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We support independent individual developers and small teams in the implementation of their open source software ideas up to the prototype stage. Applications are accepted twice a year for up to €47,500 in start-up funding over a period of six months. In addition, the funding includes two coaching sessions as well as consulting and networking.

Here you can find the current selection committee of the advertised funding round as well as everyone who has served as a jury member.

Here you can see which dates and milestones are important in the funding phase: from the start of the application phase to the submission of the final report.

What should your application look like in order to be eligible for funding? And according to which criteria are the submissions evaluated?

Here you can find the answers to the most important questions around the program.