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:

  • 22 September 2020
  • 6 October 2020
  • 20 October 2020
  • 3 November 2020
  • 17 November 2020

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

  • 6 October 2020
  • 20 October 2020
  • 3 November 2020
  • 17 November 2020
  • 1 December 2020

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]

NGI ZERO DISCOVERY

NGI Zero Discovery 11th call

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

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

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 August 2020 (next 1 October 2020)

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

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 ATLANTIC.EU

NGI experiments together with US teams: NGI Atlantic.eu

Opening date: 3 August 2020

Closing date: 30 September 2020, 17:00 CEST

Short description: The call will finance short term (ST) or long term (LT) projects up to 150.000€ to incentivize EU – US NGI teams to carry out experiments using EU and/or US based experimental platforms.

  • EU – US Experimental Platforms interconnection: NGI  invites established designers and facility providers of experimental infrastructures, testbeds, and platforms enabling experimentation in the NGI areas on both sides of the Atlantic to interconnect with each other,  to offer their facilities on a continuous basis to its community of experimenters and application developers in other NGI topics.
  • NGI Priority topics where results are already available for experimentation on EU – US platforms: taking results from topics already in a mature state in the related priority topics of the NGI initiative to the next stage of experimentation of results on EU – US experimental platforms. The focus is in areas related to Privacy and Trust enhancing technologies; Decentralized data governance; Discovery and identification technologies.

Target participants: 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 proposed.

Visit: ngiatlantic.eu/ngiatlanticeu-2nd-open-call

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]