FIT is provided by a consortium of five institutions of higher education and research that are devoted to making testbeds for network computer communications available to enterprise, scientific researchers, and educators.
Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), Inria, Université de Strasbourg, Institut Mines Télécom and CNRS have been building wireless, sensing and mobility testbeds, the interfaces that allow the testbeds to operate in a federation, and the tools that make it easy for users to access the testbeds.
FIT is one of 52 winning projects from the first wave of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research's "Équipements d'Excellence" (Equipex) research grant programme. Coordinated by Professor Serge Fdida of UPMC Sorbonne Universités and running over a nine-year period, the project will benefit from a 5.8 million euro grant from the French government.
FIT is part of OneLab facility which provides single entry point for federated infrastructures in the form of the Portal to browse and reserve resources, and the ratified governance structure to ensure FIT evolving existence even beyond the project life-time.
FIT partners are the key actors in OneLab federation.