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.
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.
The essentials in brief
|Program Owner / Sponsor|
Bottom-up, Circular Economy, Climate-Neutral City, Cooperation & Research Infrastructure, Digitalisation & Broadband, Energy Transition, Innovative & Competitive Companies, Life Sciences & Health, Mobility Transition, Production & Materials, Quantum: Research & Technology, Society & Security, Space & Aviation, Wood: Research & Knowledge Transfer
Submission with a proposal process
|Target group||institutions for research and knowledge dissemination (universities, universities of applied sciences, non-university research institutions), other non-commercial institutions, enterprises|
|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|
|Which costs are eligible for funding?||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|