CELTIC-NEXT Spring 2023 call for projects

This call is closed

CELTIC-NEXT launches two calls for projects each year: in Spring and in Autumn.

CELTIC-NEXT’s call for projects supports next generation communications projects for digital society that contribute to a sustainable world. Participate, engage and explore groundbreaking opportunities together with the CELTIC-NEXT Cluster.

By applying and participating in this call for projects, your organisation can access national public funding for your R&D project in Eureka network countries

You can submit your R&D project application between 1 December 2022 and 24 May 2023 by visiting www.celticnext.eu.

Participating Countries/Regions

  • Austria
  • Canada
  • Czech Republic
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Luxembourg
  • Portugal
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Türkiye
  • United Kingdom


CELTIC-NEXT is the Eureka Cluster for next-generation communications for a secured, trusted, and sustainable digital society. CELTIC-NEXT supports international collaborative projects in the information and communications technology (ICT) domain.

CELTIC-NEXT is an industry-driven community with all the major ICT industry players and many SMEs, service providers and research institutions. CELTIC-NEXT’s activities are open to all organisations that share CELTIC-NEXT’s vision of an inclusive digital society. Organisations should be willing to collaborate to their benefit and align their R&D with their national priorities to advance the development and uptake of advanced ICT solutions.

CELTIC-NEXT includes a wide scope of ICT topics based on new high-performance communications networks supporting data-rich applications and advanced services, both in the ICT sector and in vertical sectors. Engage and explore ground-breaking opportunities that contribute to a sustainable world. CELTIC-NEXT initiates ambitious and innovative projects dedicated to end-to-end communications solutions.

The industry-driven Cluster and its vision is outlined in the CELTIC-NEXT Scope and Research Areas document. In addition to the CELTIC-NEXT Strategic Roadmap scope, CELTIC-NEXT is also looking for projects in the fields of:

  • non-terrestrial networks and terrestrial network convergence
  • digitalisation of the economy with ICT technologies
  • clean growth
  • remote healthcare
  • advanced manufacturing
  • critical communications for emergencies
  • open RAN
  • private networks
  • AI for massive MIMO
  • internet of things
  • I-IoT
  • ICT technologies to support metaverses
  • 6G topics

If your R&D project topic is outside the scope of this roadmap, please still apply; this call for projects is open to new fields of R&D and innovation related to ICT or using ICT and making stronger requirements on ICT systems and end-to-end services.

So far, CELTIC-NEXT has labelled, funded and supported 178 projects with a total project costs of more than 1.2 billion euro.

Please contact the CELTIC-NEXT office for more details and potential strategies to apply: office@celticnext.eu 


Participation is open to companies of all sizes, universities and research organisations.

By participating in this CELTIC-NEXT call for projects, you benefit from:

  • receiving a Eureka Cluster label,
  • access to national R&D funding,
  • an international network of companies including key industry players,
  • guidance, coaching and monitoring of your project by the CELTIC-NEXT office and
  • low administrative requirements.

CELTIC-NEXT is the Eureka Cluster for next-generation communications for the digital society.

Please contact:


  • Applications open: 1 December 2022
  • Call for projects launch: 9 December 2022
  • Physical/hybrid proposers day: 21 February 2023
  • Online consortium building sessions: tbd
  • Deadline: 21 April 2023
  • Evaluation of proposals finished: End of May 2023
  • Label and information to applicants: June 2023


Applying to a CELTIC-NEXT call for projects is easy. You must submit full project proposals on new innovative ideas within the scope of CELTIC-NEXT.

  1. Contact your national funding body and the CELTIC-NEXT Office to discuss your project idea and eligibility.
  2. Visit the Call information page and https://www.celticnext.eu/guides-contracts-templates/ for further information.
  3. Create an account on the Eureka Clusters Project Portal, fill in the forms and upload your project application in pdf format before the

Consortium building

CELTIC-NEXT has several opportunities for meeting potential project partners:

The CELTIC-NEXT Cluster successfully organises several proposers days each year. Moreover, a yearly CELTIC-NEXT event brings together pitch presenters with national funding bodies and successful CELTIC-NEXT project coordinators that present their impact on the market.

At these events, you can meet CELTIC-NEXT award winners and learn about the impact of successful projects and SMEs that participated in CELTIC-NEXT projects. You can also network with CELTIC-NEXT projects in a lively project exhibition.

New Project Ideas


Proposers Brokerage Day: 17 March 2023 

Learn more about the event here.


Please do not hesitate to get in contact with CELTIC-NEXT and follow the organisation on social media.

The CELTIC-NEXT office is happy to support you!

Email:       office@celticnext.eu

Website:  www.celticnext.eu

Events:     https://www.celticnext.eu/?post_type=tribe_events

Twitter:    https://twitter.com/CelticNext

LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/celtic-next/