Open Knowledge Germany has launched a new programme!
The Prototype Fund supports projects in civic tech, data literacy, data security and software infrastructure. With a grant of up to €30,000, software developers, hackers and creatives can write code and develop open source prototypes over a period of six months.
THE FOCUS AREAS
Building digital tools for citizens, e.g. new models and applications for creating, sharing and using (open) data, data visualisation and storytelling, Social engagement, transparency and citizen participation
Apps around the use and analysis of (open) data; tools that promote the ability to read, create and communicate data.
Code that focuses on privacy, secure communications / data transmission and data minimisation.
Tools that enable and facilitate the operation of application software.
To apply, you (or someone from your team) have to be a legal resident of Germany, over 18, self-employed, and willing to make your project available under an open source license. Details are in the FAQ.
Deadline for the first round of applications (out of four in total): September 30, 2016.
The programme is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Research and Education.