NGI 13th Open Call for projects- Next Generation Internet

The goal of NGI Assure to support projects that design and engineer reusable building blocks for the Next Generation Internet as part of a complete, strong chain of assurances for all stakeholders regarding the source and integrity of identities, identifiers, data, cyberphysical systems, service components and processes.  The work needs to become available under free and open source licenses.

Anyone that can bring a relevant contribution to the topics of NGI Assure can apply, whether you are a natural person or an organisation of any type that wants to improve and further develop Distributed Ledger Technologies, advanced blockchain technologies and related enabling technologies.

The following types of activities, provided they are cost-effective and have a clear link to the topics and objectives directly relevant to NGI Assure, qualify for financial support:

  • Scientific research.

  • Design and development of open source software and open hardware.

  • Validation or constructive inquiry into existing or novel technical solutions.

  • Software engineering aimed at adapting to new usage areas or improving software quality.

  • Formal security proofs, security audits, setup and design of software testing and continuous integration.

  • Documentation for researchers, developers and end users.

  • Standardisation activities, including membership fees of standards bodies.

  • Understanding user requirements and improving usability/inclusive design.

  • Necessary measures in support of (broader) deployability (e.g. packaging).

  • Participation in technical, developer and community events like hackathons, IETF; W3C, RIPE meetings, FOSDEM, etc. (admission fee, travel and subsistence costs).

  • Other activities that are relevant to adhering to robust software development and deployment practices.

  • Project management linked to the project execution.

  • Out-of-pocket costs for infrastructure essential to achieving the above.

 

NGI Assure is seeking project proposals between 5 000 and 50 000 Euro – with the potential to scale them up if there is proven potential.

Based on the submitted proposals, projects receive a first check for eligibility in terms of alignment of goals and criteria with NGI Assure. The second stage is used to select strategic projects which not only satisfy the minimal criteria, but also have potentially a lasting impact on society.

 

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Date

Dec 01 2022 - Feb 01 2023
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