Today, we’re happy to announce Wevolver received the support of the Dutch SIDN fund. SIDN Fund is an independent foundation established by SIDN, the foundation for internet domain registration in the Netherlands.
SIDN Fund stands for ‘a strong internet for all’. They provide financial support to ideas and projects that use the internet in innovative ways or aim to make the internet stronger. By doing so, SIDN Fund helps to increase the social impact of the internet in the Netherlands.
SIDN Fund’s goals are:
A stronger internet
An open and free internet, which is accessible to all, trusted by the public and seen as a foundation on which to build. SIDN Fund welcomes funding requests regarding new digital technology applications, or innovative and user-friendly software or hardware, for example.
Empowerment of adults, youngsters or children with the skills needed to surf the internet safely, freely, and confidently.
Creative and innovative use of the internet, with social or economic impact. In support of this goal, SIDN Fund supports new business models and pioneering solutions to social issues, e.g. in the fields of education, care, environmental sustainability, and safety.
Great importance is attached to the social value of the projects and to the involvement of the internet community. The SIDN Fund has an advisory panel made up of representatives of the Dutch internet community. The panel provides the Fund with advice, particularly with regard to the assessment of project proposals. Here you can see an overview of projects SIDN Fund is already supporting.
Having the support from the SIDN Fund means a lot to Wevolver. Being highly aligned with their mission and goals of empowering people to learn, have a great social impact, and create new business models, we can’t be more excited by their support.
The SIDN Fund will provide Wevolver with financial resources that helps us to invest even more efforts in the development of our open source versioning system for hardware development, which we are currently building.