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Overview funded projects

Each year there are two calls for proposals for innovative internet projects. The projects we are supporting since the start of the fund in 2015 are described below. 

Funded projects 2018 - Responsible Artificial Intelligence
Funded projects 2018 - Open call
Funded projects 2018 - Scientific Research
Funded projects 2017 - Blockchain for Good
Funded projects 2017 - Scientific Research
Funded projects 2017 - Open call
Funded projects 2016
Funded projects 2015

Funded projects 2018 - Responsible Artificial Intelligence

Moral AI-gency: Ethical Guidelines for AI in Finance
The use of artificial intelligence (AI) by financial service providers can have significant consequences for people. It’s therefore particularly important that attention is given to ethical guidelines, and to transparency and openness regarding the use of algorithms within the sector. For organisations that want to organise their AI work processes 'responsibly', it is difficult to define exactly what that should entail. The Moral AI-gency Action Framework (initiated by JK Ventures together with de Volksbank and Erasmus University) offers an ethical framework with concrete moral guidelines that are rooted in the working practices of AI developers within the bank.

POTENTIAL project – 2nd call 2018
JK Ventures in cooperation with de Volksbank and Erasmus University Rotterdam

SIGNS Messenger
One in sixty people has autism, a form of neurodiversity. Because their brains are different, autistic people communicate differently. Verbal conversations and etiquette are consequently important drivers of inequality. By realising autism-friendly communication tools, 2Tango wants to overcome such problems and help build a neurodiverse society. SIGNS Messenger is an app for both off-line and on-line support. Using AI, the app interprets and 'translates' messages from the autism-friendly SIGNS language into 'normal' communication, so that people with autism can communicate better with, for example, colleagues, teachers, friends and others in their environment.

PIONEER project – 2nd call 2018
2Tango on behalf of the ATHENS Initiative - http://neurodiversiteit.nl

Transparent AI
More and more decisions, including important ones such as mortgage approval decisions, are made using artificial intelligence (AI). The complex AI technology involved is very similar to a 'black box'. However, for end users to trust such systems, transparency is essential. But how can organisations make their AI processes transparent? This project investigates whether it’s possible to show how AI is used by means of interactive data visualisation. The approach is to map out the complete process, from source data, training and operation of the AI, to outcome interpretation.

PIONEER project – 2nd call 2018
CLEVERFRANKE - https://www.cleverfranke.com

AI AI Barbie
What role do we want artificial intelligence (AI) to play in family life and the raising of children? Research shows that smart toys can influence the moral choices made by children better than people can. So it’s important to look critically at the role of AI in the parent-child relationship. In 'AI AI Barbie', new frameworks for the responsible use of AI in toys will be drawn up at a mini AI hackathon, with input from parents, children and experts. The moral consequences will be discussed on the basis of the prototypes developed. The challenge: to make Barbie the ideal role model for your child!

PIONEER project – 2nd call 2018
Waag / Medialab SETUP & Stefania Druga (MIT) - https://waag.org

Suspicious Operations in Electronic Patient Files
In a healthcare institution where every year thousands of patients have contact with hundreds or even thousands of caregivers, the Electronic Patient File (EPD in Dutch) is an essential part of coordinated care. But what if a file is viewed unnecessarily or even inappropriately by a caregiver who has nothing to do with the treatment? Unfortunately, that is still too common, according to media reports. Picking out instances of inappropriate access from all the times that a file is viewed legitimately is like looking for a needle in a haystack. This project involves the development of a proof-of-concept for a system that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to identify suspicious activity, so that patient data is better protected.

PIONEER project – 2nd call 2018
Breen.ai - http://breen.ai

It’s clear that artificial intelligence (AI) can no longer be ignored. How do we prepare the next generation? BotsUp is an on-line game that allows children to become acquainted with AI intuitively. In the game, self-learning algorithms are used to train robots to perform tasks. So players get an idea of what self-learning algorithms can and can’t do. The game playfully introduces them to what a data scientist does. Trained robots can also be shared with other players, demonstrating the importance of open knowledge exchange.

PIONEER project – 2nd call 2018
Jan Bijster

Bursting The Bubble
Our on-line media consumption is controlled entirely by algorithms. They’re designed to deliver content that we’ll click on, which makes it harder for readers to get a diverse picture. Bursting The Bubble is an exploration of positioning in our news culture. How is news highlighted in different media? Where is news on the political and emotional spectrum? What is the most nuanced medium? With the help of artificial intelligence (AI), the project team aims to map the text and image publications of fifty media channels to reveal publication behaviour patterns. The ultimate goal is a tool for viewing articles and visual material about current journalistic themes from different angles.

PIONEER project – 2nd call 2018
ACED - http://www.aced.site

Moral Mario
The safety and controllability of artificial intelligence (AI) are increasingly important issues. But how do you test the safety and controllability of AI algorithms? In this project, a benchmark is being developed for a Super Mario environment. A self-learning Mario comes across safety problems at various levels, providing a basis for testing the AI algorithms on safety and controllability. Developers will therefore be able to see whether their Mario is not only super but also moral. By creating an environment where AI algorithms are tested, the project will also contribute to a more focused discussion about what constitutes a safe and verifiable AI algorithm.

PIONEER project – 2nd call 2018
Jacqueline Heinerman - https://xyplus.nl

Project Tigrinya 
The Travis Foundation digitises languages to give people equal opportunities. Not every language has been digitised, because digitisation is not commercially attractive for some languages. Tigrinya (spoken in Eritrea) is one such language. A significant number of Eritrean refugees are coming to the Netherlands, and communication with social workers and agencies (such as police, hospitals and refugee organisations) is almost impossible without interpreters. By digitising the language using AI algorithms, text-to-text translation will soon be possible. At a later stage, real-time translation using handheld translators is envisaged. The current project is only the beginning. Once the method has been established, it will be applied to other languages. 

POTENTIAL project – 1st call 2018 
Stichting Travis Foundation - https://travis.foundation  

Individualised and precise prostate cancer care with AI 
Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men. It is a complex condition and affects a very diverse patient population. Consequently, current guidelines do not adequately cover all eventualities. Artificial intelligence (AI) can therefore offer added value. By using AI, we can see which treatments are successful for which patients, and what the expected outcome is for an individual patient. After a successful pilot at the Antonie van Leeuwenhoek hospital, Pacmed is now developing software that can help doctors to make evidence-based, individualised and precise treatment decisions. That involves the creation of privacy safeguards, the further development of algorithms and the separation of correlation and causality. 

POTENTIAL project – 1
st call 2018

Heart of the Netherlands 
Heart for Heart is a crowdsourcing project, where people are asked to measure their heart rates for 90 seconds using a simple smartphone app, and to make the results available for scientific use. The aim is to gather a large volume of data to improve research into atrial fibrillation, a common cardiac arrhythmia that can have serious consequences such as stroke or heart failure. Approximately 200,000 people in the Netherlands have the condition. The first survey had 16,000 participants and led to the development of several successful algorithms. The ambition is to get 100,000 people to participate with the ultimate goal of creating a technology that allows patients to monitor their heart rhythms and health.  

POTENTIAL project – 1st call 2018 

PERioperative Surgical infeCtiOn PrEdiction (PERISCOPE) 
Every year, 1.4 million people undergo surgery in the Netherlands. One in four patients subsequently contracts an infection, with the result that their hospital stay lasts twice as long. Infection can even lead to further surgery or admission to IC. By applying artificial intelligence to existing hospital data, care providers can continuously monitor the risk of infection in patients after surgery and take preventive or earlier action. Healthplus.ai and the LUMC have set up a promising pilot, in which an algorithm predicts which patients are liable to contract an infection. The supported project is a vehicle for close cooperation aimed at improving, validating and implementing this algorithm.  

POTENTIAL project – 1st call 2018 
Healthplus.ai BV - https://healthplus.ai  

Upscaling PoliFLW.nl 
There are more than 15,000 local politicians in the Netherlands. They often make intensive use of on-line media and channels. However, at a time when local journalism is under pressure, it is difficult to keep abreast of what local politicians say and do. PoliFLW.nl collects local political news from municipal and provincial websites and the Facebook pages of nine national parties to create a searchable resource. The new project involves the upscaling of PoliFLW.nl in line with the wishes of journalists. Local political parties and Twitter feeds are being added as data sources and the data structuring functionalities are being expanded on the basis of machine learning. 

POTENTIAL project – 1st call 2018 
Open State Foundation - https://poliflw.nl  

ULTRA IoT is developing a do-it-yourself AI kit that gives startups, makers and students low-threshold access to AI and machine learning. For hardware, they are using traditional LEGO bricks, which allow you to easily build prototypes and train algorithms without technical knowledge. The smart building blocks contain various sensors and connect to the internet. On the on-line platform, the data are then processed by an algorithm. You can see what happens to your data and you can also experiment with it yourself. That makes AI technology accessible and transparent for a broad group of users. 

PIONEER project – 1st call 2018 
ULTRA IoT Holding B.V. - https://www.ultra-iot.com  

Alliance for AI Netherlands 
Artificial Intelligence is developing at lightning speed, with more and more applications in our daily lives. AI offers enormous opportunities, but also involves numerous challenges and risks (such as the potential for influencing election campaigns). It is very important that AI is developed and deployed in a responsible manner, from a technical, social and ethical perspective. Cooperation at all levels and between all stakeholders is therefore vital. Government, science, business, trade unions and social organisations have a shared responsibility. Alliance for AI (ALLAI) The Netherlands is a platform where all social players come together to work on Responsible AI. 

PIONEER project – 1st call 2018 
ALLAI Nederland - http://allai.nl  

LUNA the parenting robot 
Can robotics help parents with mild intellectual disabilities to raise their children? Take robot Luna: always accessible, always cheerful and patient. She provides low-threshold support 24/7, but also stimulates parents' self-esteem and helps prevent a sense of failure. By making smart use of live internet connectivity, a coach can watch remotely to give visual instructions where necessary. In partnership with three faculties at Delft University of Technology, this project is investigating how Luna can enrich current care, and providing a forum in which philosophers and students can discuss societal questions about the use of robots in vulnerable groups. 

PIONEER project – 1st call 2018 
Garage 2020 - http://www.garage2020.nl/rotterdam-luna/ 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the consulting room 
Artificial Intelligence offers all kinds of opportunities with regard to safe, efficient and good care now and in the future. For example, an algorithm could be used to predict the survival chances of Intensive Care patients. But what does the use of AI mean for care providers, patients and their loved ones? How can AI provide support in the consulting room? Very little is currently known about needs and expectations in this field. This project will therefore gather input from care providers and patients, with the aim of developing guidelines for the responsible use of AI in the consulting room. 

PIONEER project – 1st call 2018 
AMC Medical Research BV 

Good AI for Good 
AI could be used to tackle global problems, but has so far been used mainly for commercial purposes, such as profiling and advertising. Hence, there is an increasingly urgent need for ethical AI frameworks. This project aims to reduce the focus on profit maximisation by actively influencing AI. What happens if AI writes an ethical framework for itself? To what extent can humans influence that process? A team of experts will develop a basic ethical manifesto, written for and through AI. A browser plug-in will be used to distribute the manifesto, so that it can be used as an ethical training resource for the algorithms of the future. The project will additionally promote awareness of people as data providers. 

PIONEER project – 1st call 2018 
Merel Koning - https://merelkoning.nl   

Journalist navigator 
The Utrecht Internet Courant (DUIC), the Journallab Foundation and Milvum want to develop a smart card catalogue that journalists can use for faster and more specific identification of expertise (sources, experts, perspectives). The journalist navigator will use academic information to improve access to academic databases and put journalists in contact with relevant experts. Journalists will use the tool as a word-processor plugin, enabling them to filter and interpret the ever-growing flow of information in the limited time available to them. The tool will also contribute to a more pluralistic media landscape by linking upcoming experts to journalistic themes and thus preventing reliance on 'the usual suspects'. The project is a follow-up to the previously supported project ‘Blockchain as Factchecker’.  

PIONEER project – 1st call 2018
DUIC BV - https://www.duic.nl 

Algo-Rhythmics: A new musical AI 
Can we develop a new musical experience with AI? This project investigates this new horizon in the music world using an open-source tool, which harnesses AI to help musicians and other creators make music. Users can experiment with the tool by interacting with a 'deep learning band' consisting of four instrumental algorithms (drums, bass, chords and lead). The result is exciting live performances, new compositions and more insight into the way AI works. Through the open-source community, the makers also want to encourage others to work with the algorithm. 

PIONEER project – 1st call 2018
Telemagic ism Mrinalini Luthra & Valentin Vogelmann - http://www.telemagic.online 

Screening for scoliosis with artificial intelligence 
Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine. Children in the Netherlands used to be screened for the condition, but screening stopped because mild scoliosis wasn’t detectable with sufficient certainty. The abnormality is often discovered only once it has progressed to advanced stage, by which time surgery is the only possible means of correction. However, if scoliosis is detected earlier, it can be treated using callipers, removing the need for surgery. The aim of this project is to develop a scoliosis screening tool, which will harness artificial intelligence for increased reliability and which will be available to parents in the form of an app.  

PIONEER project – 1st call 2018 
Diederik Kempen 

CrimeBusterBot – winner of the Dutch Open Hackathon 2018 and SIDN Fund Pioneers Award – is going to work on the development of a tool for identifying malicious websites. The automatic bot traces malicious websites by gathering web crawling information and performing DNS analyses. The approach enables entire networks of malicious websites to be detected. Machine learning techniques will be used during the development of the tool to enable websites to be automatically identified as potentially malicious. 

PIONEER project – SIDN Fund Pioneers Award Dutch Open Hackathon 2018 
Richard Garsthagen 

Funded projects 2018 – Open Call  

It’s time for a new internet. An internet where you decide what information you share, with whom and for how long. Schluss is an app that gives you control over your personal information. Central to the technology is a multiply encrypted distributed vault, to which only the owner has the key. The vault serves as a secure place to keep all your data, from contact details and photos to the most complicated financial and medical data. You decide who gets access to what data and for what purposes. Meaning you are always in control And retain an overview of your digital life.

POTENTIAL project – 2nd call 2018
Stichting Ontwikkeling Schluss - https://www.schluss.org/

Byte Me!
Byte Me! is an interactive theatre project for high school students, which deals with on-line privacy. How do you look after your data? Should you be worried if your data is accessible to someone else? As part of a 'crime scene investigation' in the classroom, the consequences of being complacent about digital privacy are highlighted. During the interactive presentation, IRIS (a virtual character) will have access to pupils’ phones. IRIS and the actors will take the youngsters through various aspects of privacy protection using quizzes and message exchanges.

POTENTIAL project – 2nd call 2018
WAT WE DOEN (in coproduction with Maas Theater en Dans) - https://watwedoen.nl/project/byte-me/

Welcome App
Since 2014, a large number of newcomers have arrived in the Netherlands. How can they be put in touch with Dutch people and companies, so that they can build new lives here? The Welcome app is a successful Swedish app, which the Blendin Foundation has created a Dutch version of, in cooperation with the Swedish Welcome organisation. The app facilitates contact between newcomers and locals through lunches (social contact), DonateYourNetwork (professional networking), a question-and-answer portal and a compendium of relevant events and programmes. It’s now important to optimise the app so that it can be rolled out throughout the Netherlands.

POTENTIAL project – 2nd call 2018
Stichting Blendin - http://www.welcomeapp.nl

Open-source cookie database
With the GDPR in force and the E-Privacy Regulation on the horizon, website owners can’t afford to ignore on-line privacy. They’re legally required to be open about their approach to privacy, including their use of cookies. Nevertheless, many websites are aren’t as clear about privacy as they should be. Complianz wants to change that situation by means of an accessible, open-source cookie database. Intended for use by both website builders and consumers, the database will explain all common cookies in understandable Dutch. There will be details about their purpose and the information they record. Users will also be encouraged to add information to plug any gaps.

POTENTIAL project – 2nd call 2018
Complianz B.V. - https://complianz.io

FAIRTRACE: an open traceability and claim verification system for food supply chains
With the help of innovative technologies, including blockchain, we will be able to follow our food from farm to fork in 2019 and make the entire chain transparent. Fairfood has tested various technologies in different food chains over the past two years. At the moment, the team is building its own tool, because the systems already available tend to be too restrictive, too opaque or too expensive. In this project, Fairfood wants to open up the tool to smaller food brands - mostly social enterprises - so that they too can trace their products and verify food claims.

POTENTIAL project – 2nd call 2018
Fairfood - https://fairfood.nl

connect2support (ConnectMe)
School absenteeism is a problem among gifted children. Providing suitable support is not easy, which increases the risk of the students dropping out. This project aims to help gifted pupils and their parents when issues arise, by bringing them into contact with experts or with others facing similar problems. In connect2support, a prototype is being built that makes use of Graph database technology to reveal matches between the profiles of gifted individuals, which would otherwise go unnoticed. So valuable relationships can be established without having to share detailed information. Participants decide for themselves what data is shared.

PIONEER project – 2nd call 2018
Webtic - https://webtic.eu

Touch ID
Logging in with a password has been a security risk for years. Users are careless, always use the same password or choose passwords that are too simple. However, the problem can be solved by using your smartphone and logging in with your Touch ID. You then have biometric security, which is inherently safer than password-based security. Biometric log-ins usually involve going through a third party. In this project, however, Rsquare is developing an open-source plug-in app, which uses encryption and DNSSEC to ensure security and lets you log in without anyone else watching or saving your data.

PIONEER project – 2nd call 2018
Rsquare - https://tblid.nl

Scientists collect huge amounts of data for testing their ideas. GiraffeTools (Graphical Interface for Reproducible Analysis or WorkFlow Experiments) is a web application with which these analyses can easily be visualised and stored directly on line, making them easier to share and accessible to everyone. That will simplify collaboration, increase transparency, and improve and accelerate science. Following on from an earlier pioneer project supported by SIDN Fund, the platform and tools will be developed further and scaled up from MRI to other fields within neuroscience. The possibility of scaling up to other scientific disciplines will also be explored.

PIONEER project – 2nd call 2018
Tim van Mourik - https://giraffe.tools

PAIN app 2.0 
PAIN app 2.0 is the follow-up to the Pioneer Project supported by SIDN fund in 2016. During the Pioneer Project, the OLVG hospital developed a proof of concept for the app, which allows patients to independently score pain following surgery. The app records the information in the patient’s electronic medical record for use in pain management. That enables the pain team to respond immediately, so the patient recovers faster and with fewer complications. The PAIN app won the STZ Innovation Award 2017 and is now being refined, scientifically validated and rolled out further in collaboration with the Dutch Society for Anaesthesiology (NVA) and the Top Clinical Hospitals Foundation. 

POTENTIAL project – 1st call 2018
OLVG - https://www.olvg.nl 

For children growing up today, the internet is part and parcel of everyday life. Theyre often unaware of the dangers that exist on line. However, cybercrime is the fastest growing form of crime and expected to increase as human-machine interconnection gathers pace. What’s more, cybercriminals are increasingly targeting individuals. Against that background, it’s important to help children become more resilient. Developed as a follow-up to the Hack Stevie Pioneer Project, Hackshield is a game for children aged ten to twelve. By making learning fun, it helps players to recognise cybercrime and understand its impact. Via the MediaMasters platform, the game is able to reach at least 160,000 children. 

POTENTIAL project – 1st call 2018 
Flavour - https://www.flavour.nl/hackshield 

General application of the Whitebox authorisation concept In healthcare, a variety of patient data systems are in use. Patients are also generating more and more data themselves (for example via wearables). With so many different data sources, how can secure data exchange be enabled? The Whitebox offers a solution, where access to different data sources is given on the basis of authorisations. The patient and general practitioner are in control, deciding what data is shared with whom. The project provides a set of standards and a demonstrator, so that Whitebox authorisation can be applied more generally. This project is a follow-up to the previously supported Whitebox and Patientbox projects. 

POTENTIAL project – 1st call 2018 
Whitebox Systems / Northend Systems BV - http://www.whiteboxsystems.nl 

The Creative Code: from lessons to learning community
MU together with a large network of partners allows youngsters in the Netherlands to program artistically. The project is a follow-up to The Creative Code, which involved the development of a creative programming curriculum for use in primary and secondary education and to serve as a unique bridge between technology education and arts education. In the latest project, The Creative Code will be rolled out throughout the Netherlands. Local arts, culture and technology institutions will be involved. By working together with local partners, MU is building a solid network that will meet the high demand for teacher training and workshops. 

POTENTIAL project – 1st call 2018 
Stichting MU - http://www.decreatievecode.nl 

Laravel community professionalisation feasibility study 
Laravel is the Netherlands’ most widely used open-source PHP framework for web application development. The framework is focused on structured code (and therefore application transferability), it’s reliable, fast and secure, and it simplifies application management and expansion. However, because of the rapid turnout, the framework is not always applied properly. As a result, applications created with it can be insecure or problematic to develop and manage. There is also little cooperation or knowledge exchange amongst development agencies. This project will investigate the feasibility of setting up a non-profit organisation to offer quality guarantees to clients and cooperation benefits to development agencies. 

PIONEER project – 1st call 2018
Goedemiddag online solutions - https://www.laravel.it/onderzoek 

MySensorData won the SIDN Fund Pioneers Award at the Day of the Domain Name 2018. MySensorData is an idea for an app that gives you control over your mobile phone’s sensor data. Every smartphone has a number of sensors, which collect data about you throughout the day. With the MySensorData app, you’ll be able to see what data is stored and decide for yourself whether you want the data used. On the MySensorData platform, you will be able to choose various applications that consult your data in a responsible and privacy-friendly manner.  

PIONEER project – SIDN Fund Pioneers Award Dag van de Domeinnaam 2018 
Henk Glerumhttp://mysensordata.nl/ 

At the Tech-for-Good Hackathon, Flavor won the SIDN Fund Pioneers Award for the TrackBack concept, which enables the depiction of entire supply chains. TrackBack playfully visualises the various stages in a supply chain where value is added, thus leading to the end product. The aim is to make chains more transparent and to promote production chain awareness amongst consumers. In this first phase, Flavor will translate its designs into a workable prototype. In addition, they’ll write a business model with future users and partners, with the aim of being able to go live with the tool. 

PIONEER project – SIDN Fund Pioneers Award Tech-for-Good Hackathon 2018 

Funded projects 2018 - Scientific Research

Children in conversation with media: responsible child-robot dialogue
When we search on line for information, it’s increasingly common for people - especially young people - to use 'social agents', such as Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or even robots. However, we still know little about how children perceive such interaction. Children are quick to see robots as equals and to trust them. This project will investigate how we shape child-robot interaction in a responsible way. The aim is to provide information in a way that children understand and like, while also promoting transparency (where does the information come from?), privacy (what personal data is used?) and awareness of AI use.

Roeland Ordelman - https://www.utwente.nl

Funded projects 2017 - Blockchain for Good

Fairbike - blueprint for an honest bike-sharing service
The sharing economy needs more honest business models. Despite good and green intentions, we see that centralised sub-platforms cause friction between business and public interests. With Fairbike, a network of partial bicycles using the blockchain, an alternative model is being investigated. The approach is a decentralised service that guarantees privacy, reinvests profit locally in maintenance and expansion, and ensures fair treatment for all participants.

PIONEERS project – 2nd call 2017
The Incredible Machine - https://the-incredible-machine.com/

A scalable blockchain
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are facing a serious problem: because of its increased popularity, the Bitcoin blockchain is growing at an unprecedented rate. And, because the entire blockchain is needed to fully verify transactions, the currency's utility for people with ordinary hardware is being affected. The blockchain is hard to scale without compromising decentralisation. To keep the blockchain accessible to everyone, this project will investigate a possible solution in which only a snapshot is needed to fully validate transactions. Various forms of UTXO combination will be tested to see whether they can enable cryptographic validation without excessive computing power.

PIONEERS project – 2nd call 2017
Bitcrust - https://bitcrust.org

Blockchain Privacy Register
From May 2018, European organisations are required to maintain privacy registers. In them, they have to record information on the types of personal data they keep and process, and on their security arrangements. Start-ups and small organisations will need to meet the requirement as well, but don't have the resources to engage expert personnel to set everything up. The Clinic Foundation is a platform for free legal advice. With the Blockchain Privacy Registry, they are developing an open standard, which will make it easy to create and share privacy registries. It will enable stakeholders to understand and utilise the information. In addition, the blockchain will provide a transparent and verifiable audit track.

PIONEERS project – 1st call 2017 / Blockhain for Good
Stichting De Clinic - https://clinic.nl/

In education, the acquisition of knowledge and skills is quantified using grades. Developments like gradeless learning, competency-oriented education and 21st century skills demand a different approach, however. So, what if you could record the true value of education and the level of knowledge or competence attained in the blockchain, together with information about a student's talents, to build a useful profile? BlockChange offers that option. They build a blockchain that records a student's level in the form of a benchmark and feedback. Together, the scores form a broad personal profile of the student and give a much more complete picture of their competencies.

PIONEERS project – 1st call 2017 / Blockhain for Good
Wim Pelgrim - http://www.blockchange.eu

A fair and social sharing platform for micro-entrepreneurs
The labour market is changing quickly: within ten years there will be more freelancers and micro-entrepreneurs than people in direct employment. Sharing platforms are important for micro-entrepreneurs because they enable them to enlarge their customer bases. Often, however, micro-entrepreneurs don't feel at home with existing sharing initiatives such as Uber or AirBnB, because they don't use truly decentralised models. Such organisations don't really share income or profit. With the help of blockchain technology, Twende wants to build a truly cooperative sharing platform, where micro-entrepreneurs do have a say in policy and can share in its profits.

PIONEERS project – 1st call 2017 / Blockhain for Good
Twende - http://site.twende.co.ke

A secure internet depends on ironclad digital identities. We have become accustomed to using GOV.UK or other such schemes for communicating with governmental entities, but they are solely for adults. How come there is currently no internationally accredited, legally accepted digital identity system for children? IAM4Kids aims to develop such a system, using blockchain technology to assure authorisations while safeguarding privacy. Only parents and guardians will be allowed access to information about a child's internet usage, and even then only in a way that respects the child's privacy. The project's main goal is to create a proof-of-concept for a decentralised authorisation system, enabling the parents or guardians of any user to permit the child to use specific connected internet services.

