Patent.Voucher - the Programme

Check your innovation idea on patentability
The Patent.Voucher supports small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as start-ups and founders to check the patentability of their innovation idea and furthermore to speed up preparation and submission of the application for a patent. The FFG aid covers up to 80% of the total costs, which are limited by € 12.500,-.
Owner of programme / investor
Target group SME, 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, Gutachten, Service, other service
Förderinstrument C2 SP Patentscheck
FFG Unit of organisation General programmes
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The Patent.Voucher is based on two phases as follows:

  1. Compulsory, interactive search for intellectual property rightsdone by a national Patent Agency
  2. Optional, preparation and execution of a national and international (PCT) patent application as well as accompanying patent monitoring