NGI Explorers Program is looking for high profile internet researchers or innovators from all over EU and H2020 associated countries that are specialized/working on NGI topics to join a unique opportunity in the US.

The program brings the opportunity to connect with an unrivalled environment of excellence. A flourishing community of Explorers with multiple backgrounds and the potential to become drivers of change for the Next Generation of Internet. The opportunity to create synergies with other like-minded participants of the program to share experiences, collaborate and even create new partnerships.


  • 100% sponsored 3 months Technology Expedition in the US (up to 13,950€).
  • Work directly with a US Partner to accelerate your idea
  • Free mentorship support
  • Access to Europe´s most powerful network of Internet leaders – Next Generation Idea
  • The chance to solve an Internet Technology challenge defined by the partners in the US.


  • Researchers: holding a Master´s degree or higher. Employed in third-level education institutes, research infrastructures, non-profit organizations and charitable (scientific) foundations and public research centres.
  • Innovators: internet technologists representing hi-tech startups, micro, small and medium-sides enterprises (SMEs), mid-caps working on Internet or and other related technologies.

Candidates must be employees of universities, research centres, mid-caps, SMEs and/or Startups.


  • Open ideas: propose a disruptive idea based on your line of research, product or service.
  • Challenge: apply to one of the challenges designed by the US nodes.
  • Paired Teams: submit a proposal with your US partner.

The Deadline for Open Call is on March 31st at 12:00 PM

For applications or more information visit the following link.