Collective Research - Funding, Guidelines

Funding of cooperative research projects (sector projects)

The funding of cooperative research projects (sector projects) in Collective Research supports pre-competitive research projects which do not include any directly exploitable product and process or service developments. The funding level is max. up to 60 % of total eligible projects costs. Submission is possible at any time and funding is carried out by non-repayable subsidies.


Program Owner / Sponsor FFG - Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft
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


Project consortiums must consist of at least one research institute and one interested representative or at least three companies, whereby at least 20% of the project costs are to be paid in the form of a cash contribution.

Submission possible anytime
General Programmes
Selection by Evaluations are conducted by experts of the FFG. The evaluation is carried out throughout the General Programme scoreboard and some additonal guidelines for Collective Research funding.
What is being funded The funding level is max. up to 60 % of total eligible projects costs (non-repayable subsidies).
Min. / max. funding General Programme Guidelines (German only) / look up Guidelines / € 3 Mio. / / /
Eligible costs Includes all expenses and charges which are incurred directly, in reality and additionally (to the usual operational expenses) for the duration of the funded research activities (i.e. no earlier than when the application is received by the FFG). Funding is provided for personnel costs, investments in research infrastructure and other costs (third party services, material costs, travel costs, patent application costs).
Min. / max. running time 12 - 12 Monate
Availability from 01.10.2009 - constantly

Collective Research stands for cooperative research projects for whose results are made available to the industry and is open to all topics.

Description of the target group:
In Collective Research, ​​interest groups or non-university research institutions are invited, together with a so-called User Committee consisting of at least three companies from the industry sector, to submit their cooperative applications for funding.


Gabriele Küssler
Gabriele Küssler
Advisory service
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