Global ICT industry: changing landscape? - The future of European ICT R&D 19 - 20 October 2011, Brussels, Belgium

Global ICT industry: changing landscape? - The future of European ICT R&D 19 - 20 October 2011, Brussels, Belgium

Another interesting event:

19 - 20 October 2011, Brussels, Belgium

This event is organised by the European Commission's Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS). The main objectives of the conference are to identify and debate trends in the changing global ICT and ICT R&D landscape, to debate their impact on the EU ICT industry and the consequences for research and innovation location and modes, as well as to discuss implications for ICT R&D and innovation policies in Europe. The Conference will bring together industry representatives, ICT R&D and innovation analysts, and policy makers from Europe, the US and Asia. It is hoped that the conference will contribute to the policy debates on ICT R&D in Europe.The Conference itself is part of a long-term study by IPTS on "R&D in ICT in the European Union", which documents the private and public expenditures in ICT in Europe and worldwide, and provides additional information on aspects such as companies' R&D expenditures, internationalisation trends or patenting.

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An event alert: Shaping out the Future Internet for a better society - Global Partnerships for Social Innovation and ENoLL 6th Wave

An event alert: Shaping out the Future Internet for a better society - Global Partnerships for Social Innovation and ENoLL 6th Wave

Another interesting event taking place in Poznan:

ENoLL 6th Wave launch will take place in the afternoon on October 24th, 2011 in Poznan as one of the parallel session (Session E, 14:30-16:30) entitled ‘Shaping out the Future Internet for a better society - Global Partnerships for Social Innovation’ at the Future Internet Conference, the official opening event of the Future Internet Week.

The session will specifically focus on the way Living Labs can act as instruments to assess the social impact of the Future Internet in our society. Our intention is to make the public aware how the Living Labs can act as a too-way knowledge creation and transfer instrument to build the Future Internet, from society to Future Internet Public Private Partnership - and vice versa. Interventions from our ENoLL members in Brazil and from the Connected Smart Cities will be included in this session.

This event will also mark the launch of the 6th Wave of European Network of Living Labs with the support of the Polish Presidency and the European Commission.

ENoLL together with CONCORD-project (Future Internet Public Private Partnership) is also organizing a FIA-session themed “When Infrastructure meets User” on October 26th.

 

Shaping out the Future Internet for a better society - Global Partnerships for Social Innovation and ENoLL 6th Wave is held as a paralell session (Session E, room 8, 14:30-16:00) at the Future Internet Conference taking place in Poznan (Poland) at the Future Internet Week.

Session E 14:30-16:00

How living labs can shape Future Internet for smart ICT applications development for building a Better Society?

 

14.30 - 14.45 Welcome Keynote by the European Commission Mr. Mario Campolargo, Director of Emerging Technologies and Infrastructures, DG CONNECT, European Commission (tbc)

14.45 - 15.00 Presentation of the European Network of Living Labs Prof. Alvaro Oliveira, President of the ENoLL association, Chair of the Council

15.00 - 15.15 Social Innovation in Action – Brazilian Living Lab Case Miriam Magdala Pinto, HABITAT Living Lab

 

 

15.15 - 15.50 Shaping out the Future Internet for a Better Society  

Introduction Jarmo Eskelinen, Forum Virium Helsinki, City SDK, ENoLL Vice-President (tbc)

 

  • The way Living Labs can act as to drive social innovation and to assess the social impact of the Future Internet in our society.
  • Living Labs accelerating knowledge creation and transfer. How to make the best use of this mechanism?
  • How early user involvement in co-design and co-creation can improve the products and services for the future internet?

 

Future Internet PPP Dr. Petra Turkama, Aalto University, ENoLL Council member (tbc)

Smart Cities Portfolio Mr. Dave Carter, Manchester City Council, ENoLL Council member and EUROCITIES, Smart City Portfolio WG Chair

EPIC Prof. Pieter Ballon Prof. IBBT/SMIT/ENoLL

Open Cities and Commons for EU Prof. Esteve Almirall ESADE, ENoLL

15.50 - 16.00 Launch of the ENoLL 6th Wave – How to Apply? ENoLL 6th Wave Jesse Marsh, 6th Wave Coordinator, Special Advisor to the ENoLL President

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2011 European Forum for Innovation, Rome, November, 30 - December, 2

2011 European Forum for Innovation, Rome, November, 30 - December, 2

This year, together with CREATE-NET (a research centre with a focus on ICT sector), we are working to organise the 2011 European Forum for Innovation (EFI).

EFI is the European Alliance for Innovation annual event aimed at those who are curious about the future and see innovation as the unique tool to make it a bright and prosperous one for all.

EAI’s mission is to drive innovation in emerging ICT-enabled areas by decreasing fragmentation between key participants in the innovation cycle and by facilitating communication, engagement and collaboration from the grassroots. From education to business to government, EAI provides a bottom-up, grassroots forum for participants to contribute knowledge, communicate views, and collaborate together to advance their respective innovation initiatives. Whilst there can be many solutions to a problem, the perfect solution is the one in which information is communicated in an innovative and strategic manner.

A 3 day event, EFI will provide a chance to share wisdom with some of the world’s most renowned innovators and from various areas,, which we have invited. Side events will provide the chance for spontaneous meeting, conversation, networking and exchanges of ideas that normally come up when such an audience with common interest get together. It does not happen often: come to EFI and help us DEFINE INNOVATION.

Should you require any additional information in relation to EAI or the European Forum for Innovation, please feel free to contact me directly or to check out the link below.

