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NGI Program for Open INTErnet Renovation

Project description

A new open-internet architecture

The spread of digital services requires a more efficient, flexible and safe internet, which means there is a need for new internet architecture. The EU-funded NGI-POINTER project intends to supply building blocks with the bases for the human-centric technical revolution of internet architecture. The project supports Next-Generation Internet (NGI) architects who bear new protocols, open software and hardware intended for internet management in a wide range of cases such as privacy-by-design, IoT, network perfection, e-commerce security and energy efficiency. The NGI-POINTER project relies on the participation of experienced scientists and professionals to achieve a successful open internet revolution.


NGI-POINTER contributes to the human-centric revolution of the internet architecture by discovering NGI Architects who bring new protocols, Open software and hardware that are used to manage the internet in various use case areas: Privacy-by-design; Internet of Things; Network optimization; Virtualization and isolation; Limitations in the TCP/IP protocol suite; eCommerce security; Autonomous Network operations and control; Energy Efficiency.

NGI-POINTER will leverage in Big Data Analytics technology provided by Linknovate to profile and scout 1.000+ oustanding researchers worldwide. FundingBox - European leader in Financial Support to Third Parties - will manage the open call mechanism on its 17.500 members strong platform. Aarhus University - a Top-100 University in the world - brings expertise in business mentoring and connections with more that 5.000 Internet researchers. Digital Workx provides the technical expertise for software and hardware standardization and ties with more that 65.000 engineers and Open Software developers around the world that are part of the Internet of Things Network.

NGI-POINTER will provide the building blocks the pillars for a technical revolution of the internet architecture towards a more efficient, scalable, secure and resilient internet.

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Net EU contribution
€ 461 500,00
Nordre ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus c

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Danmark Midtjylland Østjylland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

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