NGI POINTER Work Programme

The NGI POINTER project is one of several Horizon 2020 projects, supporting the Next Generation Internet (NGI) initiative, funded under Grant Agreement Nº 871528.

The project focuses on changing the underlying fabric of the internet, and the web itself, by supporting promising bottom-up projects that are able to build on top of SOA research, scalable protocols, and tools to assist in the practical transition or migration to new or updated technologies.

The NGI POINTER Work Programme

NGI POINTER contributes to the human-centric revolution of the internet architecture, by discovering NGI Architects who bring new protocols, Open software and hardware that are used to manage the internet in various use case areas defined and described in the NGI POINTER Work Programme:


Internet at the Edge

Network optimization

Virtualization and isolation

Limitations in the TCP/IP protocol suite

Autonomous Network operations and control

Energy Efficiency


Industrial Internet Security

Trust for New Internet/Web Users

NGI POINTER will leverage in partners capacities as such:


Big Data Analytics technology provided by Linknovate to profile and scout 1.000+ outstanding researchers worldwide. 


FundingBox – European leader in Financial Support to Third Parties – will manage the open call mechanism on its 17.500 members strong platform. 

Aarhus University

Aarhus University – a Top-100 University in the world – brings expertise in business mentoring and connections with more than 5.000 Internet researchers.

Digital Worx

digital worx provides the technical expertise and ties with more than 65.000 engineers and Open Software developers around the world that are part of the Internet of Things Network.

The project runs from January, 1, 2020 until December, 31, 2022 and is funded with EUR 7 million (EUR 5.6 million is allocated to third parties) and runs for three years.