Innovation, Marketing and New               Technology Foresight                                Dr. Stephen Flinter, Scien...
About SFI Founded in 2000 Statutory body in 2003 Annual budget €161m (2011), €156m (2012) Three core areas:   ICT   ...
SFI Programmes Research Frontiers (>500 awards)   €50k-€150k (p.a.) Principal Investigator (>100 awards)   €150-€500k ...
SFI Process Open calls Investigator-driven Bottom-up selection Expert, international peer review panels
Watt’s Steam Engine (1775)
Stephenson’s Rocket      (1829)
Bell’s Telephone (1876)
Edison’s Light Bulb (1878)
Benz’s Internal Combustion      Engine (1896)
Marconi’s Transatlantic Transmission (1901)
Broadcast Television (1936)
Powered Flight (1903)
Supersonic Flight (1947)
Space Flight (1957)
Commercial Supersonic      (1969)
Commercial Bulk Carriers       (1969)
Apollo 11 – Moon Landing          (1969)
Low Cost Airlines (1985-)
Platform Technologies Processing Storage Display Communications Sensing
Moore’s Law The number of transistors on an integrated circuit  doubles every 2 years The processor speed doubles every ...
Moore’s Law
Clock Speed
Multicore Processors      Intel Core i7 Processor
Storage
Reducing Cost of Storage  http://www.mkomo.com/cost-per-gigabyte
Samsung EcoGreen F2         HD103SI 1TB (2009) 1TB capacity €69
Samsung Spinpoint F4EG –      2TB (2010) 2TB capacity €89.95
Samsung Spinpoint F4EG –      2TB (2011) 2TB capacity €179.95
Flash Memory
iPod Introduced October  2001 5 & 10 GB capacities
iPod Touch Introduced September  2007 8, 32, 64GB
The Innovator’s Dilemma Clayton M. Christensen  (2000)
Displays: from CRT to LCD
Touch Sensitive Displays
Electronic PaperAmazon Kindle 3   Sony Prototype Flexible EPD
Guesture-based Interaction
Communications 7.2mbps wireless (HSDPA) ~7mbps (WiMAX) 20mbps wired broadband 75-300mbps wireless (3G LTE) 100mbps Wi...
Photonics Used to support  backbone networks 40 gbps – 1.5 tbps
Cognative Radio Ultra wide band Multiple frequencies Software defined radio
Positional SensorsGPS Sensor             In-car Sat Nav
Chemical/Environmental                SensorsMicrofluidics array & phosphate sensor package – NCSR & Clarity CSET
Home/Building Sensors
Body SensorsAn Post cycle team at being fitted with Foster Miller sensor vest (Clarity Centre)
Internet & World Wide Web                         Web 1.0                                        Web 2.0Pre-92   1992   19...
Web 3.0 – Semantic Web Ascribing meaning to  data Linked Data   Connecting disparate    data sources                   ...
Internet of Things Billions or even trillions  of connected devices Both wired & wireless Sensor web & semantic  web
Assisted Living Using sensor web to  monitor well being Fall detection Variations in daily  routine
Medical Devices Advanced signal  processing Real-time data analysis Connected devices                            Neonat...
Location Awareness Mobile devices Multiple sensors Layer additional  information based on  location                    ...
Data Analytics Measuring your  website …personal finances …business …warehouse …retail centre …
Data Mining & Visualisation Enormous growth in  volume of data Growing need to  analyse and visualise  data             ...
Conclusions Platform technologies continue to develop at  exponential pace New applications emerging to exploit platform...
Contactstephen.flinter@sfi.ie@sflinter (Twitter)http://flinter.com/contact
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  • Grazebrook Engine, 1817, Birmingham EnglandOldest steam engine still capable of doing its original job.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Grazebrook_Beam_Engine.jpg
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Stephenson%27s_Rocket_drawing.jpg
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:1876_Bell_Speaking_into_Telephone.jpg
  • Replica of Benz Patent Motorwagen Engine, 1896http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Benz_Patent_Motorwagen_Engine.jpg
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Marconi_at_newfoundland.jpg
  • First regular, scheduled broadcasts of TV in November 1936 by BBC.
  • Wright brothers, December 17, 1903Kitty Hawk, North Carolinahttp://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_976.html
  • Bell X-1, flown by Captain Charles “Chuck” Yaeger, 14 October 1947http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_X-1
  • Soviet Semyorka R7 Rockethttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Semyorka_Rocket_R7_by_Sergei_Korolyov_in_VDNH_Ostankino_RAF0540.jpgSputnik 1http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sputnik_asm.jpg
  • ConcordeMaiden flight 1969, introdued into commercial service in 1976http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concorde
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moore's_law
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:5.25_inch_MFM_hard_disk_drive.JPG5.25” hard drive has 110MB
  • Matt Komorowski
  • http://www.networkworld.com/news/2008/022508-1988-vs-2008-a-tech.html
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ipod_Touch_1st_Generation.JPG
  • Microsoft Surface & Apple iPhone
  • On the left, Amazon Kindle 3On the right, Sony Prototype Flexible Electronic Paper Displayhttp://www.sonyinsider.com/2010/09/14/sony-shows-off-prototype-flexible-electronic-paper-display/
  • On the left, Nintendo Wii controllerOn the right, Microsoft Xbox360 Kinect
  • Arpanet started in 1969
  • Innovation, Marketing and New Technology Foresight 2011

    1. 1. Innovation, Marketing and New Technology Foresight Dr. Stephen Flinter, Science Foundation IrelandResearch for Ireland’s Future
    2. 2. About SFI Founded in 2000 Statutory body in 2003 Annual budget €161m (2011), €156m (2012) Three core areas:  ICT  Life Sciences  Energy
    3. 3. SFI Programmes Research Frontiers (>500 awards)  €50k-€150k (p.a.) Principal Investigator (>100 awards)  €150-€500k (p.a.) Strategic Research Cluster (19 awards)  €1m-€1.5m (p.a.) Centres for Science Engineering and Technology (9 awards)  €2m-€3.5m (p.a.)
