights. 

Onboarding your target communities to ensure uptake of research solutions requires a structured approach, deep analytical skills and the design and implementation of communication and engagement plans made up of a mix of techniques and tools.

If you need to identify and build the perfect audience for your research activity and boost your community, contact us, we’ll be happy to help.

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CI-FIRE has received funding from the European Commission under Grant Agreement number 611591 (EC 7th Framework Programme).