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SME Event – Face2face Meetings and Clinics

CF2016 offers to SMEs, projects, researchers and institutions the opportunity to talk to other companies or institutions about new opportunities for collaboration and innovative R&D ideas.

These will be organised both as open face2face meetings and as pre-scheduled clinic sessions.

A technology scouting report has been prepared to describe the main scientific and technological trends in the areas of Software, Services and Cloud Computing together with the most active experts / projects / organisations in each of the selected areas. This will help you to identify whom you will be able to meet at CF2016 around the topics in which you are interested, either for bilateral collaboration or with the purpose to explore the possibility to participate in future H2020 proposals together. Download here the booklet.

Open face2face meetings

Open spaces will be available for SMEs and researchers in projects / institutions / industry to be able to meet and chat.

Don’t miss this opportunity!

You will be able to choose freely whom you want to talk with and about what. However, in order to help us to organise the logistics, optimise on available time and keep track of the various meetings, we kindly ask you – if possible – to schedule your meeting in advance and communicate it to us via email through the following link.

Schedule your meeting

For any question or clarification please contact us at info@holacloud.eu.

Clinic sessions

Here below is the list of clinic sessions that have been pre-scheduled, together with the possibility to arrange an appointment.

Clinic 1. FitSM: Lightweight IT Service Management

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Contact person: Michel Drescher, Cloud Consult Ltd.

IT Service Management has a long and honourable history. Over the last decade, however, Cloud Computing has taken the IT landscape by storm, disrupting many business models that were thought being axiomatic beyond doubt. Awash with a deluge of new ideas and services, models of service delivery, and challenged by the “new kids on the block”, established IT Service Management is often seen as proliferated, leaving the cause choked to death through perfection. FitSM addresses this situation by pruning back IT Service Management to a concise yet complete set of procedures, roles and artefacts by creating a cohesive combination of existing ITSM best practices and standards.

Any project or single SMB concerned of:

  • Implementing a service management system from scratch, or
  • Controlling or reducing the cost of their IT services, or
  • Improving service quality, performance, or both

Each clinic session will last 15 minutes, with a 5 minute intake of the client’s current situation and issue at hand, followed by a 10 minute analysis on how implementing FitSM may help addressing the situation.

Clinic 2. Customer Experience: Business sustainability with ethics

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Contact person: Michel Drescher, Cloud Consult Ltd.

Customer Experience (CX) is a relatively new movement in the private sector, originating mainly from the anglo-saxon domain. In its broadest and most neutral definition, CX covers the relationship between a provider of services or products, and any (potential) customer or client: CX is in essence a business strategy for sustainability, with customer value engineering as the underpinning implementable framework.

Each clinic session will last 15 minutes, and introduce the attendee to:

  • The concept of CX, and how it addresses the “C = A * R * E” formula,
  • How CX maps to business models, using the popular Business Model Canvas framework,
  • The Customer Journey and its impact on customer value engineering.

Clinic 3. Technology Scouting, Competitive Intelligence and Strategic Foresight

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Contact person: Manuel Noya, Linknovate

Linknovate is a network that connects you with emerging technologies and key players. It aims to bridge the gap between people searching for innovation and people who want to expose their knowledge and technologies. Based on Linknovate.com, HOLA PORTAL is the new discovery engine which provides business intelligence and collaborative research insights over the metadata extracted for >0.5M documents for the area of Cloud Computing alone. Are you an SME or an academic institution interested in semantic web or advanced search engines, and are you interested in partnering with Linknovate? Come and meet us at CF2016!

Clinic 4. Innovation Procurement in Horizon 2020

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Contact person: Antonella Fresa, Promoter Srl

Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) and Public Procurement for Innovative Solutions (PPI) are two competition-like methods designed to steer the development of innovative solutions towards concrete public and private sector needs. These solutions are developed by external suppliers that are awarded a contract through a phased open procurement process. In the last years, the PCP and PPI instruments are becoming more and more popular and the European Union increased support for groups of procurers working together on joint PCPs and PPIs under Horizon 2020. We will be happy to meet people working in public institutions, research centres or private companies who are interested to learn more about these opportunities and to partnering with us in new H2020 projects.

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Cloud Forward is an initiative of the Hola Cloud Project (Effective collaboration for European R&D and Innovation in Software, Services and Cloud computing: Knowledge discovery and Roadmapping). This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N° 645197

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