The NGI_TRUST open calls aim to:

  • Engage a variety of players (newcomers to H2020 are encouraged!);
  • Explore pre-selected privacy & trust enhancing topics (defined with support an advisory board) critical to building a human centric Internet

NGI_TRUST will support third-party projects working in the following areas:

  • Technical innovation in privacy enhancing technologies, such as crypto, federated identity, security and privacy for Internet of Things (IoT), distributed ledgers and privacy-enhancing data transports and data at rest,
  • Ethical aspects, such as ways to use AI/ML/neural networks to serve the user’s interests, legal and best practices for policy makers to consider, impact of profiling and mass surveillance,
  • Bootstrapping trust at the protocol level, to maintain a decentralized Internet Infrastructure, for the establishment of trust, privacy (and security) between end-users and services,
  • Ways for users to make more informed decisions on the relevance of information that they are asked to disclose when accessing services.

NGI_TRUST is organising three rounds of open calls:

  • 1st call (February-April 2019) will seek to attract a broad mix of projects including a larger number of early-stage ‘feasibility’ studies.
  • 2nd call (open from 1 October 2019) and a 3rd call (scheduled to open in February 2020) will aim to build on 1st phase projects (larger second round funded projects following on from smaller pilot/feasibility projects) but also attract additional players with scalable projects in specific fields, industries or verticals.

Interested in applying?

The call will open on 1 October 2019.

For the second open call, the call text, application form and detailed guidance for applicants will be available here from 1 October 2019:

  • Expected duration of projects: from 9 to max 12 months
  • Maximum amount of financial support for each third party: €200 000 Call identifier: NGI_TRUST 2019002 call
  • Language in which proposal should be submitted: English
Applications should be received by 1 December 2019 at 18:00 CET

The NGI_TRUST consortium will organise a number of webinars and be present at a number of events during the period October-November 2019 to discuss with interested applicants.

Please check the NGI_TRUST open call wiki pages & follow our twitter account @NgiTrust if you would like to register for one of these sessions.

For further information, please contact the NGI_TRUST support team