COMET Compentence Centers for Excellent Technologies – COMET Module

The Austrian competence centre programme – COMET Module

The new programme line COMET Module aims to establish promising/emerging fields of research and thus new fields of expertise to strengthen Austria’s position as a research location, preparing for future challenges. COMET Modules are characterised by research of especially high-risk. COMET Modules are thematically defined research areas which carry out excellent top-level research to open up new topics being way beyond the state-of-the-art.

Specifications COMET Modules

Applicants: only existing COMET Centres (K1) are eligible for application 

Consortium: Min. one scientific partner and three company partners

Duration: 4 years 


  • 80% public funding
  • Min. 5% by scientific partners
  • Min. 15% by company partners
  • Max. federal funding: 0.5 million Euro/year 
  • Max. federal funding: 0.25 million Euro/year


The essentials in brief

Program Owner / Sponsor BMAW - Federal Ministry for Labour and Economy BMK - Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology
Project type
Submission with a proposal process
Target group The programme line COMET Module aims at existing COMET Centres (K1) as applicants, and their scientific and economic partners.
Selection by Jury
What is being funded A maximum of 80% of the eligible costs can be funded.
Min. / max. funding 0 / max. 0.5 million €/year federal funding plus max 0.25 million €/year provincial funding
Which costs are eligible for funding? Fundable costs include personnel costs as well as other project-related direct costs (use of RDI infrastructure, third-party costs, travel expenses, material and equipment costs). Details concerning the fundable costs can be found in the programme document and the COMET guideline.
Min. / max. running time 48 - 48 months
Availability from 24.04.2018 - constantly


DI Reingard REPP
DI Reingard REPP
T 0043577552107
Barbara KUNZ
T 0043577552404
Mag. Nicole FIRNBERG
Mag. Nicole FIRNBERG
T 0043577552409