BRIDGE – Funding, Guidelines

Knowledge transfer between science and economy

The FFG’s BRIDGE Programme aims to close the "funding gap” between basic and applied research. BRIDGE acts as an umbrella structure for projects which are predominantly of basis research character. BRIDGE is operated in two differten programme lines – BRIDGE 1 and BRIDGE Young Scientists and open to all fields of technology. There are invitations to spring tender (December to March), autumn tender (June to the start of September) open for all research topics, scientists and companies of all specialist disciplines and sectors. The funding quota is max. 80 % of total eligible projects costs (non-repayable subsidies).

Details

Program Owner / Sponsor BMVIT - Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie Nationalstiftung für Forschung, Technologie und Entwicklung
Topic
Aeronautics and Space, Bottom-up, Environment and energy, Further research areas, Human Resources, Information technology, Life Sciences, Material and manufacturing, Mobility and Transport, Security, Service innovation, Society
Funding instrument
Scope
national
Partner

Required

Research institutes defining a consortium together with Start-ups, small and medium-sized companies, major companies or centers of expertise. A consortium is requestet of single application by areserach institution (non-university research institutions and universities) - at least two partners (1 from science, 1 from industry). Projects that have a predominant basic research portion and hold a realistic potential for commercial exploitation, so that one or more companies can befound to co-finance or otherwise participate in the project.

Submission
Submission with a proposal process
FFG-Area
General Programmes
Selection by Evaluations are conducted by internal experts of the FFG and external evaluation processing.
What is being funded The funding quota is 80 % for small companies, 70 % for medium-sized and 60 % for large enterprises up to a maximum funding of € 360.000,-.- per project.
Min. / max. funding BRIDGE Guidelines (German only) / look up Guidelines / max. € 360,000,- /
Eligible costs Guidelines (German only)
Min. / max. running time 12 - 36 Monate
Availability from 01.09.2005 - constantly

Projects that have a predominant basic research portion and hold a realistic potential for commercial exploitation, so that one or more companies can befound to co-finance or otherwise participate in the project.

Research close to the foundation work, which will result in marketable results in the next 3-5 years.

Description of the target group:
Research institutes defining a consortium together with Start-ups, small and medium-sized companies, major companies or centers of expertise. A consortium is requestet of single application by areserach institution (non-university research institutions and universities) - at least two partners (1 from science, 1 from industry).

Contact

Gabriele Küssler
Gabriele Küssler
Advisory service
T +43 5 7755 1504
gabriele.kuessler@ffg.at
Karin Ruzak
Karin Ruzak
Advisory service
T +43 5 7755 1507
karin.ruzak@ffg.at