Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation: October 16 2012

30, July 2012  |  Published : Events  | 

IRI is hosting an information day on the « Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation » (CAPS) initiative, which will be launched under objective 5.5 within call 10 of the ICT workprogramme 2013 (deadline for proposal submission: 15/1/2013).

In the wake of the crisis there is now the chance to harness the Internet for solving large-scale problems in Europe by harnessing social innovation. Hosted by l’Institut de recherche et d’innovation, will feature a number of speakers such as Bernard Stiegler (IRI) on how public markets can help Europe create a revolutionary programme of knowledge studies, and Philippe Aigrain (La Quadrature du Net) on the ACTA mobilization and the future of copyright in Europe. The European Commission is funding up to 15 million euros for collective awareness platforms, and a representative from the Commission will be on hand to explain the programme and listen to pitches for future work.

The information day is open to anyone free of charge upon registration.

What the day will achieve:

  • Get first-hand information on the call from the European Commission
  • Develop and publicly discuss ideas and proposals, including from well-known keynote speakers
  • Find contacts with other institutions, disciplines and sectors

Presentations, starting at 10:00, include an overview of the call by Fabrizio Sestini, EU Scientific Officer, followed by keynote talks from:

  • Bernard Stiegler, IRI
  • Philippe Aigrain, Quadrature du Net
  • Harry Halpin, W3C

After lunch, participants are invited to an open forum to develop and discuss ideas and proposals in areas of interest related to this call. The day will close at 17:00.

Participants will have the opportunity to make a five minute/three slide presentation and contribute to the start of the discussion. The presentations will then be uploaded on the event web page.


  • 9:30-09:45 Coffee/juice and registration
  • 9:45-10:00 Introduction by Harry Halpin
  • 10:00-11:00 Introductory keynote bu Bernard Stiegler
  • 11:00-12:00 CAPS presentation by Fabrizio Sestini
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00-13:45 Panel on building a social innovation ecosystem in France (Romain Lacombe, Gael Musquet & Louis Montagne)
  • 13:45-14:30 First round of presentations*
  • 14:30-15:00 Coffee break
  • 15:00-15:45 Second round of presentations*
  • 15:45-16:30 Ending keynote by Philippe Aigrain
  • 16:30-17:00 Open discussion

Please send pitches (1-3 slides) to and by October 11th.

Presentations by:

  • Robert Jäschke – L3S
  • Vincent Puig – IRI
  • Marc-Arthur Gauthey – Cup of Teach
  • Vincent Ricordeau – Kisskissbankbank
  • Frédéric Mazzella – Blablacar
  • Camilla Burg –
  • Frédéric Chomé – Factor-X
  • Deborah Elalouf – Tralalere
  • Pirjo Friedrich – VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • John Sutcliffe-Brathwait – Metaloger Technologies
  • Clément Alteresco – Bureauxapartager
  • Olivier Creiche – Zilok Auto
  • Benjamin Augros – Pretachanger
  • Anne-Alice Fievet – Makesense
  • Coralie Marin – La Ruche qui dit Oui
  • Antonin Léonard – Ouishare
  • Benjamin des Gachons –
  • Gaël Musquet – Open Street Map
  • Etienne Zoupic Hayem – Community Forge
  • Edouard Schlumberger –
  • Ruxandra Creosteanu – Babele
  • Florian Hervéou – Tuttivox
  • David Crombie – HKU
  • Eric Nicolas Schneider – Youth-Leader
  • Benjamin Augros – Pretachanger
  • Théo Bondolfi – Meta CAPS Cluster
The conference will be held in English at the Centre Pompidou, Salle Triangle (to right of main entrance, next to large red cube outside of building) :

Salle Triangle

The entire event will be webcast live and video-recorded for those who can’t make it. We will be using the hashtag #caps2012. To view the web-cast (and add commentary, using Twitter and IRI’s PolemicTweet application, simply go here:

Lunch will not be provided at the information day. There are however many restaurant options surrounding the Centre Pompidou that you can go to during the 1-hour break.

If you plan to be in Paris for the night after this infoday, MetaCAPS invites you to a CAPS infoday after hours cocktail to celebrate the launching of the metaCAPS website, and socialize between project holders @CAPS. MetaCAPS is an innovative mechanism that aims to overcome the divide between competition and cooperation through a coopetitive response to this call CAPS (FP7 5.5.). The event will take place at Atelier de Rochas, 14 rue des Volontaires 75015 Paris.


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