The Next Generation Internet is a European-led
initiative that brings together top internet innovators,
researchers and policymakers, who are shaping the
internet of tomorrow.
"We need to shake and move
the foundations ofthe internet"
We talk to Dr. Monique Calisti, CEO of Martel Innovate and HUB4NGI project coordinator,
about why organizations and individuals should join the Next Generation Internet initiative.
What is the Next Ceneration Internet initiative?
The Next Generation Internet (NGI) initiative was launched by the European Commission in 2016 under the auspices
of Roberto Viola, Director-General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology, fostering the creation of
an internet capable of offering more to people and to our society. The NGI Initiative taps into and seeks to lead a
global upswell of players who are focusing on creating a democratized, decentralized, and human-centered internet.
What does a "human-centered" internet mean?
The NGl's ambition is an internet that provides better services by giving people back control of their data and
empowering them to participate. This means using technology in a way that upholds human dignity, privacy and
security, while being transparent and trustworthy. It's an internet that serves the many, not the few, and is accessible
to all. We need to shake and move the foundations of the internet if we are to achieve this.
What technologies and disciplines will the NCI embrace?
The NGI initiative promotes a coherent integration of ethics, design and education with cutting-edge technologies
such as—Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, Interactive Technologies, Digital Learning and Smart
Connectivity—to transform the internet and deliver social good and economic benefits to everyone.
How can organizations join NCI and how much does it cost?
The NGI is free to join. Join by signing up to the NGI mailing list, taking the NGI survey, adding your organization to
the NGI online map, meeting the community at upcoming events and participating in the NGI Open Calls, which
offer a unique opportunity to fund researchers and innovators at work for a better internet.
Co-funded by the H2020 programme of the European Union
Whyjoin the NCI?
Steer the digital transformation process in
Europe and internationally
Gain visibility among a vibrant, growing
community of innovators who are creating
the internet of tomorrow
Get your research and innovation funded
Visit www.ngi.eu for more information