Business, Career & Funding

March 27, 2018 all-day Europe/Brussels Timezone
Viale Sarca, 336/F all’interno dell’Ex Area Breda, presso l’Edificio 16, scala F, primo piano
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Let’s Speak… NGI – Next Generation Internet – Business, Career & Funding Opportunities, while developing a human-centric internet

A 1-day workshop, 27 March 2018

Purpose & Scope

NGI – Next Generation Internet is offering organisations, researchers and entrepreneurs across Europe a formidable chance: To build a Human Internet for a better future. This is a long-term goal, with opportunities already being available now, including European-funded calls with an April 2018 deadline (ICT-24, ICT-31).

This 1-day workshop aims to unlock business, career, and funding opportunities for representatives from business, academia, and regulators, discussing social challenges and technical insights about the solutions that could be taken forward in the European calls for proposals, also as part of the so-called “smaller grants” envisaged by the currently open NGI calls closing in April 2018. NGI Champions (ECP, European Champions Panel) and Early Adopters will participate to debate and will continue to interact on the NGI open Consultation Platform available online at

We have set up a dedicated channel on the Consultation Platform where you can already raise awareness of the opportunities for Research and Education; Start-ups and Culture to create momentum before the event: To post on the channel you need to go through a quick registration process here

Who should attend?

This workshop is for innovative start-ups, SMEs and outstanding academic and research institutions working on NGI-related technologies like blockchain, decentralised data governance, privacy and security, artificial intelligence, as well as 5G, cyber security and IoT.

Why should you attend?

→ Get practical, insightful guides on NGI funding opportunities, including open calls

→ Pitch your project idea and find new collaborations

→ Discover what career opportunities NGI can unlock for you

→ Connect with our European Champions Panel for tips and views on priority research and innovations

→ Attend the meeting to ease your way to the NGI Early Adopters Club to showcase to the pan-European community your innovative solutions

The Agenda
Tuesday 27th March 2018
Next Generation Internet – Business, Career & Funding Opportunities, while developing a human-centric internet
TimeDescription Speaker
09:00-10:00Registration, Welcome Coffee & visit to the NGI stands
10:00-10:30Welcome & Introduction: NGI Vision- Current Research & Early Adopters, and Public ConsultationSilvana MuscellaEvent Chair, UK
10:30-10:45Keynote: Developing a Humanized Internet for Our FutureMonique Morrow – Women in Technology & NGI ECP, Switzerland
10:45-11:15Panel of Early Adopters: NGI solutions & challenges Moderator: Filippo TramelliPrimopiano Scrl, Italy

  • Tua HuomoExecutive Vice President VTT & NGI ECP, Finland
  • Chiara BrescianiSynchronicity, Italy
  • Roberto MinervaEIT Digital & Softfire, Italy
  • Andrea ClaudiADB, Italy
  • Daniele Miorandi – U-Hopper srl, Italy
11:15-11:30Coffee break
11:30-12:00NGI: Not just a technology playground: building a culture with the NGI awards.

The future of internet research: what are the hot topics?

Moderator: Silvana MuscellaEvent Chair, UK

  • Marta ArnianiNGI Awards, France
  • David LaniadoNGI Research Topics, UK
  • Jim ClarkeNGI Open Consultation Platform, Ireland

Open floor discussion

12:00-12:30Social Impact of NGI: Views from the younger generation & other users. Towards a new internet governance?

Interactive discussions on social impacts & internet governance

12:30-13:00NGI Success Stories & Sustainable Paths – NGI Champions in EuropeModerator: Richard StevensHUB4NGI & IDC, Italy

13:00-14:00Networking lunch & photo galore
14:00-14:30European Vision for Current & Upcoming Funding OpportunitiesModerator: Paolo LombardiNGI Open Consultation Platform, UK

  • Stefano FogliettaEuropean Commission

Q&A Session

14:30-15:00One-Minute-Pitch-Parade (NGI players) & NGI AwardsModerator: Silvana MuscellaEvent Chair, UK

  • Alessandro BassiIoT Italy & NGI ECP, Italy 
  • Christian de LarrinagaFirsthand, UK
  • Roberto MinervaTelecom Italia / EIT Digital, Italy
  • Marta ArnianiNGI Awards, France
  • Riaan de Nysschen & Wim Vandebroeck – GIG Europe
  • Ralf Neudel – IRT
  • Chiara Carrozza – European University Institute 
15:00-16:00 Panel Discussion on NGI Business, Career & Funding Opportunities for start-ups & nonModerator: Andrea SignorelliLa Stampa, Italy

  • Michele ForadoriUnicredit Start Lab, Italy
  • Andrea Claudi –  ADB, Italy
  • Filippo TramelliPrimopiano Scrl, Italy 
  • Silvana MuscellaNGI Open Consultation Platform, UK

Open floor discussion

16:00-16:30Conclusions & wrap-up

The event will be live-streamed on

Registration is free of charge and open to all.


Venue: Target Lab Location 

Viale Sarca 336 Building 16 – 20126 – Milan