R&D Infrastructure Funding

The R&D Infrastructure Funding Programme supports projects designed to acquire and develop high quality R&D infrastructure for use in both basic and applied research.

Details

Program Owner / Sponsor FFG - Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft Nationalstiftung für Forschung, Technologie und Entwicklung
Topic
Aeronautics and Space, Bottom-up, Environment and energy, Further research areas, Information technology, Life Sciences, Material and manufacturing, Mobility and Transport, Security and Defense, Service innovation, Society
Funding instrument
Scope
national
Partner Not required
Submission
Submission with a proposal process
FFG-Area
Structural Programmes
What is being funded The R&D Infrastructure Funding Programme supports projects designed to acquire and develop high quality R&D infrastructure for use in both basic and applied research.
Min. / max. funding EUR 500.000 minimum total costs / EUR 1.500.000 maximum funding limit
Eligible costs The acquisition costs of the R&D infrastructure are funded in full. Funding is granted for "start-up" costs (up to 15% of the approved total costs) that are necessary for the start-up of the R&D infrastructure, but not for regular operation (personnel, materials, third-party, travel costs). For more information please see the current FFG Cost Guidelines.
Min. / max. running time 0 - 60 months
Availability from 20.04.2016 - constantly

Throughout European research, R&D infrastructures play an essential role in generating new knowledge and technologies in all scientific disciplines. They provide an important basis for state-of-the-art research, and can act as hubs for cooperative R&D.

The FFG launched its R&D infrastructure funding initiative in 2016. It is intended to strengthen Austria as a location for excellence in research, both for businesses as well as universities and research establishments, and consequently to improve the international standing of Austrian research.

The funding is targeted at:

  • supporting universities and research establishments in profile building and development planning, and establishing new and promising fields of research,
  • supporting companies in establishing and extending industrial R&D infrastructures, and
  • creating incentives for the coordinated joint acquisition and use of R&D infrastructure by research establishments and businesses.

Description of the target group:
institutions for research and knowledge dissemination (universities, universities of applied sciences, non-university research institutions), other non-commercial institutions, enterprises

Contact

Dipl.-Ing. Martin Reishofer
Dipl.-Ing. Martin Reishofer

T +43 5 7755 2402
martin.reishofer@ffg.at
Mag. Brigitte Bednar MBA
Mag. Brigitte Bednar MBA

T +43 5 7755 2410
brigitte.bednar@ffg.at
DI (FH) Joachim Haumann
DI (FH) Joachim Haumann

T +43 5 7755 2412
joachim.haumann@ffg.at
Mag. Barbara Klimon
Mag. Barbara Klimon
maternity leave
T +43 5 7755 2305
barbara.klimon@ffg.at

Additional Information