Incubator is the keyword for 2013. The Internet Festival will explore how new information and communication technologies are like a soil capable of creating a fertile landscape for the development and growth of ideas, inventions, opportunities, products, services and start-ups, whilst also easing the current crisis, signalling the way for shared development and representing a sustainable future.
Entrepreneurs, institutions, venture capitalists, universities and research centres will meet and present their projects and case histories over four days in around twenty venues across the city of Pisa.
Our intense programme is based around the following subject areas:
The objective of the citizens’ area is to pin down matters concerning social innovation, understood in terms of improving the quality of everyday life through the innovation of the Net. The topic of Smart Cities will be considered from citizens’ points of view, who are both the users and the protagonists of the technological innovations changing daily life.
I4M – INTERNET FOR MAKERS
The objective of the Makers’ area is to explore the Net as an incubator for ideas and opportunities relating to work and the economy. It will investigate how the web can become a vehicle for updating old business practices (which are traditionally offline) such as publishing, how Big Data can improve both new and old business practices and how the Net can create connections and relationships, which are both efficient and productive.
I4T – INTERNET FOR TELLERS
The objective of the Tellers’ area is to discuss the Net as an incubator for new information flow, generated from the mass of content poured into it. Managing this flow makes it possible to swiftly respond to potential ideas, suggest advertising, identify different target groups and be aware of public opinion and the general sentiment online.
The 2012 Internet Festival saw the extraordinary success of so-called T-Tours, that is, an educational and formative discovery of the Net for different age groups, competencies and interests.
This year the Internet Festival is introducing a new meeting point for businesses, designed not only to serve as a platform for networking, but to be a real incubator for new business opportunities and a fertile landscape for the germination of ideas.
The book and e-book section is running creative and collective workshops as well as presentations of books and e-books that discuss the web, giving the internet careful thought and interacting with the subject in a variety of different ways.