PIONEERS project – 1st call 2017 / Blockhain for Good
IAM4Kids - http://smartdataservices.nl

Blockchain as Fact-checker
The rise of fake news is threatening the reliability of our journalism. The design research project Blockchain as Fact-checker therefore aims to design a journalistic system for fact-checking. The system will use blockchain technology to enhance the transparency and reliability of the news. The people behind the project envisage a journalistic platform powered by blockchain technology, which journalists can use to endorse their credibility, thus helping them to fulfil their vital role. By verifying information and tagging sources with 'credibility tokens', the system aims to empower journalists and build a trustworthy system of truth.

PIONEERS project – 1st call 2017 / Blockhain for Good
DUIC BV - https://www.duic.nl

Hospital laboratories still send patient data to other hospitals by mail. The receiving hospitals then have to enter the data manually onto their own computer systems. Labchain therefore intends to connect hospital laboratories digitally using blockchain. Through a network of small boxes that run full blockchain nodes, patient information will be encrypted and registered, so that it can be securely retrieved from remote hospitals by local recipients. Initially, the system will be used only to send blood values from lab to lab, but the ultimate goal is to provide a platform for the secure communication of electronic patient data. Labchain is an initiative by Norbert Schmidt (ddq.nl) and Steven Meex (Clinical Chemist at MUMC).

PIONEERS project – 1st call 2017 / Blockhain for Good
DDQ - https://www.ddq.nl

Make Media Great Again
One of the great things about the internet is access to news from all over the world. However, it is impossible to check whether what one is reading is an accurate report or fake news. The Make Media Great Again project therefore uses blockchain technology for on-line news verification. A user-friendly and transparent system enables the public and journalists to act as fact-checkers to find accurate information and traceable facts. A prototype is being built in collaboration with the Vrije Universiteit and the University of Amsterdam.

PIONEERS project – 1st call 2017/ Blockhain for Good
Make Media Great Again - https://www.facebook.com/Make-Media-Great-Again-08679462946612

Dietcoin: slimming Bitcoin for your smartphone
Bitcoin is currently the most popular crypto currency. It is widely used for buying and selling all over the world. However, the full potential of Bitcoin has not yet been realised, because the use of ever-larger blockchains (Bitcoin> 110GB) makes it difficult for devices with limited resources, such as mobile phones, to handle the currency. The Dietcoin project aims to let smaller devices profit from Bitcoin's security guarantees by downloading small amounts of data. They can then be used for Bitcoin transactions between people, stores and services, increasing the virtual currency's reach. Dietcoin is currently in the prototype development phase.

PIONEERS project – 1st call 2017 / Blockhain for Good
Marc Makkes

The Things Network 2.0
How do you incentivise participants in a fully decentralised community to invest in the underlying infrastructure? That's the main challenge that The Things Network (TTN) wants to address using blockchain technology. TTN is an open-source IoT network active in almost ninety countries and five hundred cities. TTN is introducing a cryptocurrency that is 'mined' by participants who offer infrastructure to the community, so that they are rewarded for the value they add to the network. Furthermore, the blockchain provides a platform on which people can exchange bespoke services by means of smart contracts. Ultimately, the platform will enable a micro economy to emerge, boosting the growth of the network.

POTENTIALS project – 1st call 2017 / Blockhain for Good
The Things Industries B.V. - https://www.thethingsnetwork.org

Most ordinary Dutch people don't invest in real estate because the threshold is too high. Bloqhouse's mission is to change that. Bloqhouse makes real estate investment transparent and accessible to everyone. By utilising blockchain technology, they are enabling investment in small portions of real estate, called Bloqs. The initial investment happens via their real estate partners' website, after which an owner receives rent and profits from any appreciation in the value of the real estate. Because of the underlying blockchain technology, Bloqs are tradeable on a peer-to-peer basis. With the open source project called NotaryNodes, the initiators are making sure the concept complies with the applicable laws and regulations.

POTENTIALS project – 1st call 2017 / Blockhain for Good
Bloqhouse NL - https://www.bloqhouse.com

Blockchain for Food
A big part of our food supply chain is unsustainable. Consumers looking for better products are 'lost in certification': bewildered by the many approval schemes, each making its own claims, which are often hard to verify. Blockchains offer a solution. Blockchains can help verify product claims such as 'organic' and 'fair trade', and they can demonstrate product provenance from source to supper. Fairfood's project 'Blockchain for Food' follows a thousand fresh coconuts to prove that blockchain technology can make food supply chains more sustainable without using certificates. The nuts' journey – from farmers in Indonesia to Dutch consumers – can be followed via http://fairfood.nl/blockchain. With this campaign, Fairfood aims to trigger major Dutch food industry players to follow suit and make their chains more sustainable.

POTENTIALS project – 1st call 2017 / Blockhain for Good
Fairfood - http://fairfood.nl/blockchain

IBT Music
The music industry is known for its complicated and bureaucratic structure. Artists have to wait for months and even years before they receive royalty payments. The consequence is a limited and commercialised supply of music, while upcoming musicians find it hard to make a living. The situation could be improved by automating the royalty system and making it more transparent. IBT music is developing a blockchain application, which artists can use to set up smart contracts that serve as the basis for payouts by record labels and digital service providers such as Spotify. In short, a fair and transparent system that improves opportunities for independent artists, thus rewarding creativity and bringing new music (types) to the public. The concept is also scalable to other forms of copyright.

POTENTIALS project – 1st call 2017 / Blockhain for Good
RB-Media BV - https://www.rb-media.nl

Can we use artificial intelligence (AI) to improve the world? The project AI for GOOD thinks we can. They believe that fast computers and smart algorithms – if used for the right purposes and with the aid of human creativity – can be a great tool for municipalities and non-profit organisations working on good causes. An on-line platform presents challenges that students, start-ups, hackers and developers can work on. By connecting artificial intelligence and big data, problems are solved and goals are secured sooner. The project will start by addressing liveability in Amsterdam, but the initiators are determined to think bigger.

POTENTIALS project – 1st call 2017 / Blockhain for Good
Stichting Lowercase  - http://www.aiforgood.nl

Internet of Coins 2
The realisation of personal financial freedom in the digital world – that is the mission of Internet of Coins. The foundations for this decentralised exchange platform for digital currencies were laid with support from SIDN Fund. Further development is now being pursued in a follow-up project. An easy-to-use digital wallet will make it possible for anyone to upload and/or download currencies and tokens, and to exchange them. Everything can be done without a digital exchanger or third party, since transactions are handled using blockchains and distributed ledgers by the network itself. Internet of Coins aims to bring about evolution and revolution in terms of freedom and value in the arena of cryptocurrency and beyond.

POTENTIALS project – 1st call 2017 / Blockhain for Good
Metasync BV - https://internetofcoins.org

Be a social landlord
Blandlord makes it possible for everyone to become a property owner. Through crowd ownership, you own a property together with a number of other investors. Ownership is transparently recorded and rental incomes are distributed by using blockchain technology and smart contracts. The system has already been used to enable ninety investors to buy into two apartment blocks in The Hague and Rotterdam. The Blandlord concept is now being used for a good cause. Inspired by local initiatives, you can become the co-owner of a living space for people new to the Netherlands. As a 'social landlord' you do not donate, but invest in real estate with a high social return.

POTENTIALS project – 1st call 2017 / Blockhain for Good
Blandlord BV - https://www.blandlord.com

Funded projects 2017 - Scientific Research

While people debate whether the internet should be regarded as a utility and a fundamental human right, the internet is actually at risk of becoming our biggest liability. The benefits of an interconnected society are obvious, but the internet also exposes us to cyber threats. Effective and timely protection depends on pre-emptive intervention. The TIDE project therefore aims to proactively identify cyber threats in the making, thus enabling action to be taken to stop DDoS attacks, phishing, spam and fraud before people fall victim.

Universiteit Twente - https://www.utwente.nl

DDoSDB - Collecting, Transforming, Applying, and Disseminating DDoS Attack Knowledge
DDoS attacks have increased sharply in recent years, both in number and in power. Although many people are working to address this common form of cybercrime, there is little cooperation amongst the various parties active in the field. A research project has therefore been set up to gather, connect and disseminate knowledge about DDoS attacks (e.g. data traces, prevention/detection/mitigation methods, best practices and community feedback). Internet users, academics and organisations will be able to exchange tools and knowledge on DDoS attacks. In collaboration with the National Management Organisation of Internet Providers (NBIP) and Radically Open Security, the project aims to build the largest public database on DDoS attacks.

Universiteit Twente - https://www.ddosdb.org

Patient empowerment: mining on-line communities for knowledge
One in three people in the Netherlands will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. And cancer remains the nation's biggest cause of death. The internet lets patients obtain information and get support from fellow sufferers through on-line discussion forums. In an earlier SIDN Fund-supported project called Patient Forum Miner (2016), advanced text analysis software was developed to automatically analyse forum posts and develop hypotheses. The idea of using patients' experiences as a knowledge resource to complement curated medical data has attracted a lot of interest at several oncological conferences and at the KNAW conference on citizen science. SIDN Fund is now supporting a PhD research project, in which hypothesis generation on the basis of patient forum text mining will be scientifically validated.

Univertiteit Leiden - https://www.universiteitleiden.nl

Funded projects 2017 - Open call

Privacy in the open: the Open Personal Data Corpus
Data leaks from hacked websites are a regular occurrence. Even as privacy has become the talk of the town, we continue entering our personal data on all kinds of web forms. Software could minimise the amount of personal data collected. That is difficult, however, in part because the definition of personal data affords little certainty. With the Open Personal Data Corpus, this project creates a dataset of texts in which personal data are annotated and categorised. With this 'Wikipedia of personal data' software can be taught to recognise personal data.

PIONEERS project – 2nd call 2017
Structure Systems - https://www.structure.systems/

We have nothing to hide, have we?
How do sixth-graders feel about their (on-line) privacy? Do they believe they have nothing to hide? Does it even cross their minds and, if so, do they care? With the project 'We have nothing to hide, have we?' twelve-year-olds learn about encryption, coding, and how to stay safe on line. They explore popular apps to see what data they actually share and what others might be able to see. Will this change their views about on-line safety? To conclude, the class will create their own VR presentation of their findings.

PIONEERS project – 2nd call 2017
Digital Playground - https://digitalplayground.nl

CollAction - scaling up the first official crowdacting platform in the world
Some of the world's biggest challenges are Collective Action Problems (CAPs): problems like inequality, climate change, overfishing, to name a few. Many of us know that we are contributing to such problems, but don't change our behaviour, because we feel that anything we do is just a drop in the ocean. Crowdacting therefore poses the question: "Would you (eat less meat/switch to renewable energy/buy fair and sustainable clothes) if a hundred, a thousand, or a million other people did the same?" CollAction.org is the world's first official crowdacting platform where people can start and join projects. The prototype was launched in 2016 and the current platform was launched in May 2017. The first fifty projects have moved thousands of people to take action. Now it's time to scale up.

PIONEERS project – 2nd call 2017
CollAction - https://collaction.org/

Burst Your Bubble
The way we get our news has changed enormously. Many people read news on line and there are numerous sources to go to. However, a large part of what you see on line is influenced by algorithms, which means not everybody gets to see the same news. For instance, Facebook might show you an item about the effects of climate change, while your neighbour only sees posts expressing sceptical views. This project involves development of a proof of concept for the game Burst Your Bubble, which is designed to increase awareness of the selective information phenomenon. Players put themselves in someone else's bubble and experience the impact of the associated filtering.

PIONEERS project – 2nd call 2017
Grendel Games BV - http://www.grendel-games.com

GIRAFFE: Graphical Interface for Reproducible Analysis oF workFlow Experiments
Scientists collect huge amounts of data and spend a lot of time analysing it. However, only a tiny portion of these rich data sets reaches other researchers and the public when papers are published in scientific journals. Sharing and communicating research analyses and research data is surprisingly uncommon, even though there is a great desire for more openness in science. In this project we are creating a platform on which researchers can build a visual pipeline and more easily analyse, visualise and share their research. GIRAFFE contributes to the quality and openness of science by offering an on-line analysis pipeline. Initially we will focus on the neurosciences, but the platform can easily be extended to other fields.

PIONEERS project – 2nd call 2017
Tim van Mourik - https://timvanmourik.github.io/Porcupine/

Mass IPv6 activation & implementation framework tool
The internet is struggling to keep up with its own success and mass adoption. Because of the rise of connected devices (Internet of Things), there is a serious shortage of available IP addresses. IPv6, the successor to the current internet protocol, solves that problem. Unfortunately, however, many web hosting service providers are struggling to adopt IPv6. RealHosting has set up this project to provide generic tools and software to enable the mass activation of IPv6 by web hosting service providers. The framework will be open source to ensure maximum impact among web hosting service providers and thus to futureproof the internet!

