NGI POINTER

Funding The Next Generation Ecosystem of Internet Architects
NGI-POINTER aims to find ambitious “NGI architects” to change the underlying fabric of the internet and the web, by supporting promising bottom-up projects that are able to build, on top of state-of-the-art research, scalable protocols and tools to assist in the practical transition or migration to new or updated technologies, whilst keeping European Values at the core.

Are you an NGI Architect?

NGI Architects shall be defined as “people with an ambition of changing the Internet and Web with European Values at the core” and they can be Researchers, Activists, Open Source, Hackers, SW/HW developers, acting on an individual basis or under an established entity, so both natural and legal persons will be eligible for funding (more detailed to come with the open calls).

AREAS

The project will fund very open topics but around the following areas detailed at the NGI POINTER Work Programme:

1. Privacy-by-design

2. Network optimization

3. Limitations TCP / IP protocol

4. Autonomous Network operations

5. Internet at the Edge

6. Virtualization and isolation

7. Industrial Internet Security

8. Trust for New Internet / Web Users

9. Energy Efficiency

5,6M€ FOR INNOVATORS AND NGI ARCHITECTS

What is it about?

NGI Pointer is a project with a total budget of 7M€ with 5,6M€ dedicated to cascade funding where each project can receive up to 200K€.

What is the goal?

To support promising bottom-up projects that are able to build, on top of state-of-the-art research, scalable protocols and tools to assist in the practical transition or migration to new or updated technologies, whilst keeping European Values at the core.

WHEN?

The project started in Jan 2020 and will end in Dec 2022. Open calls in NGI POINTER will select Internet Architects (NGI Architects) during the period from April 2020 to June 2021, that once selected will enter into a 12-month support framework programme, across different stages that will be tailored to the beneficiaries needs.

Led by Aarhus University (DK), that will coordinate the overall project and business coaching support to beneficiaries, and counting on three additional partners: Linknovate (ES), in charge of architects, experts and mentors scouting; FundingBox (PL) in charge of open calls and community management; and digital worx (DE), in charge of technical support to the NGI architects.

NGI Pointer coordinator: Mirko Presser mirko.presser@btech.au.dk

Info about the Open Calls at: ngipointer@fundingbox

Support Space on the Open Calls at: http://bit.ly/ngipointer-help

 
NGI POINTER (NGI Program for Open Internet Renovation) has received funding from the European Commission, as part of the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, under Grant Agreement Nº  871528
This Project is funded under the NGI (Next Generation Internet) Initiative, powered by the Digital Single Market of the European Commission.