The Next Generation Internet (NGI) initiative aims to shape the future Internet as an interoperable platform ecosystem that embodies the values that Europe holds dear: openness, inclusivity, transparency, privacy, cooperation, and protection of data. The NGI will drive this technological revolution and ensure the progressive adoption of advanced concepts and methodologies spanning the domains of artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, interactive technologies and more, while contributing to making the future internet more human-centric.

This ambitious vision requires the involvement of the best Internet researchers and innovators to address technological opportunities arising from cross-links and advances in research fields ranging from network infrastructures to platforms, and application domains to social innovation.

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New funding opportunities for researchers and innovators are available to build a better Internet!

Through an agile and flexible process, ongoing NGI Research and Innovation Actions will provide support to players from outstanding academic research groups, hi-tech startups and SMEs, at work on specific topics contributing to evolve to an Internet that is more open, trusted, secure and inclusive. Funding will be allocated using short research cycles targeting the most promising ideas. Each of the selected projects will pursue its own objectives, while the NGI RIAs will provide the programme logic and vision, the necessary technical support, as well as coaching and mentoring, in order that the collection of third party projects contributes towards a significant advancement of research and innovation in the NGI domain.

The focus will be on advanced research, concepts and technologies that are linked to relevant use cases and can be brought quickly to the market and to society; applications and services that innovate without a research component are not covered by this model.

NGI Open Calls

The next round of open calls is closing soon with funding of up to €200k available (and support for projects as small as €5k).

Deadline: Tuesday 30 April 2019:

Deadline: Saturday 1 June 2019:

GÉANT is promoting the Next Generation Internet via our support of NGI_Trust and the entire series of Open Calls providing mentoring and financial support for development work in this space. Next Generation Internet