OFE is open to all organisations and companies which can demonstrate evidence for its support of OFE’s mission of an ‘open, competitive choice for IT users’. Participation in OFE’s activities can come through a number of routes:
Corporate (Subscribing) Supporter – Actively participates in OFE’s strategic discussions, Task Forces and Executive Council. Differing levels of support are available, suitable for the SME through to the largest global company. All have equal voting rights and can participate in those levels of activity appropriate to their interests. Annual subscriptions are tailored to the size of company and benefit gained, but can start as low as €1,000.
Partner – Organisations with compatible objectives wishing to collaborate with OFE can become Partners and participate at a similar level as Corporate Members. Typically, this will be an organisation active at the national level promoting open ICT collaboration (eg through Open Data or Open Source), an SME organisation, or a consumer organisation.
Supporter – OFE offers the opportunity for organisations to become Supporters of its independent ‘think tank’ OpenForum Academy, enabling not only support to and sponsorship of individual events or initiatives, but also through direct contact with the network of global Fellows.
OpenForum Academy Fellow – Fellows are peer-appointed from both academia and industry and are nominated based on their individual contributions to independent, innovative thinking in the area of Openness. They represent the highest level of standing and the global network now stands at over 40 individuals. Nominations may be made direct to the OFE Fellowship Coordinator, Shane Coughlan.
Public Policy Review offered as a Commercial Service – With a full time team of Policy Analysts based in Brussels, OFE is able to offer an unparalleled service for the monitoring of public policy issues relevant to OFE’s mission. Unlike traditional monitoring services, we ‘live and breathe’ the topics, often directly contributing to the debates, and can not only offer an exceptional monthly report together with an online tracker, but are able to act as a Client’s ‘eyes and ears’ on key issues relevant to them. These services are available to any commercial or government client. For more information click here.
Project Partner – with our extensive network of contacts across industry, with the public sector, the European Commission, and with academia we are happy to consider joining projects as a partner, building on our skills on policy and strategic analysis, on communication through the OFA programme, and via our network of contacts.
Mailing List – to be added to our extensive mailing list and ensure you receive direct invitations to all OFE and OFA initiatives and events, please email your contact and organisation details to firstname.lastname@example.org .
For more information or to receive a personalised offer please contact Graham Taylor.