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Pilots for the Next Generation Internet
|Funding Program||Horizon Europe - Cluster 4 - Destination 6: A Human-centred and Ethical Development of Digital and Industrial Technologies|
|Funding rate||70% (NPO: 100%)|
|Call budget||€ 14,000,000.00|
|Estimated EU contribution per project||between € 3,000,000.00 and € 5,000,000.00|
|Link to the call||ec.europa.eu|
|Link to the submission||ec.europa.eu|
The aim of this topic is to foster the take up of Next Generation Internet (NGI) technologies and solutions in Europe by integrating them in a variety of industrial and societal use cases, enabling the emergence of internet ecosystems supporting the needs of specific sectors, such as (but not limited to) public services, healthcare and well-being, supply chain management, transport, finance, creative and cultural industries, tourism, energy and ICT.
NGI Pilots will make use of the rich portfolio of technologies and tools developed in the NGI programme in Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe, and will apply them to real-life use cases with the goal of validating NGI human-centric solutions across value chains, as close as possible to operational conditions, engaging large user groups and proving their socio-economic potential. Pilots will also address sustainability beyond the lifecycle of the project.
Pilots will involve SSH experts and user organisations from vertical sectors, NGI innovators and other digital technology providers. Pilot projects will need to carefully consider the needs and expectations of the end-users as main drivers of the technological developments, as well as energy efficiency requirements. Issues around inclusiveness and gender-sensitivity in the developed solutions should be addressed, where relevant.
Pilots will include development, integration, testing, deployment, uptake and operation activities. Focus will be on open source solutions (both software and hardware) and their integration and adoption in vertical use cases, to ensure replicability of the results and portability in different areas. Proposals should address use cases from at least two different verticals and address their interdependencies.
Proposals should encourage, when relevant, open access to data, standardisation activities, as well as an IPR regime ensuring lasting impact and reusability of results.
Proposals should incorporate third party contributions from NGI open source innovators. A minimum of 15% of the total requested EU contribution should be allocated to financial support to third parties, selected through open calls.
For ensuring focused effort, third parties should be funded through projects typically in the EUR 10 000 to 50 000 range per project, with indicative duration of 6 to 9 months.
|Regions / countries for funding||EU Member States, Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT)|
Moldova (Moldova), Albania (Shqipëria), Armenia (Հայաստան), Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosna i Hercegovina / Босна и Херцеговина), Faeroes (Føroyar / Færøerne), Georgia (საქართველო), Island (Ísland), Israel (ישראל / إِسْرَائِيل), Kosovo (Kosova/Kosovë / Косово), Montenegro (Црна Гора), Morocco (المغرب), North Macedonia (Северна Македонија), Norway (Norge), Serbia (Srbija/Сpбија), Tunisia (تونس /Tūnis), Türkiye, Ukraine (Україна), United Kingdom
|eligible entities||EU Body, Education and training institution, International organization, Natural Person, Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) / Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Other, Private institution, incl. private company (private for profit), Public Body (national, regional and local; incl. EGTCs), Research Institution incl. University, Small and medium-sized enterprise (SME)|
To be eligible for funding, applicants must be established in one of the following countries:
Only legal entities forming a consortium are eligible to participate in actions provided that the consortium includes, as beneficiaries, three legal entities independent from each other and each established in a different country as follows:
Any legal entity, regardless of its place of establishment, including legal entities from non-associated third countries or international organisations (including international European research organisations) is eligible to participate (whether it is eligible for funding or not), provided that the conditions laid down in the Horizon Europe Regulation have been met, along with any other conditions laid down in the specific call topic.
A ‘legal entity’ means any natural or legal person created and recognised as such under national law, EU law or international law, which has legal personality and which may, acting in its own name, exercise rights and be subject to obligations, or an entity without legal personality.
Competitiveness of Enterprises, Employment/Labour Market, SME & entrepreneurship,
Digitalisation, Digital Society, ICT,
Education & Training, Children & Youth, Media
|Relevance for EU Macro-Region||EUSAIR - EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region, EUSALP - EU Strategy for the Alpine Space, EUSBSR - EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, EUSDR - EU Strategy for the Danube Region|
|UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs)|
|project duration||24 to 36 months|
All proposals must be submitted electronically via the Funders & Tenders Portal electronic submission system (accessible via the topic page in the Search Funding & Tenders section). Paper submissions are NOT possible.
Proposals must be complete and contain all parts and mandatory annexes and supporting documents, e.g. plan for the exploitation and dissemination of the results including communication activities, etc.
The application form will have two parts:
Annexes and supporting documents will be directly available in the submission system and must be uploaded as PDF files (or other formats allowed by the system).
The limit for a full application (Part B) is 45 pages.
|Call documents|| HE-Work Programme 2023-2024, Cluster 4, Destination 6 (799kB)
|Contact||National Contact Points for Horizon Europe |