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Applications for the first accelerator and residency programme of the data innovation hub MediaFutures are now open. Startups, SMEs and artists can apply for equity-free funding of up to € 80,000 to tackle misinformation about COVID-19 using data. MediaFutures will support innovative solutions that help people engage with quality journalism, science education and democratic processes.

The deadline for application is 28 January 2021. The six-month programme starts in April 2021 and provides funding, mentoring, and training.

MediaFutures has opened three programme tracks for applications. Start-ups, SMEs, and artists are invited to apply with solutions to one of four challenges, three of which focus on responses to misinformation surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

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