DNI Innovation Fund: applications have now closed!

Applications for the second round of the DNI’s Innovation Fund are now closed. Thanks to everyone who applied - we’re looking forward to reviewing your proposals! Our second council meeting will be at the end of October/beginning of November 2016 and we’ll announce the first successful projects in winter 2016/2017.

If you didn’t manage to submit an application, don’t worry - there will be more opportunities to put your project forward for funding next year.

If you’re interested in hearing more about the DNI and how we’re collaborating with the news industry then please sign up here.

Don't forget these important dates

  • 2nd

    June

    Application window
    opens
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    • Application window: 6 weeks
  • 11th

    July

    Deadline for second round of applications expand_more_black

    • Application review by the Project Team starts on July 11th
    • Applicants are interviewed and further documentation potentially requested
    • Project pre-selects Prototype and Medium projects and submits a recommendation on shortlisted large projects to the Council
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    October

    Second council
    meeting in Lisbon
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    • Council meets and votes on large projects
    • Council provides oversight of the DNI Innovation Fund processes
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    November

    Funded projects
    are announced
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    • From early November selected projects are announced

Large Projects of First DNI Funding Round

  • Bambuser AB, Sweden
  • The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, United Kingdom
  • Danes je nov dan, inštitut za druga vprašanja, Slovenia
  • Humak University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • Datenfreunde GmbH / OpenDataCity, Germany
  • Público, Comunicação Social - SONAECOM SA, Portugal
  • PRISA Radio SA - Promotora de Informaciones SA, Spain
  • Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung GmbH, Germany
  • Rhein-Zeitung – Mittelrhein-Verlag GmbH, Germany
  • Sebastian Esser & Philipp Schwörbel, Germany
  • EDICIONES EL PAÍS, S.L. - Grupo PRISA, Spain
  • Journaux Francophones Belges, Belgium
  • textOmatic AG, Germany
  • VRT, Belgium
  • The Irish Times - The Irish Times Trust Limited, Ireland

  • Blasting Sagl, Switzerland
  • HEADLINE24 GmbH & Co. KG - Mediengruppe Dr. Haas, Germany
  • Roularta Media Group, Belgium
  • Glob360, Poland
  • Liquid Media SA , Greece
  • Eeple - meltygroup, France
  • NZZ Mediengruppe, Switzerland
  • Agora, Poland
  • Agence France-Presse, France
  • Trinity Mirror PLC, United Kingdom
  • Observador Ontime SA, Portugal
  • eldiario.es, Spain
  • WAN-IFRA, Switzerland
  • Stichting Global Voices, Netherlands
  • Euronews SA, France

Medium Projects of First DNI Funding Round

  • NEWSKID - Minushu SLU, Spain
  • De Persgroep Publishing N.V., Belgium
  • Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau - ANP Holding B.V., Netherlands
  • MittMedia AB - MittMedia Förvaltnings AB, Sweden
  • Teknisk Ukeblad Media AS, Norway
  • Kaleida Networks Ltd. (former Active Data Research Ltd.) & Publish Dot Org C.I.C., United Kingdom
  • El Confidencial - Titania Compañía Editorial, SL, Spain
  • Magnum Photos , United Kingdom
  • Mediafin - De Persgroep & Rossel, Belgium
  • L’Équipe 24/24 - L’ÉQUIPE SAS, France
  • mySociety - UK Citizens Online Democracy, United Kingdom
  • STANDARD Medien AG, Austria
  • Société Editrice du Monde, France
  • Il Secolo XIX - ITEDI, Italy
  • CCM Benchmark Group - Groupe Figaro, France
  • dpa-infocom GmbH - Deutsche Presse Agentur, Germany
  • Independent Television News Ltd, United Kingdom
  • The Project Syndicate, Czech Republic
  • Cofina Media, Portugal
  • Spectrm Publishing UG, Germany
  • Press Start - Transitions, Czech Republic
  • Verlag Der Tagesspiegel, Germany
  • La Stampa - ITEDI, Italy
  • Sourcefabric z.u., Czech Republic
  • Editorial Ecoprensa - elEconomista, Spain
  • Telegraph Media Group Limited, United Kingdom
  • The Conversation France, France
  • Mediahuis N.V., Belgium
  • Lusa, Agência de Notícias de Portugal, S.A., Portugal
  • Athens Technology Centre, Greece & Deutsche Welle, Germany
  • EUROZET - Lagardere Active Radio International, Poland
  • AZ Digital - AZ Medien AG, Switzerland
  • New Atoms BV, Netherlands
  • South West News Service Limited, United Kingdom
  • News 3.0 Spa, Italy
  • South West News Service Limited, United Kingdom
  • POLITYKA, Poland

