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The Prototype Fund is a public program run by Open Knowledge Foundation Germany that focuses on emerging challenges and radically new solutions. Individuals and small teams can apply for funding to test their ideas and develop open source tools and applications in the fields of civic tech, data literacy, data security and more.

VFRAME development in 2018 and 2019 was suppored with a grant from the Prototype Fund and German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. This grant supported development of the VCAT annotation platform, the VFRAME search engine, our scene summarization library, and our first synthetic datasets.


German Federal Ministry of Education and Research - BMBF
Meedan / Check Global
NLNet and NGI0
Prototype Fund