OLD EN: Patent.Voucher - the Programme

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,-.

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


Programmeigentümer/Geldgeber Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft FFG Nationalstiftung für Forschung, Technologie und Entwicklung
Target group Kleine und mittlere Unternehmen (KMU), Start-Up
Art des Angebots Förderung, Beratung, Gutachten, Service, sonstige Dienstleistung
Förderinstrument Patent.Scheck
Aeronautics and Space, Environment and energy, Further research areas, Human Resources, Information technology, Life Sciences, Material and manufacturing, Mobility and Transport, Security, Service innovation, Society
General Programmes


+43 (0)5 7755 - 5000