The main goal of FI-PPP is to advance a shared vision for harmonized European technology platforms and their implementation, as well as the integration and harmonization of the relevant policy, legal, political and regulatory frameworks. As set forth in the Digital Agenda for Europe, these are considered to be prerequisites to build an inclusive knowledge society.
The Future Internet Public-Private Partnership (FI-PPP) is a European programme for Internet innovation. It is aimed at accelerating the development and adoption of Future Internet technologies in Europe, advancing the European market for smart infrastructures and increasing the effectiveness of business processes through the Internet.
With over a billion users worldwide, the Internet is one of history’s great success stories. However, today’s Internet was designed in the 1970s, for purposes that bear little resemblance to current and future usage scenarios. Many challenges in the areas of technology, business, society and governance will have to be overcome if the future development of the Internet is to sustain the networked society of tomorrow.
To face these challenges, in 2011, the European Commission launched the Future Internet Public-Private Partnership Programme (FI-PPP). The main goal is to advance a shared vision for harmonized European technology platforms and their implementation, as well as the integration and harmonization of the relevant policy, legal, political and regulatory frameworks. As set forth in the Digital Agenda for Europe, these are considered to be prerequisites to build an inclusive knowledge society.
The third phase of the FI-PPP (September 2014-September 2016) is very much focused on entrepreneurs, startups and SMEs. It is aimed at improving a stable infrastructure for the large-scale trials and at creating a sustainable ecosystem for SME-driven innovation through the selection of 16 business accelerators (FIWARE Accelerator Programme). Goals include:
- Expansion of use cases by developing applications and services
- Extending the technology foundation
- Launch of the FIWARE Accelerator Programme with more than 1000 entrepreneurs, startups or SMEs benefiting.
Programme chairman, Ikka Lakaiemi, Aalto Universitysend
Co-Chairman, Stefano de Panfilis, Engineering
Co-Chairman, Olaf-Gerd Gemein, Head of SpeedUp! Europe
Secretary, Uwe Herzog, Eurescom
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