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Digital Innovation Networks Forum - Exploring NGI priorities and innovation approaches for a more human Internet


Tuesday, 27 June 2017 from 13:30 to 17:30 (CEST)

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A major challenge for the Next Generation Internet (NGI) initiative is to understand how progressive digitisation influences networks of innovation, how such networks shape the process of innovation itself, and how successful products and services emerge as a consequence. Research strategies are needed that consider the complex interplay between NGI technology, innovation processes and socio-economic impact within multi-disciplinary and multi-sector networks of people, communities and enterprises.

The Digital Innovation Networks Forum aims to create a strongly connected pan-European ecosystem that collectively understands what is needed to build digital innovation networks for the NGI.

This will be achieved by gathering leading Internet Researchers and Innovators to share their NGI vision, opportunities and risks through presentations, debates and interactive round tables. Technical, socio-economic and innovation topics will be covered leading to identification of the research challenges ahead and recommendations for digital innovation network structure and policies.

Digital Innovation Networks

Digital Innovation Networks consist of growing numbers of physical, social and data networks; including a growing number of connected people as a result of faster mobile communication technologies; and innovation processes which are more and more emerging from networks. Experience has shown that the Internet evolves through widely adopted experimentation approaches that engage active users and communities rather than through purely technological advances invented in closed laboratories. Therefore, it is expected that simulation and large-scale experimentation-driven research will play an important role in the NGI. This will be key to push forward and extend the usage of large scale pilots, IoT Platforms, Socio-Economics simulations, as well as more hardware oriented initiatives such as robotics.

Main Goals of the Digital Innovation Networks Forum

  • To identify vision, opportunities and risks for the NGI initiative
  • To build consensus through opinions and knowledge from experts
  • To help establish and grow the NGI ecosystem
  • To engage all stakeholders needed for successful NGI digital innovation networks
  • To support transition of current research communities such as FIRE, CAPPS, FIWARE etc. towards the NGI
  • To give guidance on how to get involved in the NGI initiative

Why should you attend the Digital Innovation Networks Forum?

  • You will participate to debates injecting into the NGI R&D priorities and agenda
  • You will learn how to engage with the NGI ecosystem
  • You will network with leading researchers and innovators in Europe
  • You will find opportunities to get involved in NGI research and innovation

Who should attend?

Internet Researchers and Innovators, SMEs, Start-ups, Internet technology providers, Policy Makers, Investors

Co-location with Net Futures 2017

The Digital Innovation Networks Forum will be a pre-event of the Net Futures 2017 and will be held in Brussels on the 27th June (13:30h – 17:30h).

Registration is free, but places are limited so don’t forget to book your spot!


Draft Agenda


Welcome coffee


Digital Innovation Networks Forum introduction

Welcome & Agenda, by Dr. Monique Calisti, Martel Innovate, Coordinator of the FIRE Study and of the HUB4NGI project

The Next Generation Internet initiative

Peter Fatelnig, European Commission (TBC)


What are the key RTD Challenges for NGI?


What are the socio-economic challenges for a more human Internet considering progressive digitisation?


Coffee & networking break


How does the process of innovation need to change as a consequence?


Wrap up and conclusions

Do you have questions about Digital Innovation Networks Forum - Exploring NGI priorities and innovation approaches for a more human Internet? Contact FIRE STUDY

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Regus Brussels IT Tower - Louise I&II (ground floor)
Avenue Louise 480
1050 Brussels

Tuesday, 27 June 2017 from 13:30 to 17:30 (CEST)

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Future Internet Research and Experimentation – FIRE - consists of: 1) Experimentally-driven advanced research 2) Large-scale experimental facilities.

The FIRE+ Study provides guidelines and coordination to the FIRE initiative of the European Commission. This study is now closely related with the new Next Generation Internet (NGI) initiative.

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