The European Commission in collaboration with NExtIN ( and Polo Tecnologico di Navacchio ( organize a workshop in support of the EC Next Generation Internet (NGI) initiative.

Researchers, start-ups, SMEs, social innovators and representatives of the civil society are invited to discuss with the European Commission to shape the Internet of the future.

The purpose of the workshop is to explore opportunities for research, industry, SMEs/start-ups and civil society for collaboration within the scope of the NGI initiative. Open and multidisciplinary discussions, as the key elements of the workshop agenda, will help the attendees to actively participate in debates prioritizing and shaping the future evolution of the NGI.

The workshop will be held at Polo Tecnologico di Navacchio premises on 11th of July 2017 (14:30h – 18:30h).

The event will be held in Italian.
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About NGI

Last autumn the European Commission launched the Next Generation Internet (NGI) initiative, aiming for a more human-centric Internet supporting European values of openness, cooperation across borders, decentralisation, inclusiveness, transparency and protection of privacy.

The NGI initiative is a broad and long-term initiative, mostly focusing on new technology areas like a better protection for private data, new internet architectures, decentralized data systems and new discovery and identification tools.

More information on the EC NGI initiative are available at:

Why attend?

  • To be active part of the brainstorming about novel ideas for innovative research topics
  • To help formulating expectations from the NGI initiative (as individuals but also as representatives of a certain sector)
  • To help establish and grow the NGI ecosystem

Who can attend?

Invited attendees are Internet Researchers and Innovators, SMEs, Start-ups, Internet technology providers, Policy Makers, Civil society representatives.

Participation is free but places are limited. Book your seat as soon as possible!
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Click on the titles to download the presentations (in Italian)

14:30 – Registration

15:00 – Welcome Addresses – Silvia Burzagli, Region of Tuscany

15:15 –The NGI Initiative, context, plans and actions of the European Commission – Valentina Scialpi, European Commission

15:30 – The research perspective: Trends and topics that NGI should embrace – Vincenzo Gervasi, University of Pisa

15:45 – NGI, a startup view – Daniele Mazzei, Zerynth

16:00 – Next Generation Internet for the Civil Society – Marco Conti, IIT-CNR

16:15 – The next generation internet for the PA – Sauro del Turco, Region of Tuscany

16:30 – Q&A

16:45 – World cafes in subgroups:

  • University/Research – Moderator Stefano Giordano, University of Pisa
  • Startup/SMEs – Moderator: Leonello Trivelli, University of Pisa
  • Civil society – Moderator: Luca Tavani, Hyperborea

17:45 – Coffee break

18:00 – Wrap up and conclusions

18:30 – End of event