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SPECIFI Project Meeting in Trento (IT)

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SPECIFI Project partners met for the project kick-off meeting at the Grand Hotel Trento in Trento (Italy) the 28th and 29th of January 2013. It was the occasion for creating a common vision on the project objectives, discussing in depth common assumptions, ideas and plans for the best project start and execution. Between presentations and brainstorming sessions the following issues have been discussed:

·         Presentation of SPECIFI technical components:

o   every project technical partner presented the specific technologies that will be used inside the SPECIFI piloting

·         Presentation of SPECIFI pilots:

Specific sessions where dedicated to present to all project members the results of preliminary analysis and use cases identified for each pilot of the project:

o   The  first pilot based in Kortrijk  and will focus on providing open API’s from Internet of Things (i.e. MAX) and Next-Generation Media (i.e. MediaHaven) platforms to application creators, and to demonstrate their potential by developing three applications and by opening the API’s for the Flemish Creative Industries and on a larger scale for the Creative Industries in Europe.

o   The second pilot based in Barcelona aims to test a Creative Ring of ultrafast Internet connecting the city of Barcelona to other art houses and users at home connected over FTTH in the region of Catalonia so as to experiment and test various capacities involved in this linkage, including real time culture co-creation, share and distribution. It will create a distributed platform for real time culture co-creation and sharing over high performance networks.

o   The third pilot based in Trento and will provide an ICT platform capable to offer services (touristic virtual guides, touristic TV channels and video content) to promote the local territory, attract tourists and support them during their visits, offering at the same time the opportunity to local creative industries, tourist promotion agencies and to all actors working in the tourism market value chain (such as accommodation, food, events, transportation, companies, but also shops, etc.) to monetize their products using the delivered tourist services as promotion  and advertising channels.

User Requirements Analysis and Methodology was presented and discussed; a common plan has been identified in order to analyze, identify and describe use cases that will be realized inside the project pilots, according to a common reference model.

A first discussion on business modelling, on dissemination and sustainability issues, on application and content customization was also part of the project agenda.