A platform to test IT systems, services and products

2016.25 Interoperability Test Bed (ITB)                                

When is this action of interest to you? 

You are a European public administration or a potential vendor wishing to integrate your IT solution into an existing trans-European IT system.

What is this action about?

ITB (Interoperability Test Bed) will provide a platform for hosting reference implementations of cross-border services. It will enable Member States’ public administrations and their potential vendors to test existing national systems as well as individual services or products, against a neutral, reliable and responsive reference test environment.

The test bed shall be cross-border, cross-application and shall foster the uptake of cross-border services developed by research projects and pilots. In addition, research projects can benefit from an additional test.

What are the objectives?

  • To test the technical integration of IT systems in national infrastructures
  • To foster the take- up of cross-border services developed by research projects and pilots
  • To secure the continuous operation of building blocks for cross-border services for further testing and development

The ITB addresses all relevant aspects of a test environment:

  • Organizational aspects: for secure and efficient operations and for cross-border, cross-sector applications
  • Technical aspects: provision of an interoperability test-bed.
  • Business aspects provision of business models for sustainability

What are the benefits?

  • Easier and faster integration of national solutions
  • Easier reuse of building blocks for cross-border services

What are the next steps?

In 2018, the action will continue to help develop and improve the test bed software and hosting.