PIONEERS project – 2nd call 2017
RealHosting - https://realhosting.nl/

Framework for conversational explainers
The internet has made it much easier to share information. Including incorrect information, which is frequently shared knowingly or unknowingly. Particularly where complex subjects are concerned, information can be difficult to interpret. Interactive explainers can help. They are animations or simulations that help to explain a subject visually. They are being used in the media, education and on-line articles, as well as on websites. The downside: they are expensive to develop. An open-source framework may promote the use of explainers by making it faster, easier and cheaper to build them. The aim of this project is to create such a framework, starting with an in-depth investigation.

PIONEERS project – 2nd call 2017
I Hate Statistics B.V. - https://www.ihatestatistics.com

Companies often use multiple layers of security to protect themselves against digital attacks. In spite of this, malicious e-mails regularly get through security. Usually these e-mails are identified as malicious, but recipients do not know what to do next. Malzoo open-source analysis software offers a special mailbox for this purpose, where incoming mail and attachments are automatically read and analysed. This project expands the tool by making it possible to add modules. That allows analyses to be done faster and tailored to the needs of the organisation.

PIONEERS project – 2nd call 2017
Niels Heijmans - https://www.linkedin.com/in/nheijmans/

Secure and encrypted client-to-client communication for sensitive groups
For vulnerable groups (for example within education or care), on-line communication brings many opportunities but also risks. On-line communication is usually routed through a central server, and the server sessions are the Achilles heel for security and privacy. To safely share sensitive information, without the data being stored or readable for third parties, this project disconnects communication from central servers. Components are being developed to enable encryption directly via the browser. The components are being developed and implemented as open-source code within Zotonic, open-source software that enables on-line communities to communicate with each other securely in real time.

PIONEERS project – 2nd call 2017
Marc Worrel - http://zotonic.com

The Patient Box - storage and retrieval of patient-generated information
Whitebox Systems and Totem Open Health have joined forces to give patients real control over their data. They are developing a Patient Box for the storage and retrieval of patient-generated data (for example from a wearable) on the basis of Whitebox standards. The box is located at the GP's surgery and covered by medical confidentiality rules. Patient and doctor can view the data and decide for themselves who to share it with, such as a medical specialist. In this phase, the patient box is being realised for the Totem ECG wearable. However, the open protocol also allows users of other apps and wearables to choose a data storage location themselves.

PIONEERS project – 2nd call 2017
Northend Systems BV / Whitebox Systems - http://www.whiteboxsystems.nl

Connecting (with) IRMA
With the new European General Data Protection Regulation soon coming into force, on May 25 2018, it is essential for organisations to handle personal data carefully and to store as little as possible. IRMA is a privacy-friendly authentication app that allows users to log in to websites reliably and securely. With IRMA, the user can, for instance, prove that they are over eighteen without revealing anything else. IRMA is a spin-off from research at Radboud University Nijmegen, which is now being developed further and deployed by the Privacy by Design foundation [link: https://privacybydesign.foundation/en/]. IRMA's software is open source and is developed for the public good. Within this project, IRMA will be used to provide authentication for Let's Connect, another project supported by SIDN Fund.

POTENTIALS project – 2nd call 2017
Stichting Privacy by Design - https://privacybydesign.foundation

Children grow up in a world where technology, connectivity, and inventiveness are essential. SkillsDojo is an on-line platform for children aged six to twelve, which playfully encourages the development of twenty-first-century skills. SkillsDojo offers lessons in the form of free educational do-it-yourself videos and learning materials. The lessons are suitable for use at home or at school. They are based on a prototype developed in a pioneer project previously supported by SIDN Fund. In the new project, the prototype will be developed into a fully-fledged platform. Eight new series in the field of digital literacy (media literacy, information literacy, computational thinking and technical proficiency) will be published.

POTENTIALS project – 2nd call 2017
Stichting SkillsDojo - https://www.skillsdojo.nl

Winq. Enabling shared decisions
Patients want to be actively involved the decision making process about their treatment. Digital decision-support aids help to make that possible by informing patients about their illnesses and the treatment options. However, individual hospitals develop their own decision-support aids, which often means that there are multiple aids for the same disease. Sharing decision-support aids is also often difficult for hospitals, because they don't necessarily use the same programming language. So there is a real need for a central platform for digital decision-support aids. Winq will provide a platform and an on-line tool that (healthcare) organisations can use to develop their own digital decision-support aids and share them with other healthcare organisations.

POTENTIALS project – 2nd call 2017
Winkler Foundation- http://winklercompany.org

My Data Done Right
Bits of Freedom wants to help internet users to gain more control over their personal data. With 'My Data Done Right' we are developing an open source tool and website, empowering internet users to demand more transparency from parties that process their personal data. The tool will help citizens to enforce the rights they have under the General Data Protection Regulation (enforceable from 25 May 2018). In addition to generating, submitting and tracking requests (such as access, correction, or removal requests), users will be able to share their experiences and tips for enforcing their rights with other users. Feedback from users will also be collected and assessed, which could be a starting point for follow-up campaigns or enforcement actions.

POTENTIALS project – 2nd call 2017
Stichting Bits of Freedom- https://www.bof.nl

The Creative Tech Academy for Students and Teachers
Creative Tech Academy (CTA) is a spin-off of Night of the Nerds, the popular annual event for young people (fourteen-to-nineteen-year-olds in secondary or vocational education). CTA promotes a positive and active attitude towards digital technology and creativity in young people and their teachers. That is achieved by organising inspiring workshops (such as programming music with Sonic Pi) and meet-ups, especially for teachers. CTA activities gives instructors inspiration and enables them to meet like-minded colleagues and share knowledge about innovative and relevant activities to complement the curriculum.

POTENTIALS project – 2nd call 2017
Stichting FutureBites - http://www.creativetechacademy.nl

Malwr.com: Cuckoo SaaS
Following the successful Cuckoo Sandbox Frontend project last year, the lead development team behind Cuckoo Sandbox is now working on an easily accessible, cloud version of the software. On this free-to-use platform, users will be able to analyse malware with the goal of obtaining as much information as possible. Offering Cuckoo Sandbox as a web-based cloud solution means that users can forget about the technical requirements of running the software and can focus on the malware analysis itself. The advantage of the malwr.com website over similar websites backed by commercial companies is that technically capable users can set up their own instances of Cuckoo Sandbox for offline use free of charge. Doing anything comparable is usually expensive with the competing solutions.

POTENTIALS project – 2nd call 2017
Bremer Computer Security BV - https://cuckoo.sh/

Unlocking the potential of news recommenders for an open internet and empowered citizens
In the abundance of on-line news that comes to us every day, it's convenient that on-line media make personal recommendations, and that search engines and social media feeds filter information for you. Or is it? How do you prevent these automated systems from simply serving you 'more of the same' and locking you into a 'filter bubble'? In this project, researchers from the University of Amsterdam are working with Blendle, de Volkskrant and RTL on a 'diversity toolkit' that news organisations can use to generate better and more diverse recommendations.

POTENTIALS project – 2nd call 2017
University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law (IViR) - https://www.ivir.nl

Privacy Designer
Privacy by design is essential for minimising privacy risks and building trust. That is why it is important to pay as much attention as possible to privacy-enhancing measures during the development of information systems. The Privacy Designer project is a further development of the Privacy by Design framework that was realised as a Pioneers project. Converting this framework into an on-line knowledge portal will increase its practical value in various sectors. It makes privacy-related knowledge, insight and solutions more accessible, so that innovations are developed with more consideration for privacy. In collaboration with SURFnet, the content will initially focus on organisations within education.

POTENTIALS project – 2nd call 2017
Privacy Company - https://www.privacycompany.eu

Cyber Workshop
Cybersecurity is increasingly important in a world threatened by hacks, fake news, phishing, etc. However, there is a serious shortage of cybersecurity experts on the labour market. The Cyber Workshop is a non-profit, free-tuition initiative that wants to reduce that shortage. The organisation trains young talents (aged fifteen to twenty-five) who (for whatever reason) are currently outside the existing school systems, such as school-leavers and gamers, and matches them with potential employers. Guest lecturers provide these vulnerable young people with valuable twenty-first-century skills and teach them to use their talents in a positive way (think of ethical hacking), so that they can develop their knowledge and skills within the cyber domain at their own level and pace.

POTENTIALS project – 2nd call 2017
Stichting Cyberwerkplaats - https://cyberwerkplaats.nl

GammaSense 2.0
For a lot of people, radioactive radiation seems far removed from everyday life. Yet it is present in many areas of modern society. It is directly relevant to people working at research institutes or living near nuclear power plants, for example. It may not be a direct threat, but it is something to be careful of, and something that citizens should have a say about. Waag Society, in collaboration with WISE International and the RIVM, set up the GammaSense project to enable citizens to measure gamma radiation (a component of radioactive radiation) using a smartphone or laptop. The project now being funded by SIDN Fund will improve the application, create links to other data sources and platforms, and develop an open hardware variant.

POTENTIALS project – 2nd call 2017
Stichting Waag Society - https://gammasense.org

MVP Stress Prevention
Half of all occupational disability is stress- or burnout-related. Everybody knows somebody who has experienced burnout or been affected by stress symptoms. The impact of burnout is huge, for the person who is off work, for their employer and for society at large. Unfortunately, stress/burnout symptoms often aren't recognised until it's too late and the damage is already done. However, our hearts reveal all: ECG and heart rate variation data clearly show how much stress we are experiencing. Totem Open Health and the insurer Movir are therefore working to develop an application that alerts people when they are experiencing dangerous levels of stress, enabling them to avoid burnout. The project makes use of the open-source Totem Open Health ECG wearable.

PIONEERS project – 1st call 2017
Totem Open Health BV - http://www.totemopenhealth.com

What was that, robot?
Alice is a social health care robot, who helps the elderly to feel less isolated. By asking questions, she engages with her senior host and starts conversations. Because many elderly people experience hearing difficulties, Alice frequently needs to repeat a sentence, but she isn't very good at making herself clearer. All she can do is speak more slowly and loudly. A project has therefore been set up to improve speech technology specifically for social robots by creating a web-based system that can repeat sentences in a human way. By slightly changing the intonation and phrasing of the repeated sentence, it helps to improve interaction between human and machine.

PIONEERS project – 1st call 2017
Prolody - http://prolody.com

Bank of Online Humanity
Companies are willingly paying big money for our data. Collected data reveals behaviour patterns and indicates what we are likely to do in the future. It therefore has great commercial value. However, ordinary people currently have little control over what happens to information gathered about them and no say in who can buy it. We are the source of the commodity that the data trading industry revolves around, but we don't call the shots. The Bank of Online Humanity is therefore developing a digital platform and on-line game, in which players use data as a commodity and currency. It shows players how valuable their data is and explores the role of privacy as a commercial right and the influence of labour market automation.

PIONEERS project – 1st call 2017
Bank of Online Humanity - http://www.julia-janssen.nl

Discourse Scope
Research shows that young people in the Netherlands are becoming less willing to listen to other people's opinions. Polarisation is on the rise among youngsters, partly because the use of social media means that they are less likely to come into contact with people whose opinions differ from their own. Discourse Scope is a web portal that presents an overview of varied opinion articles on topical social issues, such as immigration and climate change. On the portal, the best essays are selected and grouped by stance. That enables teachers and students to find quality opinion articles quickly and easily. The portal helps students to think critically, understand other people's viewpoints, form their own opinions and debate with each other.

PIONEERS project – 1st call 2017
De Debat Kijker - http://data-scope.com/

InEquality: from science and the internet to societal impact
Socioeconomic inequality is rising in the Netherlands: wealth and influence are increasingly concentrated in the hands of a small percentage of the population. Inequality is a hot topic in the media, but it's hard to really judge how great the differences are. For that, it is necessary to experience inequality and its consequences. InEquality is a game that lets players gain that experience by translating scientific data into a gaming environment. Each player controls a character from a random background throughout the character's life, trying to get the most out of life, while other players do the same with characters from different backgrounds. The chances of success are crucially influenced by the character's background, in line with scientific findings on socioeconomic mobility and the societal impact of inequality.

PIONEERS project – 1st call 2017
Frank Leoné - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ftmleone/

The Spamhattan Project
Spam is still one of the largest attack vectors on the internet. Cybercriminals use fake invoices or other legitimate-looking attachments to lure unsuspecting recipients into opening infected files, thus installing viruses on their computers. Most of the time the virus is a form of ransomware, which locks the victim's PC and prevents access to documents until a ransom is paid. The Spamhattan Project wants to counter this threat and protect internet users by using spam honeypots. The honeypots will collect as much spam as possible so it can be analysed. The focus will be on spam targeted at the .nl domain. From all this information we will generate an actionable feed of indicators for organisations in the Netherlands to help them protect their networks. In the end this should make the .nl domain a little safer!

PIONEERS project – 1st call 2017
Jop van der Lelie - https://honeyned.nl

The impact of NTP security weaknesses on DNS(SEC)
Modern secure internet protocols, such as DNSSEC, rely on (and assume) accurate timing to deal with weak algorithms, compromised keys and replay attacks. Traditionally, time is kept in sync using the Network Time Protocol (NTP). Although NTP is one of the oldest protocols in use on the internet, security weaknesses have recently been found. A project has therefore been set up to study the impact of NTP weaknesses on DNS(SEC) by identifying the potential attack vectors of time-shifting attacks on DNS(SEC) deployments, and by analysing the state of the current DNS(SEC) infrastructure with respect to these attack vectors.

