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Digital Book Publishing
in the Future
Technological,
economical,
and practical
perspectives
Seminar Programme
Brief introduction to iMinds & the ‘Publisher of the Future’ project
Wesley De Neve (iMinds – MMLab – Gh...
iMinds

Research institute founded in 2004 by the Flemish
government, with the aim to create lasting economic
and social v...
iMinds: A Virtual Research Institute

Leverages the strengths of 5 universities,
20 research groups, and more than 800 res...
iMinds’ Research Departments
ICT

Media

Health

Energy

Smart
Cities

Manufacturing

Future Internet Department
Future Me...
From Idea to Business: Our Innovation Toolbox
5+ years

Strategic
research

Knowledgedriven
Explorative

Basics for
applie...
Example Project: Publisher of the Future
Project on accelerating technological and business
modeling innovation in the Fle...
Publisher of the Future: Operational Organization
To achieve the innovation goals, demand-driven pilot
projects are define...
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Digital Book Publishing in the Future: Technological, Economical, and Practical Perspectives

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TISP seminar on "Digital Book Publishing in the Future: Technological, Economical, and Practical Perspectives".

Held during iMinds The Conference, The Square, Brussels (December 5, 2013).

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Digital Book Publishing in the Future: Technological, Economical, and Practical Perspectives

  1. 1. Digital Book Publishing in the Future Technological, economical, and practical perspectives
  2. 2. Seminar Programme Brief introduction to iMinds & the ‘Publisher of the Future’ project Wesley De Neve (iMinds – MMLab – Ghent University) Putting the shop back into shopping: selling books in a digital age Davy Hanegreefs (Boek.be) Industrial aspects of digital book distribution Olivier Braet (iMinds – SMIT – Free University of Brussels) Next steps for digital book authoring and publishing Tom De Nies (iMinds – MMLab – Ghent University) 2/8
  3. 3. iMinds Research institute founded in 2004 by the Flemish government, with the aim to create lasting economic and social value through ICT innovation 3/8
  4. 4. iMinds: A Virtual Research Institute Leverages the strengths of 5 universities, 20 research groups, and more than 800 researchers 4/8
  5. 5. iMinds’ Research Departments ICT Media Health Energy Smart Cities Manufacturing Future Internet Department Future Media & Imaging Department Security Department Future Health Department Digital Society Department 5/8
  6. 6. From Idea to Business: Our Innovation Toolbox 5+ years Strategic research Knowledgedriven Explorative Basics for applied research Time-to-market …1 year Applied research Pre-competitive testing Incubation & entrepreneurship Business-driven Large-scale user trials & living labs Training & coaching Evaluate technical feasibility Facilities Interdisciplinary Cooperative Demand-driven Proof of Concept Simulations Financing Networking Internationalization ICON projects 6/8
  7. 7. Example Project: Publisher of the Future Project on accelerating technological and business modeling innovation in the Flemish book sector Boek.be: umbrella organization for the book sector iMinds: research institute for ICT innovation Budget: 4 FTEs, from July 2012 till June 2016 Budget Responsibility Partner 2 FTEs Technological innovation iMinds (UGent - MMLab) 1 FTE Business modeling innovation iMinds (VUB - SMIT) 1 FTE Project management & promotion Boek.be (*) Cooperative research: 80% of funding by government, 20% of funding by book sector 7/8
  8. 8. Publisher of the Future: Operational Organization To achieve the innovation goals, demand-driven pilot projects are defined with a duration of one year value chain modeling streaming business models metadata and data modeling authoring and enrichment Davy Hanegreefs (Boek.be) Olivier Braet (iMinds) Tom De Nies (iMinds) 8/8

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