Open calls

eSSIF-Lab will launch 3 open calls:


“Completing the Framework” Open Call is an extraordinary (and last) call that aims at completing and reinforcing the eSSIF-Lab SSI Framework. It includes 2 tracks: 1. SSI Solutions, looking for SSI working solutions for a real-world, domain-oriented problem or opportunity, in Health, e-Government, and Education and 2. SSI Framework Extensions, looking for business-oriented extensions to the eSSIF-Lab basic infrastructure.

Call was open to SMEs, non-for-profit and research organizations and selected proposals will get 7-months support and up to €53K.

The deadline for applications submission ws on 15 January 2022.

This call is now closed.


“Infrastructure-oriented Call” will target the provision of open source components, for example the SSI-Roles layer, the SSI Protocols or the Crypto layer. Interoperability, scalability or features that provide generic business benefits are required.

This call was open to innovators in SSI domain and will fund selected projects up to €155K

This call is now closed.


“First Business-oriented Call” will focus on the extension of the eSSIF-Lab basic infrastructure/architecture with business solutions that makes it easy for organizations to deploy and/or use SSI, reduce business risks, facilitate alignment of business information, etc.

Call is open to SMEs and startups and selected projects will be invited to join an 8-month acceleration programme, structured in 3 competitive stages. Those reaching the last one can get equity-free funding up to €106K.

This call is now closed.


“Second Business-oriented Call” will be open to SMEs and startups developing commercial SSI-based applications and services with focus in the verticals of HealthTech, eGovernment, Education or competing in the generic track of Open Disruptive Innovation.

This call is now closed.


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eSSIF-Lab is funded by the European Commission, as part of the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, under Grant Agreement Nº 871932 and it’s framed under Next Generation Internet Initiative.