Community and Support available through EFPF Federation

To promote the development of an active community around the EFPF Platform, the EFPF project organises EFPF Community Events. These are unfunded events organized for researchers, students, and other interested parties to test, validate, and develop EFPF platform including the tools, services, and infrastructure (e.g., the Data Spine elements). 

EFPF Community Events Time Period

EFPF Community Events program will start in June 2021 and end in June 2022.

Target Community

The main target groups for the EFPF Community Events are students, researchers, SMEs focused on innovation, research and development, and research projects.


The main benefit of participating in the EFPF Community Events is to gain practical, hands-on experience with the EFPF platform and its tools and services. In addition, participants will also benefit from:

  • Awards / prizes

  • Interaction with international companies

  • An opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and/or services

  • 3 months open access to the EFPF platform for experimentation and testing

  • Access to features of EFPF

  • Access to early versions of EFPF tools

Scheduled Events

Hands-on Event:  This is a Hands-on event covering 2 days, organized by fortiss and involving different stakeholders, e.g., students, researchers, participants from research projects. The main goal of this event is to brainstorm solutions for the identified challenges and to test and validate various components of the platform. Awards/prizes will be given to the teams with the three best solutions. Moreover, direct networking opportunities with the EFPF partners shall be provided.


Workshops: One-day workshop in collaboration with EFPF research partners in different locations (i.e., Germany, Greece) as a follow-up format to the Hands-on event. These sessions aim to invite interested researchers to validate specific solutions, do experiments, and bring innovative ideas in alignment with the identified challenges. Potentially, scientific proceedings of the results of the workshops could be published to an identified scientific target aligned with the challenge at hand.

Types of Activities

The EFPF Community Events will foster the following types of activities :

  • Testing features of EFPF (e.g. the Data Spine, EFPF components)

  • Research topics (concepts for further research or improvements)

  • Usability experiments (survey)

Preliminary Program for the Hands-On Event

Day 1

09:00-12:00:  Presentation by EFPF partners

  • Fortiss GmbH (EFPF factory connectors and gateways solutions)

  • Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Informationstechnik (EFPF infrustructure and Data Spine)

  • Centre For Research & Technology HELLAS  (a glance over EFPF services and tools)

  • Caixa Mágica Software (Introduction of the EFPF Software Development Kit)

  • Hanse Aerospace Wirtschaftsdienst GmbH  (Overview of the EFPF pilot scenarios)

12:00-13:30: Lunch Break

13:30-15:00: Presentation of challenges

15:00-17:00: Organization of teams


Day 2

09:00-13:00: Work on the challenges (conceptual; testing the features of EFPF)

13:00-14:30: Break

14.30-16:00: Continue the work on the challenges

16:00-17:00: Summary of outcome and findings


Awards attribution