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 Österreich Fonds Nationalstiftung für Forschung, Technologie und Entwicklung
Topic
Project type
Financing
national
Submission
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
Welche Kosten werden gefördert? 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

Contact

DI Martin REISHOFER

T 0043577552402
Mag. Brigitte BEDNAR MBA
Mag. Brigitte BEDNAR MBA

T 0043577552410
DI(FH) Joachim HAUMANN
DI(FH) Joachim HAUMANN

T 0043577552412
Mag. Barbara KLIMON
Mag. Barbara KLIMON
maternity leave
T 0043577552305

Additional Information