INNOVATION WORKSHOP on February 3rd in Brussels

INNOVATION WORKSHOP, Exploitation of Neuromorphic Computing Technologies, February 3rd 2017, Brussels

Draft Agenda

09:00 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 09:40 INTRODUCTION: Take-up of NMC technologies: the view of the EC CNECT C4 Flagships (EC)

Neuromorphic computing (presentations + 5′ Q&A each time)
09:40 – 09:55 HBP SpiNNaker offer & roadmap Steve Furber (HBP, U Manchester)
09:55 – 10:10 HBP BrainScaleS offer & roadmap Karlheinz Meier (HBP, U Heidelberg)
10:10 – 10:30 Other NMC Systems
– FET projects CNECT C3 FET (EC)
– Member States R&D FLAG-ERA
– Industry R&D tbc

Advanced-computing needs of potential innovators in EU programme areas (5′ presentations + introduction of industrialists from their projects + 3′ Q&As)
10:30 – 10:40 Robotics & AI CNECT A1 (EC)
10:40 – 10:50 Big data CNECT G1 (EC)
10:50 – 11:00 Security (DG CNECT) CNECT H1 (EC)
11:00 – 11:10 Security (DG HOME) HOME B4 (EC)
11:10 – 11:40 Coffee Break
11:40 – 11:50 Digitising Industry CNECT A2 (EC)
11:50 – 12:00 Components CNECT A3 (EC)
12:00 – 12:10 Photonics CNECT A4 (EC)
12:10 – 12:20 HPC & Quantum CNECT C3 (EC)
12:20 – 12:30 IoT CNECT E4 (EC)
12:30 – 13:30 Networking lunch
EC support towards innovation
13:40 – 13:50 Key Enabling technologies KETs & Standardisation DG GROW F3 (EC)
13:50 – 14:00 EC tool & services to support Innovation: what can we do for you? CNECT F3 (EC)

Breakout sessions (World café format)
14:00 – 15:00 3-4 parallel breakout sessions around the NMC characteristics/features and applications stakeholders needs for using such a technology
1 moderator and 1 recorder per breakout session from HBP NMC and EC

Suggested questions for the breakout sessions:
1/ How to interface NMC with classical systems and with sensors ?
2/ SW environment: how to address this new programming paradigm ?
3/ How to control NMC system and potential ethics issues with NMC ?
4/ Production of NMC system and needs for “standardisation” of NMC ?
5/ Scalability and modularity needs for NMC solutions ?
6/ Needs for an R&D Infrastructure for supporting the take-up of NMC ?
7/ IPR management issues with NMC ?
8/ Other needs and constraints of the potential NMC end users ?
9/ What is the impact of the OpenAI initiative for NMC in Europe?
10/ How to further disseminate NMC and demonstrate its added value beyond workshops such as CapoCaccia, Fuerberg or NICE?
15:00 – 15:10 Coffee Break

Outcome of the breakout sessions and plenary discussion
15:10 – 15:30 Outcome of the breakout sessions (5′ per session)
15:30 – 16:15 Q&A and discussion
16:15 – 16:30 Conclusions (Industry, HBP, EC)
16:30 End of Workshop

Photo Credit: ECHORD++ at ERF2017 Agrifood workshop