First Business-oriented call and Infrastructure-oriented call of eSSIF-Lab are already accepting applications.
In eSSIF-Lab, we want to strengthen internet trustworthiness with electronic identities by supporting the further development, integration and adoption of SSI technologies.
To this purpose, we are building the eSSIF-Lab SSI Framework jointly with SSI ecosystem by using a cascade funding approach: the framework will be built upon extensions that will be selected through the Infrastructure-oriented open call and it will be dedicated to the development of generic services that use SSI (to be selected by the 1st Business-oriented Open Call) and SSI-based applications (to be selected by the 2nd Business-oriented Open Call).
Do you think you can contribute? Read on, two eSSIF-Lab calls are now alive!
eSSIF-Lab will select and support 62 projects through its open calls. Two of them are now accepting applications.
1. Infrastructure-Oriented Open Call:
This call targets open source technical enhancements and extensions for eSSIF-Lab Framework which fall within the SSI concept (i.e. technologies which allow individuals to control their electronic identities and guard their privacy).
Open source SSI components developed as a result of this open call will be applied by other participants in eSSIF-Lab. Hence, applicants shall be willing and able to work in an agile way with lots of communication and interaction with other participants in the eSSIF-Lab ecosystem, together developing the eSSIF-Lab Framework and testing the interoperability of delivered components.
Who can apply?
This call targets innovators in the SSI domain (such as outstanding academic research groups, hi-tech startups, SMEs, etc.), legally established/resident in a Member State of the EU or in a H2020 associated country.
Deadline: 30th of June 2021, at 13:00 CEST. (Cut-off for evaluation on 30/10/20).
Funding: up to 155,000 € per project.
2. First Business-oriented Open Call
Solutions proposed for this open call should be business solutions that make it easy for organizations to deploy and/or use SSI and must fall within the SSI concept (i.e., technologies which allow individuals to control their electronic identities and guard their privacy).
Generic commercial competitive SSI components and services developed as a result of this open call will be applied at a later stage in areas such as HealthTech, e-Government, Education or by proposals in the generic track of Open Disruptive Innovation.
Who can apply?
The call is open to single start-ups or SMEs, legally established in a Member State of the EU or in a H2020 associated country.
Deadline: 30th of April 2020 at 13:00 (CEST)
Funding: up to 106,000 € per project (for those best in class)