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Future Internet Assembly 2013 (Dublin)

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - Friday, May 10, 2013
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The next major event for the European Future Internet Community is scheduled to take place in Dublin from 8-10 May 2013, following up on the FIA Aalborg that took place in May 2012.

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 Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG), based at the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT). A dedicated website for the event is available at

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

FIA Dublin will be 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.

08:00 – 09:00

09:00 - 10:15
Opening Session

Zoran Stančič, European Commission, Deputy Director General

10:45 – 12:30
Technology stream:
How and against which topics can we ensure a strong EU Future Internet supply industry?
Chair: Luis Rodriguez-Rosello, European Commission, Head of Unit

Martin Curley, INTEL, Director Europe R&D Labs
Yrjo Neuvo, University of Aalto, Director, former Nokia CTO & Artemis President
Thierry van Landegem, Alcatel Lucent, Vice-President of Global Operations for Bell Labs
Hendrik Berndt, DOCOMO Communications Labs Europe, Chief Science Officer & Vice-President
Harald Schöning, Software A.G, Head of Research

13:45 – 15:45
Innovation stream:
How to stimulate the demand of Future Internet technologies?
Chair: Peter Fatelnig, European Commission, Deputy Head of Unit

Stefan Ferber, Bosch Software Innovations GmbH, Director Communities & Partner Networks (IoT)
Reinhard Posch, CTO Austria
Jan Nesvadba, Cordian-Care, Technical Director
Franck Lamouroux, Technicolor, Senior VP Research and Innovation
Jean Pierre Laisne, BULL, Chief Open Source Strategy Director
Mischa Dohler, WorldSensing, CTO

16:15 – 18:00
Transfer of technology stream:
How can we better stimulate transfer of research results towards start-ups and entrepreneurs?
Chair: Ken Ducatel, European Commission, Head of Unit

Danny Goderis, iMinds, COO
Lars Hinrich, XING, Founder & CEO
Robert Jenkins, CloudSigma, CTO
Piyush Unalkat , European Investment Bank, Senior Expert Equity Financing
To be nominated, Enterprise Ireland


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