The What, Why and How of NGI Open Calls.

A series of Webinars for the Italian, Spanish and Irish communities

From €5,000 to €200,000: New funding opportunities for researchers and innovators – following the Horizon 2020 cascade funding mechanisms – are now open to build a better Internet. A series of three webinars on 19th and 20 March will provide information about the open calls. The webinars will be held in Spanish, Italian and English for local communities of stakeholders interested in submitting a project.

NGI Research and Innovation Actions (RIAs) will provide support to third party players from academic research groups, hi-tech startups and SMEs working on specific topics contributing to the development of an open, trusted, secure and inclusive internet of the next generation.Funding will be allocated through a flexible process, using short research cycles targeting the most promising idea.

The NGI RIAs will provide the overall vision of the program, as well as the technical support and coaching while each of the third parties projects will still pursue its own objectives.The focus is on advanced research, concepts and technologies linked to relevant use cases and that can be brought quickly to the market and to the society; the research component is a must.

About the webinars

This webinar series will provide an introduction to the NGI Open Calls and their funding mechanisms. Details about deadlines and funding available will also be given as well as contact of the RIAs managing them. The webinars are organized in Italian, Spanish and English for the Italian, Spanish and Irish communities and will be held in the country’s language. Alessandro Bassi, President at IoT Italy – Internet of Things and Future Internet Strategy Exper, Aljosa Pasic, Technology Transfer Director at Atos Expertise  and Stephen O’Reilly, Irish National Delegate and Contact Point for H2020, all Champions of the NGI program, will moderate the webinars.


About the NGI Open Calls

Ledger
Call period: February 1st, 2019 until April 30th (18h CET), 2019.
Funding available: A venture builder and up to €200k equity free to develop human centric solutions using decentralized technologies blockchain, DLT peer-to-peer data governance, privacy-by-design, citizen data governance
Who can apply: minimum 1 and maximum 2 legal persons with a team composed by at least 3 profiles, or minimum 3 natural persons

NGI_Trust
Call period: February 1st, 2019 until April 30th (18h CET), 2019.
Funding available: Type 1 (viability): up to € 100,000 from NGI_Trust, no matching funds required. Type 2 (execution): up to €180,000 from NGI_Trust and matching funds of up to €90,000 (2/3 – 1/3 model). Type 3 (transition to commercialisation): up to €200,000 from NGI_Trust and the equivalent in matching funds (50/50).
Who can apply: individual or team applications by legal entities or natural persons

NGI Zero PET
Call period: February 1st 2019, until April 1st 2019 12:00 CET (noon)
Funding available: project proposals between 5.000 and 50.000 euro’s – with the potential to scale them up if there is proven potential.
Who can apply: independent researchers and developers

NGI Zero Discovery
Call period: February 1st 2019, until April 1st 2019 12:00 CET (noon).
Funding available: project proposals between 5.000 and 50.000 euro’s – with the potential to scale them up if there is proven potential.
Who can apply: independent researchers and developers

NGI Open Calls: webinar series