Prototype Projects of First DNI Funding Round

  • Gazeta Sporturilor – Convergent Media / Intact, Romania
  • Newsreps AB, Sweden
  • Iida Tikka, Finland
  • ZA Cloud SRL, Romania
  • Markus Sjöberg, Finland
  • James Durston, United Kingdom
  • Viz&Chips, Italy
  • Atanas Tchobanov, France
  • Jaroslav Benc, Czech Republic
  • TagesWoche, Stiftung für Medienvielfalt, Switzerland
  • CEFRIEL, Italy
  • Jorge Aldao Vázquez, Spain
  • Webnalist sp. z o.o., Poland
  • Remy Koens, Netherlands
  • Šiauliai Plius, Lithuania
  • Newslinn Technologies LTD, Ireland
  • Robert Heinecke, Sascha Kuntze & Jan Rübbelke GbR, Germany
  • Mediehuset Nettavisen AS, Norway
  • Bryan McLeod, Germany
  • scitec-media GmbH, Switzerland
  • Grupa Radiowa Agory Sp. z o.o.,- Agora SA Media Holding, Poland
  • Media Vox Pop, Italy
  • Sultan Suleimanov, Latvia
  • ZPR Media, Poland
  • City University London, United Kingdom
  • WirtschaftsWoche - Handelsblatt, Germany
  • Daniel Mayer, Germany
  • Trint Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Butch & Sundance Media, Netherlands
  • Mitecube S.r.l., Italy
  • DB Medialab AS, Norway
  • Amedia Utvikling AS - Amedia AS, Norway
  • Mworks Print Zrt., Hungary
  • Edenspiekermann AG, Germany
  • Talk About Local (West Midlands) Limited, United Kingdom
  • Golem.de - Klaß und Ihlenfeld Verlag GmbH, Germany
  • Muml Hilde Gudvangen ENK, Norway
  • Danwatch , Denmark
  • Mediahuis Nederland B.V., Netherlands
  • Economia, a.s. & GENEEA Analytics s.r.o, Czech Republic
  • Talentum Oyj, Finland
  • Transparency International Hungary, Hungary
  • International Press Telecommunications Council, United Kingdom
  • Web Technology and Information Systems Group - Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany
  • VRagments, Germany
  • The Financial Times Limited, United Kingdom
  • Ijsberg, France
  • Lucify Ltd., Finland
  • João Antunes, Portugal
  • AKINGO Europe GmbH, Germany
  • Emmi Skytén, Finland
  • Casus Ludi, France
  • Nimeh & Partners GmbH, Austria
  • Project for Study of the 21st Century, United Kingdom
  • Unidad Editorial, S.A., Spain

Please note that this list is not exhaustive and additional subjects will be added as additional organisations approve inclusion.

Successful Applicants Round 1 (Winter 2015/2016)

Total number of projects funded

128

Total funding offered

€27,302,816

Total funding per country

  • €258,600
  • €2,335,104
  • €1,024,000
  • €2,256,541
  • €2,816,214
  • €500,000
  • €1,765,540
  • €878,675
  • €1,490,799
  • €792,951
  • €93,905
  • €1,890,100
  • €4,899,845
  • €442,000
  • €99,942
  • €50,000
  • €1,540,000
  • €638,040
  • €2,543,670
  • €50,000
  • €331,860
  • €554,830
  • €50,000
  • Large project
  • Prototype project
  • Medium project
  • Funding
Download GIF here

Where is the DNI Innovation Fund available?

The DNI Fund is available in: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

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