NGI POINTER aims at finding ambitious “NGI architects” to change the underlying fabric of the Internet and the web.

Who is this call for?

Individuals like researchers, activists, open source specialists, hackers or entities like software/hardware developers.

It will support projects that are able to build, on top of state-of-the-art research, scalable protocols and tools to assist in the practical transition to new technologies.

Potential applicants should match with widely open 9 challenges/use-cases around the following areas defined in the NGI POINTER Work Programme


You can get up to €200,000 equity-free funding and access a 12-month support programme. In the case of individuals, they would receive up to €50,000 equity-free funding.


The 1st deadline for application’s submission is on 1st of June 2020, so if you are interested, do not hesitate to apply here

You can find more information on the Guide for Applicants and the official webpage for the call. 

If you need help on the procedure, at DIHBU we can guide you through the process.