GÉANT Open Call awards EC funding of €3.3 million to 21 networking technology research projects

New expertise from across Europe to boost GÉANT Innovation Programme

The GÉANT project has announced the 21 successful beneficiary projects of its first ever Open Call – a €3.3 million EC funded initiative to drive innovation in networking technologies, services and applications.

As part of the GÉANT Innovation Programme, the Open Call was launched to bring in fresh ideas and support new uses for the network. The winning projects will explore future networking technologies with access to use the GÉANT network, services and testbed facilities. They also have the opportunity to benefit from being part of a wider collaborative environment in the GÉANT project, and to share their expertise and results across the European scientific, research and education networking communities.

The Open Call attracted 70 proposals, with an excellent spread of project proposals from across Europe and beyond and was heavily oversubscribed. Selected projects included participants from Universities, Research Institutes, Large Companies, SMEs and National Research and Education Networks.

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