The EU-funded NGI Assure project is aimed at strengthening the European Blockchain Ecosystem and excellence in research by supporting dozens of promising bottom-up projects capable of developing and implementing advanced blockchain technologies addressing scalability, interoperability and sustainability issues.
As coordinator of this initiative, Innovation Engineering gladly presents the 9th Open Call of the project!
With this call for proposals, NGI Assure is looking for building blocks that contribute to providing such assurances include (but are not limited to) 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 tamper proof open hardware implementations of core cryptographic primitives. The work needs to become available under free and open-source licenses. The aim is to gather deep tech components; the outcomes of NGI Assure shall contribute towards identifying and solving current issues, but do not need to provide a complete solution by themselves (although they may). NGI Assure strengthens the means we have for collaboration among all humans, replacing assumptions and potentially unjustified trust with uncompromising safeguards and verificability where possible.
Submit your proposal by June 1st 2022, at 12 CEST, to get up to 50.000 € to develop your R&D idea!
Projects should be submitter through either https://ngi-assure-opencall.fundingbox.com or https://nlnet.nl/propose prior to the established deadline. Upon receipt of each proposal, the system will send you a confirmation of your submission. Minors should apply via https://nlnet.nl/propose only.
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