How do we create a space for new ideas and projects that do not fit elsewhere?
This Challenge is for small, low-budget ideas that don’t fit any other Challenge in the Fund.
Proposals can be related to any industry or use-case, whether technical or non-technical. They can be a self-contained small idea, or a project to conduct exploratory research for something bigger. Catalyst Open also supports the open-source ecosphere - proposals in it must be open-source.
Catalyst Open proposals must be:
Why it’s important
Catalyst Open aims to seed the ideas which might, in time, grow the ADA economy and inform our future funding priorities. It’s all about exploring the gaps where Catalyst innovation funding hasn’t reached yet.
We don’t want to miss out on great ideas because they’re new, or because they fall outside the mainstream of the other Challenges. Perhaps they need foundational research to convince voters of their value; or perhaps they simply need a home to ensure continuity. Catalyst Open ensures they have a place to be proposed.
Your proposal should: