General Programmes – Overview

About the General Programme

With its permanent open calls and wide range of funding models for the development of new products, processes and services, the FFG General Programmes strengthen the competitiveness of companies based in Austria.
Owner of programme / investor
Target group SME, Large enterprises, Competence centres, Start-up, Multiplikatoren / Intermediäre
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 C3 E Einzelprojekt - Experimentelle Entwicklung
FFG Unit of organisation General programmes
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Funding instruments

Funding strategy

General Programme
(R&D-single firm project)

Bottom-up funding for R&D-projects (research co-operatoin possible)

Higher funding level for Start-up-FundingService Innovations, research for Orphan Diseases, regional funding by EFREtop, high risk projects by Early Stage and Collective Research.


Guideline to becomming an innovative company:  Innovation VouchersProjekt.Start (preparation for funding application), Patent.Scheck (IPR)  Feasibility Studies,  General Programme and Markt.Start-Funding. Clinical Trials can also be supportet by low-interest loans.

Market position and Company site

Frontrunner funding (enlarging leading market position) 

BRIDGE Programme

Co-operation science - industry


goAustria Global Incubator Network (GIN)

EUREKA, Eurostars

Advice and national funding

BILAT Israel-Österreich

bilateral funding co-operation Israel and Austria


Advice and national funding: