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New funding opportunities for researchers and innovators at work to build a better Internet! A number of Open Calls – following the Horizon 2020 cascade funding mechanisms – are now open!

Through an agile and flexible process, ongoing NGI Research and Innovation Actions (RIAs) will provide support to third party 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 third parties 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 the 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 that can be brought quickly to the market and to the society; applications and services that innovate without a research component are not covered by this model.



Fed4FIRE+ is a project under the European Union’s Programme Horizon 2020, offering the largest federation worldwide of Next Generation Internet (NGI) testbeds, which provide open, accessible and reliable facilities supporting a wide variety of different research and innovation communities and initiatives in Europe, including the 5G PPP projects and initiatives.

Until now, the Fed4FIRE+ Federation has attracted over 120 submissions for experiments from SMEs, industry, academia and research organizations.
The Fed4FIRE+ project will build on this experience and organize series of Open Calls for experiments and testbeds and by using the Cascade Granting mechanism. During its life time of five years, the Fed4FIRE+ project will organize bi-annual open calls for various types of experimentation (large, medium, small) and experimental infrastructures.