Author:Margherita Facca

innovation

Video: What is innovation to you?

Martel has launched its latest short film: What is innovation to you? Playing with Martel’s tagline “Innovation, we make it happen” the film attempts to answer the question – what is innovation to you? Martel’s filmmakers Claire Doble and Miguel Alarcón asked attendees and exhibitors at the...

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Screenshot from the Martel video: 5G stories from 5G people

5G stories from 5G people

Martel has launched its latest video: 5G Stories from 5G People: Prepare for the Unexpected. The video contains footage shot at the recent Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. MWC is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile services industry. Martel’s 5G Stories… video features interviews...

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Monique Calisti: Sitra guest blog

Martel’s CEO Dr Monique Calisti has a guest blog up on the website of Finnish innovation agency, Sitra. Calisti’s blog “Creating an internet of humans” was written from her perspective as head of the Next Generation Internet (NGI) Outreach Office. However, it also demonstrates Monique’s...

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Martel communicates innovation

One of the most critical factors in today’s hyper-connected society and densely populated digital innovation scene is communication. If you do it right you'll have a chance to be one of the 30% of digital businesses that succeed in the market. However, getting communication right requires...

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Martel at Mobile World Congress

Martel shakes and moves MWC and 4YFN

Martel spent four immersive days at Mobile World Congress and the Four Years From Now conference in Barcelona 24-28 February. Mobile World Congress (MWC) is the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry,  attracting 100,000 visitors over four days. The exhibitors are spread over eight large...

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Technology for social good: Digital Social Innovation

The technology for social good, or "digital social innovation" movement is happening across Europe and the world. And it's at the intersection of technology and new media, which has redefined our understanding of human progress. A growing movement of innovators in civil society, tech and social...

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Rockin’ blockchain at WorldWebForum

The annual WorldWebForum hosted its seventh edition in Zurich, Switzerland 17-18 January, 2019. The event gathered 1,500 mostly C-level execs to talk thought leadership and digital transformation. The conference had a modern vibe with rock music intros to sessions, dim lighting and lots of neon....

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Beyond the hype – AI made in Europe

Europe has increased its focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI) this month. The European Commission announced that research funding for AI in Europe will increase to €1.5 billion from now to 2020. The body also released two important strategy documents to drive coordinated efforts on development...

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5G-DRIVE joint kick-off in China

Martel had a successful trip to China in November, 2018, facilitating the joint kick-off event between 5G-DRIVE and its sister project led by China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI), 5G Large-Scale Trials, in China. The trip also took European delegates around several 5G-related key site visits...

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Merry Christmas from Martel

As the holiday season approaches, Martel Innovate wishes everyone a merry Christmas and a happy and productive 2019. Watch the short Martel Christmas video from our international team and also take advantage of our "Christmas present" special offer. If you'd like to hear more from Martel,...

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Martel at ICT2018

Martel shines at ICT2018

Martel is back from one of our biggest events of the year, ICT2018 in Vienna, held 4-6 December. ICT: Imagine Digital - Connect Europe is the European Commission DG CONNECT's flagship event, which meant Martel was hard at work representing many of our Horizon 2020...

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Martel wins 5G award

At last week’s Smart City World Expo Congress in Barcelona, Martel won a 5G award. The prize was for GreenRoute, a smart-mobility software application co-developed with Mexican institutions. We also exhibited our smart city platform Orchestra Cities at the conference. GreenRoute is a powered by FIWARE...

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Web Summit – Martel is back from the future!

Last week, Martel was in action at the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal. This huge tech conference is one of the world’s largest gatherings of entrepreneurs. There was an inspiring, music-festival atmosphere where thousands of people could share their vision and work for the future...

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Calling all winemakers! Survey

Martel’s newly launched project StoryWine is looking for small regional winemakers to help shape an innovative viticulture solution. StoryWine is a platform that builds on smart agriculture practices to deliver innovation and added value to vineyards. It will also improve efficiency and quality of wine production...

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Martel celebrates EU-China MoU

Martel has welcomed the news of last week’s successful signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in China between the European Alliance for IoT Innovation (AIOTI) and China’s Alliance of Industrial Internet (AII). Martel was one of the key players who worked to facilitate and support...

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EC Audit training by Martel

The EC audits its Horizon 2020 grant beneficiaries on a regular basis. Audits can happen anytime during a Horizon 2020 project and up to two years after the final payment. The selection of organisations to be audited is essentially random. This means that organisations that participate...

