[News] I-ON to participate in Eureka Innovation Week 2016
EUREKA is a flexible tool for research and innovation collaborations with more than 40 countries, providing access to key competencies and new markets around the world. This year, EUREKA Innovation Week event is hosted by the EUREKA associated countries; South Korea, Canada and South Africa under the theme “Smart Cities – Sustainable & Attractive Communities”.
I-ON has already experienced a multilateral joint R&D project on Long-term Archiving of Electronic Document in Cloud (E! 8687 LAEDOC) with ICT SMEs from Turkey, Slovenia, Montenegro and Czech Republic and early this year, it was labelled by ITEA3, one of the EUREKA cluster program so I-ON currently work with 28 partners from 7 different countries for a project named Digital Backbone (project code: 15005) led by Philips, the Netherlands. “EUREKA networks, especially B2B meetings are perfect opportunities to share new ideas, get insights as well as expand our network in EU. We expect to further explore possible partnership where we can generate innovative solutions in the ICT industry.”, said John Yang, general manager of I-ON.
As a Korean first mover with an OpenADR2.0 certified DRMS (Demand Response Management System) offerings, I-ON will be meeting research institutions, SMEs in EU Smart City / Smart Grid industry to discuss potential collaboration opportunities.
EUREKA is a publicly-funded, intergovernmental network, involving over 40 countries. EUREKA’s aim is to enhance European competitiveness by fostering innovation-driven entrepreneurship in Europe, between small and large industry, research institutes and universities. By doing this, EUREKA concentrates the existing potential of experts, of knowledge, research facilities and financial resources in a more efficient way. EUREKA is constantly proving its value through a wealth of success stories – innovative products, processes and services that have been launched onto the market over the last 30 years, creating additional turnover and jobs for European companies, small and large – and by supporting the internationalization of businesses with innovative ideas.
EUREKA is a leading open platform for international cooperation in innovation. It is present in over 40 countries and remains to this day the only initiative of its kind committed to the ‘bottom-up’ principle - ensuring that any R&D project with a good business plan receives the support it deserves, independent of its technological nature, or the type of organizations involved.