NEW: The NESSI Manifesto
NESSI is the European Technology Platform (ETP) dedicated to Software and Services. NESSI provides input to the EU Institutions on research actions and technology matters of particular importance to the software domain, and the overall aim is to enable the software and services sector help vitalize the great potential of the European economy and society. NESSI gathers partners and members from all over Europe, both from industry and academia, and engages in close dialogue with the European Commission and other stakeholders on several topics of specific relevance to NESSI - such as Big Data Value, Cloud Computing and Software Engineering.
NESSI is very pleased to present its manifesto for the road towards the next digital information society and economy. The NESSI Manifesto, together with the supporting document NESSI Prospectus, outlines the vision and mission of NESSI within the context of the upcoming research programme Horizon 2020.
In the manifesto, NESSI describes an ICT sector which has progressed with an accelerating pace. Technologies such as telecoms and infrastructure, software and services as well as information and content have clearly converged. Along this continuous development of our digital environment, NESSI sees Software, software-based services and data as the key facilitators for these changes. NESSI is committed to further drive these changes through the support of its member community.
As stated in the Manifesto – the mission of NESSI is to:
• provide thought leadership in Europe on the convergence of the networks of data, things and services and the transformation into a new digital society, on the technological and socio-economic implications, and on the consequent business opportunities;
• drive convergence and transformation by strengthening and advancing the software and service-based economies in Europe; and
• stimulate the creation of ecosystems around software, services, and data; and
• provide visionary, comprehensive input to the European Commission, thereby shaping the European research and innovation agenda.
To read the full version of the NESSI Manifesto, please click here, and to read the supporting document, the NESSI Prospectus, please click here.
Big Data Value Manifesto: Join the Call to Action!
On 7 November at the ICT2013 conference in Vilnius NESSI called to action both public and private organisations in Europe to set up an industry-led initiative that could help coordinate efforts to build an ecosystem that puts Europe at the forefront of Big Data innovations.
The Big Data Value Manifesto addresses European policy makers at all levels - together with industry and academia - to build a conducive data eco-system for fully exploiting the socio-economic potential of value generation from Big Data. The definition and implementation of a solid long-term research and innovation agenda on data is a first and necessary building block for the creation of such eco-system. For this, there is a need to delineate a research private-public collaboration on data, paving the way for a new Big Data ecosystem where Europe plays a leading role within the global context.
Click here to read the full Manifesto!
We invite you to the process and to share your opinion - join in at BigDataValue@NESSI-Europe.eu
NESSI takes an active role in addressing future challenges of Europe, by working for ensuring that enough resources are invested in leading-edge industrial and academic research for innovative technologies in the software and service domain. Europe has to turn its outstanding R&D potential, its infrastructure and its technological environment into successful product development and marketable products in order to maintain its competitive edge.
Membership in NESSI is free and open - join us here.