Innovation Voucher - Funding, Guidelines

Pay research services of research institutions up to € 10,000 (De-minimis grant)

The Innovation Voucher is a funding instrument designed to help small and medium-sized enterprises in Austria to start ongoing research and innovation activities. The Innovation Voucher enables enterprises to enlist the services of research institutions and to pay for these services to a maximum value of € 12.500,- (80 % funding quota). Submission of an application is possible at any time.

The Innovation Voucher is designed to encourage SME to co-operate with research institutes. It should make it easier for small and medium-sized companies to overcome inhibition thresholds regarding cooperations with research institutions.

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 possible anytime
Target group SME, Startups
Selection by Evaluations are conducted by experts of the FFG (swift approval processes)
What is being funded External costs of the research institutes
Min. / max. funding 0 / € 10.000,-
Which costs are eligible for funding? These vouchers are earmarked by non-repayable subsidies up to € 12.500,- (can be made after payment of 20 % retention of max. € 10.000,-). The funding intensity is therefore 80 %.
Min. / max. running time 0 - 12 months
Availability from 02.01.2018 - constantly


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