You have found a way to improve the web in Austria but you don’t have enough resources to get it started? Then keep reading.
The Internet Foundation Austria is accepting applications for the country’s biggest supporting campaign when it comes to web-related projects. Their initiative netidee is looking for its eighth batch and forks out a total of 1 million euros. Candidates could receive up to 50.000 euros in funding. Submit a completed questionnaire by 16 August.
Are you a good candidate?
There is no specific theme so your imagination has no limits. Your idea can be a web application, a way to improve data security, or a social networking platform. Netidee also supports students who are working on a web-related dissertation with up to 10.000 euros.
As we were told, applicants should present and sell their idea in a creative 2-minute long video to the jury and point out how their idea could enhance the Internet in Austria. After a hearing in September, the jury will announce the winners. Finalists will have a year to implement their idea as an open source project in order to make it available to the public for further development.
After last year’s record of 122 submitted applications, netidee supported 21 projects. Among them were the guys behind the social game Data Dealer, who successfully ended their Kickstarter campaign (read about them here) and whatchado, a video-platform where people share insights about their jobs and give advice. Another alumni, TechnikBasteln, was a 2013 Social Impact Award finalist for its education project, aimed to get children interested in information and communication technologies. You can find the entire list of last year’s finalists here.
You think your idea has the potential to follow in their footsteps? Give it a try!