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15:00 CET
Webinar, Zoom platform

All you need to know about's 1st Open Call - webinar, 26 March 2020

Have you missed the webinar? You can now watch it here!

From April 2020 until November 2021, will launch 5 Open Calls for Proposals, with a total budget of 2.8 Million Euro. The calls are open to European organisations - SMEs, large enterprise, public organisations - wishing to carry out high-quality Research & Innovation activities, with a US-based counterpart, on NGI experimental platforms.

The first Open Call is scheduled to be launched on 1st April 2020, open until 29th May 2020 with a budget of 600k Euro.

This webinar is the first of a series to be organised around the Open Calls. It will introduce the project and opportunities, and will follow with a deep dive-into the details of the first Open Call, including the NGI topic focus areas where experiments will be funded.

  • When: 26 March 2020, 15:00 CET
  • How: Zoom platform
  • The webinar is free and open to all interested stakeholders. Registration is now closed
  • Slides available for download






15:00 - 15:10

Openness, inclusivity, transparency, privacy, cooperation, and protection of data: the Next Generation Internet initiative of the European Commission and the importance of EU – US cooperation in NGI. Opening by Peter Fatelnig, Minister-Counsellor for Digital Economy Policy chez Delegation of the European Union to the United States.

15:10 - 15:15

What is the NGI Initiative? Jim Clarke, WIT, EU Programme Manager, EU Strategic Liaison Manager, project coordinator.

15:15 - 15:20 bridging EU-US research on Next Generation Internet. Sara Pittonet Gaiarin, Senior Project Manager, Trust-IT

15:20 - 15:30 1st Open Call: topics, experimental platforms, finding your partner. Jim Clarke, WIT, , EU Programme Manager, EU Strategic Liaison Manager, project coordinator.

15:30 - 15:40

Perspective from an US Experimental Platform. Ivan Seskar, Rutgers University, NJ, USA

15:40 - 15:45

Open questions and answers




The 30-months project will push the Next Generation Internet a step further by providing cascade funding to EU-based researchers and innovators in carrying out Next Generation Internet related experiments in collaboration with US research teams.

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