Open Calls

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.

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Who are we looking for

Individuals or established entities, with a great ambition of changing the Internet and Web with European Values at its core: Researchers, Activists, Open Source Specialists, Sackers, SW/HW developers.

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Open Call benefits

The NGI POINTER Open Calls will grant internet architects solutions, between April 2020 and June 2021. Once selected, granted architects will enter into a 12-month support framework programme, across different installments that will be tailored to the beneficiaries’ needs.

Potential applicants should match with widely open 9 challenges/use-cases around the following areas defined in the NGI POINTER Work Programme: privacy-by-design; Internet at the Edge; Network optimization; Virtualization and isolation; Limitations in the TCP/IP protocol suite; eCommerce security; Autonomous Network operations and control; and Energy Efficiency.

The projects will receive an equity-free funding grant, up to 200.000 € per-project, involving at least 1 organisation or up to 50.000 € for a natural person.