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Feasibility Studies - Funding, Guidelines

Feasibility Studies to be conducted

The funding instrument Feasibility Studies supports the creation of feasibility studies (proof of concept) requested by small and medium-sized companies to be carried out by research institutes and other qualified institutes as well as company partners. The FFG aid covers up to 60 % of the total costs (non-repayable subsidies), which are limited by € 80.000,-. Submission of an application is possible at any time.


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 and Defense, Service innovation, Society
Funding instrument


SME together with partner for the study

Submission possible anytime
General Programmes
Selection by Evaluations are conducted by experts of the FFG
What is being funded External costs for the study, In-kind costs up to max. 20 % are also acceptable
Min. / max. funding 0 / € 48.000,-
Eligible costs External study will be funded with a subsidy of up to 60 % (however no more than € 48,000) for the execution of the study by universities, universities of applied sciences, non-university research institutions, company partners etc. In-kind costs up to max. 20 % are also acceptable.
Min. / max. running time 3 - 12 Monate
Availability from 01.01.1998 - constantly

Fundalbe plans include e.g.

Idea studies (such as concept developments, thematic and technologically open studies and studies which are not technological preliminary studies or accompanying studies, preparation for technological problem-solving), preparation work for a research, development and innovation project, support during the development of prototypes, analysis of technology transfer potential, analyses of the innovation potential of the company (process, product, technology), concepts for technical innovation management (in particular those associated with analyses regarding the innovation potential of the company).

Description of the target group:
Start-ups, small and medium-sized companies (companies with less than 250 employees)

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