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Prototype Fund

Open Knowledge Foundation (Germany)

We fund open source software projects

The Prototype Fund supports ideas in civic tech, data literacy, data security, and software infrastructure. With a grant of up to €47.500, software developers, hackers, and creatives can write code and develop innovative open source prototypes over a period of six months. The Prototype Fund is funded by the Federal Ministry for Research and Education of Germany. Our goal is to support code for all and strengthen the open source community in Germany. In true open source spirit, we want to pave the way for innovation for everyone.