Innovation, Marketing and New Technology Foresight 2010

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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
  • 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/File:Transistor_Count_and_Moore%27s_Law_-_2008.svg
  • 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 2010

    1. 1. Research for Ireland’s Future Innovation, Marketing and New Technology Foresight Dr. Stephen Flinter, Science Foundation Ireland
    2. 2. About SFI  Founded in 2000  Statutory body in 2003  Annual budget ~€155m  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 (20 awards)  €1m-€1.5m (p.a.)  Centres for Science Engineering and Technology (9awards)  €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. Powered Flight (1903)
    12. 12. Supersonic Flight (1947)
    13. 13. Space Flight (1957)
    14. 14. Commercial Supersonic (1969)
    15. 15. Platform Technologies  Processing  Storage  Display  Communications  Sensing
    16. 16. Moore’s Law  The number of transistors on an integrated circuit doubles every 2 years  The processor speed doubles every 18 months
    17. 17. Moore’s Law
    18. 18. Multicore Processors Intel Core i7 Processor
    19. 19. Storage
    20. 20. Reducing Cost of Storage http://www.mkomo.com/cost-per-gigabyte
    21. 21. Samsung EcoGreen F2 HD103SI 1TB  €69  www.komplett.ie/k/ki.as px?sku=479453
    22. 22. Samsung Spinpoint F4EG – 2TB  €89.95  http://www.komplett.ie/ Komplett/product/ZKB_ 01COM/11_HDD/07_IN THD35/productdetails/2 0066405/Samsung_Spi npoint_F4EG_HD204U I_Hard_drive_2_TB/HD 204UI/default.aspx
    23. 23. Flash Memory
    24. 24. iPod  Introduced October 2001  5 & 10 GB capacities
    25. 25. iPod Touch  Introduced September 2007  8, 16, 32GB
    26. 26. The Innovator’s Dilemma  Clayton M. Christensen (2000)
    27. 27. Displays: from CRT to LCD
    28. 28. Touch Sensitive Displays
    29. 29. Electronic Paper Sony Prototype Flexible EPDAmazon Kindle 3
    30. 30. Guesture-based Interaction
    31. 31. Communications  7.2mbps wireless (HSDPA)  ~7mbps (WiMAX)  20mbps wired broadband  100mbps WiFi (802.11n)  1000mbps LAN
    32. 32. Photonics  Used to support backbone networks  40 gbps – 1.5 tbps
    33. 33. Cognative Radio  Ultra wide band  Multiple frequencies  Software defined radio
    34. 34. Positional Sensors GPS Sensor In-car Sat Nav
    35. 35. Chemical/Environmental Sensors Microfluidics array & phosphate sensor package – NCSR & Clarity CSET
    36. 36. Body Sensors An Post cycle team at being fitted with Foster Miller sensor vest (Clarity Centre)
    37. 37. Internet & World Wide Web Pre-92 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Web 2.0Web 1.0
    38. 38. Web 3.0 – Semantic Web  Ascribing meaning to data  Linked Data  Connecting disparate data sources DERI sig.ma semantic search engine
    39. 39. Internet of Things  Billions or even trillions of connected devices  Both wired & wireless  Sensor web & semantic web
    40. 40. Assisted Living  Using sensor web to monitor well being  Fall detection  Variations in daily routine
    41. 41. Medical Devices  Advanced signal processing  Real-time data analysis  Connected devices Neonatal brain monitoring at UCC
    42. 42. Location Awareness  Mobile devices  Multiple sensors  Layer additional information based on location Layar augmented reality
    43. 43. Data Analytics  Measuring your website  …personal finances  …business  …warehouse  …retail centre  …
    44. 44. Data Mining & Visualisation  Enormous growth in volume of data  Growing need to analyse and visualise data Data visualisation – SFI Clique SRC
    45. 45. 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
    46. 46. Contact stephen.flinter@sfi.ie @sflinter (Twitter) http://flinter.com/contact

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