Project Details

Description

NGI Pointer is an Open Support Programme, which aims to re-invent the Internet for the third millennium and beyond, by cascading funding for the best Internet researchers and innovators to address the technological opportunities arising.
NGI Pointer is a project dedicated to cascade funding 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.

The project is a consortium effort led by the Centre for Digital Business Development (DBD) of Aarhus University (DK), responsible for coordination of the overall project and business coaching support to beneficiaries. Further project partners are 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.

The project is part of the Research and Innovation Action of the NGI initiative, funded by The European Commission, which aims to make the future internet more human-centric.

Target group
The target group for the project is Next Generation Internet (NGI) architects. These are people with an ambition of changing the Internet and Web with European Values at the core. It may by Researchers, Activists, Open Source, Hackers, SW/HW developers or others, acting on an individual basis or under an established entity.
As a NGI architect, you contribute in shaping the future internet as an interoperable platform ecosystem that embodies the values that Europe holds dear: openness, inclusivity, transparency, privacy, cooperation, and protection of data.

Funding
NGI Pointer will fund very open topics around the following specific predefined areas: Privacy-by-design; Internet of Things; Network optimization; Virtualization and isolation; Limitations in the TCP/IP protocol suite; eCommerce security; Autonomous Network operations and control; and Energy Efficiency.
The project has a total budget of 7M€ with 5,6M€ dedicated to cascade funding, where each project can receive up to 200K€. 28 NGI architects will be selected, whom will enter into a 12-month support framework programme, that across different stages will be tailored to the beneficiaries needs.

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StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/01/202031/12/2022

Keywords

  • Internet

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