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Connecting European innovators to ICT test facilities - How to push research boundaries and gain competitive edge 27 June 2014, Place Jussieu, 4, Paris A Test & Play Workshop for the future internet Co-hosted by CI-FIRE, EIT ICT Labs, FanTaaStic http://www.ci-fire.eu/1st-workshop

ICT test facilities: The future internet will drive innovation in almost all industries and shape the future of service-based economy in Europe. European test facilities have proven that experimentally-driven research and innovation are key mechanisms for the development of the future internet, benefitting businesses, research and educational institutions.

CI-FIRE is joining forces with EIT ICT Lab and its FanTaaStic project for an interactive workshop exploring opportunities to gain competitive edge by validating future internet technologies before going to market: IoT, wireless testbeds, cloud computing.

The workshop offers a practical “how-to” approach on using ICT test facilities, including an optional tutorial from FanTaaStic, a One-Stop-Shopping of Federated European test beds. FIRE facility providers can discover new opportunities for the sustainable use of their facilities. Agenda

Who is it for? Startups and innovators wishing to test new products/applications/services on large-scale test beds and platforms. Educationalists interested in the future of learning as a strategic pillar for internet experimentation facilities. Large companies and investors interested in shaping the future internet innovation in Europe and supporting entrepreneurs. Features: FIRE for competitiveness and innovation, European Commission. Startup and SME requirements for using test facilities. Perspectives from large corporations and EIT ICT Labs on new opportunities to work together on the future internet . FanTaaStic and its One-Stop-Shopping of federated European test beds, opportunities for FIRE facility providers and lunch time tutorial (30 minutes). FIRE for business and education; experiences on the road to sustainability: BonFIRE, OneLab, FORGE. Registration: http://www.ci-fire.eu/node/100#

Agenda

09:15-09:45 Registration with welcome tea/coffee and nibbles

09:45-10:50 Session 1: How to push boundaries with future internet technologies

            Chair: Milon Gupta, Eurescom and CI-FIRE Coordinator

09:45-09:50 Welcome from CI-FIRE host: Making the most of your journey

            Milon Gupta, Eurescom and CI-FIRE Coordinator

09:50-10:00 The role of Future Internet Research and Experimentation in promoting Innovation and Competitiveness in Europe

            Nikolaos Isaris, Deputy Head of Unit, Future Internet Experimental Platforms, DG CONNECT

10:00-10:25 Industry Perspectives on the Future Internet

            Stefano de Panfilis, Chief Innovation Officer, Engineering

10:25-10:50 FanTaaStic, One-Stop-Shopping of Federated European Testbeds

            Florian Schreiner,  Fraunhofer FOKUS

10:50-11:20 Networking coffee break in the Poster Zone

'11:20-12:30 Session 2: How FIRE can benefit from EIT ICT Labs collaboration

               Chair: Martin Potts, Martel Consulting

11:20-12:30 FIRE facility providers: our Experiences on the Road to sustainability

            David Margery, INRIA & BonFIRE
            Timur Friedman, OneLab 'Easy access to networking testbeds'
            John Domingue, The Open University & FORGE coordinator, FORGE and its educational services

12:30-13:45 Networking lunch and coffee in the Poster Zone (*coffee corner available all afternoon) 13:00-13:30 FanTaaStic tutorial (optional. Participants can take food and drink into the room) '13:45-15:00 Session 3: How startups and SMEs can benefit from EIT ICT Labs and FIRE

              Chair: Susanna Avessta, Université Pierre et Marie Curie

13:45-14:15 Inside EIT ICT Labs: Opportunities for collaboration

            Fabio Pianesi, Research Director, EIT ICT Labs, Italy

14:15-15:00 Startups and small businesses: requirements for using test facilities

            5-minute lightning talks & interactive panel discussion.
            Mirko Ross, Digital Worx, CEO
            Guillaume Chelius, HiKoB, President & CEO
            Jean-Charles Point, JCP-Connect & Coordinator of FUSION

'15:00-15:30 Closing panel: where do we go from here?

            Chair: Milon Gupta, Eurescom and CI-FIRE Coordinator
            Defining priorities moving forward to boost competitive edge and push research boundaries.
            A multi-stakeholder dialogue and Call for Action
            Nikolaos Isaris, Deputy Head of Unit, Future Internet Experimental Platforms, DG CONNECT
            Fabio Pianesi, Research Director, EIT ICT Labs, Italy
            Stefano de Panfilis, Chief Innovation Officer, Engineering
            John Domingue, The Open University & FORGE coordinator
            Jean-Charles Point, JCP-Connect & Coordinator of FUSION