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Wim de Waele - ICT and Society


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Wim de Waele - ICT and Society

  1. 1. ICT and SocietyThe IBBT point-of-view<br />
  2. 2. Research into the social & economic agenda<br />
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  4. 4. Fromidea to business<br />
  5. 5. What have we achieved?<br /><ul><li>Our annual IBBT research budget is 30 Mio Euro and we have 100+ staff on our payroll. The IBBT research departments count 1000+ researchers of which we fund more than 200 directly
  6. 6. Since we started 6 years ago we have
  7. 7. Executed 156 research projects
  8. 8. 78 interdisciplinary cooperative projects
  9. 9. 78 other projects
  10. 10. Worked with 751 research partners
  11. 11. Published 1000+ scientific publications
  12. 12. Started 30 incubation projects
  13. 13. Invested in 10 seed ventures
  14. 14. Spun off 5 IBBT companies</li></li></ul><li>What are the lessons learned?<br />
  15. 15. For maximum economic or social impact<br />Involve the user from the start<br />Bring the projects close to the market<br />Evaluate projects not only on academic and technical merits<br />Lower the administrative barriers for SME participation<br />Increase efficiency and relevance by moving from projects to strategic programs and joint labs<br />
  16. 16. A tale told to me by a venture capitalist<br />Idea and pictures courtesy of Alex Brabers, GIMV<br />
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  18. 18. Call for a European Innovation Fund and Network<br /><ul><li>In order to ensure that our research results make it to the market and result in young innovative leading companies we need to tackle the market fragmentation and the financing gap that exists in Europe. </li></ul>Average capital injection in<br />USICT start-up : 18 Mio US $<br />Average capital injection in European<br />ICT start-up : 3 Mio US $<br />
  19. 19. The future could be bright but will be competitive<br />
  20. 20. Some tips for the cold winter evenings..<br />Ensor at SMAK/MSK<br />Christmas Market<br />Dreupelkot<br />TRON CAFE<br />And check out the Future Internet Fun walk on<br />
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