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)

General Programme - bottom-up funding for R&D-projects (research co-operatoin possible)

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


Guideline to becomming an innovative company:  Innovation VoucherProjekt.Start (preparation for funding application), Patent.Scheck (IPR)  Feasibility Studies,  General Programme and Markt.Start-Funding. 

Market position

Frontrunner funding (enlarging leading market position) 

BRIDGE Programme

Co-operation science - industry


goAustria Global Incubator Network (GIN)

EUREKA, Eurostars

Advice and national funding


Advice and national funding: