Frontrunner - Funding, Guidelines
The Frontrunner funding offers funding to companies with frontrunner-strategies within their fields of R&D to reach or enlarge leading market position (hidden champions). The funding modell is open to all branches of industry, research topics and size of companies or projects. The funding quota is max. 45 % of total eligible projects costs (non-repayable subsidies ) not dependent on the research topic, the branch of industry. Submission of an application is possible at any time.
All projects are analysed and assessed in terms of the technical and economic aspacts for funding. Technical funding criteria include in particular the degree of innovation and the technical challenge of the planned project. Economic assessment focuses on the commerciali-sation potential and the applicant’s economic performance.
Description of the target group:
SME, Large enterprises, Start-up