Born from the collaboration among Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and Telecom Italia
The Telecom Italia Future Centre is focussed on the study of business ecosystems and has become as such an ecosystem, establishing and fostering co-operations and partnerships among universities, research centres, national and international companies, that are not only involved in telecommunications.
Such relationships have become basic building stones with a view to understand, investigate and also create new markets, as well as to single out useful elements for the definition of new business models.
To get acquainted with the wealth of the Future Centre ecosystem, make a visit following the map to our activities, the different interrelations among projects, and the network of existing relations.
The map has been implemented by means of "The Brain" visual tool, that allows one to highlight links and connections among different contents.
Search for the words:
- Clicking on any word present on the screen, the word of interest shifts to the screen centre and becomes "The ecosystem centre". The other words around the key-word represent the elements closest to such word in terms of direct relations;
- Clicking on each word allows one to single out the links among the word of interest and the other elements;
- To change the search point, you only need click twice on any other word of interest;
- The starting point can be the word "Future Centre".
From there one might explore all the activities concerning the Centre: co-operations with other centres and establishments, research projects, exhibition and communication activities, and the Partners involved.
- The words in the map have different colours. The red colour identifies the 2009 research projects; the orange colour identifies the 2010 projects; the light blue colour identifies themes of business scenarios; the yellow colour is related to product categories selected for specific trials; the violet colour is related to specifi products of interest.
Open Call for Interaction Design Summer School UrbanIxD (Split 23rd Aug - 1st Sept 2013).
Applications till April 15th, 2013.
UrbanIxD, a project done by Telecom Italia Future Centre together with some Universities in UK, Denmark and Croatia, is organizing a unique Summer School which takes place in the beautiful and historic town of Split in Croatia from 23rd Aug - 1st Sept 2013, hosted by the Department of Visual Communications Design, Arts Academy, University of Split.
The School will explore our relationship with data in the Networked City of the near future. The approach will focus on human interactions and how these might change and develop and thereby impact on the development of cities. The output of the School will provide the opportunity to rethink what intelligent connected communities of the future might actually look like. There will be a lineup of inspirational speakers, and participants will work in groups lead by experienced atelier leaders. At the end of the week, the work created by the participants will be presented as an open exhibition.
The School is particularly aimed at three main groups of participants: postgraduate or research students, junior researchers and academics, junior working practitioners in the domains of Design, Interaction Design, Architecture, Urban Design & Planning, New Media Art, Technology, Sociology, Anthropology and other related disciplines.
Application deadline: 15 April, 2013 CALL and APPLICATION: urbanixd.eu
UrbanIxD urbanixd.eu is a Coordination Action project, running from 2013-2014, for the European Commission under the Future and Emerging Technologies programme. This Coordination Action will define a coherent multidisciplinary research community working in the domain of technologically augmented, data-rich urban environments, with particular focus on the human activities, experiences and behaviours that occur within them (Interaction Design). The reference people actively working in the UrbanIxD Coordination Action are:
Dr Michael Smyth, Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Dr Martin Brynskov, University of Aarhus, Denmark
Gianluca Zaffiro, Telecom Italia, Italy
Dr Ivica Mitrovic, University of Split, Croatia