Future Media LabExcellence Center for Future Media and Computational Imaging Prof. Didier Stricker Dr. Constantin Thiopoulos
GraphicsMedia.net GraphicsMedia.net: An International Network for the Cooperation in Applied Research in Computer Graphics, Multimodal-Multimedia Technologies, and Visual Interactive Digital Media Technologies Goal: 1) To coordinate research and development 2) To identify research and market opportunities and synergies 3) To coordinate European project strategies 4) To support educational exchanges at university level Six members DFKI GmbH – Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH, Department Augmented Vision Hasso-Plattner-Institut GmbH, Berlin VicomTech – Visual Interaction Communication Technologies, San Sebastian, Spain CCG – Computer Graphics Center, Guimarães, Portugal GraphiTech, Trento, Italy MIVTech, Panama-Stadt, Panama
DFKI – German Center of Artificial Intelligence 423 Researchers Kaiserslautern - Saarbrücken, Germany Research areas Augmented Vision Intelligent User Interfaces Agents and Simulated Reality Knowledge Management Language Technology Robotics Innovation Center Safe and Secure Cognitive Systems Innovative Retail Laboratory Institute for Information Systems Innovative Factory Systems
Hasso-Plattner-Institut Postdam, Germany 12 Professors, 50 Assistant Prof. Research areas Computer Graphics Systems Human Computer Interaction Enterprise Platform and Integration Concepts Internet Technologies and Systems Operating Systems and Middleware Business Process Technology Software Architecture Information Systems System Engineering and Modeling School of Design Thinking
Vicomtech San Sebastian,Spain 100 Researchers Research areas Digital TV & Multimedia Services eHealth & Biomedical Aplications eTourism & Cultural Heritage 3D Animation & Interactive Virtual Environments ITS & Engineering Human Speech & Language Technologies
Graphitech Trento, Italy 20 researchers Research areas 3D Geo-visualisation, Geo-visual Analytics and LBS Computer Graphics Cultural Heritage Digital Educational Games HCI and Advanced Multimodal Interfaces Industrial Applications Shape semantics and descriptors
MIVTech Panama City, Panama 25 Staff member Application areas Corporate TV Multimedia Graphic Design Information Security Audience Measurement
Founding of a new institution The institutes VicomTech, GraphicsTech, MivTech, and CCG have been founded by Prof. em. Encarnação (advisory board) and are successful technological organizations GraphicsMedia.net is the „umbrella“ of those institutions GraphicsMedia.net co-founds new institutions running under the same PPP („Public- Private-Partnership“) model as the founding members (see DFKI) New institutions are independent national entities They are part of Graphicsmedia.net Get consulting about the PPP models Coaching in the „booting phase“ Involvement in (European) Projects Technology exchange Knowledge sharing
Opportunity for applied R&D New Media Convergence of media Videos and images based communication Social Computing Mobile Applications GraphicsMedia.Net offers a unique chance Concentrate knowledge and expertise within the network Long experience in technology transfer Fast growth!
Future Media Lab Scientific Excellence Reach high scientific visibility Excellence and worldwide presence for the organization Collaborate with top university and research institute world-wide Technology Transfer Link novel ideas from science with marketable ideas Generate a new scientific and technological asset base License technical assets to companies, in particular SMEs Involve local SME – create cluster Create high-tech highly innovative spin-offs “Personal Development and “Brain Transfer” Systematically furthering the skills and qualifications of staff members Develop the necessary scientific, technical, professional and personal skills “brain transfer” – the dissemination of technological know-how through individual persons going into private companies.
Topic: New Media – New Computational Power New media Mobile interactive applications Virtual world, Augmented reality, webTV Video processing and analytics Visual analytics (large data set analysis, mining) Medical Imaging New imaging / tracking technologies & computational sensors Measuring, Tracking, Monitoring, Assisting Social Media New Visual Media Technologies Finding, Modeling, Understanding, Protecting
Topic: Innovation Management IPR management Licencing of technologies to companies Spin – off creation and support
Business Model Support from the Government: basic funding Commercialization & licensing: Spin-off foundation Licensing of technical assets Bootstrapping period: Bootstrapping over 3 to 5 years
Best practices – productivity measures Scientific benchmark publications in scientific journals accepted conference papers completed PhDs, Master theses Economic benchmark growth (stability) patents or patent applications for the industrial shareholders numbers of spin-off companies and products numbers of generated jobs local industrial settlements International visibility benchmark quantity and quality of coverage in the media
Impact Establish a hub for state-of-the-art technology development Attract talented and highly qualified researchers and developers Creation of new jobs in high-tech areas Close cooperation with the local industry Internationalization and export of the knowhow
How to start: a study Goal: find the „niche“ Scientific and academic landscape Economic landscape Strategic goals in high-tech / innovation National and International positioning Business concept and organisational structure Workshops with stakeholders Investment plan and forecast