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  3. 3. Fing was created in 2000 by a team of entrepreneurs and experts, with the aim of detecting, fostering and promoting innovation in digital services and uses. Working at the crossroads between technology, business, the arts and social change, Fing is a network, an idea accelerator, a think tank and a resource for innovators.
  4. 4. Objectives Objectives Objectives Objectives Objectives Objectives Objectives Play a pivotal role in the emergence of innovative ideas and projects Mobilize stakeholders around the future technological cycles Take part in emerging ethical and societal debates Facilitate bottom-up innovation and collaboration between users, researchers and entrepreneurs
  5. 5. 3 lines of action 3 lines of action ines of action 3 lines of action 3 lines of action Think/do tank. Formulated around future-looking challenges, Fing’s programs mobilize a wide diversity of stakehol- ders and innovators in order to share ideas, explore radically new opportunities and stimulate innovative action. Open innovation. Fing networks internationally with start-ups, researchers, designers, students and social innovators, as well as with major corporations and public institutions, in order to accelerate innovative projects and facilitate open innovation. Intelligence and foresight. Fing reports on new ideas, weak signals, emerging innovations, and trends at the crossroads of society, economy and technology. Fing cooperates with similar initiatives in Europe and throughout the world.
  6. 6. cities 2.0 active age innovators public in Action programs internet digital identities of t mobility cleantech sustainable cities digital identities design innovation platforms mobility mobility sustainable sustainable cities cities 2.0 active ageing innovation platforms cities 2.0 cities 2.0 public innovation innovators ageing lab di mobility innovators internet of sustainable innovators things cities public innovation cleantech internet design of cities 2.0 things cleantech ac cleantech design innovators
  7. 7. Active identities Exploring the challenges and opportunities that emerge from the new uses of digital identities Digital identity is the pivoting, «Active Identities» delivers: federative element of most of the new services and practices that Surveys: emerge today on the Internet. It is Individual tradeoffs around the transmission of also, potentially, a powerful empowering tool for individuals and personal data; Self-display and choice of «friends» communities. In order to make the in social networks (Sociogeek); Use of microblogging. most of this potential, however, we must move from a Experimentations: defensive paradigm to a strategic Twittywall, CV 2020, Serious avatars, Skills and paradigm focused on projection as competencies Wiki... well as protection. The «Active Identities» program Thematic reports: explores the challenges and «The Internet of Subjects Manifesto» opportunities that emerge when «Identities in Social Networks» identities are seen as a means for individuals to master their lives and, Public events: for organizations, as a source of Project accelerators, Barcamps, conferences innovation and value creation. Website:
  8. 8. Cities 2.0 Using technology to improve urban life, and urbanity to transform technology Mobility, sustainability, cohesion, «Cities 2.0» delivers: competitiveness, ageing, surveillance, participation... In a more and more urban world, Creative workshops cities are changing fast. in major cities in France and elsewhere Technologies are the tools and the catalysts of most of these Experimentations: transformations. the Green Watch/Citypulse CityWall, CityScan (real-time urban data mapping) Since 2006, Cities 2.0 investigates the potential of technology to help Open innovation platforms build a better city through open urban innovation: drastically Books: lowering the barriers to «The City as Innovation Platform» innovation, co-creating and «Free and Sustainable Mobility» co-producing urban services, «The Complex and Familiar city» reinventing urban space and «The 5th Screen» proximity, agregating resources… «Technology and Urban Foresight» Website:
  9. 9. Ageing Lab How can technologies change the way we age, and the way our Societies age? How can active ageing change the way digital products and services are designed? The Ageing Lab’s goal is to explore «Ageing Lab» delivers: the contribution of digital technologies and services to quality of life, to social cohesion Thematic projects: and to economic growth in an Habitat; Cross-generation business organizations ageing world. Innovation, ageing and territories; Social networks Today, the encounter between Connected autonomy; Serious gaming. digital technology and ageing produces limited and sometimes Creative workshops for service innovation counterproductive results. Ageing Lab aims at broadening the scope of this encounter; Moving from Thematic reports and events health-oriented visions to environments that include health Website: and social services, social links with friends, neighbours and family, lifestyle, etc.; Moving from «60+» as a specific segment to intergenerational services; Using co-design methodologies to inspire innovation...
