Towards a future European strategy for the Internet


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Towards a future European strategy for the Internet

  1. 1. Towards a European Strategy for the Future Internet Dr. Andreas Tegge VP EU Government Relations Brussels, October 2008
  2. 2. Building Blocks of the Future Internet Services Layer Technical Layer Emerging new web-based industries eEnergy Logistics Retail Manufacturing Financial Services Public Services <ul><ul><li>Based on services-oriented architecture (SOA) and semantic technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows integration of former incompatible data sources and applications = new value-added web-based services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will revolutionize business models in traditional services industries (more services become tradable via the Internet) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will create new web-based services platforms </li></ul></ul>Internet of Things Internet of Service <ul><ul><li>Combination of ubiquitous networking connectivity and modern sensor technologies (such as RFID) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Merges digital world with physical world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>real-world Information on location and condition of objects available anytime anywhere </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intelligent objects become part of business processes, enabled by software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will revolutionize business models and supply chain management => new wave of automation => efficiency gains </li></ul></ul>Future Network Infrastructure (incl. Cloud Computing)
  3. 3. Impact of the “Future Internet” on the European Economy will be significant Future Internet will define Europe´s competitiveness in the next decade Shape the future of the services sector New opportunities in the ICT Sector Tremendous productivity gains luxury goods: 40%, food sector (100%) Rapid adoption can reduce/close productivtity gap with US Basis for most innovation in services sector Web-based services easy to export globally Creation of high-skilled jobs Embedded Software Internet of Things and Services Underlying netork infrastructure
  4. 4. Recommendations for action <ul><ul><li>Create large-scale European Research and Innovation Clusters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Raise visibility and build trust in the Future Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agree on standards to ensure interoperability and economies of scale </li></ul></ul>European industry <ul><ul><li>Establish a truly Internal Market for the Future Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Harmonized approach toward mandatory introduction of RFID </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Frequency Management and Standards </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Common IPR Framework </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Common approach to privacy/security issues </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make the Future Internet a priority of the Post-Lisbon Strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Launch a economic study on the Future Internet and its impact on the European Economy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Organize high level seminars on the impact of the Future Internet on specific industries </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Put the Future Internet on the agenda of the Competiitvness Council </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Align European R&D instruments towards the Future Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Continue to put strong emphasis on the Future Internet in FP7 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Establish a Future Internet Joint Technology Initiative (JTI) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Support the creation of an IT Knowledge and Innovation Center (KIC) under the EIT </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Include IOT and IOS into Lead Market Initiative </li></ul></ul></ul>European Commission <ul><ul><li>Public Administrations to become early adopters (incl. pre-commercial procurement) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open up existing ICT infrastructures for the provision of new web-based services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitate access to public data banks for creation of new applications in the IOS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reinforce specific education and training programs to improve e-skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Align national R & D programs toward the Future Internet. </li></ul></ul>EU Member States