Peer projects

CI-FIRE works closely with its sister projects funded through the European FIRE programme to enhance awareness of FIRE-enabled research and innovation, widely broadcast new opportunities, and promote success stories, as part of the collective effort towards the sustainable use of FIRE facilities.


AmpliFIRE focuses on preparing FIRE for the year 2020, an important goal line for achieving the objectives of the Digital Agenda for Europe. AmpiFIRE is working on a sustainable vision based on increased exploitation and better impact creation for FIRE, thereby setting out a transition path from the current state of play towards 2020. It is assessing today's FIRE capabilities, collaboration models, identifying gaps in terms of evolving user needs (demand side) and how the current portfolio must evolve (supply side). The ultimate goal is to ensure FIRE facilities become the backbone of European research and innovation ecosystems.

AmpliFIRE monitors the technical, organisational and operational conditions necessary to create impact, by demonstrating benefits and fostering sustainability. It also plays a key role in aggregating information on FIRE and in connecting the community through collaborative platforms, by leveraging its consolidated presence in the programme.


The goal of FUSION is to bring SMEs that have needs in testing new applications together with the FIRE test facilities. The facilities will, in turn, benefit from the specific requirements expressed by the SMEs. FUSION provides an exchange portal where SMEs, through their clusters, can present testing requirements and search for technical offers. FUSION also provides a series of engagment activities with clusters integrating SMEs, and ultimately with SMEs. These engagment activities include discussions on the facility capabilities, SME testing requirements, and application market opportunities, to enable collaboration and information sharing, as well as report on findings.

FUSION will present a roadmap and a set of recommendations for on-going testing of applications on FIRE facilities. Clusters without adequate ICT test facilities will benefit from not having to make significant investments in developing their own. Another key advantage is benefitting from the expertise of people who have developed and worked on these world-class facilities enabling innovation.