AI is what we make it!
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 short, the Civic Innovation Platform is about one thing: realising good ideas together. Do you also want to use your AI technology to enable social advances? Then register and start your search for partners to implement your idea. On this platform, you will find like-minded people who want to collaborate to turn good ideas into reality.
The third round of the idea contest starts 2022
The submission deadline for the second round of the idea contest has passed. We thank you very much for the numerous submissions, are excited about the ideas and wish all participants good luck!
The next round of the idea contest is already planned for 2022. In the meantime, you can already prepare your participation by forming cross-sectoral project teams, developing your project drafts and submitting ideas together. If you are among the winners, you can secure up to 20,000 euros again. After all, one thing is certain: AI applications that focus on AI providing benefits for the common good require a wide spectrum of technical and social competencies that must work together to enable social progress. By combining technological, emotional, creative and social intelligence, we can make AI our own.
Prepare to be inspired! See the winning ideas from the first round of the contest.
News and dates
- Read more: Submission deadline extended!
Submit your idea for an AI providing benefits for the common good and win up to €20.000. We’re extending the submission deadline for the second round of our idea contest. Project drafts can still be submitted directly via our website until 07 October 2021.
- Take part now!
Do you have an idea for utilising AI for the common good – or perhaps you already have a team together, with an idea that is just waiting to be developed further? Then submit your idea now for the second round of the competition directly on the platform.
- Read more: The idea contest is entering the second round
Do you have an idea for how artificial intelligence can be used to provide benefits for the common good? Then the Civic Innovation Platform is the place for you: take part in the new round of the idea contest and win a financial award of up to 20,000 euros!
Latest project ideas
Submitted - Round 2
Schmusebär mit Knopf im Ohr
12. October 2021
Kinder, die mit dem Sterben von sich selbst, eines Geschwisters oder der Eltern konfrontiert sind, stehen oft im 'OFF' mit ihren Sorgen. Ein Teddy mit Knopf im Ohr tröstet und verbindet zum OSKAR Telefon. Der Chip verrät, wo ich bin und ob meine Kommunikation eingeschränkt istLearn more
DigiStadtV - Digitale Souveränität für alle kommunalen und städtischen Verwaltungen
11. October 2021
In keiner deutschen kommunalen oder städtischen Verwaltung soll irgendjemand größere Texte abtippen müssen, aber die Daten sollten auch sicher und souverän verarbeitet werden. Daher soll ein digitaler Dienst aufgebaut und angeboten werden, wie onlineocr.net bzw Google Lens.
SMEs and start-ups,Learn more
Educational and Research institutions
SGB Anträge vernetzen
11. October 2021
Der Einsatz der KI soll die Bürokratie und Antragsflut vereinfachen. Langfristig sollte es möglich sein, aufgrund der ICD (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problem) die entsprechenden Anträge bearbeitungsreif zu initiieren.Learn more
Frequently asked questions
On the one hand, we define ‘civic innovation’ as innovation processes where the driving impetus comes from within society and on the other hand, all innovations that aim to advance progress in society. The relevant social actors – from members of the public through associations and companies, all the way to organisations and institutions – contribute ideas and are systematically involved in the further process. The concept is based on sharing and exchange between different disciplines, sectors and areas, openly and on an equal footing with the aim of developing solutions that can be put into practice.
With the Civic Innovation Platform (CIP) project, the Policy Lab Digital, Work & Society within the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs studies how ideas for AI application that serve to enable societal and social progress can be effectively supported, from the idea through concept development, all the way to implementation and transfer.
The project is based on the German federal government's artificial intelligence strategy, in which the federal government undertakes to develop and deploy AI ‘responsibly and for the benefit of the common good’ and to embed it ‘in society on an ethical, legal, cultural and institutional basis within the basis of the framework of broad social dialogue and active policymaking (...)’. In this sense, the project aims to achieve broad acceptance in society and the design of technology for the benefit of the common good.
The Civic Innovation Platform (CIP) wants to make a contribution to bringing people together from different areas (business, science, administration, civil society), thereby enabling them to develop new solutions for addressing the challenges and needs of society. We want to create optimal framework conditions that allow good ideas to evolve into innovative projects. Our attention is primarily centred on artificial intelligence (AI) for the benefit of everyone. Alongside the potential for innovation, the focus is also on potential for collaboration: partners are supported in the joint development of ideas and project proposals for the use of AI technology for the common good and their transfer into practice through various types of funding as well as workshops and advice.
Funding is provided for AI technology innovations destined for the common good, such as machine learning or pattern recognition. Since the Civic Innovation Platform is a funding programme initiated by the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, proposals must have a clearly identifiable link to the Ministry’s activities. This includes aspects such as the future and quality of work, occupational safety, co-determination in companies, vocational training and further education, reintegration in the labour market, pensions, integration, inclusion, diversity and equal participation.
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