The Prototype Fund Is Looking for Your Upgrades for Swiss Democracy!

Veröffentlicht von am Apr 9, 2021 in Allgemein, Politik | Keine Kommentare
The Prototype Fund Is Looking for Your Upgrades for Swiss Democracy!

Now you can apply and get up to 100,000 CHF to prototype your civic tech project! With our Prototype Fund we are looking forward to fostering your ideas on how to strengthen participation and Swiss democracy with open source solutions!

At the Prototype Fund we create experimental spaces for important updates to Swiss democracy. So that we can all participate in political decision making in a more extensive and profound way.

As a developer or a team of technically skilled, politically engaged and creative collaborators, you will receive funding to develop your civic tech idea from concept to the first demo. You and your team can spend 6 months writing code and building a prototype of your open source software. In addition, we – and Mercator Foundation Switzerland – coach, advise and connect you with the tech and other communities.

Why open source? By publishing the source code, your project will be more trustworthy, effective and sustainable, as others can examine your prototype, build on it and develop it further.

You can find everything you need to know about applying in our FAQ. And if you want to know more please join our Q&A event on 21 April or shoot us an email:!