NGI EXPLORERS

EXPLORERS
Project

NGI EXPLORERS

Launching Europe’s best Internet talent into technology Expeditions to the United States

The NGI EXPLORERS Programme will support EU top researchers and innovators in understanding US different perspectives, vision, values and technology approaches for an uplifted research mind-set to catalyze the impact of their “made in Europe” disruptive ideas, NGI concepts or product-oriented research activities.

 

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement Nº 825183

3
PARTNERS
3
COUNTRIES
1.5 M€
TOTAL BUDGET
3
YEARS

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Project: 
F6S
Programme: 
HORIZON 2020
Period: 
2019-2021
Sector: 
TIC
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The Challenge: 

Under the umbrella of the Next Generation Internet (NGI) initiative framework, the project aims to reshape the internet over the next 10-15 years. This ambitious vision will involve the best Internet researchers and innovators from EU start-ups, SMEs, mid-caps, research centres and academia to cultivate an American mindset, address technological opportunities and become drivers of change for the Next Generation of Internet.

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Solutions: 
NGI EXPLORERS will design an agile programme for EU Explorers to get immersed in a 3 or 6-month 100% sponsored deep dive into the United States. The Program will run a total of 3 rounds throughout its lifetime. The expeditions will be complemented with a portfolio of services such as: Immersion bootcamp, Mentoring and the NGI Oscars. The programme will address the following Focus Areas: Artificial Intelligence; Blockchain; Big Data; Internet of Things; 5G; Cybersecurity; Cloud/Edge Computing; Interactive Technology; Future Hyper-Connectivity; Human-centric Internet.
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Impacts: 

The expected impacts are an enhanced EU-US cooperation in Next Generation Internet; a reinforced collaboration and increased synergies between NGI initiaves in Europe and the US, developing interoperable solutions and joint demonstrators, contributions to standards and the creation of an EU-US ecosystem of top researchers, hi-tech startups/SMEs and Internet-related communities collaborating on the evolution of the Internet

NGI Explorers, the program designed for European Internet rockstars ready to go the 'extra mile'
Diana López
R&D INNOVATION CONSULTANT