The Austrian government will award up to EUR 200,000 for open source projects on eGovernment, eHealth, eLearning, eInclusion, or commercial products and services. “Open source has beneficial macroeconomic effects, improving possibilities for use and development”, Muna Duzdar, State Secretary for Digitisation, explained in a statement.
Austria published a call for projects on 27 July. The deadline for submitting proposals is 4 October. Information regarding requirements and selection criteria is available at Austria’s Research Promotion Agency (FFG).
This is the second call for AT:NET projects. The first round, launched in April, received 50 proposals out of which 31 projects will now be funded with in total EUR 3.6 million.
The AT:NET project promotes innovative digital start-ups and small and medium-sized businesses. The project is calling for companies and projects that deal with digitisation of products or services. Topics can include eGovernment, eHealth, eLearning and eInclusion, as well as commercial products and services.
Funding can cover the cost of launching a product or a service, testing and costs for improving an existing software application.