PIONEERS project – 1st call 2017
Stichting NLnet Labs - https://www.nlnetlabs.nl

Beep - Bee health monitor
Social and climate changes are putting pressure on bees. With a view to maintaining bee populations, the Beep project aims to support beekeepers by modernising beekeeping practices. Paper registration is replaced by a web application, supplemented by automatic hive monitoring. As a result, beekeepers get faster and better information about the status of their bee colonies. All data is also recorded in an international bee taxonomy for scientific purposes. The project will help to protect bees and thus our own fresh food supplies and the natural world around us. At the same time, it will be a valuable tool for academic research and citizen science.

PIONEERS project – 1st call 2017
Stichting Beep - https://beep.nl/home-english

Increasingly, children live their lives in the digital world. But what do they know about cybercrime, the fastest growing form of crime? A cybersecurity game is being developed to help make children less vulnerable to cybercrime by imparting knowledge and skills in an enjoyable and effective way. The aim is to create an initial version of the game for children aged ten to twelve as a proof of concept. The game is part of MediaMasters, a programme that 160,000 children participate in every year. The ultimate goal is to develop a fully-fledged game.

PIONEERS project – 1st call 2017
Flavour B.V. - http://www.flavour.nl/

OpenEth: Crowdsourcing Ethical Wisdom Phase 2
With the rise of Internet of Things and artificial intelligence, ethics are becoming more and more important. Is it possible to teach morality to machines? OpenEth.org is a collaborative co-creation platform for mapping the space of ethics. Their aim is to make morality modellable, so we can teach basic morality to autonomous systems. By means of a co-creation platform, short scenarios (with more or less preferable outcomes) are written and translated into modal logic rules that machines can understand. This dataset will seed a moral reasoning engine, whereby we can enable ever more nuanced levels of ethical decision-making as technology improves. The main objective is to enable machine intelligence to participate in richer and more meaningful interactions with human beings.

POTENTIALS project – 1st call 2017
Nell Watson Ltd - https://openeth.org

Integration of programming into the teaching of language and maths
Many teachers recognise the importance of programming, but find it difficult to teach. How do you make time to teach programming while also securing existing learning goals and continuing other extracurricular activities? TU Delft is aiming to make programming easier and more accessible for teachers by integrating it into language and maths teaching. Pupils get started with programming assignments that support existing learning goals. Assignments involve activities such as creating a Scratch animation of a cat reading articles or a 'times tables' game. With this new teaching approach, TU Delft hopes to improve language and maths skills as well as programming ability.

POTENTIALS project – 1st call 2017
Delft University of Technology - http://felienne.nl/

What do you do if you are studying an article, a video or a book, and find that you don't yet understand some of the concepts? With the help of Google and Wikipedia, you have access to an enormous amount of knowledge, and a vast number of learning resources are available on line. However, finding the right material is a challenge. Where do you start? Explain.direct offers a solution for personalised learning, by finding learning resources that match your needs and level of knowledge. Its open-source knowledge graph allows you to search easily and quickly for high-quality content. Following the previously supported pioneering project, the prototype is now being developed further so that everyone has easy access to the best on-line learning material.

POTENTIALS project – 1st call 2017
FeedbackFruits BV - https://www.feedbackfruits.com

Hardware innovations such as robotics, prosthetics, and clean-tech are helping to improve people's lives and resolve social challenges. Wevolver aims to lower the barriers for people to develop innovative technology, by enabling them to collaborate effectively in small teams or open communities. Wevolver is creating version control software for fast, iterative collaboration, so that engineers can focus on developing perfect hardware.

POTENTIALS project – 1st call 2017
Wevolver - https://www.wevolver.com

Parltrack 2.0
Eighty per cent of Dutch legislation comes from Europe. Industry spends large sums lobbying to influence political decision-making and advance its own commercial interests. Ordinary people have less opportunity to get their interests on the political agenda, because most NGOs and activists don't have the financial muscle to lobby in the way that big companies do. Parltrack wants to reduce the power asymmetry between industry and citizens. Parltrack is the largest free open database on the European Parliament. It is a useful tool for human rights organisations, scientists, journalists and NGOs. The database contains a unique 'history' option, which allows searching back in time. The supported project involves the realisation of Parltrack 2.0: progression towards a sustainable and user-friendly tool for use as a weapon in the battle for our rights!

POTENTIALS project – 1st call 2017
Stichting Art & Technology - http://parltrack.euwiki.org

LoRa Server, open source LoRaWAN network server for IoT
LoRaWAN is an open protocol for the Internet of Things, which enables users to set up their own long-range, low-power IoT networks. The LoRa Server project will make it possible for anybody, from an individual to a company, to set up a LoRaWAN network. User-friendly open-source software is being developed, providing users with full insight into data flows and events. Because of the project's modular design, it can be deployed as a ready-to-use solution (including APIs), or components can be swapped around and used individually.

POTENTIALS project – 1st call 2017
Measure Everything BV - https://www.loraserver.io

Process automation for internet abuse reporting organisations
Internet and hosting service providers receive numerous reports about internet abuse from many different sources. The sources report things such as fake web shops, phishing sites and child pornography. Service providers are then in a position to intervene and stop the abuse. However, the processes are time-consuming both for the service providers and for the reporting organisations. As a result, notifications are not always sent and those that are sent aren't always followed up. AbuseIO is therefore extending its open-source software to send out notifications automatically. The software is being implemented at the Dutch INHOPE organisation 'Meldpunt Kinderporno'. The project will help to protect a vulnerable group, thus contributing to a safer internet.

POTENTIALS project – 1st call 2017
Stichting AbuseIO - https://abuse.io

Anti-DDoS for dependent networks
The Nationale anti-DDoS Wasstraat (NaWas) provides on-demand security against DDoS attacks. That ensures the continuity of network traffic and the stability of the Internet, enhancing internet security and boosting user confidence. Unfortunately, smaller web hosters who do not have independent networks cannot connect to the NaWas. The Registrars' Association and the Nationale Beheersorganisatie Internet Providers (NBIP) are therefore undertaking a project to investigate cost-effective access options and to develop a proof of concept so that smaller web hosters are more able to resist DDoS attacks.

POTENTIALS project – 1st call 2017
Vereniging van Registrars & NBIP - https://www.verenigingvanregistrars.nl

A DSL for network traffic anonymisation (DAN)
The recent WannaCry cyberattack hit several hospitals in the UK, the German railways and all sorts of companies and citizens worldwide. To counter such threats, more and more network traffic will be monitored and information exchanged between authorities. Unfortunately, that can compromise the privacy of stakeholders. Existing solutions for anonymising network traffic are often complex and opaque. An open-source domain-specific language (DSL) and associated environment are therefore being developed for the purpose of defining network traffic and privacy policies, in order to generate the software to filter network traffic. Transparency is guaranteed: lawyers, developers and citizens will be able to read the same specification.

POTENTIALS project – 1st call 2017
SWAT.engineering BV - http://www.swat.engineering

Snapshot Hoge Veluwe - Wildlife Survey with Audience
To prevent nuisance and damage by wildlife, the National Park de Hoge Veluwe has a unique wildlife monitoring system. A network of cameras continuously records the activity of wild animals, providing Wageningen University with data for research. However, the network delivers millions of photos, only some of which can be processed. A project has therefore been set up to adapt the current system so that citizen scientists can process the photos. In addition, an on-line learning module and game will be developed for training purposes. As well as providing vital information for nature conservation, the project will promote awareness and get more people involved in the field.

POTENTIALS project – 1st call 2017
Stichting Het Nationale Park De Hoge Veluwe & Wageningen Universiteit - https://www.hogeveluwe.nl

Searching through digitised museum collections is like searching for a needle in a haystack. The solution: an on-line artificial intelligence (AI) tool. Sources that have not yet been linked because individual databases are not standardised can now be brought together by using AI image recognition. A single tool will enable different museum collections to be searched for objects that look similar to each other. Research that currently takes weeks can then be done in a few hours. Although aincient.org is focusing on museum collections of ancient artefacts, the model is scalable to other sectors where a lot of visual data is analysed.

POTENTIALS project – 1st call 2017
aincient - http://www.aincient.org

Funded projects 2016

User Classification by Browser Fingerprint
Whenever someone surfs the internet, using an internet browser to request a website from a server, the internet browser leaves a digital trace of information on the server that it connects to in order to retrieve the website. The information includes things such as an IP address and a user-agent string, identifying the browser version, OS version, and some of the installed browser add-ons. From this information a unique digital 'fingerprint' can be constructed. This fingerprint can be used by web-developers for tracking, and identifying, in order to serve targeted ads and perform other malicious activities. Another possible use of fingerprinting is 'user classification'. This project sets out to test the level of classification possible and make a suggestions for future development of tools to protect against tracking and classification.

PIONEERS project  - 2nd call 2016
Aanen Management - http://browserprivacy.nl

The aim of MijnIC (myICU) is to increase transparency in health care by providing a translation of medical professional language as used in the medical files of patients admitted to intensive care. A web application will be developed which automatically translates the medical 'lingo' into comprehensible layman's terms and makes these translations available on line to the patient or next of kin.

PIONEERS project  - 2nd call 2016
Nicole Juffermans & TellmeDoc - http://www.tellmedoc.nl

Road safety lessons and swimming lessons are normal for schoolchildren in the Netherlands. But we don't test what youngsters know about internet safety. As a parent, do you know how to avoid unwanted content, recognise phishing e-mails, come up with strong passwords or deal with cyberbullying? How will you help your child if you yourself are not familiar with these things? Gamgee teaches families with children aged 9-12 how to use the internet safely, with lessons for children and their parents. Gamgee automatically works as a content filter: each time a lesson is completed successfully, more websites are opened up to the child. This project is being run jointly with the Centre for Information Technology and Media at HAN University of Applied Science.

PIONEERS project  - 2nd call 2016
Emma Bijl Nieuwe Media en Communicatie

DDoS Alerting Service

The number of large DDoS attacks is rising on the internet. DDoS Alerting Service uses honeypots (decoy systems set up to gather information regarding an attacker) to detect DDoS reflection attacks. The system will be able to directly inform ISPs, hosters and other organisations about ongoing attacks. Organisations in the Netherlands can register for free to receive the alerts. The service also provides an accurate summary of what reflection DDoS attacks have taken place in a certain time frame.

PIONEERS project  - 2nd call 2016
Stichting HoneyNED - https://www.honeyNED.nl

The very first web browser, created by Tim Berners-Lee himself, did not only display pages, but also allowed you to edit your own pages and create links between them. WebMemex aims to improve the web by restoring this long lost feature. The project is a first step towards creating a new type of web browser, one which lets you create notes and links on pages you visit, and lets you store pages, search through them and share them. Like a digital augmented memory, it lets you organise your knowledge in your own personal web, which can then be shared on the World Wide Web.

PIONEERS project  - 2nd call 2016
Gerben van den Broeke - http://webmemex.org

Young people in secure juvenile detention centres need access to 21st century skills. Until recently, they had very little or no access to the internet. However, that situation has changed. More and more centres realise that it is essential for reintegration into society that youngsters in detention have on-line access to information and learn 21st century skills. Especially gaming (e.g. digital role-playing games) potentially increases the effectiveness of care in institutions. In the project MEDIAGAMES, a modular blended learning environment will be developed to support the basic methodology currently used in juvenile detention centres.

PIONEERS project  - 2nd call 2016
Click F1 i.s.m Defence for Children - http://www.clickf1.nl

PAY:DAY everyday
There are more than 1 million self-employed workers in the Netherlands and the number is increasing. The market for the self-employed is getting more professional, but the payment market lags behind. You typically have to wait 45 days for payment, or as a freelancer you have to keep chasing your money after delivering good work on time. 'PAY: DAY everyday' aims to strengthen the position of self-employed workers by setting up a prototype for a cooperative payment platform that allows payment to be made without an invoice, on the same day that the service is delivered.

PIONEERS project  - 2nd call 2016
PAY:DAY everyday BV i.o. - http://www.paydayeveryday.io

Internet and Cyber Security Health Check
The Netherlands is at the forefront of technological and internet development. We pride ourselves on being innovative, but this also makes our society much more vulnerable to cybercrime. Because we lack a comprehensive picture of the current state of our digital security, cybercriminals can easily take advantage of (known) vulnerabilities. GDI.Foundation has the mission to make the internet more secure by developing a tool that gives governments and organisations insight into current and future cyber threats. The tool also shows how vulnerabilities can be fixed and prevented. We strive to make sure the internet remains safe and open to everyone. 

POTENTIALS project  - 2nd call 2016
GDI.Foundation -  http://www.gdi.foundation/

On what and where do Dutch (semi) governmental bodies spend their money exactly? Who is being rewarded and at what rates of pay? This information is in principle public, but mostly hard to find. Opentenders will bring more transparency to public spending for NGOs, journalists, politicians, civil servants, researchers and the general public. Through an on-line platform, information on public spending is made transparent, easy to analyse and comparable, allowing the platform to contribute to better and cheaper public procurement.