  10. 10. The 27th Region «The 27th Region» delivers: Social experimentation: user-driven projects implemented in schools, rural areas, business parks etc. hosting multidisciplinary teams involving designers, social innovators, architects, researchers, artists (see The innovation Lab of the 26 French regional governments Prospective design: creative regional foresight methodologies Supported by the Association of French Regions, the European Commission, Caisse des Dépôts, Benchmarking: and incubated by Fing, the «27th meetings and seminars with Region» aims at fostering creati- innovators, in France and abroad vity, social and digital innovation in regions and localities. Events: creative workshops and barcamps for and with the regions Website:
  11. 11. collaborat showcase Open mobile monday barcamp innovation crossroads networki collaborative work showcase innovators innova Experimentation mobile monday barcamp accelerator detection crossroads networking incubator innovators innovators collaborative work showcase accelerator detection monday mobile barcamp inspiration incubator crossroads
  12. 12. Crossroad of the Possible The Crossroad of the Possible ( Carrefour des Possibles) is a series of open events that showcase early-stage pro- jects using ICTs in an innovative way. Each edition presents 10 projects to an audience of 300+ professionals. Its aim is to promote and network the projects and their authors, to stimulate creativity and to help discover new uses of technology. Beyond the events themselves, the Crossroad of the Possible is an innovator-friendly process that includes: a network of people and organizations in charge of identifying projects, a collective briefing method, training in communication, and networking between projects and professionals willing to help them. Since 2002, more than 600 projects have been presented at the Carrefour des Possibles, in 15 different cities. Website:
  13. 13. Mobile Monday Mobile Monday is a global community of mobile industry visionaries, developers and influentials fostering cooperation and cross-border business development through virtual and live networking events to share ideas, best practices and trends from global markets. Originating in Helsinki, Finland, in the year 2000, Mobile Monday has grown into the world’s leading mobile community. Along with Silicon Sentier, Fing has been organizing Mobile Monday France since 2005, as well as taking part in the Mobile Monday network. Website:
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  15. 15. Internet Actu Internet Actu is Fing’s main online publication. Both a blog and a media, Internet Actu reaches more than 100, 000 regular readers, and more through collaborations with leading media such as Le Monde and Rue 89 Internet Actu’s motto is «Digital innovation in society; Society in digital innovation». It focuses on 2 kinds of information: New ideas, weak signals, powerful concepts emerging from innovators, researchers, artists, activists and visionaries from all over the world; Major trends and issues, particularly around the use of technology and the link between science, technology and society Website:
  16. 16. Prospectic: New technologies, new ways of thinking? Written by Jean-Michel Cornu with the help of more than 50 high level researchers and experts, Prospectic is a biennial book, a blog and a series of conferences that synthesize the scientific and technological prospects of the next 5-10 years. The 2008 edition focuses on the «NBIC» revolution, and highlights its possible consequences, not only in industrial and societal terms, but also on the many ways in which we think, discuss and decide. Website:
  17. 17. internati French-speaking world Other robotics networ core activities international events French-speaking world robotics networking
  18. 18. Lift with Fing: A yearly international event on the creative and transformative uses of technology, and the social implications of new technologies. Robotcité: A robotics challenge open to schools and universities, that intends to invent how human, robots and cities will cohabit and collaborate in the future a worldwide network of francophone correspondents sharing their experience Le réseau international of innovative uses of technology in des usages des technologies society, particularly in the developing world
  19. 19. staff of Who’s 160 members who 5 key partners region at Fing? staff of 20 160 members 5 key partners regional partners staff of 2 staff of members 160 20 embers 5 key partners regiona key partners regional partners
  20. 20. Fing’s team is made up of 20 outstanding individuals, most of them experts in a specific innovation field, managed by Daniel Kaplan. Its Board comprises 15 members emanating from the business world, research and education, local authorities and other associations. As an association, Fing has more than 160 members, including major firms, start-ups, research laboratories, universities, local authorities, administrations, associations.
