The jury has chosen 17 projects out of almost 500 submissions to receive funding in the first round. The projects will kick off in March 2017 after a formal assessment. We're thrilled about the variety and breadth of topics and cannot wait to present the projects in more detail soon.
Commons Booking is a booking system for load carrying bicycles that allows easy borrowing at multiple locations. The WordPress plugin allows for integration with many web pages and simplifies the sharing of common goods of all kinds, such as tools or books.
DHCP Client Anonymity Profile wants to implement a standard ensuring more anonymity for devices in a local network. This provides more privacy, especially in public.
Fireside is an in-browser application that makes it possible to perform online interviews in high quality. Video and audio sections can be directly recorded on a local device and used for television or cinema at a later time.
FixMyBerlin wants to help shape the development of the bicycle infrastructure in Berlin. By aggregating traffic data and by engaging citizens, the specific needs of cyclists are better taken into account for city planning and experts are better supported with information.
Foodsharing is a non-profit initiative that takes action against food waste. The online platform and mobile app organizes volunteers and allows users to pass on their excess food.
frab is a program for conferences and meetings that simplifies the submission and planning of talks – both in their presentation and their organization.
FrameTrail allows users to extend and comment on videos with annotations to other web content. For example, videos from parliamentary debates can be supplemented with relevant documents.
GentriMap wants to make gentrification and urban development visible and comprehensible. With the integration and analysis of various data sets and visualizations, the rapid and complicated changes in the city are to be presented and can serve as a basis for both research and policy.
GeoHub is a geodata editor that allows users to use existing geodata to create new surfaces, lines or points on e.g. OpenStreetMap and to supplement them with metadata. This allows maps to be shared with others and to be quickly and easily enriched with additional information.
This web service generates vector maps from geodata collected from OpenStreetMap. This way designers can create maps more quickly, developers can employ them in their applications more easily, and creatives can harness more of their potential.
This webapp will help tenants tackle excessive rent hikes. It consists of an information portal, a question and answer platform, as well as an interactive guide that helps tenants to start the rent reduction process immediately. Berlin will be the first location where the project will be implemented.
Schleuder is a tool for operating and managing encrypted mailing lists. Through improved usability, it can be used by a broader base of individuals and organizations.
SGSP (Secure Group Session Protocol) wants to provide end-to-end encrypted communication for groups. The promising and newly developed cryptosystem would bridge a large gap in secure communication protocols.
Sign Dict will be a crowdsourced sign language dictionary. The platform invites users to upload and encode videos for signs in different languages. The site will be published under an open license.
Speakerinnen.org wants to increase the visibility of women at conferences, in talk shows and at public speaking events in general. Women can register, indicate their areas of expertise and provide references in the database to be found more easily by organizers.
Syrian Archive is an online platform that provides eyewitness reports from Syria, verified and uniformly coded. This helps journalists, activists and international human rights organizations both find and use reliable visual evidence for their reporting.
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