COIN – Cooperation and Innovation

Cooperation and Innovation
COIN – Cooperation and Innovation is a joint initiative launched by the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs.
Owner of programme / investor
Target group SME, Large enterprises, Universities, Universities of applied sciences, Competence centres, Research facilities, Start-up, Non-profit organisations
Topic Information technology, Human resources, Life sciences, Materials and production, Mobility, Security, Environment and energy, Further issues, Space
Type of service Funding, Advice
Förderinstrument C9 PJ Strukturaufbau - Projekte, C10 Innovationsnetzwerk
FFG Unit of organisation Structural programmes
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COIN contributes towards fostering Austria’s innovation performance by the better and broader transposition of knowledge into innovation.

The COIN "Network” funding line encourages technology transfer within entrepreneurial cooperation schemes, thus raising the level of innovation within businesses and strengthening their cooperation capacities. It focuses on output-oriented cooperation projects to develop and improve innovative products and processes.

The focus of the COIN "Aufbau" (capacity building) funding line is on building RDI competence and infrastructure at universities of applied sciences and research institutes. COIN "Aufbau" aims at strengthening providers of applied research, who are core partners for enterprises in terms of RDI, and increasing the cooperation between applied sciences and companies, especially SMEs.