NGI Sargasso, funded by the European Commission, focuses on catalysing European collaboration with the US and Canada on topics such as trust and data sovereignty, digital identity, internet architecture renovation, decentralised technologies, and standards, which are of utmost importance to shape the future Internet.  NGI Sargasso will run five Open Calls for joint proposals for transatlantic teams working on the mentioned emerging topics.

The project will work in close cooperation with the US and Canada on the development and experimentation of new ideas, implementation of prototypes, and contribution to standards and open-source communities on technology trends with the potential to reshape tomorrow’s NGI technologies and services.

Knowledge Areas:

  • Trust
  • Data sovereignty
  • Digital identity
  • Internet architecture renovation
  • Decentralised technologies
  • Interoperability and standards
  • New internet commons

The team composition will require 1 EU partner and 1 USA or Canada partner.

Eligible entities:

  • Universities and research centres
  • SMEs and Start-ups
  • NGOs and Foundations


  • up to €100,000 per project
  • more than 90 projects will receive funding

For more information on the scope of the call and the procedural requirements for the applications, please follow this link.

Deadline for submission: 31 July 2023 12:00 CEST.