Adriana Groh

Adriana Groh is currently leading the Sovereign Tech Fund, a new program with the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate to invest in open digital infrastructures. Previously, she built a project on digital sovereignty, participation and data commons at The New Institute in Hamburg and was the director of the Prototype Fund, an innovation fund of the Open Knowledge Foundation and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Her interests are focused on applying democratic principles to the field of innovation and digitalization, and she co-initiated several tech projects, such as a chat app for the 2017 and 2021 federal elections in Germany and the #WeVsVirus Hackathon 2020 with close to 30,000 participants. Adriana holds a master's degree in public policy and governance from Maastricht University in the Netherlands and a bachelor's degree in sociology and political science from Goethe University in Frankfurt. During her studies, she focused on democratic innovations and spent time abroad in Barcelona and Brussels.