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NGI Research Goes To Standardisation

Project description

Improving Europe's blockchain ecosystem

Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies have the potential to develop a more 'human' internet based on Next Generation Internet (NGI) values which re-imagine and re-engineer the internet for the third millennium and beyond. However, several challenges in the process could undermine this effort. The EU-funded NGI-GO2S project will strengthen the European Blockchain Ecosystem and excellence in research by supporting dozens of promising bottom-up projects capable of developing and implementing advanced blockchain technologies addressing scalability, interoperability and sustainability issues. The project will be based on Big Data analytics technology, aiming to attract and integrate exceptional researchers in the European Blockchain Ecosystem.


NGI vision is to re-imagine the Internet for the third millennium, which has to be an Internet of Human Values, resilient, trustworthy and sustainable.
Blockchain and DLTs are promising technologies with enormous potential to develop a more human internet based on NGI Values, but these technologies face numerous challenges that could affect its full adoption.
NGI-GO2S contributes to this vision by reinforcing the European Blockchain ecosystem and excellence in research by supporting 76 to 112 promising Bottom-up Projects [BuPs] able to develop and roll-out Advanced Blockchain Technologies [ABTs] aimed to close the scalability, interoperability and sustainability challenges.
In order to get it, NGI-GO2S will leverage on Big Data Analytics technology -provided by INNEN, company specialised on advanced IT search solutions- to scout 1.000+ outstanding ‘Blockchain Talents’ and in FBC -the company specialised in building communities around innovative technologies- to attract and integrate outstanding researchers in the European Blockchain Ecosystem.
An agile, transparent and flexible continuous 2-Stages Open Call scheme will select the best BuPs. We build on the experience that FBA -European leader in Financial Support to Third Parties- has on this field to make it simple and user-friendly, to allow committed ‘Blockchain Talents’ to focus on delivering solutions to important problems.
Finally, NGI-GO2S will deliver a one-in-all Support Program for Standardization of ABTs that will increase the capability of BuPs by complementing their knowledge and skills with world class domain experts in fields, such as security and privacy, DLT technologies, standardisation or open commons business models. NLnet, the entity of reference in Internet domain at EU Level, will provide guidance and mentoring to tackle these topics.
All this will contribute to turn excellence research into standards accepted across all kinds of application domains.

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Net EU contribution
€ 527 365,00
00189 Roma

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Total cost
€ 527 365,00

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