STI2 Board Meeting 2011 - STI Americas

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STI2 Board Meeting 2011 - STI Americas

  1. 1. Board Meeting at ESWC 2011© Copyright 2011 STI - INTERNATIONAL www.sti2.org
  2. 2. Contents •  Founding of Semantic Technology Americas Inc – STIA •  STIA Service Offerings •  STIA Cooperation Opportunities •  STIA ongoing activities •  STI SME Strategywww.sti2.org
  3. 3. Founding STIA •  Semantic Technology Institute Americas Inc is a joint venture of –  STI Consulting & Research GmbH –  Steve Bastasini –  Craig Wingate •  Founded April 2011 in San Diego California •  Provides Services and exploitation opportunities for STI Members and EC funded R&D projects in the US •  Support the setup of a STI Community in the USwww.sti2.org
  4. 4. General Service Portfolio •  Consulting •  Exploitation •  Events •  Investor Relationwww.sti2.org
  5. 5. STIA Service Offerings - Consulting •  Analysis and research of US exploitation opportunities •  Development of targeted commercial use cases for appropriate domains •  Support of exploitation of European R&D projects –  Develop Business Plans and investigate potential IPRs and exploitation opportunities –  Outreach, education and introduction to potential business partners, acquirers, investorswww.sti2.org
  6. 6. STIA Service Offerings - Events •  Participation, representation or creation of appropriate dissemination events in US •  Development of targeted events/meetings specific to each project opportunities •  Organise Startup Competitions, e.g. at Semtech US Westwww.sti2.org
  7. 7. STIA Service Offerings - Investor •  Potential initiation of IP licensing, pilot project deployment, and commercial proofs •  Potential initiation of discussions for investment and/or acquisitionwww.sti2.org
  8. 8. Ongoing activities •  Startup competition at Semtech West US •  Semsphere US Business Launch •  Evaluation of exploitation opportunities of –  Notube –  Incemtives •  More: stia.sti2.orgwww.sti2.org
  9. 9. STI SME Strategy •  Develop 3 strategies as asked by the board –  SME - helping on funding and lobbying –  SME - vertical conference representation –  SME - benchmarking and other services •  Is this really what is SMEs need?www.sti2.org 5/12/2007 - Vienna
  10. 10. Analysis : helping on funding and lobbying •  Funding –  nice to have but not a real focus in a startup –  EC funding mostly has high administrative burdens with less economic impact for SMEs –  Nevertheless great money in FP7 (75% funding, 60% flate rate overhead) •  Lobbying –  Normally no efforts for that in a SME –  But is there a real need? –  SMEs just want to take the moneywww.sti2.org 5/12/2007 - Vienna
  11. 11. Analysis: vertical conference representation •  SMEs need economic contacts and need to increase their business network •  Scientific papers are nice to have but have not a real business impact for SMEs •  Open questions: –  As a mostly scientific network, what can STI offer? –  What are interesting conferences? –  What are interesting tracks for SMEs?www.sti2.org 5/12/2007 - Vienna
  12. 12. Analysis: benchmarking and other services •  Benchmarking is interesting but –  What can STI do better than the project SEALS with a lot of experts, millions of funding and not a real outcome at the moment? •  Other services?www.sti2.org 5/12/2007 - Vienna
  13. 13. What SMEs and startup really need? •  Money •  Contacts/network to investors, business people, customers, (researcher) •  Publicity •  Experts that evaluate their ideas •  Support in solving complex problems •  Support in maintaining the innovation queue •  Trainingwww.sti2.org 5/12/2007 - Vienna
  14. 14. How does STI address this? •  Money –  Bring them funding •  Contacts/network to investors, business people, customers –  Startup competitions •  Publicity –  Platform for Semantic Technology Companies •  Experts that evaluate their ideas –  Not really implementedwww.sti2.org 5/12/2007 - Vienna
  15. 15. How does STI address this? •  Support in solving complex problems –  Matchmaking events. But not really implemented •  Support in maintaining the innovation queue –  Not really implemented •  Training –  Implemented with semsphere but do we really address startups?www.sti2.org 5/12/2007 - Vienna
  16. 16. Platform for Semantic Technology Companies •  List of SMEs in RDF including self maintaince (publicity) •  Matchmaking for proposal ideas and looking for consortium partners, initiate proposal moderated by STI (money) •  Matchmaking with researcher to find experts for complex problem solving (problem solving) •  Merge/enhance platform with planned Web 3.0 activitieswww.sti2.org 5/12/2007 - Vienna
  17. 17. Events •  Setup a yearly Innovation Workshop for SMEs (innovation queue) •  Startup competitions (networking) –  Semtech US –  Semtech London or ESTC Berlin –  Starteurope cooperation •  Give SMEs a slot in the yearly summit to present their ideas (expert evaluation) •  Vertical slot at Semtec US or London in cooperation with EC projects for exploitation presentations •  Training events by semspherewww.sti2.org 5/12/2007 - Vienna
  18. 18. Complementary services •  Lobbying @ EC –  Present ideas of SMEs –  Bringing in new challenges –  Be active in EC workshops and events •  Consultancy to submit a proposal •  Project Management for research projectswww.sti2.org 5/12/2007 - Vienna

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