Alongside our portfolio of targeted R&D projects, we are actively involved in broader discussion with industry and public institutions about the future of digital technology and its business and societal contexts.
UK Collaborative R&D Networks and Strategy Initiatives
IT Innovation participates in a wide range of UK networks and initiatives, including the ICT Knowledge Transfer Network (ICT KTN), the Creative Industries Knowledge Transfer Network (CIKTN), and the Future Internet Strategy Group, including contributions to the Future Internet Report.
We are involved in a wide range of strategic initiatives, technology platforms, working groups and expert groups, some of which are outlined below.
Future Internet Assembly (FIA): The European Future Internet Assembly, known as FIA, is a collaboration between projects that have recognised the need to strengthen European activities on the Future Internet to maintain European competitiveness in the global marketplace. IT Innovation is a member of the FIA Steering Committee.
Networked & Electronic Media Initiative (NEM): The NEM Initiative is focussed on the seamless delivery of different media over technologically transparent networks. NEM drives the convergence of new and existing technologies, including broadband, mobile and new media, across all ICT sectors. Its aim is to promote and direct the large-scale initiative needed to accelerate the pace of innovation and rate of technology evolution to the level that will place European Industry at the forefront of the technology and give users an incredible choice of services. IT Innovation is a member of the NEM Steering Board.
Networked European Software and Services Initiative (NESSI): The NESSI Initiative aims to transform the EU economy through development of Service Oriented business models. Enlargement of the European Union and evolving trade relationships with the rest of the world have increased the need for truly multicultural approaches to business. NESSI is encouraging the development of Service Oriented IT that will allow businesses to dynamically compose their business systems from available Services, rather than be constrained by ownership of particular technologies or infrastructure. IT Innovation is a NESSI Partner and a member of the NESSI Steering Committee.