Innovators shaping the next generation internet: the NGI Early Adopters’ Club

The  ambitious vision of the NGI programme, launched by the European Commission in 2016 to shape the future internet as an interoperable platform ecosystem that embodies openness, inclusivity, transparency, privacy, cooperation, and protection of data, 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.

The NGI Early Adopters’ Club, established and run by the SpeakNGI project, gathered, over the last 2 years, 60+ innovators from all around Europe that champion NGI values, whether at the national or local policy level, including civil society groups, start-ups, SMEs, research institutes and innovation hubs across Europe. Meet them all here or download the Early Adopters’ Club Booklet.

Join the Club!

The Early Adopters’ Club is still open for internet innovators from start-ups, SMEs, research institutes and innovation hubs across Europe. It is also for civil society representatives that work towards achieving an open and inclusive internet. Local, national and European initiatives can also apply.

Why join?

  • Position yourself as an NGI internet innovator by joining the Early Adopters’ Club.
  • Maximise your visibility and access opportunities for future collaboration, open calls and 
grants on the next generation internet as the main driver of societal transformations.
  • Showcase your best practices for free.
  • Get a prime position place in future workshops.

How to Join

Applicants must demonstrate they meet one or more of the NGI-related technologies and values, and come from the targeted stakeholder categories. 
The application form is available here: https://consultation.ngi.eu/early-adopters-club