New opportunity for funding: 3rd Open Call launched on 1st December

Following the first two successful Open Calls, on the 1st of December launched its third call to support EU- organisations to carry out research experiments across Next Generation Internet (NGI) application domains using EU and/or US-based experimental platforms. The application deadline for this third open call is 26th of February 2021.

For the third time this year, from 1st December 2020 to 26th February 2021, researchers and innovators across the EU in collaboration with US teams, will have the possibility to fund their NGI experiments by applying to the Open Calls.

This EU funded cascade grant initiative, provided under the umbrella of the NGI programme, has already funded a total of 40+ SMEs, Researchers, and Non-profit organisations from EU and US that are contributing together to build a secure, fair, inclusive,  and human-centric next-generation Internet. This contribution is deployed in practice via research experiments, carried out on innovative experimental platforms on both sides of the Atlantic (some examples are available here).

The topics of the call. For this third call, proposals will address one or both the priority areas identified: (i) the development and/or evolution of EU – US Experimental Platforms for NGI experiments, and/or (ii) experimentation of results with key NGI technologies addressing NGI priority topics where results are mature enough for transatlantic experiments, including:

  1. Privacy and Trust enhancing technologies;
  2. Decentralised data governance;
  3. Discovery and identification technologies;
  4. Strengthening internet trustworthiness with electronic identities;
  5. Greening the Internet: A Sustainable and Climate-friendly NGI.

Learn more and apply. The application deadline is 26 February 2021 at 17:00 CET. The Open Call is open to any private and public organisation of any size (not individual researchers) located within the EU Member States or Associated Countries and twinned with a US counterpart to carry out the activities proposedFor detailed information about the priority call topics and application procedures, please visit the third call page on the website.