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iddo_bante„The Innovation Triathlon: The First, the Fastest, and the Fittest."

Innovation is a complex process that easily fails because it involves more than just technical considerations. Of the many promising ideas that arise at the research labs, only a few make it to the marketplace. A diverse mix of talent and expertise, combinations of technologies, business models and policies drive innovation. Critical factors that foster the creation and international growth of high-tech start-up businesses will be presented. Also the new innovation ecosystem of EIT ICT Labs, which will serve as innovation hub bridging the gaps between birth of innovation initiatives and their development in the industrial or entrepreneurial innovation systems will be discussed.

About Iddo Bante

Iddo Bante is Managing Director at CTIT (University of Twente), the largest academic ICT research institute in the Netherlands with over 475 researchers. As member of the Innovation Lab Twente, he is heavily involved in the creation of high-tech spin-off companies (average 7 per year for CTIT). Iddo is also Board Member of Technology Circle Twente, a network of more than 190 high-tech small-medium sized enterprises, and Manager Innovation of EIT.ICT Labs the Netherlands. Iddo has an industrial background and worked with the Dutch multinational firm DSM, first as group leader at the research department, later as business developer at the marketing department of the business unit DSM Special Products. Apart from these main jobs, Iddo was co-founder of two SME’s.

Christian Bizer

bizer_christian"Pay-as-you-go Data Integration on the public Web of Linked Data"

Linked Data technologies provide for setting data links between records in distinct databases and thus to connect these databases into a global dataspace. Over the last three years, Linked Data technologies have been adopted by an increasing number of data providers, including the US and UK governments as well as mayor players in the media and pharmaceutical industry, leading to the creation of a global public dataspace containing billions of assertions, the Web of Linked Data. In his talk, Christian Bizer will give an overview of the Web of Linked Data. Afterwards, he will demonstrate how the openness and self-descriptiveness of Linked Data provide for splitting data integration costs between data publishers, data consumers and third parties and thus enable global-scale data integration in an evolutionary, pay-as-you-go fashion.

About Christian Bizer

Professor Christian Bizer is the head of the Web-based Systems Group at Freie Universität Berlin. The group explores technical and economic questions concerning the development of global, decentralized information environments.
Christian Bizer initialized the W3C Linking Open Data community project and the DBpedia project, an effort to extract structured data from Wikipedia and to publish the extracted data as Linked Data on the Web. Other results of his work include the Named Graphs data model which was adopted into the W3C SPARQL standard, the D2RQ mapping language which is widely used for publishing relational databases to the Web of Linked Data, and the Berlin SPARQL Benchmark for measuring the performance of RDF stores.

Mario Campolargo


"Boosting Future Internet research and innovation to underpin the Digital Agenda for Europe"

Internet has proved to be an extraordinary catalyser of innovation which has dramatically transformed our economy and society. However, the underlying network and service infrastructure shows its limits in the face of an increasing complexity of technologies and application contexts. The future Digital Society needs to rely upon a more versatile, sustainable, trustworthy and secure internet infrastructure. This speech will introduce the policy measures foreseen in the Digital Agenda to reinvigorate investments in advanced internet infrastructures, as well as the next research and innovation priorities combining both advanced R&D and a demand driven Public Private Partnership on Future Internet.

About Mario Campolargo

Mario Campolargois the Director of the "Emerging Technologies and Infrastructures" Directorate of DG-INFSO in charge of future and emerging technologies, ICT based infrastructures for science as well as ICT trust and security, experimental facilities and experimentally driven research for future internet. Before joining the European Commission in 1990, he worked for 12 years in the R&D Center of Portugal Telecom as a researcher and manager. He has a Degree in Electrical Engineering by the University of Coimbra, a Master of Science in Computing Science by the Imperial College London, a Post graduate in Management by the Solvay Business School in Brussels and a European Studies Diploma by the Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve in Belgium.


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