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Learn about the upcoming NGI calls for proposals with the EC

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Grande Halle de La Villette
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Futur.e.s in Paris is the biggest innovation and digital European festival, organized by Cap Digital, the largest cluster in Europe with more than 1000 members. It showcases the latest French and international cutting-edge technologies to 22.000 professionals and general public through a cycle of conferences, new collaborative formats and unusual artistic experiments.   

On this occasion, Cap Digital and the NEM Initiative invite the NGI community, NEM members, innovators, researchers and clusters to debate on future Internet, get information on upcoming European calls for proposals and network with future project partners. 

Draft agenda

  • [09:00-09:30] Registration and Coffee
  • [09:30-09:35] Opening Manuella Portier, Director of European Affairs at Cap Digital, Member of NEM Steering Board and NGI French Contact Point
  • [09:35-09:45] Introduction to the Next Generation Internet flagship Initiative  Olivier Bringer, Deputy and acting Head of Next Generation Internet Unit, European CommissionOlivier Bringer is in charge of setting up a European framework for tomorrow’s internet. He and his team have been focused on making this framework ethical, interoperable and exploitable by technologies to facilitate navigation. To better address the issues raised by the users and stakeholders, the Next Generation Internet Initiative aims at making internet powerful, open, interoperable and user-centric.
  • [09:45-09:55] New European Media Position on Next Generation Internet Jean-Dominique Meunier, NEM Chairman (to be confirmed)
  • [09:55-11:00] Debate: Should Open Data end where Data protection begins?  Moderated by Marta Arniani, founder of Futuribile / Curating Futures In an age when interactive technologies such as AR / VR transform our social interactions by redefining our digital identities, how do we protect our personal data online? Data openness and transparency are becoming a growing trend among tech industries and governments in view of creating a more human-centric and open Internet. Furthermore, actions are being taken to restore the users’ trust in the Internet. While international cooperation and decentralization of governance over personal data is thought to give control back to the users, how and when do we consider the openness to be too much? Taking into consideration that companies have recently aligned with GDPR, data protection has to be taken into account at the early stages of creation, or as it is called in tech, "privacy by design". Companies now have to adapt their policies to two conflicting trends: data openness and protection. Jean-Paul Sartre once said “my freedom ends where the others' begin”. We ask you, does open data end where data protection begins?
  • [11:00-11:10] Break
  • [11:10-12:30] Presentation of NGI upcoming calls for proposals
    • ICT-24-2018-2019 Next Generation Internet - An Open Internet Initiative (to be confirmed)
    • ICT-25-2018-2020 Interactive Technologies
    • ICT-30-2019-2020 An empowering, inclusive Next Generation Internet
    • ICT-31-2018-2019 EU-US collaboration on NGI (to be confirmed)
  • [12:30-13:30] Networking Buffet (to be confirmed)



Please register here. Please also register to Futur.e.s in Paris festival to get access to the venue.

Access to the festival is free of charge, but international visitors wishing to make the most of their stay are invited to purchase the International Pass which gives access to a Business Tour in Paris tech ecosystem, a guided tour through the festival’s most innovative demos, a networking space and a pitch session.



Manuella Portier, Director of EU Affairs, Cap Digital, manuella.portier@capdigital.com// Julia Morawski, European Project Officer, Cap Digital, julia.morawski@capdigital.com // Ipshita Singh, European Project Assistant, Cap Digital, ipshita.singh@capdigital.com.