Living Labs and Smart Cities: Open Innovation for the Future Internet – 14 December Ghent

part of the Future Internet conference week - a full program overview of the week is available here !

9:00 – 9.15 Doors open

9:15 – 10:15 Opening of the conference

  • Daniël Termont, Mayor of Ghent, Living Labs and Smart Cities: the city perspective
  • Pieter Ballon, IBBT-SMIT/iLab.o: local organizer
  • Álvaro de Oliveira, ENoLL chairman, the European Network of Living Labs as the platform for Smart Cities & Future Internet

10:15 – 10:50 Living Labs, Smart Cities & Future Internet

  • Ingrid Lieten, Flanders Minister of Innovation (tbc), Living Labs and Smart Cities: the regional government perspective
  • Robert Madelin, Director-General DG Information Society and Media, Living Labs and Smart Cities: the EU perspective

10.50 – 11.10 Coffee Break

11:10 – 13:00 Living Labs and Smart Cities: European project portfolio

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:45 Towards Future Internet: what can it mean for Living Labs and Smart Cities

  • Max Lemke (Deputy Head of Unit, DG Information Society and Media): Open Innovation and Smart Cities in the Future Internet Context: New EU Project Calls
  • Panel with Future-Internet community representatives, introduced & moderated by Michael Nilsson (Fireball)
    • Margarete Donovang-Kulisch, European Government Industry Technical Leader, IBM
    • Piet Demeester, Professor, IBBT-IBCN-University of Ghent, Belgium
    • Luis Munoz, Professor, University of Cantabria, Spain; Smart Santander project
    • Jarmo Eskelinen, Forum Virium Helsinki
    • Hans-Bart Van Impe, Senior Strategic Consultant Innovation, Belgium

15.45 – 16.00 Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:20 Towards Innovation Ecosystems: from Smart Cities to Smart Regions

  • Panel, introduced and Chaired by Olavi Luotonen (European Commission)
    • Wim de Waele, CEO, IBBT (Flanders)
    • Markku Markkula, Aalto University, Committee of the Regions, Rapporteur on the Digital Agenda (Finland)
    • András GÁBOR, Managing Director, Corvinno Technology Transfer Center (Hungary)

17:20 – 17:45 Launch of the ENoLL 5th Wave Call for Membership Applications

17:45 – 18:00 Closing of the Day

  • Mario Campolargo, Director, DG Information Society and Media

Joint conference dinner Living Labs & Smart Cities, FIRE, IPv6 conference & ServiceWave 2010

18.30 Boat trip from conference venue to the joint dinner

19.30 Joint conference dinner Living Labs & Smart Cities, FIRE, IPv6 conference & ServiceWave 2010

Participation to the Living Labs & Smart Cities conference and the Joint Conference Dinner are free of charge. But registration is obligated.