The SoftFIRE Challenge is still open!

Submission Deadline: 31 January 2018 at 17.00 Brussels time
Get involved in the SoftFIRE Challenge winning attractive prizes!
Are you a technologist, a visionary, a practitioner involved in NFV, SDN and 5G? Do you feel you can greatly contribute to solving urgent NFV/SDN/5G/cloud computing issues? Do you like competition in technological challenges and win interesting prizes for your proposed solution?
The Network Function Virtualisation, NFV, and Software Defined Network, SDN, technologies promise to deeply change the way in which Software Network architectures will take shape, e.g. in 5G and large cloud systems and data networks. Even if the technologies are consolidating, still many issues and challenges are to be coped with.
Challenge objectives and streams
The SoftFIRE Consortium has opened a European Challenge on NFV/SDN/5G technologies asking for groundbreaking proposals to be executed as a demo on its virtualized and federated testbed targeting 3 different streams: Interworking, Programmability and Security.
The challenge is an incredible opportunity for practitioners and experts of the sector to showcase how their technological solutions can improve virtualization platforms, or to show how new compelling services and applications can be developed on top of an NFV/SDN middleware.
Available funding:

Total funding: 225,000€
Prizes per stream:
1st Prize:         40,000€
2nd Prize:        25,000€
3rd Prize:        10,000€
Time line 
Call deadline:                             31 January 2018 at 17:00h CET (Brussels time)
Notification of Acceptance:    by 7th February 2018
Demonstration and awards:   at Fed4FIRE Engineering Conference (FEC3) on March 15th, 2018
More Information about the challenge can be found on the SoftFIRE website:

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