The GÉANT Innovation Programme is a unique opportunity to enable initial development, establish a proof of concept or testing of new ideas, with lightweight, administrative constraints.
As part of the GÉANT Community Programme (GCP), the GÉANT Association has reserved 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 for research project funding of up to EUR30k, for a duration of no longer than 9 months.
Who can apply?
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, are welcomed and eligible for funding under this programme.
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.
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
Our funding decisions are based on a number of criteria, including: quality, innovation, potential impact and value for money.
How to apply
Login or registration to Indico is required in order to submit your proposal. Applicants must upload two documents:
- Signed and (if necessary) stamped PDF
- Microsoft Word or PDF of the proposals.
guidance for applicants
on the dedicated page, including FAQs and a checklist to verify your eligibility and the completion of your application.
Read the full guide for applicants here
Launched in February 2021, the GÉANT Innovation Programme funded eight projects in the areas of multimedia, networks, trust&identity, education, clouds, security and privacy.
Visit the overview of funded projects here