To create a prototype system to allow journalists to easily combine datasets based on geographic information.
To develop a tool for organizing multiple videos recorded at a public event into a single timeline
The Crosscloud Project is a set of protocols that will allow computer systems to securely share data. The system will allow better data portability for individuals and solve major problems with walled-garden and data silos.
The Knight Prototype Fund helps media makers, technologists and tinkerers take ideas from concept to demo. With grants of $35,000, innovators are given six months to research, test core assumptions and iterate before building out an entire project.
The program recognizes that with the cost of experimentation dropping, innovators should have the opportunity to test their greatest ideas and explore many options before choosing a final path. When successful projects emerge, Knight Foundation can help them scale.
Browse through funded projects, our FAQ and apply now.
Next Deadline: May 1, 2014