RNP releases call for Research & Development 2020

- 17/03/2020

Today (3/17), RNP released the call for Research & Development 2020, which will select innovative projects in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) area to be developed. Researchers from public and private institutions and members of startups can submit their proposals until 04/16. They will be analyzed and evaluated until 6/1, and any doubts will be clarified with the proponents.

Since 2002, RNP has been improving its management of R&D programs done by means of this open innovation process. The results achieved over these years are fruits from the important partnership with the academic community. As in 2019, the call included the innovation ecosystem in the collaboration of this development, whether supporting creation of new startups (new-born companies) or supporting already existing startups, together with the academic community.

Innovation ecosystem included

In this call, RNP invites startups and entrepreneurs interested in undertaking a partnership with this community for creation of a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) as a main result from the R&D&I project. This MVP will be the base for creation of a new product or service, or evolution of an existing product or service for the RNP System. 

“With this call, we want to select Research Groups and startups, who accept the challenge of faster value delivery with RNP. The challenge will be to produce new lot of MVPs by means of more agile management and performance, engaging the benefited actors in the RNP System and creating innovative business models strengthening every part of our system and the whole. This release is an invitation for all actors from the innovation ecosystem that believe in the seed potential of this development in partnership with the academy. We are very happy and thankful with the mobilization of the entire organization to make things different, learn fast and increase our digital transformation potential supported by the WGs of this new R&D&I cycle", the Research & Development manager of RNP, André Marins affirms. 

Proposals aimed at the users

RNP looks for proposals, which can help expanding the services offered by the network and which are useful for the community of users. Therefore, the call encourages submission of specific topics, with projects in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) area applied to Education, ITCs applied to Health, Cybersecurity, Smart Services related to Network Monitoring and Measurements, Identity Management, in addition to Infrastructures and Applications for university campuses.

To clarify all items in the call and any doubts that might surge, RNP will hold two web-conferences:

  • 03/31 (Tuesday) - 10 AM to 12 PM

Location: https://conferenciaweb.rnp.br/webconf/ggt-rnp

Watch the recording of the first web-conference to clarify doubts about the call  (3/23)

Click here and check out the call for R&D 202