On July 2nd, 2013 in Tokyo The European Comission with Japanese authorities from Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) and National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) announced launch of six research projects, including FELIX. On Tokyo event EC, MIC and NICT signed a memorandum confirming the start of ICT research projects as the first case for EC and Japan. The common aim for all the launched projects is to improve the networks in exchanging data as the answer for enormous increase of data flow online .
This event was widely commented in press. Read more about the event on here, where you know the e.g. funding and goals of the particular started projects.