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Prototype Blog · 23.Feb 2017

German Prototype Fund grants up to 30.000€ for Open Source Projects

*Call for Proposals – Deadline March 31, 2017*

The Prototype Fund supports software projects in data security, civic tech, data literacy and infrastructure. Developers living in Germany can apply for a grant to implement their ideas as an open source prototype. After an impressive first round with 17 excellent finalists, the Prototype Fund is going into the next round.

Support: 30.000 € per project over 6 months
Application process: Answer 8 quick questions about your project!
Who can apply? Self-employed developers who live in Germany

We’re especially thrilled to announce a new focus in addition to the areas mentioned above: ‘Tools for a stronger civil society’. It’s about developing technologies and code that can strengthen civil society. This could be tools that enable activists and organizations to mobilize their supporters, organize campaigns, collect information, and share knowledge. Or software that helps people to get new initiatives going, and to organize groups in an easier or more efficient way. And of course, this also includes tools that protect our privacy and enable secure communication.


Logo: Das Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
Logo: Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland