FI PPP Workshop - Policy and Business Challenges of Internet Services of the Future

21 November 2013, Brussels, Belgium

On 21st November 2013, the Future Internet PPP ( ) will organise a workshop on “Policy and Business Challenges in Realising Internet Services of the Future”. The workshop venue is Centre Albert Brochette (CCAB), Rue Froissart 36, Brussels.

You are invited to participate in the workshop. Please see the undefinedworkshop agenda. Please find the registration link and additional information here: Please register soon as places are limited. The workshop is free of charge.

Why should you attend this workshop?
The most significant reasons that Europe has lost ground to the US and the Far East as regards to Internet and mobile services are of political and economic nature. This workshop offers a unique opportunity to meet stakeholders related to these challenges and to identify and follow-up actions to resolve obstacles within Europe on the background of the 600 mln € Future Internet Public-Private Partnership programme. Keys to success are appropriate business models in the right regulatory environment, and the big potential of European SMEs regarding services and applications concretely demanded by the users and markets. From this perspective, the main goal of the workshop is to bring together relevant stakeholders from industry, policy, intermediary organisations and research to identify policy and business conditions for achieving societal and business success of the Future Internet PPP program aimed at development and introduction of Internet services of the future.

The workshop will cover two central themes of high relevance in relation to FI-PPP’s impact and success, which will be approached from both policy and business perspective:

  1. Business ecosystem development and SME engagement for FI-PPP’s impact and success.
  2. Open business models and open access policies for exploitation of the FI-PPP’s assets.

The workshop will result in a set of possible solutions and recommendations to overcome the identified problems and challenges. Both long-term actions, e.g. in regard to business innovation, legal, regulatory, societal, and technical conditions, and short-term pragmatic best practice actions will be considered.

The workshop is organised by the FI PPP Working Groups on Policy, Regulation and Governance (PRG) and Exploitation and Business Modeling (EBM). We look forward to welcome you at this workshop. For more information, please contact:

Hans Schaffers, Aalto University, e-mail:  undefinedhans.schaffers(at)aalto(dot)fi
Cristina Cullell-March, iMinds, e-mail: undefinedcristina.cullell(at)iminds(dot)be

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