NGI research project’s insights and best practices to apply to the multiple active Open Calls in the NGI domain in a single live Q&A session with innovators.
NGI Zero, NGI Assure, NGI Atlantic.eu, Ontochain and Fed4FIRE+ came together on 12 July featuring the NGI Open Calls: Q&A Session, an online event to present the wide range of Open Calls to which NGI innovators and researchers can currently apply.
The objective of the featured NGI Open Calls is to help with financial support, expertise and facilities the innovators along the way towards a human-centric Internet of tomorrow, emphasised Katherine Anderson from the NGI Outreach Office representative.
Technologies improving search and discovery
Joost Agterhoek from NLnet Foundation introduced the NGI Zero’s 16th Open Call, which supports new ideas and core technologies improving search and discovery and contributing to the open internet. Joost stressed the importance of the open-source feature for any subsidised project’s outcome.
Reinforcing the European blockchain ecosystem
Joost Agterhoek then moved on digital assurance, presenting NGI Assure 4th Call. From scientific research to software engineering, this call funds projects that develop reusable building blocks for the Next Generation Internet as part of a complete, strong chain of assurances for all stakeholders.
Federated testbeds for NGI innovators
Brecht Vermeulen, Fed4FIRE+ Technical Coordinator from Ghent University- IDLab, showcased the key features of the 9th Open Call and Continuous Open Calls for SMEs for NGI experiments testing. Multiple federated testbeds in cross-technology areas, highlighted Brecht, allow academia, SMEs and startups to focus on implementing their existing products or services.
NGI Experiments together with US Teams
NGI Atlantic.eu’s James Clark outlined the main research topics funded through the 4th Open Call for EU-US developed NGI experiments. The following discussion focused on the team-up possibilities with US entities in specific topics and snaked peak some features of NGI Atlentic.eu 5th Open Call.
Ontochain Framework Prototype
Ontochain Project Coordinator, Caroline Barelle, introduced the features of the 2nd Ontochain Open Call for ontological knowledge for an Internet of Trust. Marcel Müller, KnowledgeX, shared his experience as Ontochain innovator; besides accessing funding, Marcel highlighted the value of the Ontochain ecosystem, a vibrant community of specialists which support each other in the creation of disruptive technology.
The full recording of the NGI Open Calls: Q&A Session is available on our YouTube channel and here below.
If you are interested in knowing more about other funding under NGI https://www.ngi.eu/opencalls/