Frequently Asked Questions

Who finances the Sovereign Tech Fund?

The Sovereign Tech Fund started in October 2022 and is financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action. It is currently incubated at SPRIND GmbH.

What is the total amount of the Sovereign Tech Fund?

The Sovereign Tech Fund has a total of EUR 11.5 million available for 2023.

How are projects selected?

Projects are identified by the Sovereign Tech Fund team through a scouting process based on research and recommendations (“pull” method) and through an open application process (“push” method).

Why haven't I received a response to my inquiry or application?

If you submitted an application through our application system, you selected whether we can send you emails when you registered. If you did not agree to this option, we unfortunately cannot contact you. You can change this in your account settings. If you agree to receive emails from us, we will contact you about successful as well as unsuccessful applications. We are currently receiving many requests, our team is processing them as fast as we can. We appreciate your patience and anticipate being able to respond within a few weeks.

Who runs the Sovereign Tech Fund?

The Sovereign Tech Fund is run by Adriana Groh and Fiona Krakenbürger. They bring many years of experience in promoting open source technologies, both in national and international funding programs. Previously, their efforts have focused on the importance of diversity and democratic values in the area of innovation and technology development.

How do I stay informed?

Get updates and job openings in our newsletter and on social media (Twitter, Mastodon, LinkedIn). You can also reach out at info@sovereigntechfund.de.

Where can I find more information about the Bug Resilience Program?

You can read more about the Bug Resilience Program on its page on this website:

Bug Resilience Program

The Bug Resilience Program also has its own set of frequently asked questions: