SINTEF, ‘The Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research’, was established in 1950 and is the largest independent research organization in Scandinavia. With a turnover of 350 M€ in 2010 and approximately 2100 employees, of whom more than 700 holding a PhD degree, the SINTEF group generates knowledge and solutions for customers in the following fields: Health, information and communications technology, marine activities, materials science and applied chemistry, petroleum and energy, technology management and building and construction.

Asbjørn FølstadIda Maria Haugstveit



Founded in 1987, ATC is an Information Technology Company (SME) offering solutions and services targeting specific sectors incl. the Media, Banking and Retail Sectors, Utilities and Public Sector Organisations as well as horizontal solutions focusing on Content Management, Enterprise Software, Web Applications, Human Capital Resource Management and eLearning, and Mobile Applications. The activities of the Company span among several countries in EU, Eastern Europe and CIS countries, as well as the Balkans.

Eva Jaho



The Oxford Internet Institute was founded as a department of the University of Oxford in 2001, as an academic centre for the study of the societal implications of the Internet. The OII’s research faculty, academic visitors and research associates are engaged in a variety of research projects covering social, economic, political, legal, industrial, technical and ethical issues of the Internet in everyday life, governance and democracy, science and learning and shaping the Internet. The OII has developed its own unique DPhil programme in Information and a MSc in Social Science of the Internet.

Eric T. MeyerMilena TsvetkovaTaha Yasseri

IT Innovation


The IT Innovation Centre  is an applied research centre advancing information technologies and their uptake in industry, commerce and the public sector. Part of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, the Centre is an international leader in applied research in Future Internet technologies including secure service-oriented systems, information discovery and decision support, and digital asset creation and management. We address the intersection of technical, business, operational and societal challenges.

Vegard EngenBrian Pickering,  Paul Walland