11th NEM General Assembly

held in Brussels, Belgium, on 16-17 March 2011Venue: Hotel Bedford, Rue du Midi 135, 1000 Brussels

Agenda and Presentations

16 March 2011

14:00 – 14:20    Welcome, Jean-Dominique Meunier (NEM Executive Director, Technicolor)

  • Recent NEM activities – overview
  • NEM Summit 2011

14:20 – 14:30    NEM art and design contest, Pierre-Yves Danet (Contest coordinator, France Telecom)

14:30 – 14:50    NEM Strategic Research Agenda (SRA), Christoph Dosch (NEM Executive Group, IRT)

  • Position paper on Future Research Directions
  • Priority list and future plans for SRA creation

14:50 – 15:00    NEM Secretariat activities, Halid Hrasnica (NEM Secretariat, Eurescom)

  • Update of NEM membership
  • NEM Social Network

15:00 – 15:30    SME’s in European Research arena, Paul Rübig (Member of European Parliament)

15:30 – 16:00    Break

16:00 – 16:30    SME involvement in ICT research and R&D programmes, David Garlot (Eureka)

16:30 – 17:30    Expectations from large R&D on innovative SME’s

  • Gian Paolo Balboni, Head of Trends & Industrial Innov. Networking (Telecom Italia)
  • Pierre-Yves Danet, NEM Vice-chair (France Telecom) on behalf of ABA Initiative

17:30 – 18:00    Expectations from innovative SME’s on large R&D

  • Miodrag Temerinac, VP Research and Education (RT-RK)
  • Valia Merino, CEO (OPTIVA MEDIA)

18:00 -19:00    Networking session

17 March 2011

09:00 – 09:45    NEM area in FP7 (recent and future Calls) and FP8, Luis Rodríguez-Roselló (Acting Director "Converged Networks & Services", European Commission)

09:45 – 10:30    NEM Innovation, Vali Lalioti (NEM Vice-chair, BBC)

  • Report on inter-ETP activities
  • Green Paper on EU research and innovation funding

10:30 – 11:00    Break

11:00 – 12:00    Future of the NEM Initiative, Jean-Dominique Meunier (NEM Executive Director, Technicolor)

  • Introduction, David Kennedy (NEM Secretariat, Eurescom)

The discussion moved forward by answering the following two questions by all present NEM members, as summarised below:

         1) What NEM does now that is of highest value to you?

  • Networking opportunities and contact establishment within NEM community
  • View sharing and establishment of common positions within and around NEM
  • Road-mapping of NEM related research priorities within NEM SRA and its impact in R&D programmes

         2) What else NEM should do in future that is of high value to you?

  • Presentation of project results in the NEM area as base for creation of new project ideas
  • Facilitation of creation of the project proposals and consortiums
  • Support for inter-sector R&D activities and implementation of achieved results into products and services
  • Increased impact on the policy level

12:00 – 10:20    NEM Activities, Antonio Alfaro (NEM Secretariat, Rose Vision)

  • NEM Forum – Networked Media Open discussion Forum
  • Global NEM

12:20 – 12:30    AOB and meeting closure

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