Sponsorship Opportunities

A big thank you to our sponsors who help to make this event happen! There are still sponsorship opportunities.
If you are interested, please see Sponsoring Akademy 2021 for more information, including valuable sponsor benefits.

Sponsors for Akademy 2021


At MBition , we strive to bring digital luxury to mobility users around the world. To accomplish this, we are redefining how software is developed within the automotive field. As a 100% subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz AG. We develop and integrate the next generation of Mercedes-Benz in-car Infotainment systems (MBUX) and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. Our reusable platform MBiENT enables developers worldwide to develop applications independent from the car production
lifecycle. MBition's embedded operating system work is augmented by our engagement in Cloud Services and Mobile Apps. We, at MBition are proud to be a part of the KDE Akademy as across our developments we employ and contribute to the OSS community allowing our knowledge to help others, and their knowledge to help us. OSS will play an ever-larger role at MBition, and we will further invest into this area over the next years. Find out more: https://mbition.io/ https://mbition.io/


The openSUSE project is a worldwide effort that promotes the use of Linux everywhere. openSUSE creates one of the world's best Linux distributions, working together in an open, transparent and friendly manner as part of the worldwide Free and Open Source Software community. The project is controlled by its community and relies on the contributions of individuals, working as testers, writers, translators, usability experts, artists and ambassadors or developers. The project embraces a wide variety of technology, people with different levels of expertise, speaking different languages and having different cultural backgrounds. Learn more at https://www.opensuse.org/
Canonical is the publisher of Ubuntu, the OS for most public cloud workloads as well as the emerging categories of smart gateways, self-driving cars and advanced robots. Canonical provides enterprise security, support and services to commercial users of Ubuntu. Established in 2004, Canonical is a privately held company. https://www.canonical.com/


PINE64 is a community driven project that creates Arm and RISC-V devices for open source enthusiasts and industry partners. Perhaps best known for the PinePhone, our Linux-only smartphone, and the Pinebook range of laptops, we strive to deliver devices that you want to use and develop for. Rather than applying business to a FOSS setting, we allow FOSS principles to guide our business. https://pine64.org/
At Shells we are closing the digital divide by providing simple, secure, and affordable access to a powerful, future-proof computing solution that is accessible on any device. In addition to providing a powerful computing option, we also offer a variety of pre-installed Linux distributions which give our users complete flexibility and control of their device while also opening new doors for a potential new Linux user. https://shells.com
TUXEDO Computers builds tailor-made hardware with Linux! For a wide variety of computers and notebooks - all of them individually built und prepared - we are the place to go. From lightweight ultrabooks up to full-fledged AI development stations TUXEDO covers every aspect of modern Linux-based computing. In addition to that we provide customers with full service at no extra cost: Self-programmed driver packages, tech support, fully automated installation services and everything around our hardware offerings. https://www.tuxedocomputers.com


SLIMBOOK has been in the computer manufacturing business since 2015, we build computers tailored for Linux environments and ship them worldwide. Delivering quality hardware with our own apps combined with an unrivalled tech support team to improve the end user experience is our main goal. We also firmly believe that not everything is about the hardware, SLIMBOOK has been involved from the beginning with the community. We started taking on small local projects aiming to bring the GNU/Linux ecosystem to everyone, partnering with state of the art Linux desktops like KDE among other OS’s. And of course having our very own Linux academy, “Linux Center”, where free Linux/FOSS courses are imparted regularly for everyone. If you love Linux and need quality hardware to match, BE ONE OF US https://kde.slimbook.es/