The Next Generation Internet (NGI) initiative was launched by the European Commission in the autumn of 2016. The event aims to shape the future internet as an interoperable platform ecosystem that embodies the values that Europe holds dear. These include: openness, inclusivity, transparency, privacy, cooperation, and protection of data. The NGI will drive this technological revolution and ensure the progressive adoption of advanced concepts and methodologies spanning the domains of artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, interactive technologies and more. In addition it will contribute to making the future internet more human-centric.

The event, organised by FIWARE Foundation Gold Member Martel Innovate in cooperation with the City of Porto and Porto Digital, will take place on September 13th, 2018 in Porto, Portugal.

This ambitious vision requires the involvement of the best Internet researchers and innovators to address technological opportunities arising from cross-links and advances in research fields. These can range from network infrastructures to platforms, and application domains to social innovation.

While attending, you can contribute to the dialogue on the best way to build the Next Generation Internet.

The NGI Forum aims to gather those actors whose work and active engagement in various policy, research and innovation areas are paving the way to design, build and refine the Internet of tomorrow. It will, in turn, will offer the opportunity to share knowledge with leading experts from a variety of disciplines. These include artificial intelligence, blockchain, privacy and trust, decentralised data governance, discovery and identification, and more. The event will host prominent personalities and European Commission representatives that will present upcoming funding opportunities in the NGI context.

While attending, you can contribute to the dialogue on the best way to build the Next Generation Internet. The event will include a mix of specialist talks, open discussions and interactive working groups. The emphasis will be on stimulating discussion and the free exchange of ideas between researchers, SMEs & startups, industry players, policy makers, and civil society.

Registration is free but mandatory, so book your place here now.