The digital transformation is affecting the area of education to a particular extent. In the future 90 percent of all jobs will require a basic understanding of digital skills. The working world of the future will call in particular for entrepreneurial skills and digital technology expertise, which have not yet been widely implemented in education and training today.
The «Digital TechPreneurs» support vehicle aims to facilitate extracurricular and school-based project work at secondary level II (general and vocational training) in the area of entrepreneurship with a strong focus on using digital technologies. Model projects initiated and implemented by a broad-based project team from schools and/or non profit organisations will form the core of this area of activity.
Projects may be submitted to Gebert Rüf Stiftung by one of the quarterly deadlines (1 February, 1 May, 1 September, 1 December) in accordance with the general requirements. The submission procedure has two stages.
Use our web portal to submit your project and upload all the required documents as described in the following guidelines.
Submission project proposal (1st stage)
Submission project application (2nd stage)
Projects for the «Digital Techpreneurs» area of activity may be submitted at any time. For ongoing calls for projects the selection process lasts approximately six months, from submission of the project proposal (step one) to the decision on the project application (step two). The board of trustees reaches the grant-making decision at its quarterly plenary meeting on the basis of the support criteria and the strategic objectives of the area of activity.
There is no procedure for appeals or applications for re-examination or reconsideration; no correspondence will be entered into regarding grant-making decisions.
Approved projects can find more information on the support agreement, reporting and project communications here.