Video – Connect University Online Session: “Open Web Search. Boosting Europe’s digital independence and economy”

In a Connect University webinar, Dr. Stefan Voigt (Open Search Foundation and German Aerospace Center/DLR), Prof. Dr. Michael Granitzer (University of Passau and project leader and Isabell Claus (founder, moderated by Christine Plote (Open Search Foundation), shed light on the topic of open search and the background and potential of the project.

Furthermore they talked about the motivation and concepts of open web search for Europe, the technical set-up and roadmap of the OpenWebSearch.EU’s project. They also highlighted the possible impact and commercial dimension of an Open Search Ecosystem for Europe’s digital markets.


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TED-Talk “Navigating the Entangled Web”: Dr. Tim Smith of CERN explains the benefits of Open Web Search

Dr. Tim Smith, head of Collaboration and Information Services at CERN, one of OpenWebSearch.EU’s project partners, gives an overview of Internet search and its downsides in his TED Talk at In his talk, he uses examples from physics to illustrate the necessity of an open web index.

Among other things, he discusses CERN’s flagship, the LEC (Large Electron-Positron Collider), and uses this measuring instrument to illustrate how quickly false reports spread on the internet. We are pleased that he, as an employee of CERN, highlights the advantages and benefits of our open web search project in his lecture.

His powerful message: “The world needs to act collectively now as a connected community to solve the catastrophic challenges that humankind is facing.”


TED-Talk “Navigating the Entangled Web” by Dr. Tim Smith (CERN) in Verbier.