First call for opens April 2020

NGI’s initiative to bridge EU-US research and innovation is set to open its first open call for proposals in April, 2020.

Over its lifetime of 30 months, will launch five open calls for proposals, with a total €2.8 million Euros budget for European organisations willing to carry out high-quality research and innovation activities, with a US-based counterpart organisation, on NGI experimental platforms. The first of these calls will open in April. The purpose is to develop collaborations between EU and US research teams around the technical challenges posed by the vision of a more human-centric Internet.

Experiments must be performed by a EU-US ‘Twin Team’, to strengthen collaboration and exploit synergies around the technical challenges posed by the NGI vision. Proposals addressing the specific published topics of the call will be evaluated by independent experts, and the best ones will be funded. Proposals must have a duration between three and six months and must be requesting a budget from €50,000 to 150,000.

An essential element of is fostering and maintaining the collaboration between the EU-based and the US-based teams conducting the proposed NGI experiments. A ‘Twinning Lab’ facilitates the development of such collaborations, by providing a webspace for researchers, innovators and start-ups to discover and connect with suitable transatlantic actors and establish complementary partnerships in addressing NGI challenges across a number of topics related to the NGI initiative.

Become an External Evaluator for

Proposals submitted during the open calls to will be evaluated by independent experts as part of an External Pool of Evaluators. A call for Evaluators is open and international experts in the domains spanned by NGI are invited to apply here.