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NGI workshop in Pisa

July 11, 2017 @ 14:30 - 18:30


The European Commission in collaboration with NExtIN (www.next-in.eu) and Polo Tecnologico di Navacchio (www.polotecnologico.it) organize a workshop in support of the EC Next Generation Internet (NGI) initiative.

Researchers, start-ups, SMEs, social innovators and representatives of the civil society are invited to discuss with the European Commission to shape the Internet of the future.

The purpose of the workshop is to explore opportunities for research, industry, SMEs/start-ups and civil society for collaboration within the scope of the NGI initiative. Open and multidisciplinary discussions, as the key elements of the workshop agenda, will help the attendees to actively participate in debates prioritizing and shaping the future evolution of the NGI.

The workshop will be held at Polo Tecnologico di Navacchio premises on 11th of July 2017 (14:30h – 18:30h).

The event will be held in Italian.

About NGI

Last autumn the European Commission launched the Next Generation Internet (NGI) initiative, aiming for a more human-centric Internet supporting European values of openness, cooperation across borders, decentralisation, inclusiveness, transparency and protection of privacy.

The NGI initiative is a broad and long-term initiative, mostly focusing on new technology areas like a better protection for private data, new internet architectures, decentralized data systems and new discovery and identification tools.

More information on the EC NGI initiative are available at:

Why attend?

  • To be active part of the brainstorming about novel ideas for innovative research topics
  • To help formulating expectations from the NGI initiative (as individuals but also as representatives of a certain sector)
  • To help establish and grow the NGI ecosystem

Who can attend?

Invited attendees are Internet Researchers and Innovators, SMEs, Start-ups, Internet technology providers, Policy Makers, Civil society representatives.

Participation is free but places are limited. Book your seat as soon as possible!

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.it/e/biglietti-next-generation-internet-workshop-35431004087.


14:30 Registration
15:00 Welcome addresses
Speaker: Silvia Burzagli, Region of Tuscany
15:15 The NGI Initiative, context, plans and actions of the European Commission
Speaker: Valentina ScialpiEuropean Commission
15:30 The research perspective: Trends and topics that NGI should embrace
Speaker: Vincenzo Gervasi, University of Pisa
15:45 NGI, a startup view
Speaker: Daniele Mazzei, Zerynth
16:00 Next Generation Internet for the Civil Society
Speaker: Marco ContiIIT-CNR
16:15 The next generation internet for the PA
Speaker: Laura CastellaniRegion of Tuscany
16:30 Q&A
16:45 World cafes in subgroups

  • University/Research
    Moderator: Stefano Giordano, University of Pisa
  • Startup/SMEs
    Moderator: Leonello Trivelli, University of Pisa
  • Civil society
    Moderator: Luca Tavani, Hyperborea
17:45 Coffee break
18:00 Wrap up and conclusions
18:30 End of event


July 11, 2017
14:30 - 18:30
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Polo Tecnologico di Navacchio
Via Mario Giuntini, 13, 56023 Cascina PI, Italy
Cascina, Toscana 56023 Italy
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