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The Decentralised Web and the NGI

The Decentralised Web is here. The brightest minds across the globe are working on something: a decentralised internet that puts the power back in the hands of the people. From internet inventor Tim Berners-Lee’s recent launch of a new decentralised internet platform, to Europe’s Next Generation...

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Martel CTO is a FIWARE evangelist

Martel’s chief technology officer Dr Federico Michele Facca has been named one of the FIWARE Evangelists. Facca, who has been active in developing, promoting and adopting the FIWARE platform, joins a distinguished group of 30 FIWARE Evangelists in an initiative that recognises those who are actively...

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Martel talks Smart Cities in Mexico

During the week of September 10, 2018, the Smart City Expo Latam took place in the Exhibitor Center of the historical city of Puebla, México. With over 12,000 visitors and around 44 countries represented (especially from Latin America), it was an excellent venue for Martel to present...

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EU-China 5G smart transport projects at World IoT, Wuxi

This month Martel was at the prestigious World IoT Exposition 2018 held in Wuxi, China. We helped bring two of our EU-funded smart transport projects – EXCITING and 5G-DRIVE –  to the event's Smart Intelligent and Internet of Vehicles Industry Development Forum. Martel facilitated two presentations...

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Dr Monique Calisti, Martel's CEO, at NGI Forum 18

NGI progress in Porto

The second annual Next Generation Internet Forum (NGI Forum 2018) was held in September in Porto, Portugal. Co-organised by Martel Innovate, the event built on the success of last year’s inaugural NGI Forum in Barcelona. The 2018 edition attracted more than 300 registered participants and...

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5G-DRIVE hits the road in China

This week, the newly-launched 5G-DRIVE project will be at the prestigious World IoT Expo 2018 event in Wuxi, China. 5G-DRIVE is a European H2020 project focused on collaborating with a twin project in China in the field of eMBB and V2X under the 5G framework. Two...

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Four new H2020 projects for Martel

Martel Innovate is pleased to announce it has won four new H2020 projects due to kick off late 2018 to early 2019. The new projects cover some of Martel’s key areas of expertise including next generation internet (NGI), artificial intelligence (AI) and IoT (the Internet...

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Martel’s H2020 Training in Lausanne

This week Martel Innovate held its one-day training course, How To Write A Winning H2020 Proposal, at HES-SO in Lausanne. The course was well attended with 13 students from various disciplines in the classroom. Master Trainer and Martel Innovate CEO Dr Monique Calisti led the course,...

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NGI at Futur.e.s Festival

Futur.e.s in Paris is one of Europe’s largest innovation festivals. This year’s three-day edition in June attracted more than 22,000 visitors and Martel’s CEO Dr Monique Calisti was in attendance, participating in the Next Generation Internet (NGI) workshop hosted by Cap Digital and organised in...

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eWine

A toast from eWINE

Martel Media has confirmed its ability to achieve excellence in communicating ICT Research and Innovation projects (RIA) with the recent successful conclusion of the Horizon 2020 eWINE project. Martel was the Dissemination & Communication leader for the two-year eWINE project, which performed its final review in...

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Dr Monique Calisti at TEDx Modena Salon

Monique Calisti at TEDx: When humans do it better

Martel’s CEO Dr Monique Calisti gave her TEDx talk, “The Human Beauty in the Age of Machines” at the TEDx Modena Salon in February 2018 and the video is now live. Monique presented her experience as a technologist, scientist, innovator, entrepreneur and mother of three at...

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5gdrive

Martel wins EU-China 5G-Drive project

Martel has won a new H2020 project, 5G-Drive, a Research and Innovation Action working with a team in China in the field of connected mobility. The project adds to what has so far been a highly successful period for Martel in strengthening its position as...

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Connecting at EuCNC 2018

Team Martel are back from a busy but rewarding edition of EuCNC that was held last week in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Clocking up its 27th edition, this European telecommunications and networking conference has been around since the founding stages of the European Union and it’s a...

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HorizonEurope

EU announces €94.1bn for Horizon Europe 2021-2027

The proposal for the next multiannual financial framework (MFF), the 9th framework programme for research and innovation as of 2021, represents the evolution of Horizon 2020 into Horizon Europe, outlining the priorities and allocating the Research and Innovation budget for 2021-2027. Andrus Ansip, the EC Vice-President for...

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