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NGI Awards

Next Generation Internet

NGI Awards recognizes and rewards outstanding contributions to a better digital life.

Valuable prizes await innovative researchers, start-ups and NPOs, amongst others (artists, philosophers, entrepreneurs, visionaries etc. are also encouraged to take part).

The submission procedure is fast and straightforward.

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Apply by submitting a simple one-page description of your contribution to the Next Generation Internet. Alternatively, nominate other outstanding ideas/projects etc. that you think deserve support and recognition.

The NGI award nomination deadline is September 30, 2018.

The NGI AWARDS jury comprises experts from all over Europe.

Call for nominees

Selection of winners

NGI Awards ceremony
@4YFN Barcelona

Win prizes worth more than € 100,000

Paid research and scholarship
residence at Aarhus University,

Guest lectures from
NGI Move experts

Coaching by
NGI Move experts

Pitching your ideas
to investors

Business coaching
by NGI experts

Participation in and
promotion at 4YFN 2019

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Take part in the NGI Awards. EVERYBODY who is contributing to the NGI – companies, start-ups and non-profit organizations, researchers, teachers and students, municipalities and private communities, teams and individuals, investors and sponsors, philosophers and artists, entrepreneurs and visionaries etc. – can participate.

NGI Research and Education Awards

  • Interdisciplinary research ideas, concepts or results
  • Projects during BSc, Masters and PhD studies
  • Outstanding teaching activities for Masters and Bachelors courses
  • Inspirational school projects or courses

NGI Start-up Awards

  • Privacy and trust-enhancing technologies
  • Decentralized data governance
  • Discovery and identification

Culture of NGI Awards

  • Impactful tech solutions that meet community needs
  • Tools and procedures supporting diversity and inclusion
  • Solutions promoting data governance for all
  • Disruptive technology culture drivers




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NGI Initiative

Next Generation Internet

NGI is Europe’s new approach to creating a more human-centric internet. It invites citizens and communities striving for values like openness, inclusivity, transparency, privacy, cooperation, and data protection to provide input, and thus to help to guide the European Next Generation Internet funding agenda. NGI is a European Commission initiative which is being implemented by project partners throughout Europe.

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