General Programmes unit

The FFG's General Programmes unit strengthen the competitiveness of the companies based in Austria. They offer tailored funding for each project phase. It offers coordinated funding for every project phase - from the first idea to a concrete research project as well as market introduction. They are open to all research topics and continuously available - whether they are traditional or very current technology fields (e.g. green production, digitization, environment, energy). Companies of all sizes (including startups) can submit project applications on an ongoing basis. The application is evaluated technically and economically by FFG experts, and funding decisions are made several times a year.

Ways to go with your idea to the market

Give your innovation idea increased chances in planning and implementation an kick-off. Speed up your market transition with FFG's bottom-up funding. There are options for every phase of your research and development activities. Often, a combination of customized funding offers is useful to implement innovative and competitive activities or problem solutions.

In the bottom-up funding approach is the funding of research and development projects of companies without restriction to specific topics and technology fields. The project goal is a functioning product, process or service. Exploitation and potential market prospects play an important role in the funding decision.

For example: Choose Projekt.Start to prepare for the application for a General Programme-project and then optionally use a Markt.Start loan as a SE-startup to transition your products or services to the market (look up figure below). The Small Scale-project is designed for smaller project volumes and with Frontrunner, Microelectronics2Market and Life Sciences the focus is on climate and environmental protection and digitalization in healthcare, medical devices to drug development. Impact Innovation promotes the use of innovation methods to solve an (unsolved) problem.

Funding for R&D entry (entry, planning and preparation)

Take a first step by exploring research and development topics or innovation options and first steps in preparation for a project

Funding for R&D projects (experimental developement, industriell research)

Realize your specific research project with the current funding offer (also in cooperation with companies or scientific partners)



Dr. Birgit TAUBER
Dr. Birgit TAUBER
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