EU-U.S. cooperation for a climate-friendly internet
In line with the joint EU-US cooperation on energy policy, decarbonisation and security of supply, NGIatlantic-eu projects will do their part in contributing to a healthier and safer world. Ideas will be funded in the framework of the last open call recently launched by the project, combining European Commission funds and supplementary funds from the National Science Foundation
In the joint statement released on 28 January 2022, President von der Leyen and President Biden reaffirmed EU-US cooperation on energy policy, decarbonisation and security of supply in order to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, and renewed their mutual commitment to energy security and sustainability and accelerating the global transition to clean energy.
NGIatlantic.eu is also playing its role in contributing to green policy in the domain of the Next Generation Internet. Indeed, its last two open calls introduced a new topic, Greening the Internet, to fund EU-US projects that contribute to a sustainable and Climate-friendly NGI. NGIatlantic provides financial support between €25,000 and €50,000 to the EU counterparts of EU-US teams to experiment innovative internet technologies and transparency mechanisms to fight against climate change and improve energy efficiency, as well as projects that will carry out measurements to create awareness of environmental impact of the Internet or that will develop technologies to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions.
From the later stages of the third call onwards, this EU-US collaboration was strengthened with the new deployment of funds for US researchers through to a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) made available by the US National Science Foundation (NSF). This new DCL provides dedicated, supplementary funds for existing US NSF grantees, enabling them to tap into funds on the US side, if they are in successful in their NGIatlantic.eu applications.
Already 20 experiments have been funded in the first three NGIatlantic.eu Open Calls, with the results of the applications of the fourth call to be announced very soon, and the fifth Open Call just opened!
Moreover, the NGIatlantic.eu Twinning Lab enables EU-U.S. researchers to get in touch with each other, display their project’s ideas and find partners to start their experiments with.
Visit this page for more information on how to apply to the fifth Open Call!