NGI Open Calls

Through an agile and flexible process, following the Horizon 2020 cascade funding mechanism, ongoingongoing NGI Research and Innovation Actions (RIAs) provide support to projects from outstanding academic researchers, hi-tech startups and SMEs.

Funding is allocated to projects using short research cycles targeting the most promising ideas. Each of the selected projects pursue their own objectives, while the NGI RIAs provide the programme logic and vision, technical support, coaching and mentoring, to ensure that projects contribute towards a significant advancement of research and innovation in the NGI initiative.

The focus is on advanced concepts and technologies that link to relevant use cases and that can have an impact on the market and society over all. Applications and services that innovate without a research component are not covered by this model.

FED4FIRE+

Countinuous call “SME CASCADED EXPERIMENTS” | Stage 1

Opening date: STAGE 1 – Continuous submission with the following cut-off dates:

  • 17 November 2020
  • 1 December 2020

Closing date: STAGE 1 – Cut-off submission dates every two weeks (with few exceptions):

  • 1 December 2020
  • 19 January 2021

Short description: Fed4FIRE+ is the largest federation worldwide of NGI testbeds, which provides open, accessible and reliable facilities supporting a variety of different research and innovation communities and initiatives in Europe.

The goal of the Continuous Call is to make the federated infrastructure directly available for the execution of innovative projects from SMEs.The submission for stage 1 requires a very limited-sized proposal for a short-duration experiment.

Target participants: Proposals will only be accepted from SMEs eligible for participation in EC H2020-projects.

Proposals will only be accepted from single parties (no consortia are allowed).

Visit: www.fed4fire.eu/continuous-call

Contact for more info: [email protected]

ONTOCHAIN

ONTOCHAIN 1st Open Call

Opening date: 16 November 2020

Closing date: 15 January 2020, 17:00 CET

Short description: The objective of ONTOCHAIN open call 1 is to establish the ONTOCHAIN framework as a human-centric decentralised & trustworthy solution based on available technologies for applications in various domains such as health, economy, mobility, public services, energy and sustainability, news, media, entertainment, Industry 4.0, tourism. In other terms, it is about designing the ONTOCHAIN architecture for implementation, around 6 technical topics:

  1. Applications
  2. Semantic interoperability
  3. On-chain data management
  4. Off-chain knowledge management
  5. Ecosystem economy
  6. Ecosystem scalability and integration

Selected third parties can get up to €123k, mentoring, access to top infrastructure, and be engaged in a 7-month programme divided in 3 phases to establish the ONTOCHAIN Framework.

Target participants: The target audience of ONTOCHAIN Open Call 1 – are researchers, innovators and developers whether from high tech companies including SMEs, academia or natural person(s) legally established in an EU Member State, H2020 associated countries or Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) linked to the Member States.

Visit: ontochain.ngi.eu/apply

Contact for more info: [email protected]

NGI DAPSI

Data Portability and Services Incubator – 2nd Open Call

Opening date: 20 November 2020

Closing date: 20 January 2020, 12:00 (noon) CET

Short description: DAPSI 2nd Open Call aims at selecting projects to develop solutions and services in the Data Portability field to tackle issues such as service portability, data compatibility & interoperability, security & privacy and among others.

The selected third parties can get grants up to €150k and participate in a 9-month supporting programme divided in two phases, where experts in diverse fields will provide a successful working methodology, access to top infrastructure, training in business and data related topics, coaching, mentoring, visibility and a vibrant ecosystem.

Target participants: The target audience of this call are:

  • Internet technologists, researchers and innovators
  • Researchers and developers employed in third-level education institutes, research infrastructures, non-profit organisations and charitable (scientific) foundations and research centres or enterprises among others.

These expert profiles can apply as individuals or linked to a legal entity. Hence, the participation is possible in two ways:

  • Natural person(s):
    One or more individuals (team), established in any eligible country. This does not consider the country of origin but the residence permit.
  • Legal entity:
    one or more entities (consortium), established in an eligible country, such as, universities, research centres, NGOs, foundations, micro, small and medium sized enterprises working on internet or/and other related technologies are eligible. (Large enterprises cannot participate).
  • any combination of the above.

