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Future Internet Assembly to bring Global Industry leaders to Dublin

07.05.2013, 09:24 GMT

Event also focusing on how European Future Internet research and innovation will support EU’s competitiveness and enable a new wave of technologies at the eve of Horizon 2020

The Future Internet Assembly (FIA) taking place on May 8-10th, is being held in association with the Irish presidency of the Council of the EU and recognises the urgent need to redesign significant parts of the Internet, taking a broad multidisciplinary approach, to meet European societal, business and technology ambitions. The event will focus on how European Future Internet research and innovation will support the EU’s competitiveness and enable a new wave of technologies at the eve of Horizon 2020.

FIA Dublin will be framed around two major themes, that of European competitiveness: towards a strong, diversified and competitive EU Future Internet industrial base, with high innovation performance in global markets. European research & innovation is the second theme and discussion will focus on a more effective exploitation of EU Future Internet research results from industry, academia and research
Industry leaders from Intel, Bell Labs and others will join with academics and technology experts from around the world for the landmark Future Internet Assembly.

The event is a major think tank, technology-showcasing and networking opportunity at The Helix in Dublin and is organised by globally-renowned experts from Waterford Institute of Technology's (WIT) Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG) “Ireland is ideally poised to be a lead player in shaping the future internet”, TSSG founder and Director, Dr Willie Donnelly, says. “We have a highly educated workforce. All the key players such as Google, Intel, Ericsson, Amazon and others are here. We’re also a community-based society and engage with one another more. We know what we want of the future internet and aren’t afraid to voice our opinions.

The Assembly is very much a research community driven initiative, supported by more than 150 research projects that have recognised the need to strengthen European activities on the future internet to maintain European competitiveness in the global marketplace.

Future Internet Assembly's theme of 'accelerating innovation' is in line with the Irish Presidency Programme's main objectives in furthering the Digital Agenda for jobs and growth. Technologies and the internet must be maximised to drive sustainable growth and deliver new services for citizens. Research and innovation are key drivers of the current Irish internet and tech landscape and form the core of FIA's three-day conversation.

Find out more about one of our major related Presidency events – The Digital Assembly.

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