user prototype


Our 6th CfA

"Commit: update system"

is closed since March 31st. Find all current projects here.

We fund Public Interest Tech.

The Prototype Funds aim is to aid software developers, hackers and creatives in furthering their ideas from concept to demo.
We support innovative open source projects in the areas of Civic Tech, Data Literacy, Data Security and Software Infrastructure and support you with up to 47.500 Euros per team/developer.
With the grant you can code for up to six months and develop a prototype of your open source software. In addition, you will receive coaching, consulting and access to an extensive and diverse network of tech and other communities.

Who can apply?

Self-employed developers and small teams who live in Germany can apply for funding.


Each project is backed with a maximum of 47,500€, coaching from experienced mentors, and collaboration within an exciting network. From 2016 through 2020, there will be eight funding rounds. Each round, we can support up to 25 innovative open source projects.

Time frame

You have 6 months to implement your idea from the first concept to a prototype.

Open Source

Your results must be made publicly available under an open source license.


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