Research, Innovation, Technology Transfer and the CEFRIEL Experience are the key concepts of the “Advancing Knowledge and Evolving Society” Chapter, the contribution featured by Alfonso Fuggetta in the “Concept-Oriented Research and Development in Information Technology” book, First Edition, edited by Kinji Mori, and published 2014 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Starting May 2014 EIT ICT Labs has opened a new innovation centre in Italy in Milan, which works as a satellite of the Italian node based in Trento.The Milan Satellite, hosted on CEFRIEL premises, will work closely together with the Co-Location Centre of Trento and its strong partner network consisting of Italian excellences in ICT higher education, research and industry.
“The affiliation of the CEFRIEL to the EIT ICT Labs”, comments Alfonso Fuggetta, CEO of CEFRIEL, “represents not only an important growth opportunity for the centre, but also helps to enrich and promote innovation activities of the EIT ICT Labs in Italy and strengthen international collaborations”.
Urbanopoly is a mobile game based on Human Computation and Linked Data technologies, developed by CEFRIEL and Politecnico di Milano within the PlanetData Research Project, co-funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme. The game, available on Google Play’s app store, is free and optimized for Android smartphones, but can be also installed on Android tablets.
The notion of open data refers to rather complex technical and organizational aspects. Should this concept be extended to create open services, the result would be particularly important. In fact, an intelligent and standardized sharing of elementary data and functions could play as a driver to develop advanced services for citizens and companies. This change could also foster the current demand for broadband, which often seems still weak and immature.