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GÉANT Innovation Programme Call for Proposals is open!

The GÉANT Innovation Programme is back with a new Call for Proposals starting from today! Deadline is January 30, 2023.

The Call for Proposals is for research project funding of up to EUR30k, for a duration of no longer than 9 months.

Who can apply? The Innovation Programme will accept 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 be considered? 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. We particularly encourage innovative proposals that demonstrate significant scientific or societal and economic impact and create benefit for the GÉANT European Research and Education community. Examples of previous innovation developed within the GÉANT Community include widely adopted services, such as eduroameduVPN and eduMEET.

Before submitting a proposal, the lead partner has to make sure to check with their Institution’s administrative and/or legal departments the Research Agreement templates. The lead partner institution would need to accept to sign the GIP Research Agreement as it is, as GÉANT will not accept any changes to be signed. It is important, in order to swiftly accelerate the completion of the signed research agreement. Depending on the nature of the project: GIP RA with Data Processing Agreement (Controller-Processor) or without Data Processing Agreement (Controller-Controller) will be required.

The guidelines for applicants and all relevant information to submit your innovative idea can be found on the Innovation Programme’s website.

If you are curious to read about the past awarded projects, check out this other page.

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