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Chilicorn Fund

Pro bono projects for a slightly better world, by Futurice


Here's a selection of what we've done so far:

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Who is it for?

Students and passionate volunteers

If you are part of a student group, or an instructor to one, and looking for a meaningful project to design or implement with our coaching and mentoring, do get in touch!


Companies and institutions

Any company can get involved by either contributing financially, or providing individuals with the relevant skills to create digital services or solutions. Get in touch with us and we’ll hook you up.


Nonprofits, Social Enterprises

If you have a problem worth solving or a project that can change the world, but not enough funding to go for it, apply to be in our program. If your project gets selected, it will be completed pro-bono and you can then take it further.


How does it work?

The Chilicorn Fund's aim is to work with non-profits to create meaningful and impactful digital services. The expertise and time investment comes from the Futurice team, student groups and partner companies. The projects we select must generate value to the individuals working on the project, the supporting companies, and society. All three.

Selection criteria

Selection process

1. Collecting applications

When we open applications for the Chilicorn Fund, organisations and institutions can submit their project using a web form provided by us. We will go through the applications and make inquiries, if we find some relevant information missing. Please familiarise yourself with our application criteria before submitting your project!

2. Choosing projects

We apply our criteria to find several projects that seem the most promising to us. If we find the project not applicable, we will let you know why we think so. In some cases we may politely suggest some changes, to make it more applicable.

3. Project prestudy

The projects we consider both worthwhile and having an acceptable risk to reward ratio we will invite to a prestudy. In a period of several weeks we will have multiple discussions with you where we refine the concept, consider technology, estimate risks, plan the project and schedule.

4. Final selection

It is possible that some projects don't pass the pre-study phase, due to low feasability or unforseen risks for example. At the end of the prestudy we make a final selection and announce which projects will move forward.

5. Project execution

For the projects that pass the prestudy phase with mutual acceptance by all the relevant parties, on we go with the design and implementation!

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Teemu Turunen

Open Source and
Social Responsibility Lead

Sebi Tauciuc

Designer, Social Responsibility

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