Feasibility Studies

Feasibility Studies

Feasibility Studies

The funding instrument Feasibility Studies supports the creation of feasibility studies (proof of concept) requested by small and medium-sized companies to be carried out by research institutes and other qualified institutes as well as company partners.
Owner of programme / investor
Target group SME, Universities, Universities of applied sciences, Competence centres, Research facilities, Start-up
Topic Service Innovations, Society, Information technology, Human resources, Life sciences, Materials and production, Mobility, Security, Environment and energy, Further issues, Space
Type of service Funding, Advice
Förderinstrument C2 M Feasibility
FFG Unit of organisation General programmes
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Fund recipients

Start-ups, small and medium-sized companies (companies with less than 250 employees).

Type of funding / Funding level

non-repayable subsidies; the costs (max. € 80.000,-) of the external study will be funded with a subsidy of up to 60 % (however no more than € 48,000) for the execution of the study by universities, universities of applied sciences, non-university research institutions, company partners etc. In-kind costs up to max. 20 % are also acceptable.

Application and decision process

submission of an application is possible at any time - swift approval processes

Terms and duration of project funding

3-12 months; simplified completion (after final FFG audit - closing and transfer of the instalment)

Fundable plans include e.g.
Idea studies (such as concept developments, thematic and technologically open studies and studies which are not technological preliminary studies or accompanying studies, preparation for technological problem-solving), preparation work for a research, development and innovation project, support during the development of prototypes, analysis of technology transfer potential, analyses of the innovation potential of the company (process, product, technology), concepts for technical innovation management (in particular those associated with analyses regarding the innovation potential of the company).

Guidelines (German)