After submitting my orcuScooter design to a local innovation contest (Hamburg Maker Challenge) in my home city (Hamburg, Germany) in May 2022, I have been informed by the organizing institution that my project will be supported! :)
Due to my membership in the organizing NGO (I am a founding member of the Fab City Hamburg association / NGO) I was participating outside the award competition, which means that members were not allowed to win a prize/award, but were friendly invited to submit their designs anyway and apply for a funding.
And that is what happened, I've got confirmed that I will receive financial funding for ordering materials and building at least one prototype (probably several ones) and present them on the "Hamburg Maker Expo" in March 2023, a large event with lots of publicity from newspapers and local politicians.
- Write a bill of material / shopping list
- order materials
- build prototype
Last but not least: I am submitting my project to the Hackaday Prize 2022 / Safe the World Wildcard :)