Frontrunner - the Programm
|Target group||SME, Large enterprises, 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|
|Förderinstrument||C3 E Einzelprojekt - Experimentelle Entwicklung|
|FFG Unit of organisation||General programmes|
Start-ups, small and medium-sized companies, major companies
Type of funding / Funding level
non-repayable subsidies, up to max. 25 % (major companies), max. 35 % (medium-sized companies), max. 45 % (small companies)
Application and decision process
Submission of an application is possible at any time and will be part of swift approval processes. The evaluation is carried out throughout a special scoreboard and connected to a project monitoring
Terms and duration of project funding
All projects are analysed and assessed in terms of the technical and economic aspacts for funding. Technical funding criteria include in particular the degree of innovation and the technical challenge of the planned project. Economic assessment focuses on the commerciali-sation potential and the applicant’s economic performance.
Includes all expenses and charges which are incurred directly, in reality and additionally (to the usual operational expenses) for the duration of the funded research activities (i.e. no earlier than when the application is received by the FFG). Funding is provided for personnel costs, investments in research infrastructure and other costs (third party services, material costs, travel costs, patent application costs).
The evaluation is carried out throughout the General Programme scoreboard and some additonal guidelines for Frontrunner funding.