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How ICT can make a difference in agricultural livelihoods

How ICT can make a difference in agricultural livelihoods

Agriculture is an important sector with the majority of the rural population and the economic growth in developing countries depending on it. The sector faces major challenges of enhancing production in a situation of dwindling natural resources necessary for production and climate change. The growing demand for agricultural products, however, also offers opportunities for producers to sustain and improve their livelihoods. Information and communication technologies (ICT) play an important role in addressing these challenges and uplifting the livelihoods of the rural poor.

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Technology Transfer by Multinational Firms: The Resourse Cost of Transferring Techonological Know-How

Technology Transfer by Multinational Firms: The Resourse Cost of Transferring Techonological Know-How

There is a vivid discussion either by scholars or policy makers on the impact and approaches to conduct technology transfer. However, this tend to be analyzed in the macro-systems within the national borders. For instance, coopertion of universities and research institutes with private or public companies. However, in the era of globalization and with multinational firms counting for most of the investment conducted in research, the cross-border technology transfer has yet to be completly discovered.

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Intel Healthcare Innovation Webcast Series for free

Intel Healthcare Innovation Webcast Series for free

Intel launched a new interesting project to joint online. You can join for a free webcast series on healthcare IT innovation. Mark the date 4, 5 and 6 October 2011 at 2-3 pm EST US time
The panels feature heavy-hitters in the health IT arena, including Todd Park, chief technology officer for the Department of Health, and include live Q&A sessions with the panelists. Other participants include:
• Eric Dishman, Intel Fellow
• Dr. Bill Bria, CMIO, Shriners Hospitals for Children
• Michael S. Blum, MD, associate clinical professor of medicine, medical director of information technology, UCSF Medical Center
• John Mattison, MD, chief medical information officer, Kaiser Permanente, Southern California

You can register for this on-line event at https://vshow.on24.com/vshow/HIT/registration/1824?partnerref=P130#

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eHealth 2020 – What Synergies for Europe? 12 October 2011, European Parliament, Brussels

eHealth 2020 – What Synergies for Europe? 12 October 2011, European Parliament, Brussels

This Workshop focused on eHealth is organised following the Public Consultation of the European Commission on an eHealth Action Plan (eHAP) 2012-2020. This workshop address a key question about what is needed both at European and Member State level to take eHealth services a significant step forward? eHealth is just one part of a significant transformation of health care provision towards shared care models. Speakers and panelists are the members of the Presidency of the Council, the European Parliament, the European Commission, National and Regional Governments. In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet with the practioners like physicians and patients as well as the industry.
http://www.ehtel.eu/events/ehealth2020-what-synergies-for-europe

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Green future: harnessing data for sustainability

Green future: harnessing data for sustainability

Data analysts are building the future, says Adam Oxford. And it’s not just a pretty façade.
You’re in the local supermarket buying a box of breakfast cereal. You pick up a box, and before dropping it in the trolley, give it a quick swipe with your smartphone. The near field communications (NFC) transceiver in your phone wirelessly reads the box’s radio frequency identity (RFID) chip. Up pops an app which cross-references the ID with an online database – and instantly relays the nutritional details of all those oats and nuts.

Intrigued, you open your other shopping app. This time, instead of calorie counts, a first-hand account of where the cereal comes from appears on the screen, with the option to listen to comments from the farm workers who grew it. Anecdotes of long hours and unpaid wages accompany some shots of the rainforest that was cleared to make way for the plantation. Zoom in and there’s a list of species whose habitats were destroyed in the process, along with real-time reports of water levels in the river used for irrigation and the historical depth of topsoil in neighbouring fields.

You put the box back on the shelf…

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Public Consultation on ERA - until 30 Nov. 2011

Public Consultation on ERA - until 30 Nov. 2011

On 13 September 2011, the European Commission launched a public consultation which will help define the research landscape in Europe by identifying the main bottlenecks in creating a genuine single market for knowledge, research and innovation. The consultation runs until 30 November 2011 and the Commission will use the insight gained to elaborate its proposal for an enhanced ERA Framework that will be published before the end of 2012, with the goal of achieving the European Research Area by 2014, as mandated by the Council in February 2011.

The ERA Framework public consultation is online and more than 100,000 research stakeholders from all over Europe and beyond have been invited to participate.

To fill in the online questionnaire, please go to: http://ec.europa.eu/research/consultations/era/consultation_en.htm

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CEN and CENELEC sign a joint Memorandum of Understanding with the International Federation of Standards Users (IFAN)

CEN and CENELEC sign a joint Memorandum of Understanding with the International Federation of Standards Users (IFAN)

The International Standardization Organization’s annual General Assembly was the occasion for a landmark cooperation agreement to be ratified, in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding, between on the one hand European standards developers (CEN and CENELEC) and on the other, the institution representing standards users’ interests (IFAN).

Founded in 1974, the International Federation of Standards Users (IFAN) is an independent, non profit-making international association of national organisations for the application of standards, companies, professional and trade associations, and governmental agencies, concerned with the use of standards.

For this reason, both CEN and CENELEC recognize the valuable role of IFAN in promoting the implementation of standards, in consolidating standards users’ interests in standardization and related areas, and in exchanging views based on experience in the field of the application of standards.

The Memorandum, which replaces the existing two agreements of cooperation with IFAN focuses on increasing cooperation and in particular joint activities or studies related to standardization, especially where these activities or studies require a wide range of respondents and/or joint participation of standards users and standards developers.

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