Adriana Groh

Photo by Sabine Vielmo


Project Lead – The New Hanse


Adriana works at the intersections of technology, society and policy. She was director of the Prototype Fund, an innovation fund of the Open Knowledge Foundation and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, and helped build the program from the beginning. Previously, she initiated several tech projects, such as a chat app for the 2017 and 2021 federal elections and the #WirVsVirus hackathon of the 2020 federal government. She was a fellow of Social Impact Labs and Transatlantic Digital Debates, among others. Adriana is a committed European, spent time in Brighton, Barcelona and Brussels, and studied Public Policy and Democratic Innovations in Frankfurt and Maastricht.

  • What gives you hope?
    Random Acts of Kindness, music, love and the beauty of nature.

  • How does change happen?
    By tirelessly testing, reflecting and improving the status quo.

  • What inspires you?
    Travel, literature, art and the exchange of ideas with other people.

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