POTENTIALS project  - 2nd call 2016
Tender-It BV - http://tender-it.com/

Cuckoo Sandbox Front-end
Cuckoo Sandbox is free, and open-source software to analyse viruses and thereby prevent, remedy or limit data leaks. The current, highly technical, web interface limits its usability mainly to cybersecurity experts at larger companies. In this project, the Cuckoo Sandbox Core developers aim to make the software more user-friendly and accessible for a larger and less technical audience such as junior researchers, students, management and SMEs without specific knowledge of cybersecurity. The increasing accessibility will lead to more users and community acceptance and thus more knowledge about the behaviour exhibited by malware.

POTENTIALS project  - 2nd call 2016
Bremer Computer Security - https://cuckoo.sh/

Gamification in investigative journalism, version 2.0
This project is the successor to an earlier ‘Pioneers’ project Follow the Money (FTM) realised with sponsorship from SIDN Fund. This pilot project utilises gamification as a means to involve the audience in investigative journalism. It does so through a ‘zorgpanel’, an on-line platform where readers of FTM can share their insights and experiences regarding the Dutch health care system and get rewarded for their input. FTM is now expanding this platform by adding new functionality to it and utilising it for other beats. The end result is an advanced platform presented through a simple application, allowing end users to easily share their knowledge and thus contribute to investigative journalism.

POTENTIALS project  - 2nd call 2016
Follow the Money -  http://www.ftm.nl

Strong security by zoning
How safe is your computer, tablet or smartphone? Are you actually protected against privacy-violation, ransomware, hacks or phishing? With the open software ZeroTier you're able to improve the security of devices and data by creating safe zones over the internet through encrypted networks. Since ZeroTier currently isn't the most user-friendly solution, Capitar IT Group plan to simplify the software, giving a larger group of (non-technical) users the opportunity to work safely anywhere and anytime, without having to face any technical difficulties.

POTENTIALS project  - 2nd call 2016
Capitar IT Group - https://www.capitar.com

Smell of Data
Data leaks and identity theft are a growing problem. By accepting Terms and Conditions without reading them or by connecting to a public wi-fi network, we are constantly leaving behind digital traces with the risk of personal information falling into the wrong hands. Smell of Data is making data leaks tangible by giving them a scent. A new scent has been developed that functions as an instinctive warning mechanism, just as the scent added to domestic gas does. By helping internet users recognise and fix data leaks, the Smell of Data creates awareness of the risks around data leakage.

POTENTIALS project  - 2nd call 2016
Stichting Hackers & Designers - https://smellofdata.com

CodeSpeer is an educational game engine for children that focusses on creative self-expression and social interaction. With CodeSpeer children can make their own games and animations, and they can share them via the publication platform. By sharing small scripts, it is possible to create small games, even without programming experience. Moreover, children can experience how powerful open-source knowledge-sharing can be. CodeSpeer is the successor to Bomberbot (www.bomberbot.com), a 2-year curriculum for teaching children the basics of programming, which has been used by more than 45,000 children.

POTENTIALS project  - 2nd call 2016
Studio Krok - http://bomberbot.com/

Otly: A safe financial ecosystem for kids
Otly is an e-banking app for kids aged 7-12, with which they can receive their allowance, save and spend their money on line in a safe, parent-controlled environment. So far, the Otly app has only used virtual money. This project will make it possible to connect your bank account to the app, enabling kids to spend, save and learn about real money. The app helps children to learn how to handle money in an increasingly cashless society. This is done within the app with attention to educational elements like security, passwords and the risks associated with on-line payments.

POTENTIALS project  - 2nd call 2016
Oink-Oink! BV - https://otly.net

Louche Apparaten ('Dubious Devices')
In the Louche Apparaten project, SETUP is exploring a world in which devices aren't just smart, but also cheeky and crafty. More and more everyday devices are connected to the Internet of Things. Each operates as a separate entity, communicating with other objects and people, and reaching autonomous decisions on the basis of their interaction. However, they are not neutral. They are linked to extensive big data sources and influenced by algorithmic scores and rankings. So what happens if they discriminate against us or impose other people's standards on us? SETUP aims to contribute to the debate on the impact of the IoT and smart cities by using its own dubious devices to develop surprising new visions of the future. In workshops at a mix of repair cafés and hackathons, everyone can get to work with a device of their own. 

POTENTIALS project – 1st call 2016
Stichting SETUP - http://www.setup.nl/louche-apparaten

Sense Math
How can you read – let alone understand – a mathematical graph, if you can't see it properly? For visually impaired pupils and their teachers, dealing with graphs is challenging and time-consuming. And that has implications for pupils' ability to absorb other material. Beeld door Geluid (Seeing with Sound) is a foundation that's developing an application to convert mathematical graphs into virtual reality audio. Each part of the graph is assigned a sound on the basis of the 'sound language' developed for the project. The app helps pupils to understand mathematical graphs more quickly, more fully and in a fun way. What's more, ideas are already being developed for other applications of the technology, such as explaining topography to pupils learning geography. 

POTENTIALS project – 1st call 2016
Stichting Beeld door Geluid - http://www.beelddoorgeluid.nl

Faalkaart (Failure Map)
Has your municipality got everything under control where on-line information security is concerned? Or is there a risk of your personal data being stolen or leaked? The Failure Map has been developed to help increase internet security within local government. It is a map of the Netherlands, with every municipality depicted using traffic light colours to show how secure the local authority's website and external network services are. The thinking is that shortcomings are more likely to be addressed if they are highlighted. And that theory seems to be standing up. The proof of concept has had considerable impact in a short space of time. Following presentation of the Failure Map, no fewer than 150 municipalities improved the security of their connections within a week. 

POTENTIALS project – 1st call 2016
Elger Jonker - https://faalkaart.nl  

Why does my fridge know my birthday?
Development of the Internet of Things (IoT) is gathering pace as more and more commercial products feature internet connectivity. Connectivity turns everyday appliances into smart devices that offer consumers greater utility, efficiency and convenience. However, it also raises questions about how smart devices impact on consumers' lives. The project is intended to promote insight into responsible design for the IoT. During Dutch Design Week, the project team will exhibit established IoT products and upcoming devices, highlighting examples of responsible design in this field and pointing out where the pitfalls lie. The exhibition is intended to raise awareness and promote debate regarding the impact of the IoT. 

POTENTIALS project – 1st call 2016
Just Things Foundation - http://www.justthings.org

Open Embassy
The Netherlands is currently seeing a massive influx of refugees. A lot of them will seek asylum and many will end up staying. While building their new lives, our new compatriots will encounter all kinds of questions every day. Open Embassy helps them find their way quickly by providing an on-line platform where they can ask any question, any time, to be answered by volunteers. This innovative modern form of volunteering enables a large group of Dutch people to contribute to the successful integration of former refugees, without having to give up working time or go anywhere. The platform will also provide valuable insight into the things that refugees want to know and the sort of information they find most helpful. 

POTENTIALS project – 1st call 2016
Instituut voor Publieke Waarden - http://www.openembassy.nl

Hack Your Future
Hack Your Future is a coding school that trains refugees to be programmers in six months. The program increases their chances of finding work and gives them goals and a sense of purpose while they are housed in reception centres. As well as learning to program, students are introduced to Dutch working practices and learn to work in teams. The idea behind Hack Your Future has already been validated, as people in the first group of refugees have already found jobs. So far, both the students and the companies that have taken them on have been very positive about their experiences. The project is now ready to scale up. 

POTENTIALS project – 1st call 2016
Hack Your Future - http://www.hackyourfuture.net

The Things Open Bluetooth 4.2 Mesh Network
In the period ahead, the Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to grow so rapidly that the number of connected devices will increase tenfold in four years. At home, more and more appliances will be interconnected. Existing smart home solutions such as Google and Apple Homekit already support interconnection, but only for their own compatible hardware. The Things Network will offer an open alternative for home networks based on the new Bluetooth 4.2 standard. By integrating this technology into The Things Network, users will be able to develop smart home and smart office applications and build their own networks. That in turn will improve the accessibility, security and auditability of the IoT for everyone. 

POTENTIALS project – 1st call 2016
The Things Network Foundation - https://www.thethingsnetwork.org

Open registration of eBook purchase and download links
You are entitled to resell something you own. The fact that the thing in question is digital shouldn't make any difference. But until now it hasn't been easy to resell your digital possessions. Tom Kabinet aims to change that by making it possible to resell eBooks. With Tom Kabinet, you'll be able to sell second-hand eBooks for € 2 each, with a proportion of the money going to the author. When digital property is resold, everyone involved should be able to check what link has been resold and who the rightful owner of a download link is. Tom Kabinet is developing an Application Programming Interface (API) to make that possible. As soon as it's finished, it will be made generally available to enable further growth of the second-hand digital goods market. 

POTENTIALS project – 1st call 2016
Tom Kabinet Internet BV - https://www.tomkabinet.nl

Let's Connect!
Public wi-fi hotspots in hotels, restaurants and trains are not generally secure. There is a risk of being eavesdropped or tracked by someone on the same network or by malicious software. A virtual private network (VPN) sends all data over an encrypted connection and offers a safe and secure path to the internet. However, hardly any internet service providers (ISPs) provide VPN services to their customers, and setting up a VPN yourself isn't straightforward. The few providers that do offer VPNs haven't so far succeeded in providing users with a modern, user-friendly experience. And, while there are numerous VPN solutions around, most don't provide sufficient security or privacy for users. Let's Connect is an open-source VPN solution that makes it easy for ISPs, hosters and businesses to set up secure VPN services. Security-minded individuals will even be able to deploy Let's Connect in a home environment. After deployment, users will be able to access the internet safely from any generic device. 

POTENTIALS project – 1st call 2016
SURFnet - https://letsconnect.surf.nl

Insert User
Start-ups make for great tales: the media devour them and colleges eagerly use start-up mythology to win students. However, the workings of the start-up ecosystem aren't without controversy. In 2015, SIDN Fund supported the project Witboek Privacypraktijken (Privacy Practices White Paper). The project showed that, within start-ups, privacy and data protection aren't always priorities. It was also argued that, although start-ups might be great at shaking things up, they aren't necessarily equally good at considering the social consequences of their products and services. Insert User takes up where Witboek Privacypraktijken left off, delving deeper into the Dutch start-up scene. Through a podcast and online community, Insert User explores the culture, stories and ambitions of Dutch start-ups and promotes good privacy and data protection practices. 

POTENTIALS project – 1st call 2016
Bits of Freedom - https://www.bof.nl

ISP Blacklist
Could a blacklist of people who misbehave on line contribute to the reliability and safety of the internet? The ISP Blacklist project is intended to make the internet in the Netherlands a little safer. The project involves internet service providers and hosters working together to tackle cybercriminals, spammers and bad payers. The idea is to set up and maintain a central record of people who have repeatedly broken the rules, making it harder for miscreants to use Dutch service providers to pursue their aims. The support from SIDN Fund will initially be used to investigate the feasibility of the scheme and the risks associated with maintaining a blacklist. 

PIONEERS project – 1st call 2016
Ecniv Concepts BV

Digital Coding Top School
Not every child will go on to become a software developer, but learning to code is an invaluable skill for everyone. The Digitale Topschool Code (Digital Coding Top School) wants to create software development lessons for primary education, starting with Dutch-language lessons for primary school students of about seven years old (year 4). At that age, children have the necessary digital skills and can read and understand written instructions. On a blank canvas, they create an on-line greeting card using HTML, CSS and JavaScript, drawing on their creativity with words, colours and animations. Eventually, the coding school hopes to create lessons for every class in primary school.

PIONEERS project – 1st call 2016
Stichting De Digitale Topschool – https://www.dedigitaletopschool.nl

Launching the first official crowdacting platform in the world!
Sometimes we feel like our actions are just a drop in the ocean. Sure, we can change to renewable energy, become a blood or organ donor, or switch to a fair phone, but if everyone else carries on as before, what difference can we make? Well, what if you knew that, if you changed your behaviour, millions of others would do the same? The CollAction Foundation leverages the fact that an amazing three billion people around the world are connected to the internet. That enables us to coordinate our actions on an unprecedented scale. CollAction is introducing the concept of 'crowdacting'. Crowdacting is to acting what crowdfunding is to funding – and CollAction is building the Kickstarter for crowdacting. At CollAction.org, the crowd will be able to start projects, gather a critical mass of crowdactors, and change behaviours collectively. 

PIONEERS project – 1st call 2016
Stichting CollAction - http://collaction.org

Coding and publishing HTML websites for kids
This project seeks to enable children aged seven and above to build and publish their own websites. Not only can the children share their self-made sites, but the project also helps youngsters become more aware web users by increasing their knowledge of the internet and shifting their focus from consumption to production. As the kids themselves say: coding gives you superpowers! The innovative aspect of this application is that it is targeted specifically at children and therefore lowers the threshold to web publishing for young people. 

PIONEERS project – 1st call 2016
Louis Wolf - https://nl.linkedin.com/in/louiswolf

Copyclear: reclaiming the public domain
What content is free to use and what is protected? Copyright remains a complicated subject. And the situation is made more complex still by the fact that a lot of audiovisual materials come with incorrect copyright statements. Copyrighted material enters the public domain seventy years after the author's death. However, the details are often not registered properly and material that should be in the public domain consequently remains 'locked down'. Copyclear is an application that automatically analyses databases and image libraries for public domain content and adds it to Wikidata, Wikipedia's global database, releasing a stream of pictures, movies, art works and books in to the public domain, free for everyone to use. 

