Several European-funded ICT projects on NGI-related topic areas, as well as calls for proposals have been launched. DLT4EU is a call for proposals in the field of Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) for Social and Public Good. While the European-funded Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme has launched three new coordination and support actions (CSAs).
The mission of the European Commission’s Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme is to turn Europe’s excellent science base into a competitive advantage. These new CSAs support the early-stages of science and technology research and innovation around new ideas towards radically new future technologies.The three actions are
- BRIEFING to bring together innovative and groundbreaking FET research results with different business players to promote the facilitation from idea to product.
- FETFX to support all FET projects in their communication and outreach activities to increase their influence and impact among society, policy makers and research and innovation communities.
- PREFET utilising evidence-based detection of emerging technology trends with high-impact potential, to funnel them down to successful FET proposals.
Distributed Ledger Pilot CfP
The European Commission has also launched a Call for Proposals for a Pilot Project in the area of Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) for Social and Public Good.
“There is now a growing interest from public and third sector organisations at local, national or supranational levels in reflecting about and experimenting with Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs), the most known being Blockchain, due to their potential for decentralising processes and data management,” says an EU press release.
The Call for Proposals (CfP) aims at selecting a beneficiary/consortium to support the European Commission in the co-creation of a European ecosystem of developers working on DLTs for Social and Public Good.
More info on the DLTs CfP
More info on the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme