With its Open Data Impact Award the Stifterverband is trying to promote open data in science as part of its initiative innOsci. In 2021 Stifterverband awards the prize for the second time in collaboration with DUZ magazine. The award features:
- Funding of 30,000 Euros for three award winners (15,000, 10,000 and 5,000 Euros)
- Visibility for winners and their research through media coverage and PR
- Access to Innosci and Stifterverband networks
Who is eligible?: Individual researchers or research group (naming one representative) from all disciplines currently working at a university or research institution with a representation in Germany, who have granted open access and re-use of their data sets and who can showcase or make a plausible case for an innovative adaptation of their data beyond the academic world. If the innovation has not been fully developed yet the applicant should at least show the potential impact for the society at large that could be developed by re-using their research data.