ONTOCHAIN, a project funded by the European Commission under the Next Generation Internet initiative, is on the hunt for applicants seeking to build a new software ecosystem for “trusted, traceable, and transparent ontological knowledge management.”
The €4.2 million fund will provide €123,000 in equity-free money to selected applications.
Through the 7-month supporting program, participants may also expect free coaching and free access to infrastructure.
Caroline Barelle, ONTOCHAIN Coordinator, commented:
“Today, the digital life is an extension of our physical world and demands the same critical, moral and ethical thinking. By bringing ONTOCHAIN to you and building it with you we expect to contribute to a more distributed and transparent internet that respects and promotes the fundamental values of diversity, equality, privacy and participation.”
Six approved projects will proceed to the second phase to elaborate on the concept proposed in phase one and prepare design specifications to be implemented. The best
projects will be awarded for the publication of their outcomes.
Applications are open on F6S until January 15, 2021.