Christian Hansen

👉🏼Prototype Fund, Program Lead @
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What prototypes do we need for a sustainable future?
Florin Hasler, Christian Hansen


Play a round of our FOSS funding programme with us and test our new focus "sufficiency". Since 2020, we support open source public-interest-tech projects in Switzerland with our Prototype Fund.


Global greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, sufficiency and systemic innovation must also play a central role in the context of digitalisation. From 2023/24 onwards, we will therefore fund two projects per year in the field of "sufficiency" to anchor the topic even more strongly in our funding methodology.


Together with you, we want to take a closer look at where technology can help solve problems (and where it can't). We want to collect problem areas, existing projects and project ideas and, with the help of your international perspective, uncover potentials and gaps. The goal is to come closer to answering the question of how we as a society can promote sufficiency with digital technology and how the digital world itself can become more sufficiency-oriented.

Bits & Bäume
Bits&Bäume Workshops
Meet the Funders: Sovereign Tech Fund, NLNet, Prototype Fund Germany & Switzerland
Marie Kreil, Tara Tarakiyee, Sophia Schulze Schleithoff, Christian Hansen, Florin Hasler

Are you looking for funding for your project? Unsure if your new idea would be likely to get support? Interested in applying for a grant, in getting to know who ensures funds run smoothly or simply curious? Come say hi! We're here to answer all your questions about our funds.

Bits & Bäume
Bits&Bäume Workshops