Dec 06 2023

Open Source eXperience Paris 2023


Event: OSXP Paris
Date: 6-7 Dec. 2023
Place: Paris, Palais des Congrès, Porte Maillot

This is the main annual open source software event in France where a large part of the ecosystem is represented to promote innovation and meet the demands of technical and business users.

OW2 will have a booth there to showcase the NGI Search project, mention the status of the open calls and provide details to potential candidates.
Also, several OW2 open source members will demostrate their latest features on the community stand or on their own booth nearby.

Nov 15 2023

NGI Forum 2023


Dates: 15-16 Nov. 2023
Place: Brussels, Belgium
NGI Forum 23 website:

Paving the Way to a Trustworthy Internet of Humans

NGI Forum 2023 will bring together a wide range of researchers, innovators, industry representatives, policymakers, and users to discuss and reflect on the latest topics relating to ensuring an open, inclusive, trustworthy, and sustainable internet.

Discover cutting-edge technologies, exchange ideas, and collaborate with experts across several domains, such as trust and data sovereignty, digital commons, electronic identities, open source and open hardware, web 4.0, ActivityPub, metaverse and virtual worlds, distributed ledgers, etc. The event will feature keynote speeches, panel discussions, innovators’ presentations and pitches, technical workshops, policy debates, and networking sessions.

Save the date and stay tuned for updates including the NGI Forum 2023 Agenda.

Sep 28 2023

SFSCon 2023, November 10-11, Bolzano, Italy

Dates : November 10-11, 2023
Venue: Bolzano, Italy

Two NGI Searchers (projects beneficiaries from NGI Search) will join the open source conference SFScon in Bolzano and present their innovative solutions for searching information on the internet. ...

Sep 13 2023

Open Call #3 First Webinar


Date: September 13, 2023, from 15:00 to 16:00.
Topic: Open Call Webinar OC3.1
Venue: Online

In this webinar, you will discover the list of topics for this third Open Call, its scope, and ten services offered to beneficiairies. Join us and discover how, when and where to apply in order to receive up to €150,000 along with business and technical support during up to 12 months.
Ready to become an NGI Searcher? Attend this webinar presented by Mirko Presser, NGI Search Project lead.

NGI Search Open Call #3 Webinar 1 REPLAY


Aug 09 2023

Academy of Management Annual Meeting


Dates: August 4-8, 2023

Venue: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Academy of Management is a leading professional association of scholars dedicated to creating and disseminating knowledge about management and organizations. The Annual Meeting is the world's premier event for scholarly engagement, and the largest gathering of management and organization scholars in the world with over 10.000 attendees this year. 

The NGI initiative and specifically NGI Search was presented during the Academy of Management annual conference. The NGI initiative was presented during one of the workshops organized there by Madalina Pop and Leonhard Dobusch – Unconferencing SAP. The aim of the presentation was to get feedback and input on setting up a research project on the organizing practices of the NGI Search beneficiaries. The project was received with interest and the audience offered a number of ideas of potential interesting research topics for the context that could help policy makers to further empower and help organize these communities.

Jun 15 2023

NGI Search at OW2con'23


Date: 14-15 June 2023
Conference: OW2 Annual Conference
Place: Paris Châtillon, Orange Gardens
Number of attendees: 175 

Mirko Presser, professor at Aarhus University and NGI Search coordinator, fosters OW2con'23 attendees to study the third open call to be open from 1 August to 2 October 2023. He gives key insights to open source designers and details about the first two open calls topics and beneficiaries including OpenFoodFacts, also present at the conference. 

Associate documents and photos ...

Jun 07 2023

Open Call #3 at AIOTI 2023


Date: 7 June 2023
Workshop: AIOTI/LEADS Tech Adoption Scenarios for Cloud and IoT 2030
Time: 3:00PM-5:00PM
Place: Online
Number of attendees: 85 

Marie Claire Tonna, Senior Project Manager & NGI Lead at FundingBox presents the Open Call #3 of NGI Search project during this remote workshop.

The LEADS framework is based on the tech adoption predictions for tech areas of Cloud, IoT, BI/Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, and Quantum. The project has developed key predictions for market adoption of over 80 tech groupings to 2030 and is now seeking to work together with the leading representatives from the AI and Data communities to collaboratively develop forecast scenarios.

The goal of this workshop is to engage with tech development experts to be able to co-create market development scenarios and share insights and market data for key adoption metrics. ...

May 25 2023

Cascade Funding EU Opportunities in Bolzano


Date: 25 May 2023
Time: 9:00AM-12:00AM
Place: NOI Techpark, Via Volta 13/A, 39100 Bolzano – Italia

Jorge García, Marketing Specialist at FundingBox is representing the NGI Search project during this morning.

Agenda and Photos ...

May 18 2023

Open Expo Europe in Madrid


Date: May 18, 2023, from 9:00 to 21:00.
Venue: La Nave 5 Calle Cifuentes, 28021 Madrid Spain

NGI Search will be showcased at Open Expo Europe on May 18th in Madrid on the OW2 booth.
In addition to NGI Search, OW2 will also co-present with Bitergia team the open source Good Governance Initiative from OSPO Alliance. ...

