The idea contest provides financial and ideational support for the further development of ideas for AI applications for the common good – with prize money of up to €20,000 as well as networking, advice and workshops.
AI is what we make it! What do we mean by that? Good ideas, different fields of expertise, a variety of experience and, in particular, the shared desire to work together to advance our society – all of these aspects need to come together in order to make artificial intelligence ‘our’ AI.
In a nutshell, the Civic Innovation Platform (CIP) is all about joining forces to bring good ideas to life. After all, we believe that technical and social skills need to come together to enable societal progress. That’s why we support the human-centric development and use of AI providing benefits for the common good from the heart of society in two funding opportunities:
The CIP ‘Civic Innovation’ funding programme
The funding programme supports project groups in developing and implementing workable AI applications for the common good with a bearing on labour and social policy. The deadline for the submission of expressions of interest was 20.06.2023. Currently, the received expressions of interest are reviewed and assessed according to the funding guidelines. We would like to thank you for the numerous submissions, are looking forward to your concepts and wish all participants good luck! Soon you will find all news about the further procedure here.
The CIP ‘AI is what we make it’ idea contest
With our idea contest, we support the development of the most promising ideas for AI providing benefits for the common good into viable concepts.The third round is currently under way. 27 teams managed to convince the panel of experts at the 3rd Ideas Pitch and thus secured prize money of up to 20,000 euros. The most promising ideas were honored by Nermin Fazlic, who was entrusted with the duties of Lilian Tschan, State Secretary at the BMAS, at the award ceremony on June 5 at re:publica 2023.
Still looking for an idea for how AI can be used for the common good? Be inspired! Click here for the award-winning ideas from previous rounds of the competition..
CIP does not stand alone, but is part of Civic Coding!
True to the CIP motto ‘AI is what we make it’, CIP is an integral component of ‘Civic Coding – Innovation Network for AI for the Common Good’, a joint initiative of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS), the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ) and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV). Here, the three Ministries are joining forces, linking infrastructures, connecting communities and opening up their projects for shared use.
This is why the restricted community area of the Civic Innovation Platform has been integrated within Civic Coding. What does that mean? Members of the CIP community are now part of a larger network: the Civic Coding community. Those already registered can log in with their usual details, but now do so via the Civic Coding website. The publicly accessible area of the Civic Innovation Platform will continue to be used as a point of contact for interested parties and participants in the CIP idea contest and CIP project funding.
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