    4. 4. SFI Process Open calls Investigator-driven Bottom-up selection Expert, international peer review panels
    5. 5. Watt’s Steam Engine (1775)
    6. 6. Stephenson’s Rocket (1829)
    7. 7. Bell’s Telephone (1876)
    8. 8. Edison’s Light Bulb (1878)
    9. 9. Benz’s Internal Combustion Engine (1896)
    10. 10. Marconi’s Transatlantic Transmission (1901)
    11. 11. Broadcast Television (1936)
    12. 12. Powered Flight (1903)
    13. 13. Supersonic Flight (1947)
    14. 14. Space Flight (1957)
    15. 15. Commercial Supersonic (1969)
    16. 16. Commercial Bulk Carriers (1969)
    17. 17. Apollo 11 – Moon Landing (1969)
    18. 18. Low Cost Airlines (1985-)
    19. 19. Platform Technologies Processing Storage Display Communications Sensing
    20. 20. Moore’s Law The number of transistors on an integrated circuit doubles every 2 years The processor speed doubles every 18 months
    21. 21. Moore’s Law
    22. 22. Clock Speed
    23. 23. Multicore Processors Intel Core i7 Processor
    24. 24. Storage
    25. 25. Reducing Cost of Storage http://www.mkomo.com/cost-per-gigabyte
    26. 26. Samsung EcoGreen F2 HD103SI 1TB (2009) 1TB capacity €69
    27. 27. Samsung Spinpoint F4EG – 2TB (2010) 2TB capacity €89.95
    28. 28. Samsung Spinpoint F4EG – 2TB (2011) 2TB capacity €179.95
    29. 29. Flash Memory
    30. 30. iPod Introduced October 2001 5 & 10 GB capacities
    31. 31. iPod Touch Introduced September 2007 8, 32, 64GB
    32. 32. The Innovator’s Dilemma Clayton M. Christensen (2000)
    33. 33. Displays: from CRT to LCD
    34. 34. Touch Sensitive Displays
    35. 35. Electronic PaperAmazon Kindle 3 Sony Prototype Flexible EPD
    36. 36. Guesture-based Interaction
    37. 37. Communications 7.2mbps wireless (HSDPA) ~7mbps (WiMAX) 20mbps wired broadband 75-300mbps wireless (3G LTE) 100mbps WiFi (802.11n) 100-1000mbps wireless (4G) 1000mbps LAN
    38. 38. Photonics Used to support backbone networks 40 gbps – 1.5 tbps
    39. 39. Cognative Radio Ultra wide band Multiple frequencies Software defined radio
    40. 40. Positional SensorsGPS Sensor In-car Sat Nav
    41. 41. Chemical/Environmental SensorsMicrofluidics array & phosphate sensor package – NCSR & Clarity CSET
    42. 42. Home/Building Sensors
    43. 43. Body SensorsAn Post cycle team at being fitted with Foster Miller sensor vest (Clarity Centre)
    44. 44. Internet & World Wide Web Web 1.0 Web 2.0Pre-92 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
    45. 45. Web 3.0 – Semantic Web Ascribing meaning to data Linked Data  Connecting disparate data sources DERI sig.ma semantic search engine
    46. 46. Internet of Things Billions or even trillions of connected devices Both wired & wireless Sensor web & semantic web
    47. 47. Assisted Living Using sensor web to monitor well being Fall detection Variations in daily routine
    48. 48. Medical Devices Advanced signal processing Real-time data analysis Connected devices Neonatal brain monitoring at UCC
    49. 49. Location Awareness Mobile devices Multiple sensors Layer additional information based on location Layar augmented reality
    50. 50. Data Analytics Measuring your website …personal finances …business …warehouse …retail centre …
    51. 51. Data Mining & Visualisation Enormous growth in volume of data Growing need to analyse and visualise data Data visualisation – SFI Clique SRC
    52. 52. Conclusions Platform technologies continue to develop at exponential pace New applications emerging to exploit platform technologies Innovation happening at the integration points Analyzing the data becoming increasingly harder Sensor-based technologies next big thing
    53. 53. Contactstephen.flinter@sfi.ie@sflinter (Twitter)http://flinter.com/contact
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