Visit: dapsi.ngi.eu/apply

Contact for more info: [email protected]

NGI ZERO DISCOVERY

NGI Zero Discovery 11th call

Opening date: 1 October 2020 (next 1 December 2020)

Closing date: 1 December 2020 (next 1 February 2021)

Short description: NGI Zero Discovery will support new ideas and core technologies improving search and discovery. We are seeking project proposals between € 5.000 and € 50.000 – with the potential to scale them up if there is proven potential. Search and discovery are basic human needs for humans of all ages, and we would like to put powerful new technology in the hands of future generations as building blocks for a fair and democratic society and an open economy that benefits all.

Target participants: Projects are judged on their technical merits, strategic relevance to the Next Generation Internet and overall value for money. The key objective is to deliver potential break-through contributions to the open internet. All scientific outcomes must be published as open access, and any software and software must be published under a recognised open source license in its entirety. More information on eligibility: https://nlnet.nl/discovery/eligibility/

Visit: nlnet.nl/discovery

Contact for more info: [email protected]

NGI ZERO PET

NGI Zero PET 11th call

Opening date: 1 October 2020 (next 1 December 2020)

Closing date: 1 December 2020 (next 1 February 2021)

Short description: NGI ZERO PET will assist independent researchers and developers to create powerful new technology for reliability, confidentiality, integrity and security, and to help them put it in the hands of future generations as building blocks for a fair and democratic society and an open economy that benefits all. Support is available for project proposals between € 5.000 and € 50.000 – with the potential to scale them up if there is proven potential.

Target participants: Projects are judged on their technical merits, strategic relevance to the Next Generation Internet and overall value for money. The key objective is to deliver potential break-through contributions to the open internet. All scientific outcomes must be published as open access, and any software and software must be published under a recognised open source license in its entirety. More information on eligibility: https://nlnet.nl/PET/eligibility/

Visit: nlnet.nl/PET

Contact for more info: [email protected]

NGI ESSIF-LAB

eSSIF-Lab Infrastructure-oriented call

Opening date: 1 March 2020

Closing date: 30 June 2021 (with two intermediate deadlines for evaluation on 29 June 2020 and 4 January 2021), 13:00 (CEST)

Short description: The European Self-Sovereign Identity Framework Lab (eSSIF-Lab) will support the development and testing of novel scalable and interoperable applications using eSSIF-Lab infrastructure or the provision of components to this infrastructure.

Solutions proposed must be in a Technology Readiness Level  (TRL) of 3 to 5 and proposed applications should fall within the Self Sovereign Identity (SSI) concept (i.e. technologies which allow individuals to control their electronic identities and guard their privacy).

Open source SSI components developed as a result of this open call will be applied at a later stage in areas such as HealthTech, e-Government, Education or by proposals in the generic track of Open Disruptive Innovation. Hence, applicants shall be willing and able to work in an agile way with a good deal of communication and interaction with other participants in the eSSIF-Lab ecosystem, together developing the eSSIF-Lab Framework and testing the interoperability of delivered components.

Target participants: The call targets innovators (such as outstanding academic research groups, hi-tech start-ups and SMEs), legally established/resident in a Member State of the EU or in a H2020 associated country.

Visit: essif-lab-infrastructure-oriented.fundingbox.com

Contact for more info: [email protected]

NGI ATLANTIC.EU

NGIatlantic.eu Open Call for External Evaluators

Opening date: 1 February 2020

Closing date: Continuous submission

Short description: NGIatlantic.eu aims to set up an External Pool of Evaluators (EPE) of 50+ members to support the review process of the proposals received from the various Open Calls. Applicants should demonstrate experience and possess a proven track record in the technical areas which will be part of the priority topics of the NGIatlantic.eu Open Calls. The External Evaluators will work from remote and independently, in personal capacity and not on behalf of an organisation.

Target participants: The EPE call is open for international experts in the domains spanned by NGI, coming from EU-28 + 16 Associate Countries. The NGIatlantic.eu evaluators will be selected on the basis of their expertise in NGI topics and their involvement in NGI-related efforts over the past 12-18 months. Active engagement in NGI events is a plus.

Visit: ngiatlantic.eu/evaluators

Contact for more info: [email protected]