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A New, Evolutive API and Transport-Layer Architecture for the Internet

Objective

At the 2011 OECD High-Level Meeting “The Internet Economy: Generating Innovation and Growth”, Vint Cerf, VP and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google, said that one of the biggest issues with the Internet is “keeping the network as open as possible to invite as much innovation as we can with as little barrier to that innovation as possible, so that new Googles and Amazons and PayPals and Skypes can happen all around the world.”

A significant barrier to innovation by SMEs is the ossification of the Internet transport architecture. New groundbreaking services often require different transport protocols, better signalling between application and network, or a more flexible choice of links. A few large enterprises have the resources to support their innovations by developing their own transport systems—Adobe, Google and Microsoft have done so. Open sophisticated transport protocols exist now, but are difficult for SMEs to use owing to their lack of support across the Internet.

NEAT addresses two obstacles to Internet innovation: 1) It lowers the barrier to service innovation by developing a free open-source transport system that will allow SMEs to leverage the rich set of available transport protocols. 2) It paves the way for an architectural change of the Internet where new transport layer services can seamlessly be integrated and quickly made available, minimising deployment difficulties, and allowing Internet innovators to take advantage of them wherever possible.

By optionally signalling between applications and the network, NEAT demonstrates new avenues for in-network support of application services. By decoupling the services offered to applications from the underlying network technologies, NEAT enables seamless integration with different computing environments and generalised mobility. The NEAT transport system will provide built-in security and privacy, allowing the implementation of these functions more efficiently and making them more attractive to use.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014

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Sub call

H2020-ICT-2014-1

Coordinator

SIMULA RESEARCH LABORATORY AS
Net EU contribution
€ 783 416,25
Address
Kristian August Gate 23
0164 Oslo
Norway

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Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 783 416,25

Participants (8)

CELERWAY COMMUNICATION AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 600 467,50
Address
Lilleakerveien 2b
0283 Oslo

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SME

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

Yes
Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 600 467,50
EMC INFORMATION SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL UNLIMITED COMPANY
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 562 336,25
Address
Ida Industrial Site
P31 Ovens

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 562 336,25
MZ DENMARK APS
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 231 597,50
Address
C/o Njord Law Firm Pilestraede 58
1112 Kobenhavn

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 231 597,50
KARLSTADS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 526 927,50
Address
Universitetsgatan 2
651 88 Karlstad

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Region
Norra Sverige Norra Mellansverige Värmlands län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 526 927,50
FH MUNSTER UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 246 827,50
Address
Hufferstrasse 27
48149 Munster

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Münster Münster, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 246 827,50
UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 492 132,50
Address
King's College Regent Walk
AB24 3FX Aberdeen

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North Eastern Scotland Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 492 132,50
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 513 296,25
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo

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Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 513 296,25
CISCO SYSTEMS FRANCE SARL
France
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Rue Camille Desmoulins 11
92130 Issy Les Moulineaux

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00