OLD EN: General Programme – Criteria, Project Scoring System

All projects submitted are analysed and assessed in terms of the technical and economic aspects for funding. The technical funding criteria include in particular the degree of innovation and the technical challenge of the planned project, while the economic assessment focuses on the commercialisation potential and the applicant’s economic performance.

Criteria, Project Scoring System

FFG funding for individual projects is provided on an annual basis only. Follow-on applications must therefore be submitted for longer projects.


Technical quality 
novelty and innovation
R&D Risk
practical value
ecological soundness

Commercial exploitation
market potential
market experience
capability to commercialize R&D


management and
company organisation

Relevance to the programme
additionality on project level
additionality on company level
(gain of know how, R&D dynamic)
macro-economic effects
social aspects