Boost your idea with NGI AWARDS and seize the opportunity to promote your project on a European scale.

NGI Awards

The Next Generation Internet

We recognize people, teams, projects and start-ups who contribute to a better digital life.

NGI AWARDS rewards outstanding performance with valuable prices for researchers, individuals, groups and companies in return.

NGI AWARDS embraces innovative project ideas, theses for academic research, start-ups or NPOs. Artists, philosophers, entrepreneurs and visionaries are invited. Initial submission is easy and does not take long.

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Jury & Timeline

Submit your visions for the Next Generation Internet. Nomination is done by making a simple one-page description of your idea. Nominate yourself or other excellent projects who deserve to win.

The NGI AWARDS jury is represented by experts from all over Europe.

Call for nominees

Selection of winners

NGI Awards ceremony
@4YFN Barcelona

Find your category

Participate in the NGI Awards. We invite 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, as well as everybody who can contribute to NGI.

NGI Research and Education Awards

  • Research ideas, concepts or results in an interdisciplinary context
  • Projects during BsC, Master and PhD studies
  • Outstanding teaching activities for Masters and Bachelor graduates
  • Inspiring 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 to solve a community’s need
  • Tools and procedures that to support diversity and inclusion
  • Solutions to promote data governance for all
  • Disruptive technology culture drivers




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NGI Initiative

The Next Generation Internet

NGI is Europe’s new approach towards a better Internet for humans. It invites citizens and communities who strive for values like openness, inclusivity, transparency, privacy, cooperation, and data protection. The initiative stimulates people to contribute their inputs. Your active engagement will guide the European’s funding agenda for the Next Generation Internet. NGI is initiated by the European Commission and implemented by project partners all across Europe.

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