PIONEERS project – 1st call 2016
Michelle Lanschot & Hanno Lans - http://www.copyclear.nl  

Skills Dojo

Does primary education give our children the skills they need to be successful when they grow up? To a large extent, what they need is '21st century skills', such as ICT capabilities, media literacy, social and cultural skills and computational thinking. However, there is little emphasis on 21st century skills in mainstream education in the Netherlands. Although there is ongoing debate as to whether and how the educational system should be changed, it will take time to get 21st century skills established on the curriculum. So how can parents give their children the chance to pick up these skills now? The aim of Skills Dojo is to develop an app for children aged six to eight and their parents, which will help them acquire the skills of the future in an informal, interactive and challenging way. 

PIONEERS project – 1st call 2016
Jeroen Storm - https://www.skillsdojo.nl  

Knowledge Graph
Through the internet, we have access to an incredible amount of academic knowledge. But, with such an abundance of information, it can be hard to identify material of the right level in your particular field of interest. The Knowledge Graph project is an attempt to categorise academic knowledge, break it down into manageable pieces and deliver it in a personalised manner. With this open-source tool, students and other internet users will be able to quickly see what suitable material is available. 

PIONEERS project – 1st call 2016
FeedbackFruits B.V. - https://feedbackfruits.com

Smart citizens make their own smart cities
The Internet of Things offers boundless opportunities for the creation of smart cities. However, a city is only truly smart if its citizens can develop their own applications. Unfortunately, the prototyping tools currently available are too complex for non-specialists. OnsBlok (OurBlock) is a DIY kit for neighbourhood labs, designed to lower the threshold to developing your own application. People living in a neighbourhood will receive local support to help them devise and build smart devices to collect information about the place where they live, to facilitate the way they live. With OnsBlok, creating an application that meets local needs will be as easy as assembling a Billy bookcase! 

PIONEERS project – 1st call 2016
Hogeschool Rotterdam - Kenniscentrum Creating010 - http://creating010.com/projecten/onsblok

Big Privacy

Privacy legislation is often seen as an obstacle to the development of big data solutions. However, that doesn't have to be the case at all, as long as the design is sound ('privacy by design'). It's certainly possible to realise big data solutions that comply with the rules on privacy. The purpose of the Big Privacy project is to develop a framework for the creation of compliant solutions. In a world where software designers and lawyers rarely work together, the framework will make it easier to produce technical designs for big data projects that comply with the privacy regulations and satisfy the relevant legal requirements. 

PIONEERS project – 1st call 2016
Privacy Company - https://www.privacycompany.eu  

PAIN application project
Every year, 1.2 million people undergo surgery in the Netherlands. One in four of those people suffer complications during the postoperative recovery period. And two thirds of them experience severe pain. For postoperative pain management, nurses record a 'pain score' for each patient at least three times a day. Given that patients are nowadays permanently connected to the internet, such manual record-keeping would seem laboriously old-fashioned. With the PAIN application installed on their 'handhelds', patients can register their own pain scores and keep in direct contact with specialist nurses. The application therefore enables more effective, interactive care. Better stress and pain management can reduce the incidence of complications during postoperative recovery. The PAIN application is a spin-off of an eHealth project for the improvement of perioperative patient care.

PIONEERS project – 1st call 2016
OLVG - https://www.olvg.nl

Funded projects 2015

An open, free and reliable internet should have open content (photos, videos, text, animations) that is reliable and available for sharing and reuse. In practice, however, relatively little material is freely available. That is due partly to lack of knowledge about personality rights and brand rights, but also to the fact that content is often made available retrospectively. This project aims to increase awareness and provide a practical on-line application for open content production.

PIONEERS project – 2nd call 2015
Sebastiaan ter Burg - http://www.circularcontent.com

Gamification of investigative journalism
This project aims to involve readers in journalism in an innovative and attractive way. The goal is producing and publishing high quality investigative journalism with impact on society. By combining journalism with gaming technology and behavioural design, they also hope to contribute to a more innovative and solid form of journalism.

PIONEERS project – 2nd call 2015
Follow the Money - http://www.ftm.nl

With the ‘BabelMe’ app, we’ll develop the first community interpreter. Ideal for tourists, international students or during business trips. Also this app will help everyone that is unable to speak the local language and therefore lives in social isolation. A lot of people speak many different languages. The app will connect these people so they can help each other with interpretations. With Babel Me you will always have an interpreter in your pocket!

PIONEERS project – 2nd call 2015
Daniel van Dijke - http://www.babelme.com

Mobility when being blind and deaf
More than 30.000 people in the Netherlands have to deal with being both blind and deaf. Since they are not able to orientate themselves by sight or through signals, orientation and mobility is a big problem for them. This project offers a solution with the ’navigation belt’. This belt with 3D icons reacts on beacons by vibrating, so that people who are blind and deaf, and especially the ones who have to deal with being mentally handicapped as well, are enabled to follow pre-determined routes in their houses.

PIONEERS project – 2nd call 2015
Vereniging Bartiméus Sonneheerdt - http://www.steunbartimeus.nl/project/technologie-waarmee-doofblinde-mensen-zelfstandiger-hun-weg-kunnen-vinden/

Internet access for refugees and migrants in the Netherlands
The Internet is truly open and free only if everyone has access to it. In the Netherlands, refugees and migrants often have insufficient access to the internet, even though they could benefit enormously from it. This project is intended to address that issue, initially by creating wi-fi hotspots, so that the target groups no longer have to use mobile data bundles to obtain internet access.

PIONEERS project – 2nd call 2015
Internet Society Nederland - https://www.isoc.nl/

Autonomous Network Architecture (ANA)
Is it possible to build an autonomous communication network, that works outside existing internet and telephone networks? This project elaborates on the initiative of an independent Bluetooth network built by Egyptian activists that was born in resistance. With Autonomous Network Architecture the public is given access to a self-contained, open source, wireless communication network to exchange information freely and anonymously. The netwerk is being tested during the Hacking Habitat international art exhibition.

PIONEERS project – 2nd call 2015
Stichting Niet Normaal / HACKING HABITAT -

Endless Objects
Too many consumer products do not last as long as they should or could. Repairing and upgrading have become a sideshow and products end up as waste much faster. This project wants to provide a solution by giving the consumer the option to repair those products using 3d-printers. The goal is to develop a platform and business model, where producers make available their digital blueprints so that consumers can repair those products and/or add new features by applying upgrades using 3d-printers.

PIONEERS project – 2nd call 2015
Gaspard Bos - http://www.endlessobjects.com

Totem Open Health
Wearable health devices – gadgets that, for example, monitor your vital functions and movement – are on the rise. They allow illness to be detected sooner or prevented, but they also have their issues. It's often unclear, for instance, who owns and controls the data generated by wearables. This project will produce an open source alternative, which allows the patient to decide what happens to his or her data. So it has privacy benefits, as well as driving innovation.

POTENTIALS project – 2nd call 2015
ATG Europe - http://openhealth.wemaketotem.org/

Konnektid is the first demand driven knowledge platform in the Netherlands. Through the online community, Konnektid matches local teachers and students to share their skills offline. Learn Spanish of Wordpress for example from neighbors or professional teachers. Konnektid transforms your neighborhood into your university!

POTENTIALS project – 2nd call 2015
Konnektid BV - http://www.konnektid.com

The Things Network
The Things Network crowdsourced a complete city-wide Internet of Things data network with the people of Amsterdam in 6 weeks using a new technology named LoraWAN™. A perfect network for the Internet of Things as it is low battery, long range, low bandwidth and free to use. Now they are launching a global campaign to repeat this in every city in the world.

POTENTIALS project – 2nd call 2015
Stichting The Things Network - http://thethingsnetwork.org/

Unwinding the spin doctors web
Political communication is increasingly tailor-made. In the US, campaigns are using highly sophisticated databases to maximize the impact of campaign spending. Experts expect similar developments to unfold in Europe. This project develops an infrastructure with which we can observe the development of data-driven political micro targeting and provides an insight into the process and consequences of the internet-driven transformation of political communication.

POTENTIALS project – 2nd call 2015
Instituut voor Informatierecht, Universiteit van Amsterdam - http://www.ivir.nl/

Creative Coding
Within education, there is an increasing interest in programming. Programming by itself doesn’t always capture the imagination of children. ‘ The Creative Code ' is a creative learning program in which students (and teachers) become aware of the code which our digital world is built out of. Together with artists, programming languages are discovered and applied, in the end this creates artworks. The project is aimed at students in the last years of primary school and students in the first grades of secondary education.

POTENTIALS project – 2nd call 2015
MU, Kunstbalie & Partners - http://muplaynlearn.nl/leerlijn-creatief-programmeren

White Spots
In the Western world, almost everyone is on the internet. For many of us, the internet has become a basic requirement, and global coverage an obvious aim. What implications does that have? What is the significance of not being on line? Using the White Spots App, this cross-media project is designed to map areas without coverage and to gather stories from outside, in order to stimulate debate about the social significance of the internet.

POTENTIALS project – 2nd call 2015
Omroepvereniging VPRO - http://www.vpro.nl/

Awareness and insight into connected devices in your home: With the growing connectivity of devices in the Internet of Things devices are exchanging more and more data among themselves. It is very difficult to have an overview of these communications. This project wants to create awareness on the privacy, security and sharing challenges of connected devices and ‘smart’ homes. Dowse is an open source project to give citizens insight in the behaviour of their environment through the Dowse ‘router’.

POTENTIALS project – 2nd call 2015
Dyne.org - http://dowse.eu

GoOV for visually impaired people
Many mentally disabled kids and adults are dependent of a taxi for their transport. GoOV enables people with (mental) disabilities (to travel safely by public transport. In this project they are going to develop an add-on for GoOV with very precise positioning and a guidance-tool to help them navigate through public spaces. With this technology it is possible for visually impaired people to find their way from the busstop onto the train or new bus.

POTENTIALS project – 2nd call 2015
GoOV BV - http://www.go-ov.nl

Patient forum miner
One Dutch person in three will develop cancer at some point in their lives. On internet platforms and patients' forums, such as kanker.nl, people affected by cancer offer each other support and share advice and experiences. As well as benefiting people living with cancer, on-line platforms and forums have huge potential value for doctors and researchers. Based on a web application and innovative data-mining technology, this project seeks to utilise information generated by patients themselves and thus to contribute to the quality of life for people with cancer.

POTENTIALS project – 2nd call 2015
Leven met kanker - http://www.levenmetkanker.nl

Further development of the DHCPKit
The world has run out of old-style IP addresses. So migration to the new addressing protocol, IPv6, is vital for the stability, speed and growth of the internet. However, most internet providers don't yet support IPv6, because implementation can be problematic with existing servers. By continuing the development of a good open-source DHCPv6 server, together with a set of open-source resources (the DHCPKit), this project offers a solution for the wider rollout of IPv6.

POTENTIALS project – 2nd call 2015
Stichting IPv6 Nederland - http://www.dhcpkit.org

Elderly people are increasingly continuing to live in their own homes, generating demand for reliable home services, such as home pedicure and home hairdressing. 'Dinst' is an online marketplace for older people and lay carers, via which screened professionals can offer their services. This project will involve upgrading the platform and rolling it out nationwide. Planned innovations include on-line tools that older people with limited internet skills can use to fix and manage appointments.

POTENTIALS project – 2nd call 2015
Dinst - http://www.dinst.nl

Argu Open Data
The internet is a potentially powerful tool for reinforcing democracy, e.g. by making political processes more transparent. In the near future, political data from both the national parliament and municipal councils will be available to the public on line. This project will entail the development of a user-friendly web interface, which utilises that data to provide a window on what's happening in politics. So that the public knows more about proposals made by their representatives and about how the various parties vote on particular issues.

POTENTIALS project – 2nd call 2015
Argu VOF - https://argu.co

The Virtual Lawyer
Legal knowledge is complex and the traditional means to disclose this knowledge (i.e. books) are hard to search. The Virtual Lawyer, an online legal advisory platform, aims to increase transparency and accessibility of (new) laws. The Virtual Lawyer is an intelligent application that helps citizens, faced with a legal issue, to deal with it more effectively. The citizen is guided through the relevant legal considerations behind their case and helps them draw the right conclusions. This way both legal understanding in society as the effectiveness of the Dutch jurisdiction can be improved.
POTENTIALS project – 2nd call 2015
Stichting Open Data - http://www.stichtingopendata.nl/

SylkServer WebRTC project
For real-time communication such as conferencing, chatting and (video) calling, we are currently dependent on a small number of dominant service providers (Apple, Google, Microsoft), who use mutually incompatible, closed systems. This project will produce an open-source alternative, whose adoption would mean free choice of technology and service provider. A universally usable, open and scalable platform could soon make it possible for anyone to set up a secure conference without any technical knowledge.

