Connecting European innovators to ICT test facilities Workshop

When & Where: 27 June 2014,  La Tour Zamansky, Paris, France

Continuous research and experimentation with novel internet technologies has changed the world forever in just a few decades. Europe's FIRE initiative is creating a multidisciplinary test environment for experimenting and validating highly innovative and revolutionary ideas.

The workshop, Connecting European innovators to ICT test facilities - How to push research boundaries and gain competitive edge, is all about fostering the sustainable use of FIRE test facilities, for business, education or research. Taking place on 27 June 2014 in Paris, this dynamic, interactive workshop explores concrete opportunities for the uptake of large-scale test beds and platforms across a broad range of applications, services and technologies for the Future Internet.

The workshop focuses on practical information sharing between EIT ICT Lab stakeholders and the FIRE community to increase awareness on the supply and demand landscape. It offers an how-to approach on using ICT test facilities to support the validation of new products and services, including what to expect, planning, get started and pitfalls to avoid.

Who it is for: Innovative thinkers from startups, high-tech SMEs and large businesses wishing to test new future internet applications/services/products on European test facilities. Forward-thinking academics and researchers from higher education and research institutions conducting advanced experiments. Developers and providers of FIRE, national test facilities and FI-PPP initiatives to learn about new collaboration opportunities and help sustain their advanced technologies.

Takeaways: Getting to grips with FIRE test facilities, opportunities available and benefits of coming on board. Learning how to transform your ambitious and innovative ideas into new products and services by testing and validating them on advanced ICT facilities. Seeing how the FanTaaStic project is leading the way towards sustainable FIRE and ICT test facilities. Gaining insights into EIT ICT Labs, its strategic agenda 2014-2016 and its collaboration with FIRE. Networking with innovation champions from companies, large and small.

Venue:  Zamansky Tower (La Tour Zamansky), Place Jussieu, 4, Paris. Registration: the workshop is free of charge but subject to online registration.