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Support, Dates and Location

As all previous FIA events, the FIA Dublin is an EU Presidency associated event, supported jointly with the European Commission. The Irish Presidency will host the next FIA conference as a three-days event, starting on Wednesday, 8th  May 2013 and ending on Friday, 10th May 2013. The location will be Dublin and the booked venue is the undefinedHelix DCU Conference Center, Collins Avenue, Glasnevin, Dublin 9. The organising committee on the Irish side is led by Willie Donnelly, from the undefinedTelecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG), based at the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT). A dedicated website for the event is available at  Workshops and other collocated events are organised on 6th and 7th May 2013.

Scope of the Conference

FIA Dublin focuses on how European Future Internet research and innovation support EU's competitiveness and enable a new wave of technologies at the eve of Horizon 2020. 

FIA Dublin is framed around two major lines:

  • European competitiveness: towards a strong, diversified and competitive EU Future Internet industrial base, with high innovation performance in global markets
  • European research & innovation: towards a more effective exploitation of EU Future Internet research results from industry, academia and research institutes.

Format and Layout

FIA Dublin is a three-day event:

1)      One high-profile day: “Future Internet accelerates Innovation” organised around matters of technology pull, technology push and market take-up of Future Internet technologies

2)      Two days 12 working sessions with four parallel streams in a 90-120' time slot, split in three strands:

  • Technology makers: how to enable a strong EU Internet technologies supply industry?
  • Innovation leaders: how to stimulate a strong demand of EU Internet technologies?
  • Entrepreneurship pathways: how to transfer EU Internet technologies research and innovation into business and start-ups?

FIA Dublin High-Profile Event Agenda 8 May 2012

08:00 – 09:30

09:00 - 10:30
Opening Session

  • Sean Sherlock – Minister of State, Department of Enterprise, Jobs & Innovation and Department of Education & Skills with responsibility for Research & Innovation
  • Welcome video message from Máire Geoghegan-Quinn Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science
  • undefinedZoran Stančič, European Commission, Deputy Director General
  • undefinedJoan Mulvihill, CEO Irish Internet Association

11:00 – 12:30
Technology stream:
How and against which topics can we ensure a strong EU Future Internet supply industry?
Chair: undefinedLuis Rodriguez-Rosello, Head of Unit "Network Technologies", DG CONNECT, European Commission

13:45 – 15:45
Innovation stream:
How to stimulate the demand of Future Internet technologies?
Chair: undefinedPeter Fatelnig, Deputy Head of Unit for "Net Innovation" at the European Commission - see undefinedpresentation

16:15 – 18:15
Transfer of technology stream:
How can we better stimulate transfer of research results towards start-ups and entrepreneurs?
Chair: undefinedKen Ducatel, European Commission, Head of Unit

Conclusions and Wrap Up: undefinedMario Campolargo, European Commission DG CONNECT, Director Net.Futures


Please see the undefinedProgramme at a glance!

Thursday, 9th May programme

Welcome and Opening: Mario Campolargo, Director Net Futures, European Commission

Future Internet Public-Private Partnership: The Future Internet Public Private Partnership is a research and development initiative which takes FP7 research into innovation, notably in the need for strong cooperation among the participants and that it envisages results closer to the market. Today the Future Internet PPP moves from development into delivery mode!
This session will focus on the presentation of the current technology results: the Generic Enablers and the Open Innovation Lab, a place where developers will be able to use the technology to build innovative services and applications. It will show as well how this technology can be applied in some usage areas such as energy efficiency or manufacturing to create smarter business processes.
Finally it will glimpse into the future when SMEs and web entrepreneurs will be able to use the technology to create crazy applications nobody thought of…
The following team will guide you through this exciting initiative:

  • David Kennedy (Eurescom), CONCORD project - see undefinedpresentation
  • Fiona Williams (Ericsson Research), FINESCE project - see undefinedpresentation
  • Andreas Metzger (University Duisburg-Essen) and Haluk Gökmen (Arcelik), FI-SPACE project - see undefinedpresentation
  • Carmen Mac Williams (Grassroots-arts), FI-CONTENT 2 project
  • Juanjo Hierro (Telefonica Digital), Future Internet PPP Chief Architect, FI-WARE - see undefinedpresentation, see undefinedpresentation FI-Ware Oil
  • Stefano de Panfilis (Engineering), FI-WARE
  • Nuria de Lama (Atos Research), FI-WARE
  • Closing - see undefinedpresentation

Morning Coffee : 11:00am – 11:30am

Parallel Sessions : 11:30am – 1:30pm

Lunch : 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Parallel Sessions : 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Friday, 10th May programme

Parallel Sessions : 9:00am – 11:00pm

Morning Coffee & Voting Time for the Best Session via a dedicated SMS based Web App – 11:00am to 12:00pm

Closing Parallel Sessions : 11:30am – 1:00pm

  • 11:30 – 11:45 FIA Book 2013 Presentation
  • 11:45 – 12:15 undefinedFuture Internet Award, Best Session Award, Best Demonstration Award, presented by Mario Campolargo, European Commission, Director Net Futures & Willie Donnelly, TSSG Waterford Institute of Technology – Ceremony & short presentations from the awardees
  • 12:15 – 12:30 Announcement of upcoming undefinedFuture Internet Event in Greece
  • 12:30– 13:00 Closing remarks, Mario Campolargo, European Commission, Director Net Futures

Please see undefinedpresentation of Sandro d'Elia - Mario Scillia, European Commission, Directorate E – DG Connect

Please see undefinedpresentation of Bernard Barani, European Commission, DG CONNECT Unit E1, Network Technologies

Lunch – 1:00pm – 2:00pm

FI-PPP information session: 2:00pm – 5:00pm