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.

NGI TRUST

NGI Trust 3rd Open Call
Opening date:Closing date:
28 February 2020, 08.30 CET4 May 2020, 18.00 CET
Short description:Target participants:
NGI TRUST will support third-party projects working in the following areas:

  • Better management of consent, to give more control to the user of their data when accessing and using services.
  • Technical innovation in privacy enhancing technologies, such as cryptography, federated identity, security and privacy for IoT, privacy-enhancing data transports and data at rest.
  • The application of artificial intelligence/machine learning/neural networks to serve the user’s interests.
  • Bootstrapping trust at the protocol level, to maintain a trustable Internet Infrastructure.
The call is open to individuals or organisations, or groupings thereof. Specifically, the following may apply, either on an individual basis or as a consortium:

  • Researchers and developers (holding a master’s degree or higher) employed in third-level education institutes, research infrastructures, not for profit organisations and charitable (scientific) foundations and public research centres.
  • Internet technologists and innovators, privacy and trust specialists and action groups.
  • Organisations/companies with relevant privacy and trust cases or concerns in specific sectors or ‘verticals’ (fields such as health, etc.).
  • Micro, small and medium sized enterprises firms working on internet technologies.

Applicants may be legal entities or natural persons and should be registered (for organisations) or resident (for individuals) in an EU Member State or a Horizon 2020 associated country.

Visit:For more info email:
wiki.geant.org/display/NGITrust/3rd+Open+Call+NGI_TRUST

NGI ZERO DISCOVERY

NGI Zero Discovery 8th call
Opening date:Closing date:
1 February 20201 April 2020
Short description:Target participants:
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.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:For more info email:
nlnet.nl/discovery

NGI ZERO PET

NGI ZERO PET 8th call
Opening date:Closing date:
1 February 20201 April 2020
Short description:Target participants:
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.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:For more info email:
nlnet.nl/PET

NGI EXPLORER

NGI Explorers 2nd open call
Opening date:Closing date:
1 February 202031 March 2020
Short description:Target participants:
NGI Explorers  is sponsoring European Top Researchers and Innovators to join a unique technology mission to the United States. A three-month immersive experience to work with a US partner, with travel and subsistence costs 100% covered, complemented by a free mentorship plan.Researchers and Innovators employed by a European ‘legal entity’ and eligible to receive a U.S. J-1 visa. Focus Areas for applications:

  1. Artificial Intelligence,
  2. Blockchain,
  3. Big Data,
  4. Internet of Things,
  5. 5G,
  6. Cybersecurity,
  7. Cloud/Edge Computing
Visit:For more info email:
explorers.ngi.eu/apply-now

DAPSI

Data Portability and Services Incubator – 1st open call
Opening date:Closing date:
20 February 202022 April 2020
Short description:Target participants:
This first Open Call aims at selecting up to 15 third parties to conduct advanced research applied to Data Portability use cases. This will entail a substantial advance in the current state of play, delivering new services with potential to reach the market in the short term.

Selected third parties will be engaged in a nine-month incubation 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 community building.

DAPSI will support up to 50 third parties through three open calls in the coming three years, distributing a total amount of €5,600,000.

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, individually or as a consortium.

Visit:For more info email:
dapsi.ngi.eu

NGI ATLANTIC.eu

NGIatlantic.eu Open Call for External Evaluators
Opening date:Closing date:
1 February 2020, 08.30 CETContinuous submission
Short description:Target participants:
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.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:For more info email:
ngiatlantic.eu/evaluators

Also, do not miss the H2020 ICT Calls and FED4FIRE+ Open Calls.