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28 - 29 September
Online workshop at the NGI Policy Summit 2020

This year the NGI Policy Summitwill be held online on 28 and 29 September and cater to a diverse audience of policymakers and influencers from across Europe, as well as civil society organisations, researchers and innovators. Bringing together a coalition of internet changemakers, the Summit will lay out an ambitious European vision for the future internet and explore the policy interventions and technical solutions that can help get us there.

The NGI Policy Summit is organised by Nesta and the City of Amsterdam, in collaboration with the European Commission. It forms part of the Next Generation Internet (NGI) programme, the Commission's flagship initiative to build a more democratic inclusive and resilient future internet.

The Summit is aimed at local, national and international policymakers but researchers, innovators and civil society organisations who can share practical ideas for a more human-centric internet are also welcome.


"Privacy and trust: trends in experiments in EU-US research and innovation". 

Collaboration on privacy, trust and decentralised data governance is key to improving EU-US research and generating impacts at a pan-European level. Within this space, has funded six projects aiming to increase privacy and trust by leveraging AI, blockchain, 5G, big data and IoT technologies. This workshop will provide policymakers with an overview of the major trends and trajectories in EU-US research collaboration and provides important context for NGI-related policy development.’s projects will pitch their experiments, present their initial results and showcase the Twinning Lab, an on-line space for researchers, innovators and start-ups to establish complementary partnerships with transatlantic actors to address NGI challenges. 

18:00 - 18:10

Welcome, Why and What of presence at the NGI Policy summit

Sara Pittonet, Senior Project Manager at Trust-IT 

Sara Pittonet Gaiarin


18:10 - 18:20

The Next Generation Internet vision shared by the EU and the US. How bridges EU-US research and innovation - download the ppt

Jim Clarke, Programme Manager at WIT and coordinator

James Clarke


18:20 - 18:30

Self-Certifying Names for Named Data Networking - download the ppt

George C. Polyzos, Director, Mobile Multimedia Laboratory, Athens University of Economics and Business

Professor George C. Polyzos is leading the MMlab at AUEB. Previously, he was Professor of CSE at the University of California, San Diego. He received his Diploma in EE from the NTUA, Greece and his MASc in EE and PhD in CS from the University of Toronto, Canada.

George C. Polyzos
18:30 - 18:40

Food Data Marketplace - Privacy and Trust Enabling Data Marketplace for Sustainable Supply Chains - download the ppt

Tomaz Levak, Managing Director at Trace Labs Ltd

In 2103, Tomaz founded Trace Labs, the core development company of OriginTrail. Trace Labs' purpose is to enable all organisations, big or small, to benefit from the data economy and is achieving that by forming strong partnerships with organisations like British Standards Institution, GS1 and Oracle

Tomaz Levak
18:40 - 18:50

Pushing the trust boundaries of  content distribution networks. The CacheCash Experiment - download the ppt

Berat Senel, Research Engineer at PlanetLab Europe, EdgeNet, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris 6 (LIP6)

Berat became the lead developer of EdgeNet in 2019 and pioneered the alignment of EdgeNet with native Kubernetes features. He has been working for Sorbonne University for more than 2 years and participated in different assignments including a smart city project.

Berat Senel


18:50 - 19:00 second and forthcoming calls

Sara Pittonet, Senior Project Manager at Trust-IT



To know more about the programme, the speakers and the ways to get involved access the event page

The 30-months project will push the Next Generation Internet a step further by providing cascade funding to EU-based researchers and innovators in carrying out Next Generation Internet related experiments in collaboration with US research teams.

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