Early Adopters Club

NGI is Europe’s opportunity to create a human centric internet. It is trustworthy, resilient, sustainable and inclusive. It reflects our European values by ensuring trust, human control and diversity.

The NGI Early Adopters’ Club embraces the digital technological revolution brought by the disruptive development of blockchain, artificial intelligence, immersive technologies, and others.

The Early Adopters Club celebrates innovators that champion NGI values, also at the national or local policy level, including civil society groups.

It is a showcase of best practices that help European businesses, citizens and civil society benefit from disruptive technologies based on NGI values.

How to Join

The Early Adopters’ Club is for internet innovators from start-ups, SMEs, research institutes and innovation hubs across Europe. It is also for civil society representatives that work towards achieving an open and inclusive internet. Local, national and European initiatives can also apply. Applicants must demonstrate they meet one or more of the following selection criteria and/or come from specific groups.
Apply to the Early Adopters' Club here

  • Blockchain
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Trustworthy content and objects discovery
  • Privacy, security and trust
  • Interoperability and system convergence
  • Energy efficiency
  • High Performance Computing

Applications are also welcome from:

  • Women in Tech
  • Internet Policy Activists at EU, national or global level
  • GIPO (Global Internet Policy Observatory) community
  • Civil Society and citizens with a relevant community project