Clusters, collaboration and creating impact in the market

Unit E2 Concertation meeting - 20th April Net Futures 2016
Clustering and convergence between projects on common themes and challenges, and the re-use of technologies is now a reality in Unit E2. Find out how Unit E2 projects are now working together to identify common needs, future requirements and create greater impact in the market for services in areas such as data protection, software engineering, infrastructure services and inter-cloud.
Another question we’ll be asking is how projects can both understand market requirements and create the best conditions to take outputs to market and ensure sustainability of services.

The meeting is for all active projects that are part of Unit E2 Software Services and Cloud.

All projects should complete the following information by 13th April Priority mapping and paths to exploitation

This Concertation meeting will be held at the Net Futures 2016 conference 

Venue: The Egg, Brussels, Barastraat 175, Brussels, 175 Rue Bara, Bruxelles

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20 April 2016

08:00-09:00 Registration & Networking Coffee

09:00-09:10    Thinking Cloud Services for Government, Business and Research

Nicholas Ferguson, Trust-IT & CloudWATCH2 Coordinator

09:10-09:20    Creating a resilient cloud market and opportunities for EC projects

Frank Kahn Sullivan, Strategic Blue

09:25-09:40    Mapping priorities and future collaboration for your projects

David Wallom, Oxford University 

09:30-10:40 Identifying topics for the Horizon 2020 ICT Work Programme 2018 - 2020
Chair: Francisco Medeiros, Deputy Head of Unit E2 Software & Services, Cloud Computing, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Introduction – Francisco  Medeiros

Elisabetta Di Nitto, Politecnico di Milano & Cluster Chair
Erkuden Rios Velasco, Tecnalia & Cluster Chair
Dana Petcu, West University of Timisoara & Cluster Chair 
Ana Juan Ferrer, ATOS & Cluster Chair 
10:40-11:10 Networking break

The path to exploitation and sustainability 

Chair - Frank Bennet, iCloud Limited
European projects face a number of challenges when defining and implementing their exploitation plans. To define the right route to market, projects need a proper understanding of the cloud market and supply chains within it. Projects not only need to start planning early, but also plot their outputs as the project evolves. 
The purpose of this session is to show projects how to create a business model. Our expert will give selected projects insights into how best to tell a story around it including how to create a business model
Introduction – Frank Bennett, iCloud Limited
Talking Exploitation and Sustainability
In this part of the session we will be hearing about the results and exploitation plans from more mature projects. How have they identified target audiences and how are they reaching out to them? What future sustainability paths are open to them and how do they plan to achieve this?  
Constructing business models
This hands-on exercise will give practical guidance on how to frame and answer key questions about your business model for your project assets. Participants will be asked to complete a business model canvas and consider issues such as value propositions, key resources, customer segments and revenue streams.
12:20-12:30 Closing remarks 
Pearse O’Donohue, Head of Unit E2, Software & Services, Cloud Computing, European Commission
12:30 Concertation meeting close