We are Germany's technology task force, making the federal government and administration more digital and effective.
Tech4Germany is a dedicated team of young tech professionals working under Germany’s Federal Chief of Staff.
The Tech4Germany digital transformation fellowship pairs talented technologists with top civil servants working at the highest levels of the federal government to tackle some of Germany’s biggest challenges.
Take on responsibility
Create value for society in innovative ways by working in agile teams. You will be supported by high-ranking mentors with vast experience at Google or McKinsey, for example.
Make personal contacts
Meet leaders in government and tech on a weekly basis and take part in excursions and field trips. Last year, for example, we were invited to Tallinn by Estonia's CIO, Siim Sikkut.
Have fun at work
You'll be working with 24 Fellows in an innovative co-working space. You will receive a scholarship of 1,500€ per month and the costs for excursions as well as travel to Berlin will be covered.
Are you a student, doctoral student or young professional with experience in design, software engineering or product management? Then apply to join 24 other Fellows in Berlin between August 10th and October 18th 2019.
In our projects, we combine the two strongest levers to help people on a large scale: government and technology.
www.zoll-auktion.de is the auction platform of the federal government. It has approximately 20 million monthly visitors, who buy cars, laptops, and other goods from authorities. The Tech4Germany team has redesigned the old-fashioned auction site, putting the user first. Using personas, paper prototypes, wire frames, interviews, etc., the aim was to create a user-friendly site, introduce UX research into administration and make the website design transferable to other federal sites.
Project Nutzerkonto Bund
With the Nutzerkonto Bund, the future one-stop government portal, interactions with the authorities should happen the same way as it does with online banking: An account with all the information through which forms can be submitted with a single click. Tech4Germany has worked on a first login and data transfer prototype. The team has put together a disruptive proposal on how the federal government, together with the federal states, can create a central platform that makes every citizen-state transaction user-friendly. That means no more long waiting at public authorities!
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What people say
Citizens rightly expect that their government makes its services as easy to access digitally as they are used from the private sector. Germany wants to fulfill this wish with user-friendly, trustworthy and very secure services.
"The Tech4Germany team has created a user-centric program that cultivates and evangelizes Design Thinking & Lean Methodology. Collaborating with leaders within the German Government, participants can expect a unique, challenging experience that they know will drive real change.”
We live in a time of digital change. My generation grew up with smartphones and the Internet. However, the government doesn't always keep pace. I founded Tech4Germany so that we young people could work on a more innovative Germany!
At Tech4Germany, I got to work with incredibly smart people on reimagining public services that affect millions of people. I cannot think of a better way to spend the summer!