WS12: Engage in the Future Internet Public Private Partnership
“With over a billion users world-wide, the Internet is one of history’s great success stories. Its global, integrated communications infrastructures and service platforms underpin the fabric of the European economy and society. Yet today’s Internet was designed in the 1970s, for purposes that bear little resemblance to current and future usage scenarios. Mismatches between the original design goals and how the Internet is being used are beginning to hamper its potential. Many challenges in the areas of technology, business, society and governance will have to be overcome if the future development of the Internet is to sustain the networked society of tomorrow.To answer these challenges, the European Commission has launched the Future Internet Public-Private Partnership Programme (FI-PPP). The main goal is to advance a shared vision for harmonised European-scale technology platforms and their implementation, as well as the integration and harmonisation of the relevant policy, legal, political and regulatory frameworks. As set forth in the Digital Agenda for Europe, these are considered to be prerequisites for realizing a European online Digital Single Market (DSM) and, more broadly, an inclusive knowledge society.”
The Future Internet Public-Private Partnership (FI-PPP) is entering in its third phase. In that phase, 500-1000 SMEs and web entrepreneurs will be able to develop applications and services on top of platforms. These platforms are currently being developed and are e.g. specific for the electricity, gaming, or health domains. This specific workshop will be organized in order to inform Living Labs and entrepreneurial communities about the mechanisms to get involved in the third phase. And consequently inform how SMEs, developers, cities, regions, industry and end-users could engage in the phase 3 of the FI-PPP programme and benefit from it.
Objectives of the session: Inform and raise the public awareness about phase 3 of the ongoing European call for projects in the Future Internet Public Private Partnership programme.
Target audience: Potential intermediaries (e.g Living Labs), with existing ecosystem of ICT SMEs and web-entrepreneurs
Presentations of the workshop are available here: