COMET Compentence Centers for Excellent Technologies - COMET Projects

The Austrian competence centre programme – COMET Projects

COMET Projects (peviously K Projects) aim to carry out high-quality research in science - industry collaboration. They are characterised by a medium-term perspective and clearly defined topics with the potential for further development. COMET Projects contribute to initiating product, process and service innovations. COMET Projects open access to the COMET Programme for new consortia and topics.


Program Owner / Sponsor BMDW - Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs BMK - Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology
Funding instrument


The consortium has to consist of at least one scientific and three company partners.

Submission with a proposal process
Structural Programmes
Selection by Jury
What is being funded A maximum of 45% of the eligible costs can be funded.
Min. / max. funding 0 / max. 0.45 Mio. €/year federal funding plus max. 0.225 million €/year provincial funding
Eligible costs 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 36 - 48 months
Availability from 01.01.2006 - constantly

Specifications COMET Projects

Consortium: At least one scientific partner and three company partners

Duration: 3-4 years 


  • 35% to max. 45% public funding
  • Min. 5% by scientific partners
  • Min. 45% by company partners
  • Max. federal funding: 450 000 Euro/year
  • Max. provincial funding: 225 000 Euro/year


Description of the target group:
The COMET programme addresses both existing competence centres and COMET projects as well as new consortia of science and industry.


Dipl.-Ing. Budiono Nguyen
Dipl.-Ing. Budiono Nguyen

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Adelheid Merkl
Adelheid Merkl

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