May 11 2023

Dors-Cluc Conference in Zagreb


Date: May 11-12, 2023.
Venue: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb

NGI Search is showcased at Dors-Cluc on May 11-12 in Zagreb. Take this opportunity to meet with FundingBox Nina Doklestić, FundingBox project manager and Aarhus University researcher Mirko Presser, both involved in the ongoing second Open Call. 

The NGI Search project supported by the European Commission through the Horizon Europe programme is a cascade funding project designed to support the development of digital innovation in the domain of searching and discovering data on the internet.  

More information ...

Apr 28 2023

Cascade Funding Call Presentation Day


Date: 28/4/2023 starting at 9:30
Place: Online
Language: Spanish

In collaboration with IRIS, Polo de Innovación de Navarra (Spain), Econet (FundingBox Group) is organising an online information session about cascade funding, the European Commission (EC) mechanism to distribute public funds to support SMEs and midcaps but also start-ups.
María Páez Guerrero (FundingBox) presents NGI Search Open Call #2.  
Please, register here.

Agenda and more ...

Apr 25 2023

The first ten NGI Searchers are announced


After a tough selection process, the NGI Search 1st Open Call results have been announced. 

Learn more about the first ten selected projects ...



Date: April 25, 2023, from 16:00 to 17:00.
Topic: Open Call Webinar OC2.2
Venue: Online
In the framework of the Open Research Webinar next episode on April 25, NGI-Search will introduces its Open Call #2. 

In this webinar, you will discover the scope and list of topics for this second Open Call. Join us and discover how, when and where to apply in order to receive up to €150,000 along with business and technical support during up to 12 months.
Ready to become an NGI Searcher? Attend this webinar presented by Mirko Presser, Aurora González Vidal, Nina Doklestić.

NGI Search Open Call #2 Webinar 2 REPLAY

Visit Open Research Webinar Website ...

Apr 17 2023

Open Call 1 Accepted Projects KickOff


Date: Monday 17 April 2023
Time: 10:00-12:00
Place: Private Web Conference

This by invitation only event kicks off the first set of ten NGI Search projects from the open call #1.

Agenda & more ...

Apr 12 2023


Date: 12/4/2023 13:00 CET
Topic: Open Call #2 (OC2.1)
We are pleased to announce publicly the opening of NGI-Search Open Call #2. This open call will run from April 1 to June 1. 

In this first webinar, you will discover the scope and list of topics of NGI-Search second Open Call.
Join us and discover how, when and where to apply in order to receive up to €150,000 along with business and technical support during up to 12 months.
Ready to become an NGI Searcher? Attend this webinar presented by Mirko Presser, Aurora González Vidal, and Nina Doklestić. 

NGI Search Open Call #2 Webinar 1 REPLAY

Feb 05 2023

Fosdem 2023 Paves the Way to Open Call 2


Date: Sunday 5/2/2023 at 15:20 CET
Place: FOSDEM, Université libre de Bruxelles, Campus du Solbosch, 50 Ave Franklin D. Roosevelt - Bruxelles
Speaker: Aurora González Vidal, Researcher at Murcia University

While attending the FOSDEM'23 event in Brussels, listen to Aurora González Vidal lightning talk at 3:20PM, on Sunday 5 Febr.
You'll learn about the main topics for the upcoming NGI Search second open call, and project ongoing activities.
Also visit OW2 member XWiki booth where you can grab more details about NGI Search, the OW2 open source community and the knowledge sharing solution used behind the scene.

More information ...

Feb 03 2023

Plenary Meeting in Brussels


Date: 3 Febr. 2023
Place: Av. de Tervueren 37, 1040 Etterbeek, Belgium
Practical info (login required): wiki meeting page

Thanks to the Central Denmark EU Office for hosting this meeting and for welcoming us to the beautiful city of Brussels. The first face to face meeting of NGI Search brought together ten participants coming from the five organizations of the consortium. It was orchestrated around sharing leanings from the previous NGI projects, WP presentations, and constructive brainstorming sessions.

More information ...

Jan 23 2023

Project Evaluation Webinar #1


Date: 29 Jan. 2023
Time: 10:00-11:00 CET
Speakers: AU, FBX, MU, OW2, external evaluators
Number of attendees: 19

This webinar informs evaluators about the Open Call 1 topics, who can apply, and the project selection process, including minimum quality criteria checks. A Q&A session allows the evaluators to understand how to score and how to comment the submitted projects.  

More about this webinar ...

Jan 10 2023

NGI Search Open Call #1 Second Webinar


Date: 10 January 2023
Time: 10:00AM-11:00AM CET  
Number of attendees: 13

Webinar: How to Apply to the current NGI Search Open Call

Let's build together the Next Generation of Internet Search and Discovery tools!
Check how, when and where to apply in order to receive up to €150,000 along with business and technical support during 12 months.
Ready to become an NGI Searcher? Attend this webinar.

