Finalists - Round 1

Round 1 served as a general assessment of the Open Source field.
Projects from the four core funding areas were funded without a special focus:

  • Civic Tech: Digital tools for citizens
  • Data Literacy: Applications around the use and analysis of (open) data and thepromotion of a sovereign data practice.
  • Data security: Tools with a focus on privacy, secure communication/data transfer and data economy.
  • Software infrastructure: Software and tools that enable and simplify the operation of projects mentioned above.
  • Algoneer

    We help to better understand and design algorithmic systems.

    Andreas Dewes, Katherine Jarmul

    Sign Dict

    We are an interactive reference book for sign language.

    Bodo Tasche


    We bring more female speakers to the panels of this world.

    Maren Heltsche, Tyranja

    Syrian Archive

    We collect and verify eyewitness reports from conflict areas centrally on our platform.

    Hadi Al Khatib, Jeff Deutch, Nikolas Para

    A thousand channels - a queer platform

    We are building a digital platform for queer stories in the urban space.

    Thomas Böker, Dafne Jaramillo, Ulf Treger

    Analysis and research software for Telegram

    We want to collect and evaluate public content on Telegram.

    Grischa Stanjek, Gregor Weichbrodt, Tuija Wigard


    We build a desktop software for audio editing of the spoken word.

    Karl Engelhardt, Jaro Habiger


    We make digital infrastructure production more transparent and accountable.

    Boxtribute - API for database access and optimized exchange of relief goods

    We provide dignified care for those in need in emergency situations.

    Philipp Metzner

    Briar Desktop

    We develop a platform independent desktop version for Briar.

    Nico Alt, Sebastian Kürten, Mo Zielinski, Mikolai Gütschow

    Chatmosphere 2.0: Scaling aka fluid break-out rooms

    We add break-out rooms to Chatmosphere and make it more stable.

    Anke Riemer, David Grieshammer, Christian Ivanis

    Commons Booking

    We facilitate the sharing process of common used items.

    Florian Egermann

    COVER-REST – Find features, avoid stress

    We automate the finding of features in the source code.

    Thorsten Behrens


    We ensure the anonymity of devices in public networks.


    Digital Makerspace

    We provide free digital tools for everyone.

    André Kless


    We enable streaming, recording and export for open source video solutions.

    Hong Phuc Dang, Nangialei Safi, Mario Behling

    Face the Facts

    We make all important information about politicians accessible directly on the election poster via cell phone camera.

    Victor Bellu, Olliver Köditz, Richard Krümmel, Takahiro Mitsui - Find and Book Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) Owned Businesses

    We facilitate the search for BAME Businesses.

    Peter Akpotosu-Nartey, Bhushan Lodha


    We network deaf, hard of hearing and hearing people.

    Aniella Tiedje, Katharina Brauner, Tim Lindenau, Robin Naumann, Clara Simon


    We offer the possibility to record online interviews in cinema quality in the browser.

    Volker Grassmuck, Donald Harvey, Jamie King


    We make access to information on the condition and planning of the Berlin cycling infrastructure easily accessible.

    Boris Hekele, Heiko Rintelen


    We connect and coordinate food savers.

    Raphael Wintrich


    We help hosts to organize community events more easily.

    Mario Manno


    We improve the discussion capabilities of web videos.

    Joscha Jäger


    We simplify gender-neutral writin.

    Karl Engelhardt, Charlotte Friedrich, Felix Kattner, Philipp Müller


    We depict the development of gentrification in an understandable way.

    Melanie Thewlis


    We enable the addition of new geodata in OpenStreetMap.

    Adrian Stabiszewski


    We vectorise OpenStreetMap maps.

    Thomas Skowron

    joureka - With more ease from interview to article

    We make the work of journalists easier.

    Felix Mertineit, Ana-Maria Tomi

    List OCR for the Arolsen Archives

    Wir vereinfachen die Bearbeitung von Listendokumenten für die Arolsen Archives.

    Thomas Werkmeister


    We promote inclusive and non-discriminatory translations.

    Timur Celikel, Anna von Rath, Lucy Gasser, Kolja Lange

    Mastodon: Mobile Apps and E2E Encryption

    We are developing an Android app for Mastodon.

    Eugen Rochko


    We enable secure, self-managed digital legacy for all.

    Konrad Mohrfeldt, Robert, Steffen


    We offer tenants an online tool to enforce the cap on rent increases.

    Vincent Ahrend

    Open Public Transport

    We show you how well you can get around by public transport.

    Florian Schwanz, Florian Lorisch, Leon Marvin Schlote, Michael Schwabe


    We implement the MLS library for secure communication.

    Raphael Robert

    OpenSanctions - like facebook, but for terrorists.

    We show which companies are subject to international sanctions.

    Friedrich Lindenberg

    Operation simulator for civil protection executives

    We are developing a low-threshold exercise facility for population protection.

    Klaus Herberth


    We make information about politicians accessible and searchable.

    Michael Perk, Jonas Dippel

    Pre-law viewer: readable bills for all

    We make legislative changes transparent.

    Tobias Sterbak, Noa Tamir


    We secure mailing lists against surveillance.

    schleuder dev team

    The Everything Exhibition

    We transform content from Wikipedia into virtual exhibitions.

    blinry, bleeptrack

    tuttle - painless business planning for freelancers

    We are developing a financial planning tool that meets the needs of solo self-employed people.

    Christian Staudt

    Urban Timber Guide

    We make sustainable construction tangible.

    Martin Bittmann, Leonard Schrage

    XR-Event Plattform

    We enable artists to create hybrid cross-reality events.

    Anke von der Heide, Tobias Fischer, Thorbjörn Ruppel, Tom Milter