From 01/12/2020 to 01/02/2021


The goal of NGI Assure is to support projects that design and engineer reusable building blocks for the Next Generation Internet. NGI Assure is looking for building blocks that contribute to providing such assurances include quantum-proof cryptography, public key infrastructure, (augmented) authenticated key exchange, ratchet mechanisms (such as the Noise protocol) that securely chain key material, distributed hash tables and DAGs to make P2P interaction more secure, conflict-free replicated data types, mixnets and onion routing mechanisms, consensus protocols, distributed ledgers and (post) blockchain technologies that create redundant data sets managed independently by mutually distrustful parties, a priori usage control, symbolic and formal proofs, and tamperproof open hardware implementations of core cryptographic primitives. The work needs to become available under free and open-source licenses.

We are seeking project proposals between 5.000 and 50.000 euro’s – with the potential to scale them up if there is proven potential.

Target participants

We are looking for technical R&D projects that provide some form of assurance regarding any aspect of the internet and the way we use it today or will use it tomorrow. The technology you propose should be relevant to the long term evolution of the internet and in the interest of actual internet users in the real world. Show us that your idea solves a problem, and what you need to make it happen.


Contact for more info:

Open call - European Blockchain pre-commercial procurementFrom 25/11/2020 to 28/01/2021

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Eurostars for applicants12/01/2021

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