The Next Generation Internet Initiative (NGI) was launched by the European Parliament and the Commission to create an Internet more in line with the societal expectations of citizens. Information on the NGI initiative is available at https://www.ngi.eu/ and Twitter (https://twitter.com/NGI4eu). A blog entry by the Director General of DG Connect explains the motivation behind the NGI.
At this stage of the NGI initiative calls for projects are aimed at internet innovators. The different calls (https://www.ngi.eu/opencalls/) are described here:
- NGI Trust: Privacy & Trust Enhancing Technologies – up to €200,000 funding (under conditions) for technical innovations in using technologies such as IoT, I and cryptography.
- LEDGER: Decentralised Technologies – up to €200,000 funding to make of data a common good owned by citizens where the wealth created by data-driven platforms is equally distributed using technologies such as blockchain, distributed ledger and peertopeer networks.
- NGI Zero Discovery: Next Generation Search & Discovery – €5,000 – €50,0000 funding for helping to put powerful new search technology in the hands of future generations, as building blocks for a fair and democratic society and an open economy that benefits all.
- NGI Zero PET: Privacy & Trust Enhancing Technologies – €5,000 – €50,000 funding for technologies aimed to keep data private and confidential.
View online : Information on open NGI calls