FIWARE Mexico and SmartSDK at the European Science Diplomacy Week

FIWARE Mexico and SmartSDK at the European Science Diplomacy Week

March 21, 2018 – March 22, 2018 all-day Europe/Brussels Timezone
Modern Art Museum
Bosque de Chapultepec I Secc, 11560 Miguel Hidalgo, CDMX

FIWARE Mexico in close collaboration with the EU Delegation in Mexico and the EU Member States diplomatic missions in Mexico, SmartSDK and FINEXT EU-Mexico co-funded Projects, will support the European Science Diplomacy Week happen.

This flagship event is organised in the framework of the next EU-Mexico Joint Steering Committee (JSC) meeting on science, technology and innovation that will take place on 22 March 2018 in Mexico City.

DAY 1: March 21, 2018 | Agenda

On 21st March, FIWARE Mexico, SmartSDK and FI-NEXT will present the outcomes of FIWARE activites in Mexico in the last year. The event will include speeches by EU and Mexican representatives, presentations of the project outcomes, and live demostrators. Together with the EU Delegation, will also provide a space for reflection about the future of Europe-Mexico cooperation in science, technology and innovation, as well as to inform about concrete opportunities for scaling the outcomes achieved.

09:15-09:20Inauguration and welcome remarks by the Head of the EU Delegation in Mexico, Amb. Klaus Rudischhauser, and Representative of Scientific and Technical Cooperation of the Foreign Affairs Ministry
9: 20 -10:00Presentation of the EU-Mex scientific cooperation by a representative of the European Commission (Cristina Russo, Director for International Cooperation, DG R&I) and CONACYT Representative
10:00-10:30Representative of EU Ms States
10:30-11:00Keynote Speeches (15 min each)

  • Cristina Russo, Director for International Cooperation, DG R&I
  • The role of Science Diplomacy in EU-Mex R&I cooperation
    Prof. Luk Van Langenhove
11:00-11:15Coffee Break
11:15-13:00Thematic panels on EU-MEX cooperation

  • Energy
  • ICT, Neil Hernandez Gress, ICT NCP
    • Yolanda Ursa (FIWARE Mexico Coordinator)
    • Enrique Sucar (SmartSDK Smart Security coordinator)
    • Representatives from FIWARE Mexico Working Groups
  • Health
  • Disaster preparedness / Biodiversity
13:00-14:00Lunch Break
15:00-15:45EU Mexico Cooperation in ICT, Neil Hernandez, ICT NCP

  • Opportunities and barriers for ICT R&I collaboration, FIWARE Mexico, Yolanda Ursa, INMARK
  • Priorities and follow up for cooperation in ICT and FIWARE, Miguel Gonzalez, ITESM
  • EU-Mexico Roadmap ICT & FIWARE, Oscar Mayora, FBK
15:45–16:30FIWARE-driven synergies, Miguel Gonzalez, ITESM

  • SmartSDK success stories, Hugo Estrada, INFOTEC
  • ORCHESTRACITIES: from EU-MEX collaboration to commercialization, Margherita Trestini, Martel Innovate
  • FINEXT: evolution of FIWARE, Yolanda Ursa, INMARK, and Ariel Garcia, ITESM
  • Networking, coordination and synergies, Salma Jalife, CUDI
16:30–17:00Conclusions and next steps, Neil Hernandez, ICT NCP


DAY 2: March 22, 2018 | Agenda

On 22nd March, FIWARE Mexico will present the results of its working groups on research, industry and smart cities and will provide input and recommendations on ICT priorities and areas of possible cooperation between Europe and Mexico to the Mexico EU Joint Steering Committee.

09:00-09:20Welcome and meeting objectives

  • Yolanda Ursa, INMARK
  • Salma Jalife, CUDI
  • Karen Nájera, INFOTEC
  • Nestor Velasco, ITESM
  • CONACYT Representative
09:20-10:30FIWARE Mexico Working Groups Overview

  • Industry Working Group
    Chair: Miguel González, Tecnológico de Monterrey
  • Research and Education Working Group
    Chair: Salma Jalife, CUDI
  • Users Working Group
    Chair: Oscar Mayora, Fondazione Bruno Kessler
10:30-11:00Priority setting & follow-up for cooperation in ICT and FIWARE: Open Discussion

  • ICT & FIWARE priorities
  • Success stories (SmartSDK examples)
  • Towards a Mexico-EU Cooperation in ICT & FIWARE
11:00-11:15Coffee Break
11:15-13:00Working Groups Input paper’s & WG recommendations for Mexico-EU Cooperation Whitepaper in ICT & FIWARE
12:50-13:00Open FIWARE Camp at FIWARE Summit, Margherita Trestini, Martel Innovate
13:00-14:00Input to EU-Mexico Dialogue, conclusions and next steps