  21. 21. Our partners Our partners Our partners Our patners Our partners
  22. 22. Get to know our team Get to know our team Get to know our team Get to know our team Daniel Kaplan Daniel Kaplan is the founder and CEO Fing. He is also chairman of the European Institute for e-Learning (EifEL). Since the 1990s, he has been deeply involved in the Internet’s development and evolution, on a French, European and international level. From 2003 to 2006, he sat in the European Commission’s eEurope Expert Chamber. He has written or directed 15 books and public reports on the internet, mobility, e-commerce, e-education, e-inclusion and electronic media. Jean-Marie Bourgogne Jean-Marie Bourgogne is the deputy director in charge of administrative and financial issues. He benefits from more than twenty years of professional background in managing projects, developing businesses, engineering and commercial management within important international companies of the ICT area.
  23. 23. Jean-Michel Cornu Jean-Michel Cornu, scientific director of Fing, is an international consultant and European expert on New Technologies and the Information Society. His activity combines strategic intelligence and scientific expertise; dissemination of strategic or technical knowledge towards decision-makers; development of communities and cooperation projects at international and local levels.He wrote several books among which “Prospectic, new technologies, new thinking” (FYP édition 2008) and “Cooperation, new approaches” (Framasoft 2009). Véronique Routin After several years working with Internet corporations such as Amazon, LaSer and Telemarket, Veronique Routin joined Fing where she is in charge of members and partners. She is also in charge of Fing’s communication. Pierre Orsatelli Pierre Orsatelli worked during four years at the EU Commission in Brussels (1988 – 1990): at the secretary general’s “Relationship with the Council” unit (1988), at the Groupe Lacroix, EC President’s think tank (1989) and eventually at the “Completion of the internal market” unit, DG “Industrial affairs and Internal market” (1989-1990). He produced the first communication from the Commission to the Council on transeuropean networks. He also wrote books and articles on EU integration. Currently, based both in Paris and Marseille, he is a senior consultant (working part time for Fing) and covers the following areas: strategy consulting, project management, evaluation of public policies (economical, political and sociological aspects), European projects and proposals.
  24. 24. Denis Pansu Denis Pansu coordinates the network of the “Carrefour des Possibles”, a concept which he created in 2002 within Fing to provide visibility and networking to digital innovators. As a specialist in spotting innovation and networking digital innovators, he cooperates with many organizations and networks involved in the selection of the projects. He used to work for the Fondation de France during four years on the call for proposals Multimedia directed to NGOs. Thierry Marcou Thierry Marcou joined Fing in 2004 to lead the territorial community. Today, he is in charge of the action program Cities 2.0, launched late 2006, as well as of a number of innovative experiments such as the green Watch. He started his professional activity as a project officer among different services of the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations. For 10 years, he ran the Conjuguer consulting group, where he crea- ted, developed and led the first collaborative territorial networks of cities. Charles Népote Charles Népote joined Fing in 2007 to lead the action programme « Active Identities ». A key actor of the French wikisphere from its very beginning, he co-founded Wikini in 2002, collaborated to several wiki communities and investigated the use of wikis in businesses. He benefits from an important expertise in collaborative tools, management of web content and online social networks. His background in ethnology and comparative sociology enables him to take a different look at ICTs and networks.
  25. 25. Carole-Anne Rivière Carole Anne Rivière joined Fing in 2007 to lead the action program « » (Ageing Lab). She is in charge of stimulating research and innovation projects answering to the new digital challenges, needs and uses regarding the societal challenge of ageing. To do so, she leads a network made of more than 150 people (experts of ageing, public and social sector actors, designers, innovators, businesses) using open cooperation as a working method. She has conducted a thesis on social networks as factor of social change. She used to work as a researcher on the use of ICTs in France and Asia for Orange Labs. Stéphane Vincent Stéphane Vincent launched in March 2008 the project «la 27ème Région», a laboratory aiming at «changing the change» in the 26 French regional governments and in public sector. Through this project, he helps regional/local authorities include social innovation in policymaking, promote a user-driven ap- proach, and use technologies and networks as a means to im- prove their service to citizens. He joined Fing to implement this project after 6 years in the Limousin Regional Council, where he implemented the RISI programs, and 7 years as a consultant and associate director in consulting firm Proposition. Charlotte Rautureau Charlotte Rautureau is in charge of European funding in Fing. She has already dealt with the information society and European funds when she worked for OTeN (French Observatory of Digital Territories). She was in charge of coordinating an INTERREG IVC project named IRIS Europe. She wrote a guide dedicated to the French regional authorities to help them better understand the information society issue in Europe.
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