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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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Lecture given on 28 November 2011 in DCU to the MInT (Marketing, Innovation and Technology) course.

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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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