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Sectors: Culture - Media, Information, New technologies, Research, Telecommunications

Regions: Worldwide

Category: Call for proposals

Additional info regions:

Please refer to Annex A to the H2020 Work programme 2018-2020 for further information on eligible countries


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WE Funding – H2020-NGI Initiative – Shape…
Funds for: Shaping the future Internet
Main beneficiaries: Any legal or natural person

Responsible: European Commission


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Funds for: Shaping the future Internet
Main beneficiaries: Any legal or natural person

Priorities and funded actions:

* Re-imagine and re-engineer the internet for the third millennium and beyond to shape a value-centric, human and inclusive society for all;
* Enable human potential, mobility and creativity at the largest possible scale – while dealing responsibly with our natural resources;

* Mobilise the best ideas to improve how we find and connect people, devices, services and ideas

Among financed actions
* Scientific research;
* Design and development of open source software and open hardware;
* Validation or constructive inquiry into existing or novel technical solutions;
* Software engineering aimed at adapting to new usage areas or improving software quality;
* Formal security proofs, security audits, setup and design of software testing and continuous integration;
* Documentation for researchers, developers and end users;
* Standardisation activities, including membership fees of standards bodies;
* Understanding user requirements and improving usability/inclusive design;
* Necessary measures in support of (broad)er deployability, e.g. packaging;
* Participation in technical, developer and community events like hackathons, IETF, W3C, RIPE meetings, FOSDEM, etc. (admission fee, travel and subsistence costs), and other activities that are relevant to adhering to robust software development and deployment practices;
* Project management;
* Out-of-pocket costs for infrastructure essential to achieving the above

Additional information
* This call for proposals is a restricted call for proposals. In first instance, only concept notes will be evaluated

* Initial duration of the project: details are not published yet

* Eligibility
– Be a legal or a natural person;

– There is no restriction related to the quality of the structure or the person, nor in terms of place of establishment. However, for equal proposals, inhabitants of the EU and its associated countries are given priority