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  Issue 5
 ITALY AUGUST 2013  
 
Contents
Digital Cities of the Future
Skill-building Patent Booster training
New Action Line Leader for Privacy Security & Trust
New Action Line Leader for Future Cloud
European Investment Fund and EIT ICT Labs  team up to support ICT SMEs and Start-ups
Looking into the Future, one day at a time
 

2013 Sept. 2-3
Digital Cities of the Future
2013 Sept. 2-6 Summer School ISDC
2013 Sept. 27
Roberto Saracco - invited speaker at TEDxTansmedia
2013 Oct. 23
Patent Booster Training
2013 Oct. 28-31 GIIS 2013
 
         
Digital Cities of the Future, September 2-3, Trento
 
 
 
This event wants to offer an opportunity for sharing best practices and launching new collaborations in the area of digital cities, and in particular of Intelligent Services for the digital cities. It is co-organised by Trento RISE, by the Italian National Association of Municalities (ANCI), by the Association in Trento Municipalities (Consorzio dei Comuni Trentini) and by the Italian node of the EIT ICT Labs.

EIT ICT Labs Panel "Digital Cities: Making it happen!" foresees participation of Helsinki, Paris, and Berlin, in addition to Trento. The audience will be stimulated to think at what, how and when can be provided by technology to make cities smarter and "happier". 
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Skill-building Patent Booster Training
 
 
Join the inspiring and skill-building Patent Booster training, a one-day event teaching you how to protect and turn your research results into commercial assets. The Patent Booster training is tailored to researchers in the ICT field. It is designed to give you essential information and insights into patents, patenting and commercialization of your research results and technologies.

The Patent Booster training is free of charge and conducted by technology transfer professionals and experts from the European Patent Office (EPO). Please fill out the registration form online and spread the word about the training to your colleagues. The deadline for registration is 15 October 2013. Seats are limited and an early registration gives you priority.
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New Action Line Leader for Privacy, Security & Trust
 
 
EIT ICT Labs is proud to announce the appointment of Jovan Golic as the new Leader of the Privacy, Security and Trust action line.

Jovan Golic has been doing research in cryptology and information security for about three decades, both with academic institutions and industry. He has published more than a hundred papers in prestigious international journals and book series and a dozen patents or patent applications. Currently, he is a Senior Technical Leader at the Security Lab of Telecom Italia Information Technology where he is involved in delivering services and product to the market.
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New Action Line Leader for Future Cloud
 
 
EIT ICT Labs is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Tua Huomo as the new Leader of the Future Cloud action line.

Dr. Huomo brings 20 years of experience, research and leadership in the ICT sector and is recognised for her role as a driver of the transformation in Cloud. Currently, she is a program and research coordinator in the area of digital services and business research at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. From 2010–2013, Dr. Huomo has successfully coordinated the industry-leading DIGILE Cloud Software Program (www.cloudsoftwareprogram.org) - a large collaborative research initiative focused on Cloud technologies, processes and business.
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European Investment Fund and EIT ICT Labs team up to support ICT SMEs and Start-ups
 
 
During the EIT Roundtable of Entrepreneurs Richard Pelly, CEO of the European Investment Fund, and Willem Jonker, CEO of EIT ICT Labs, signed a Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) to jointly boost the access to finance for European SMEs and start-ups. The collaboration will connect the EIF financing instruments to the EIT ICT Labs business acceleration activities. 
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Looking into the Future, one day at a time
 
 
Read interactive books about future technologies on your iPad!
The interactive Book series "Looking into the Future, one day at a time" include the posts that Roberto Saracco has been writing on his blog since 2009. The book collecting 2012 posts includes a few references to ICT Labs activities. Because of the size he has decided to generate one interactive Book per year. The interactive Book is actually more than just an archiving, it is actually a reflection on how the future unfolds in front of our eyes to become the present where we live in.
You can download the interactive books for free from the App store.
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