THE FUTURE INTERNET PUBLIC- PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP AS APLATFORM FOR SME INNOVATION: FITTING THE PIECES TOGETHER Anna Kivilehto (European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL)) Herman Rucic (IBBT-SMIT, Vrije Universiteit Brussel) CONCORD CSA – FI-PPP
THE FI-PPP PROGRAMME8 Innovative Use Cases Coordination & Support Actions (CSAs) Programme Future Internet Platform
ENGAGING LIVING LABS: WHY SHOULD YOU CARE?“I feel the European Network of Living Labs is becoming abirthplace for sustainable cities. The living labs are proving tobe the ideal way to bring citizens, government and businessestogether for co-innovation. Living labs give both governmentsand citizens a way to explore various options to sustainablecity initiatives and helps free them from limited choicesprovided by the big IT vendors. City officials face overwhelmingoptions in selecting new technologies, and a living lab offers thema way to gain insights through vendor-neutral research.”Pieter Ballon, IBBT / i.Lab.o
ENGAGING LIVING LABS: THE PROCESS• The Stakeholder Workstream (SEWS) facilitates FI-PPP projects’ engagement with the Living Lab community through a 2-step process: • Supporting the analysis and selection of Living Labs (and related stakeholder ecosystems) throughout Europe (and abroad) that will prove valuable stakeholders due to their: • STAKEHOLDER STRUCTURE • INFRASTRUCTURE • APPLICATION DOMAIN • PREVIOUS FUTURE INTERNET EXPERIENCE(S) • Providing the necessary mechanisms and instruments (e.g. common workspaces, wikis; matching events; etc.) to interlink these selected Living Lab communities with the FI-PPP projects
ENGAGING LIVING LABS: THE ADDED VALUE• Engagement from a double perspective: • the living labs creating new products and services based on the project outcomes (i.e. exploitation of the FI-PPP results); and, • the FI-PPP projects using the services provided through the Living Labs (i.e. real-life experimentation facilities for testing purposes; co-designing services; etc.).
SMEs ARE THE SEEDS FOR THE FUTURE INTERNET GROWTH “Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) represent a critical component of the EU economy.” (p.99) “SMEs accounted for 33% of the Internet market value in 2010,corresponding to 57 B€, expected to grow to 72 B€ in 2014.” (p. 83)RAND Europe, et al. (2011). FI3P – Study in Support of a Future Internet Public-Private Partnership. The European Internet Industry and Market [Deliverable 2]. “In fact, 99% of European companies are SMEs, …but very few are frequently participating in research activities and benefiting from R&D results.” (p. 6) MaPEeR SME. (2011). Measures to foster SMEs’ participation in R&D&I activities and synergies’ promotion in support of innovation and SMEs.
SMEs ARE THE SEEDS FOR THE FUTURE INTERNET GROWTH“Implement good practices based on Open Innovation,facilitating the adoption of open innovation practices to fosterbetter inter-firm collaboration (i.e. SME-SME and SME-Largefirms to create new business models). Accept, encourage andfacilitate co-operation among firms including their suppliers,customers and stakeholders recognizing also that SME playdouble function: as outsourced firms to carry out research(Subcontracted specialized research entities) and also asusers of R&D results instead of being sources of R&D.” MaPEeR SME. (2011). Measures to foster SMEs’ participation in R&D&I activities and synergies’ promotion in support of innovation and SMEs. p. 7.
SMEs ARE THE SEEDS FOR THE FUTURE INTERNET GROWTH
SME ENGAGEMENT – UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES• FI-PPP portal: http://www.fi-ppp.eu• Future calls: • FI-WARE open call: January - June 2012 Announcement FI Assembly, October 2011 • FI-PPP Call 2 [FP7-2012-ICT-FI] (€80 mil.) 18 May - 28 October 2012 • FI-PPP Call 3 [FP7-2013-ICT-FI] (€130 mil.) December 2013
UPCOMING EVENTS – OPEN DAYSFUTURE INTERNET – SMART CITIES – COMING YOUR WAY… 11th of October, 2011 – European Parliament, Brussels 09.30 – 12.30 The event takes places in the framework of the Knowledge 4Innovation (K4I) 3rd European Innovation Summit (EIS). The eventaims to present the innovation potential of the FI-PPP for local and regional actors. In the 1st session we look at how the future Internet will empower the smart cities for tomorrow. We do this through the lens of three FI-PPP smart city projects. In the 2nd session we reflect on the how to move forward from the current smart city initiatives towards the future Internet. http://www.fi-ppp.eu/smart_cities_2011/
UPCOMING EVENTS – OPEN DAYSREGIONAL INNOVATION THROUGH THE FUTURE INTERNET PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP 13th of October, 2011 – Committee of the Regions, Brussels 11:15-13:00This non-technical workshop presents and debates the value of the Future Internet PPP for regional innovation, showcasing examples and exploring opportunities for involvement of new regions and cities. http://www.fi-ppp.eu/open_days_2011
SME OUTREACH EVENT: PRACTICAL DETAILS• Date: • Thursday 24th of November, 2011• Time: • 14.30 – 17.45 (followed by networking cocktail)• Location:• Audience: max. 80 people• Related events: • Wednesday 23rd of November, 2011 (ENoLL) • Friday 25th of November, 2011 (ERRIN ICT WG)
SME OUTREACH EVENT: GOALS & OUTCOMES• Goals: • Outcomes: • General awareness raising • Heightened awareness about about the FI-PPP program; the FI-PPP program & SME • Specific awareness raising participation opportunities; about SME participation • Higher level of SME opportunities; and, participation; and, • Setting up communication • Broader access to SMEs (directly channels with SME related and indirectly). actor networks.
SME OUTREACH EVENT: DRAFT AGENDA (2/2)• 16:10 – 17:00 – Panel: SMEs as a building block for the FI • Philippe Vanrie / Robert Sanders (TBC) (CEO / Head of Projects European Business and Innovation Center Network (EBN)) • Cristina Martinez Gonzales / Oscar Lazaro (TBC) (European Commission, DG INFSO, Project officer Future Internet Enterprise Systems (FInES)) (Innovalia, FInES SME TF) • Frank Bekkers (CEO & Evangelist @ Mobile Vikings (Belgian MVNO), and Co- Founder & @ CEO City Live)• 17:00 – 17:30 – The Living Labs and Regional Angle in FI • the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) • the European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN) • Q&A• 17:30 – 17:45 – Wrap-up & Conclusions
Thank you for your attention! Anna KivilehtoEuropean Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.openlivinglabs.eu Herman Rucic IBBT-SMIT, Vrije Universiteit Brussel email@example.com http://smit.vub.ac.be http://www.fi-ppp.eu firstname.lastname@example.org