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The GÉANT Innovation Programme: the Call for Proposals is open! Deadline February 28

GÉANT Innovation Programme

Following last year’s success, the GÉANT Innovation Programme is back with a new Call for Proposals to support innovative ideas from the Community!

What is it?

As part of the GÉANT Community Programme (GCP), the GÉANT Association has reserved again EUR300k to support an Innovation Programme for specific research projects to be carried out by the GÉANT Community, i.e. GÉANT Member NRENs, universities, research institutions/institutes or other such legal entities to which a GÉANT Association Member NREN provides services.

The call for proposals is launched for research project funding of up to EUR30k, for a max duration of 5/6 months with possible extensions up to 9 months. This year, funding was awarded to ten winning projects in Hungary, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and United Kingdom in the areas of multimedia, networks, trust&identity, education, clouds, security, and privacy.

Who can apply? 

The Innovation Programme accepts applications from member NRENs from the GÉANT Association or legal entities from one of its ‘connected institutions’, including universities, research or education institutes or institutions connected to an NREN.

Which research topics will you consider?

Any subject area or topic providing that it falls within GÉANT’s Community remit! For example, proposals can draw upon areas such as networking, cloud, security, trust & Identity and education.

Deadline and links

  • Submit your proposal by February 28 – detailed timeline and application form on the Innovation Programme website
  • Read the guidance for applicants here.
  • Last year’s awarded projects can be found here.


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