FI-LINKS at the 2014 NEM Summit

FI-LINKS has participated in the 2014 NEM Summit Project showcases held on September 29-30 in Brussels. The NEM Summit, organised by the NEM Initiative in close cooperation with leading industrial and academic players worldwide, is the annual event for all those interested in Future Internet developments and in the fast paced evolution of the networked and electronic media industry.

 

The NEM Initiative is one of the recognized European Technology Platforms of Horizon 2020 programme, aiming at building sustainable European leadership in content, media, and the creative industries. With the launch of the Horizon 2020, a renewed NEM Initiative, for the time being called “New NEM”, will pursue its objective to promote an innovative European approach to convergent Media, Content and Creativity towards a Future Media Internet that will enhance the lives of European citizens through a richer media experience.

 

Over the years, the NEM Summit has grown to become the key conference and exhibition to meet and network with the most active stakeholders, access up-to-date information, discover the latest technology and market trends, identify research and business opportunities, and find partners for upcoming EU-funded calls. The NEM Initiative is supporting Europe’s activities on the Future Internet and is actively contributing to the definition of the related research and innovation areas. In particular, the Future Media Internet has been identified by the NEM community as its major innovation area.

 

nem14Thus, NEM selected FI-LINKS background and expertise to promote the opportunities of FIWARE to the NEM community. FI-LINKS was integrated in the session 4, and it was in charge of presenting the FIWARE ecosystem, FIWARE, FIWARE Lab, FIWARE Ops and the new big opportunity of FIWARE Accelarate programme.

 

The NEM Summit attracted about 220 participants. The audience was composed of European SME’s from the networked media environment, and entrepeneurs that aimed to get further information regarding the FIWARE & FIWARE Accelarate programme.

FI-LINKS gave a general presentation of what FIWARE is about and how it is relevant for the content and multimedia community to save time and effort at development stage and accelerate product commercialization. It highlighted in particular the FIWARE services available, and focused on the open calls for SMEs that are going on at the moment, offering 80 M€ for SMEs and web entrepreneurs through the FIWARE Accelerator Programme.  The session ended by showing how FIWARE is being deployed in Europe and at international level.

The presentation was composed by:

  • The FIWARE Accelerator Programme: 80 M€ for SMEs -7 accelerators for Media & Content (Jacques Magen, InterInnov)
  • FIWARE Overview: FIWARE Lab, FIWARE Ops – Benefits for SMEs of the Media & Content community (David Jimenez, UPM)
  • FIWARE international and regional dimension (Jacques Magen)
  • What’s in it for the NEM Community? Questions & Answers (moderated by David Jimenez)

NEM summit website : http://nem-initiative.org/nem-summit/