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More initiatives of the Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft

Prototype Funding: Application phase starts now!

Apply now for the second round of Prototype Funding 2021: Up to 80.000 euros per project for the development of prototypes for digital games. The application phase runs from August 30 to October 18, 2021. Workshop on how to apply on September 08!

Developers, founders, teams, start-ups and SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) from Hamburg are called to apply for funding of their games projects. Up to 80% of project costs for the development of prototypes for digital games can be covered by the funding, which is awarded as a non-repayable grant of up to 80,000 euros per project.

Applications can be handed in from August 30, 2021 via our online form. Applications are open until October 18, 11:59 pm (CEST).

Application Workshop: On September 08, 4 pm (CEST), Dennis Schoubye, project lead at Gamecity Hamburg, will host a workshop titled "Prototype Funding Insights: Dos and Don'ts for your application", giving applicants advice on how to craft a successful application for the Prototype Funding. You can register for the workshop here (via Eventbrite). 

Please note: All applicants must take a consultation appointment with the Gamecity Hamburg team before submitting their applications. You should take your consultation appointment at least two weeks before handing in your application (so at the latest on October 4). Participation in the application workshop does not substitute a personal consultation appointment. Please read the FAQ, funding guidelines and the application info sheet beforehand.

More about the application process and what to prepare before making a consultation appointment

For the first time, 2021 will see two rounds of Prototype Funding. Since 2020, each year a total of up to 400.000 euros are awarded to developers from Hamburg through the Prototype Funding program. So far, thirteen promising projects have received over 682,000 euros since the introduction of the program last year. 

All information about the Prototype Funding and how to apply can be found here on our website.

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