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Theme fund: NGI0 Entrust
Start: 2023-10
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OVT 13

Open Hardware laptop

The open hardware laptop OVT 13 (Open Vision Technology 13" Laptop) will be a thin and light laptop that is on-par in terms of performance and look-and-feel with established solutions available from market dominating competitors. The OVT 13 is designed to meet the modern standards imposed on thin and light laptops. The fully open-hardware design as well as the modular approach will satisfy both the enthusiast and non-technical user in terms of design openness, upgradability and repairability, performance and formfactor.

The vast amount of engineering innovation that goes into designing consumer electronics devices goes unnoticed by many users. These innovations take place behind closed doors and do not advance the technical progress of our society, but only serve to increase the market share of a single company. The OVT 13 will not only be an open hardware design, but also a communication effort that shines a light on the design challenges and the innovations needed to overcome them. By publicly documenting the whole design process no knowledge will be kept behind closed doors and the innovation that goes into designing such a system can be used by everyone.

Run by OV Tech GmbH

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This project was funded through the NGI0 Entrust Fund, a fund established by NLnet with financial support from the European Commission's Next Generation Internet programme, under the aegis of DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology under grant agreement No 101069594.