Open Data Garage: with the the support of Neelie Kroes, European Commission Vice-President Program

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 09:30

Organized by ITEMS and FING with the support of Neelie Kroes, European Commission Vice-President Program:

URBAN: Who needs to become "smart" in tomorrow's cities?

Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 14:30

We want cities to become greener, safer, more competitive, more inclusive, more vibrant or easier to move in. To achieve that takes more than great engineering and determined leadership, yet this is what most models of "smart cities" are built around. It requires trust and collaboration, the deliberate sharing of urban (hardware, software, informational) resources, open innovation ecosystems, empowerment policies... How will we achieve smart and open cities that could be livable?

CARE: Disruptive innovation in healthcare and well-being

Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 16:00

From patient networks to personal genomics, from the quest for autonomy and well-being to do-it-yourself bio, new technologies and new business models are getting ready to transform the world of healthcare. Are the players ready?

  • PhD Candidate, retired Marine Corps Officer, Working at Duke University / Open Prosthetics Project
  • Director of R&D at PatientsLikeMe
  • Designer, researcher, Working at Material Beliefs

WORK/LEARN: Transforming the way we work, innovate and learn

Friday, July 8, 2011 - 12:00

What will the XXIst-century organization look like: A network, a nebula, or a process-based system where everything is standardized and measured? How can these two cultures, these two ways of producing and of innovating, work together? And, since education seems to have changed far less than most of society, how can we prepare for a world where we all learn continuously and ubiquitously?

SLOW: Can we use technology to reclaim control over how we and our organizations manage time?

Friday, July 8, 2011 - 14:00

Technologies make our lives and work faster, accelerate economic and social rhythms. They bring about constant sollicitations, infobesity, and the blurring of boundaries between work and leisure. Individuals as well as organizations are trying to regain control over time. How can we achieve this?

OPEN: What happens when barriers to innovation become drastically lower?

Friday, July 8, 2011 - 15:45

The Internet has radically open innovation systems in digital products, content and services. Today, the same is happening to manufacturing, finance, urban services, even healthcare and life sciences. What will this new innovation landscape look like? How can you take advantage of it?