DCU Innovation, Marketing and New Technology Foresight

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This is a lecture given by Steve Flinter of Science Foundation Ireland on Innovation, Marketing and New Technology Foresight to MSc students at the DCU business school.

Lecture delivered on November 25, 2009.

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  • Grazebrook Engine, 1817, Birmingham England Oldest 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
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  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Marconi_at_newfoundland.jpg
  • Wright brothers, December 17, 1903 Kitty Hawk, North Carolina http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_976.html
  • Soviet Semyorka R7 Rocket http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Semyorka_Rocket_R7_by_Sergei_Korolyov_in_VDNH_Ostankino_RAF0540.jpg Sputnik 1 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sputnik_asm.jpg
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  • DCU Innovation, Marketing and New Technology Foresight

    1. 1. Innovation, Marketing and New Technology Foresight Research for Ireland’s Future Dr. Stephen Flinter, Science Foundation Ireland
    2. 3. About SFI <ul><li>Founded in 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Statutory body in 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Annual budget ~€170m </li></ul><ul><li>Three core areas: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ICT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Life Sciences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul></ul>
    3. 4. SFI Programmes <ul><li>Research Frontiers (>500 awards) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>€ 50k-€150k (p.a.) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Principal Investigator (>100 awards) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>€ 150-€500k (p.a.) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Strategic Research Cluster (19 awards) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>€ 1m-€1.5m (p.a.) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Centres for Science Engineering and Technology (10 awards) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>€ 2m-€3.5m (p.a.) </li></ul></ul>
    4. 5. SFI Process <ul><li>Open calls </li></ul><ul><li>Investigator-driven </li></ul><ul><li>Bottom-up selection </li></ul><ul><li>Expert, international peer review panels </li></ul>
    5. 7. Watt’s Steam Engine (1775)
    6. 8. Stephenson’s Rocket (1829)
    7. 9. Bell’s Telephone (1876)
    8. 10. Edison’s Light Bulb (1878)
    9. 11. Benz’s Internal Combustion Engine (1896)
    10. 12. Marconi’s Transatlantic Transmission (1901)
    11. 13. Powered Flight (1903)
    12. 14. Space Flight (1957)
    13. 16. Platform Technologies <ul><li>Processing </li></ul><ul><li>Storage </li></ul><ul><li>Display </li></ul><ul><li>Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Sensing </li></ul>
    14. 17. Moore’s Law <ul><li>The number of transistors on an integrated circuit doubles every 2 years </li></ul><ul><li>The processor speed doubles every 18 months </li></ul>
    15. 18. Moore’s Law
    16. 19. Multicore Processors AMD Quadcore Opteron Processor
    17. 20. Storage
    18. 21. Reducing Cost of Storage http://www.mkomo.com/cost-per-gigabyte
    19. 22. Samsung EcoGreen F2 HD103SI 1TB <ul><li>€ 69 </li></ul><ul><li>www.komplett.ie/k/ki.aspx?sku=479453 </li></ul>
    20. 23. Flash Memory
    21. 24. iPod <ul><li>Introduced October 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>5 & 10 GB capacities </li></ul>
    22. 25. iPod Touch <ul><li>Introduced September 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>8, 16, 32GB </li></ul>
    23. 26. The Innovator’s Dilemma <ul><li>Clayton M. Christensen (2000) </li></ul>
    24. 27. Displays: from CRT to LCD
    25. 28. Touch Sensitive Displays
    26. 29. Electronic Paper SFI CRANN Centre & Hewlett Packard Amazon Kindle 2
    27. 30. Communications <ul><li>7.2mbps wireless (HSDPA) </li></ul><ul><li>~7mbps (WiMAX) </li></ul><ul><li>20mbps wired broadband </li></ul><ul><li>100mbps WiFi (802.11n) </li></ul><ul><li>1000mbps LAN </li></ul>
    28. 31. Photonics <ul><li>Used to support backbone networks </li></ul><ul><li>40 gbps – 1.5 tbps </li></ul>
    29. 32. Cognative Radio <ul><li>Ultra wide band </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple frequencies </li></ul><ul><li>Software defined radio </li></ul>
    30. 33. Positional Sensors GPS Sensor In-car Sat Nav
    31. 34. Chemical/Environmental Sensors Microfluidics array & phosphate sensor package – NCSR & Clarity CSET
    32. 35. Body Sensors An Post cycle team at being fitted with Foster Miller sensor vest (Clarity Centre)
    33. 37. Internet & World Wide Web Web 2.0 Web 1.0
    34. 38. Web 3.0 – Semantic Web <ul><li>Ascribing meaning to data </li></ul><ul><li>Linked Data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Connecting disparate data sources </li></ul></ul>DERI sig.ma semantic search engine
    35. 39. Internet of Things <ul><li>Trillions of connected devices </li></ul><ul><li>Both wired & wireless </li></ul><ul><li>Sensor web & semantic web </li></ul>
    36. 40. Assisted Living <ul><li>Using sensor web to monitor well being </li></ul><ul><li>Fall detection </li></ul><ul><li>Variations in daily routine </li></ul>
    37. 41. Medical Devices <ul><li>Advanced signal processing </li></ul><ul><li>Real-time data analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Connected devices </li></ul>Neonatal brain monitoring at UCC
    38. 42. Location Awareness <ul><li>Mobile devices </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple sensors </li></ul><ul><li>Layer additional information based on location </li></ul>Layar augmented reality
    39. 43. Data Analytics <ul><li>Measuring your website </li></ul><ul><li>… personal finances </li></ul><ul><li>… business </li></ul><ul><li>… warehouse </li></ul><ul><li>… retail centre </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul>
    40. 44. Data Mining & Visualisation <ul><li>Enormous growth in volume of data </li></ul><ul><li>Growing need to analyse and visualise data </li></ul>Data visualisation – SFI Clique SRC
    41. 45. Conclusions <ul><li>Platform technologies continue to develop at exponential pace </li></ul><ul><li>New applications emerging to exploit platform technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation happening at the integration points </li></ul><ul><li>Analyzing the data becoming increasingly harder </li></ul><ul><li>Sensor-based technologies next big thing </li></ul>
    42. 46. Contact <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>@sflinter (Twitter) </li></ul><ul><li>http://flinter.com/contact </li></ul>

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