The NGI Initiative

The Next Generation Internet (NGI) initiative, launched by the European Commission in the autumn of 2016, 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.



  1. Alerts to funding and support
    NGI gives a heads-up to the community about EC funding opportunities. Once calls open, we share info on how to make a successful application through attending events or accessing knowledge. We also run info webinars.
  2. We’re a community of communities, with over 21K members
    Whatever your interest – Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Smart Mobility, Decentralized Technologies, Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 – you can guarantee others are working on related issues and want to share their knowledge.
  3. Connect with innovators, entrepreneurs, professionals
    Our community features directories and marketplaces. These connections allow interactions within the whole NGI ecosystem, including projects, ambassadors and early adopters.


  1. Join a community of changemakers.
    We now have an opportunity to radically rethink how the internet works today. Meet others working in this space across Europe and beyond, and share your ideas and priorities with the European Commission.
  2. Tell your story.
    What is a burning question that drives your work? How did you get started and what hurdles have you met along the way? It’s through stories that we find unexpected answers to hidden problems.
  3. Participate in events across Europe.
    Meet others working on the things you care about, join initiatives and make a difference. All activities at our events are built by the participants, for the participants. No spectators, only people looking to create an internet for humans.