Fostering a Human-Centred,
Trustworthy and
Sustainable Internet

TrustChain supports innovators to develop
the Next Generation Internet protocols

Up to ~8,8 millions € funding, mentoring
and access to top infrastructure


Empower citizens, civil society
and organizations to better
govern their online data thanks
to a human-centric approach

Ensure individuals self-sovereign
identity and virtual identity management

Ensure data privacy and
resilience with secure and
trustworthy data pathways

Ensure trust on the Internet
and empowering citizen
with online democratic
organisation and mechanisms

Develop new business and
sustainable models for data sharing
and online services exchange based
on decentralised technologies and
open source

Ensure greenness and
energy efficiency of the
TrustChain ecosystem
of decentralised software

15 projects get up to 117k €

There is a need for trustworthy digital identities that also preserve privacy, in the sense that specific parts of the user identity are only exposed. Also, data trustworthiness assessment is needed in online transactions and before data can be actually employed in blockchain smart contracts.

Opening date: 08 February 2023
Deadline date: 10 April 2023 17:00:00 Brussels time

TRUSTCHAIN aims to set up an External Poll of Evaluators (EPE) to support the review process of the proposals received from the first TRUSTCHAIN open call – Decentralised Digital Identity.

Opening date: 6 March 2023, 5:00 PM Brussels time
Deadline: 3 April 2023, 5:00 PM Brussels time


Equity Free

Up to EUR 117.000 per sub-grantee

Mentoring & Coaching

Access to various multidisciplinary expertise and webinars;
Support for scaling up innovative business and/or service models

Visibility & Promotion

Promotion of project/ achievements towards TrustChain community


Access to a wider NGI community;
Opportunities to setup new research and cross-collaboration projects;
Presence in top EU events related with blockchain;
Matchmaking service between innovators, connections with some accelerators and/or venture capitalists for the ones who end up implementing the solutions.



NGI Transatlantic Fellowship Program’s Call for Open Ideas and Challenges

The NGI Transatlantic Fellowship Program is seeking researchers and innovators with technical, social science, or multidisciplinary backgrounds for collaborations with organizations in the US and Canada on NGI technologies, services, and standards. The 1st Call for Open Ideas and Challenges is now open, providing applicants with two participation options: Challenges and Open ideas. Apply now to collaborate with top organizations in the US and Canada on the Next Generation Internet domain.

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