NGI POINTER grants for foundational Internet-focused OSS projects

Europe’s NGI POINTER has announced an open call for funding “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”. Open source projects are highly encouraged to apply if they work in one of the areas below. The NGI Program for Open Internet Renovation has received funding from the European Commission, as part of the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.

The projects will receive an equity-free funding grant, up to 200,000 € per project that involves at least 1 legal entity, or alternatively up to 50,000 € for an individual person.

The grant focus areas are a little different than what most communities we work with are thinking about, but you might be involved with projects in these areas or know some that are, so feel free to spread the work to those working on:

  • privacy-by-design,
  • Internet at the Edge,
  • Network optimization,
  • Virtualization and isolation,
  • Limitations in the TCP/IP protocol suite,
  • eCommerce security,
  • Autonomous Network operations and control, and
  • and Energy Efficiency

For more information and to apply: https://pointer.ngi.eu/open-calls/

Applications are due no later than: 2020-06-01T11:00:00Z

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