POTENTIALS project – 2nd call 2015
AG Projects B.V. - http://ag-projects.com

Mobile P2P networking
The Internet is decentralized and offers many possibilities for innovation. However, for innovation on mobile data networks, users depend on a small number of large telecom companies. This project wants to enable innovation by connecting mobile devices to peer-to-peer (P2P) networks. A solution based on open standards, that allows more innovation possibilities compared to the centrally controlled communication in current mobile technology.

POTENTIALS project – 2nd call 2015
Limesco - http://limesco.nl/

Open Source Anti-DDos Solution Project (OSAS)
This project has the ambition to build an Open Source Anti-DDoS Solution that will enable small companies and (non-profit) organisations to defend themselves against DDoS attacks in an affordable fashion. Broader goal is to contribute to academic research and thus hopefully advancing the state of the art in DDoS detection and mitigation for all.

PIONEERS project – 1st call 2015 
Radically Open Security B.V. http://www.radicallyopensecurity.com

Crowdsourcing Ethical Wisdom
Recent advances in blockchain technology will soon allow for the deployment of self-enforcing smart contracts (such as joint savings accounts, financial exchange markets, or even trust funds) as well as distributed autonomous organizations (DAOs) that subsist independently of any moral or legal entity. Regarding the responsibility of DAOs, the potential of unethical practices and committing tort, there is real, imminent danger of facing challenges from DAOs. Goal of this project is to create a safe, just, and universalizable ethical framework that is compatible with both humans and machines.

PIONEERS project – 1st call 2015
Dex - http://www.dexethics.com

The NetAidKit is an open source, pocket size, USB powered router that connects everything to everything, designed specifically for non-technical users and requires no technical expertise whatsoever to use. Once the NetAidKit is connected to a wireless or wired network, you can make it connect to a Virtual Private Network or the anonymising Tor network at the click of a button. Any devices connected to the NetAidKit will use these extra security features automatically, without needing to configure each of the devices separately. The NetAidKit was initially designed for journalists. Goal of the project is to launch the NetAidKit on the market for everyone.

POTENTIALS project – 1st call 2015
Free Press Unlimited - https://netaidkit.net/ 

De Data Coöperatie (The Data Cooperative)
The aim of this project is to enable ordinary people to become 'smart citizens' and get together to gather data. A scalable infrastructure is made available in the form of a machine-to-machine wireless mesh network, in which every node provider is a member of the cooperative. The arrangement enables sensor data to be gathered and shared by ordinary people. The system will initially be used to measure air quality in The Hague, but could in principle be put to all kinds of other uses.

PIONEERS project – 1st call 2015
Gerrit Jan van ’t Veen

Zicht op Licht (Light in Sight)
This project develops apps, with which at least twenty thousand users can build a detailed night-time light map of the Netherlands, almost in real time. The idea was originally developed as a way of helping with the common eye disease glaucoma. The project ties in with the citizen science movement and aims to make intelligent use of the internet to make information about light more widely available and accessible to everyone with an interest, whether they are ordinary people or scientists doing research.

PIONEERS project – 1st call 2015
DDQ - http://www.zichtoplicht.nl (in Dutch only)

Internet of coins
The project ‘Internet of Coins’ aims to make the cryptosphere a decentralized, self-sustaining economy by implementing inter-blockchain connectivity. Not through centralized exchanges, nor federated partnerships, or multigateways, but sustained by a hybrid P2P meta-network to leverage each of its participant's strength in numbers. Their dream is to integrate all coins into an interconnected and financially liquid nervous system.

PIONEERS project – 1st call 2015 
Metasync - http://www.internetofcoins.org 

Instant messaging integration with Roundcube
Who controls our data and how do we know that our data is processed privately and securely? We become increasingly dependent on a limited number of commercial parties and their walled-gardens. This project strives to help out offering a fully free, secure and open source chat service by integrating instant messaging with Roundcube. Roundcube is, as one of the central components from the Kolab Groupware solution, the world’s most popular open source webmail client (with over 500.000 verified installations). The integration of XMPP/Jabber (proven open standards on instant messaging) will enable users to decrease their level of dependance on intransparant commercial chatservices, regain control over their data and prevent it to be used as digital currency.

PIONIERS project – 1st call 2015 
OpenNovations - http://www.opennovations.nl  

Patroonherkenning DDoS en Botnets (DDoS and Botnet Pattern Recognition Project)
The Nationale anti-DDoS Wasstraat (National anti-DDoS Washer, or NaWas) delivers on-demand protection against DDoS attacks to small and medium-sized ISPs. The DDoS and Botnet Pattern Recognition Project takes NaWas a stage further by searching for patterns in DDoS attacks and correlations between the attacks and traffic characteristics. The aim is to recognise and identify the botnets and attack structures with a view to making NaWas more effective and thus enhancing the security of the internet as a whole.

POTENTIALS project – 1st call 2015
Stichting NBIP - http://www.nbip.nl (in Dutch only) 

De Duider (The Guide)
Social debate takes place on line over various networks and on various platforms. The fragmented nature of the debate makes it hard to get an overview of who's saying what. What's more, thematic networks are liable to change over time, e.g. in response to unfolding events. This project aims to enable users to follow dynamic social debates visually. A model and online demo will be developed, which depict the development of online networks over time in the form of animations. 

PIONEERS project – 1st call 2015 
DUiDT - http://www.duidt.nl/visualisatie-van-de-ontwikkeling-van-online-netwerken/  (in Dutch only)

De Nationale Verjaardagskalender (The National Birthday Calendar)
Governments and large corporations are already in the business of gathering data at a large scale. Big data is big business. This project is an exploration as well as a means to create more awareness about Big Data and profiling among the public. “How hard would it be to build a database of all the Dutch?” – This question formed the starting point for The National Birthday Calendar. The National Birthday Calendar is an attempt to build a database of at least 1% of all the Dutch, including their names, addresses and birthdays. And of course: including gift suggestions based on profiling algorithms. With the support from several professional Data Protection Officers, the database is built in a way that is 99% safe. The build up consists of three hackathons that are the basis for journalistic research about profiling, and the prelude to a theatrical performance.

POTENTIALS project – 1st call 2015
Stichting SETUP - http://www.setup.nl (in Dutch only)

Pagefacts – browse with insight
Page Facts is a design and research project that aims to provide insight into the reliability of online information. A single search on Google can lead to millions of results. But which are the most reliable sources? Page Facts provides extra essential information on these sources (like author, date, website profile, etc.). Users can now see the reliability of a source at a glance. Interesting for journalists and all other critical internet users.

PIONEERS project – 1st call 2015 
Page Facts - http://www.pagefacts.nl  

Cryptokids is intended to help internet users, particularly children, develop the key skills needed to use the internet safely, freely and with confidence. Focusing on data, technology and privacy, this educational project provides youngsters aged ten to fourteen with knowledge and insight into how the internet works. As well as being useful in itself, that knowledge leads to a better understanding of how to make use of the internet and boosts digital citizenship. Cryptokids is a project by Waag Society, Bits of Freedom and Netwerk Democratie.

POTENTIALS project – 1st call 2015 
Waag Society - http://www.waag.org  

Cooperation is key for the fight against internet abuse and for the battle for a safer internet. Hosting and access providers can easily and swiftly detect and remove abuse, completely automated with the open source software AbuseIO. The software also informs end users on abuse coming from or running on their infrastructure and supplies them with means to stop the abuse. This project's aim is to expand the functionality and the number of users of the software. Because all relevant internet abuse actors are involved it will strengthen the sector and therefore the internet itself.

POTENTIALS project – 1st call 2015
Stichting AbuseIO - http://www.abuse.io  

Peer-to-Peer Toolkit
Usage patterns on the modern Internet are increasingly dominated by services that intend to take a "central" position. This often constitutes an attack on user privacy, and is always in conflict with the distributed design principles of the Internet. A more balanced pattern of use is possible through peer-to-peer mechanisms, but this often constrained by firewalss and other technical problems. Solving these takes an innovative approach, which the Peer-to-Peer Toolkit takes in a generic manner, to simplify the inclusion of these innovative communications patterns in applications. Specifically, the Peer-to-Peer Toolkit enables use of IPv6 everywhere, it incorporates a peer-to-peer form of TLS and manages to connect TCP endpoints that may both reside behind a firewall.

POTENTIALS project – 1st call 2015 
OpenFortress BV - http://www.openfortress.nl  

Ownership on the Internet is complex. We share videos that we find online on the same platform where we share the videos that we make ourselves. When videos travel from platform to platform, it gets increasingly difficult to trace the original owner of the content. Project Squid aims to strengthen the open nature of the web and the position of makers who share their works under open conditions. The project builds an open platform on which videos are uniquely identified and matched with their provenance information (such as the title, artist and license). Open source fingerprinting technology enables the unique identification of videos which makes it possible to derive provenance information on the Squid platform. Users of the web can more easily find openly licensed videos, and trace back the original owner of the works they find online.

POTENTIALS project – 1st call 2015
Kennisland - http://www.kl.nl  

Swapp #Walking Closet
Of the 65 million tonnes of textiles produced in 2014, most will end up in the trash. Swapp is a fashion swap-and-sell app designed with sustainability in mind. Swapping and selling clothes promotes reuse and reduces the textile waste mountain. The app gives clothing a second life. Items that can't be swapped or sold again are collected and processed to make new products. The Swapp #Walking Closet is a handy app that takes social responsibility seriously.

POTENTIALS project – 1st call 2015
Swapp BV - http://www.swapp.nl  (in Dutch only)

Web ODF integration with Roundcube
Who controls our data and how do we know that our data is processed privately and securely? We become increasingly dependent on a limited number of commercial parties and their walled-gardens. This project strives to help out offering a fully open source and open standards complient online document editor by integrating WebODF with Roundcube. Roundcube is, as one of the central components from the Kolab Groupware solution, the world’s most popular open source webmail client (with over 500.000 verified installations). With the integration of WebODF (an open standards based document editor), a free and secure alternative will be created for the other well-known proprietary commercial cloud office productivity applications, which benefits the privacy of its users and helps them retaining their intellectual property rights on the content made.

PIONIERS project – 1st call 2015 
OpenNovations - http://www.opennovations.nl

Witboek Privacypraktijken (White Paper Privacy Practices)

How can you best protect the privacy of your users? A question posed more and more often, especially by young tech companies. The innovative use of the internet and user data often lies at the core of their practice. Privacy considerations aren't top of mind, but are increasingly important elements of success. Witboek Privacypraktijken, which translates roughly as White Paper Privacy Practices, aims at providing a constructive contribution to this discussion. Focusing on the maker and his or her way of working, the project investigates and highlights good practices. The financing from SIDN will go towards the first phase of the project, which is dedicated to research. Witboek Privacypraktijken is a project by Bits of Freedom and Studio Spomenik.

PIONIERS project – 1st call 2015
Bits of Freedom - http://www.bof.nl  

Het Whitebox Systeem (The Whitebox System)
How can patients work with GPs to get more control over the use of their medical data? Many people are worried about the exchange and use of information about them within the health care sector. The Whitebox System has therefore been developed to give people more say – through their GPs – in who can see what medical information about them. The Whitebox is a small unit for installation in GPs' surgeries, which supports the decentralised exchange of data. It enables the GP to control what data is exchanged, on the basis of consultation with the patient. Such precise control results in enhanced data security and privacy protection while ensuring that professional confidentiality rules are respected.

POTENTIALS project – 1st call 2015
Whitebox Systems BV - http://www.whiteboxsystems.nl (in Dutch only)

Media Distillery Online
Two thirds of all internet traffic is audio and video. But its content isn't searchable. Wouldn't it be great if you could google something that's said or shown in a video or audio clip? Media Distillery has developed the technology to do just that, and is already using it for live radio and television. Media Distillery Online is a joint project involving Media Distillery, TNO, SpraakLab and VicarVision, which aims to make the technology available for videos on the internet.

POTENTIALS project – 1st call 2015 
Media Distillery, TNO, Spraaklab en VicarVision - http://www.mediadistillery.tv  

3.000 dokters weten meer dan 1 correspondent Zorg (Three Thousand Doctors Know More than One Medical Correspondent)
Smart use of the internet helps journalists do their job, thus improving the information supply for everyone. The project Three Thousand Doctors Know More than One Medical Correspondent aims to support on-line journalism by involving readers in the compilation of knowledge dossiers. By making it possible to share knowledge and expertise, The Correspondent plans to build a 'journalistic Rolodex'. To begin with, the project will focus on health care, but the principle could easily be extended to lots of other fields.

POTENTIALS project – 1st call 2015
De Correspondent - http://www.decorrespondent.nl  

CodeUur (CodeHour)
Coding is the reading and writing of the future. In our rapidly digitising society, it is important that young people not only know how to use digital technology, but also understand how it works. In many European countries, coding is already an integral part of what children learn at school. SIDN Fund shares the ambition of securing a permanent place for programming on the school curriculum. The Fund is therefore working with CodeUur to promote collaboration between relevant programmes and organisations active in this field. CodeUur stands for a ‘hour of code’ at school for 10/11 year old students, to teach them the basics of computational thinking and computer programming.

COLLABORATION project – oktober 2015
Stichting CodeUur - http://www.codeuur.nl (in Dutch only)