As part of the GÉANT Community Programme (GCP), the GÉANT Association has reserved EUR 300k to support an Innovation Programme for specific research projects to be carried out by the GÉANT community.
The call for proposals is for research project funding of up to EUR 50k, for a max duration of 6 months.
* Max award amount: 50Keur
* Deadline: 14 February 2024
* Eligibility: Any member of the GÉANT Commmunity (NREN member or
served by an NREN member) as the lead applicant (joint applications welcome)
* Focus: Network and Network Technologies; Above the Net services;
Trust and Identity; Security; Digital Health. Education, Other areas
the GÉANT Community are engaged in are also very welcome, including
innovations in business practices, human capital, and sustainability.
Who can apply
GÉANT Member NRENs and/or legal entities from one of its ‘connected institutions’, including universities, research or education institutes or institutions connected to an NREN, are welcome and eligible for funding under this programme. Joint applications of small consortia led by an NREN or eligible entity are also welcome to apply.
GÉANT values equal opportunity, being fair and inclusive, and supporting a community where everyone feels welcome. We are therefore committed to increasing the number of women and individuals from underrepresented groups in the Research and Education Networking sector. We strongly encourage women and individuals from underrepresented groups to apply for the Innovation Programme.
Which research topics will you consider?
Topics from areas where the GÉANT community is currently most active include: Network and Network Technologies; Above the Net services; Trust and Identity; Security, and Digital Health. Other areas the community are engaged in are also strongly welcome.
We particularly encourage innovative proposals that demonstrate significant scientific or societal and economic impact and create benefits for the GÉANT European Research and Education community. Examples of previous innovation developed within the GÉANT community include widely adopted services, such as eduroam, eduVPN and eduMEET.
GÉANT’s Thematic Areas:
Network and Network Technologies
Focused on network infrastructure, services, and management – including such areas as routing and switching, multi-domain service provisioning, automation and orchestration, monitoring and measurement, AI, time and frequency transfer, quantum networking and secure networks.
Above the Net
Digital services for the end-user, including educational services, commercial and community cloud services, and open-source videoconferencing solutions.
Trust and Identity
Secure, agile, and scalable services for scientific, academic, and commercial user communities, providing trusted access to digital infrastructure and online collaboration resources.
Leading-edge tools, solutions, and support to keep networks, services, connections, and users safe and secure in an environment of increasing levels of cyber security threats.The Innovation Programme facilitates the opportunity to test new ideas and make a real difference in advancing not only technology, but also business practices, human capital, and sustainability for, and by, the GÉANT community.
The Innovation Programme facilitates the opportunity to test new ideas and make a real difference in advancing not only technology, but also business practices, human capital, and sustainability for, and by, the GÉANT community.
Our funding decisions are based on a number of criteria, including quality, innovation, potential impact, and value for money.