Webinar Video Replay

page_white_acrobat Second Webinar PDF

More about this webinar

Dec 05 2022

First Open Call Webinar


Date: 5 December 2022
Time: 1:00PM-2:00PM CET
Location: Aarhus University Webconference
Number of attendees: 35

Webinar: Everything you want to know about the First NGI Search Open Call

Webinar Video Replay
page_white_acrobat Open Call #1 Webinar PDF

More about this webinar ...

Nov 11 2022

NGI Search at SFScon'22 Bolzano


Date: 11-12 November 2022
Place: NOI Techpark, Bolzano, Italy

OW2, the international community of open source software for information systems is showcasing NGI Search at SFScon'22.

On the OW2 booth, the local team provides information about the Horizon Europe project, the next Open Call agenda and a NGI Search dedicated Press Release. South Tyrol open source practioners with innovative searching tools can take this opportunity to apply to become a NGI Searcher, in order to receive funding and ten support services for one year.

Nov 08 2022

NGI Search showcased at OSXP 2022 Paris


Date: 8-9 November 2022
Place: Palais de Congrès, Paris, France

OW2, the international community of open source software for information systems is showcasing NGI Search at OSXP 2022.

Visit our booth #C16 and ask the team for more information, including the first NGI Search Open Call to start soon.


  1. Global Security Mag, Nov. 2022: NGI Search soutient la conception d’outils open source de recherche en ligne avec un financement pouvant atteindre 150 000 € ...

Nov 01 2022

Web Summit Lisbon 2022


Date: 1-4 November 2022
Place: Altice Arena, Lisbon, Portugal

Manuel Noia Mariño, Linknovate co-founder and CEO, is representing NGI Search at the Web Summit Lisbon 2022.

Web Summit’s mission has been to create software that enables meaningful connections between the CEOs, founders, investors, media, politicians and cultural figureheads who are reshaping the world. Web Summit brings together 70,000+ people and companies redefining the tech industry.
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Oct 11 2022

Open Search Symposium 2022


Date: 11 October 2022, 17h15-17h35
Place: Zurich and online

Aurora González-Vidal, Researcher at the University of Murcia presents NGI Search on October 11, from 17h15 to 17h35 at the 4th Open Search Symposium. The conference takes place in Zurich CERN facility, with a possibility of online participation.
The OSSYM 2022, 10-12 October, is bringing together the Open Internet Search community in Europe, involving science, computing centres, libraries, politics, legal, and ethics experts. The Open Search Symposium series provides a forum to discuss and advance the ideas and concepts of Open Internet search in Europe. 


Authors: NGI SEARCH: Aurora González-Vidal, Antonio F. Skarmeta1 (University of Murcia), Mirko Presser (Aarhus University), Marie Claire Tonna (FundingBox), Manuel Noya (Linknovate Science), Pierre-Yves Gibello (OW2).

page_white_acrobat Read the Open Search Symposium Paper
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Oct 03 2022

First Advisory Board Meeting


Date: Monday, 3 October 2022, 10:00
Place: online
A first exchange session with three prominent members of the NGI Search Advisory Board and the project partners took place via the open source web conferencing system Jitsi. The advisors contributed their academic, SDO and industrial expertise. From then on, the collaborative work began on both continents, on both sides of the Atlantic. ...

Sep 29 2022

Euclidia Now 2022


Date: 29 September 2022, 12:30am–6:00pm
Place: Brussels, Belgium and livestream on Youtube

Pierre-Yves Gibello, CEO of OW2 referred to NGI Search cascade funding project while presenting European open source innovation incentives where the OW2 open source association is involved. 

EUCLIDIA fosters innovation in the European cloud space, specifically for the supply and operation of cloud infrastructures. The association is dedicated to promote the opportunity in creating a strong ecosystem and SME-friendly environment in the European cloud sector. The European Cloud Industrial Alliance is made up of SMEs and associations active in the open cloud industry and majority owned by European-based shareholders ...

Sep 14 2022

FIWARE Global Summit 2022


Date: 14-15 September 2022
Place: Gran Canaria, Spain 

David Seoane and Mayte Carracedo from FundingBox (NGI4ALL.E partners) presented NGI Search cascade funding project among the next NGI funding opportunities during the 8th FIWARE Global Summit. They explained how to apply, and how to make the most of the NGI online community during the Business & Funding Opportunities session, on 15 September 2022, 3:00pm–6:00pm. ...

Sep 02 2022

NGI Search Kick-Off Meeting


Date: 2 September 2022 - 9:30-13:30
Place: online 

All five contributors with up to 15 participants attended the project Kick-Off. Presentations for each Work Package were shared as well as multiple suggestions for the early actions to be taken.  

EU programme:  HORIZON-CL4-2021-HUMAN-01  


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under the grant agreement 101069364 and it is framed under Next Generation Internet Initiative.

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