General Programme - Funding, Guidelines
The funding strategy of General Programme is fundamentally based on the bottom-up principle. It is open to all branches of industry and research topics and eligible to companies and projects of all sizes. General Programme aims to strengthen the competiveness of companies based in Austria by funding the development of new products, processes and services. Funding is up to 50 % (for Startups up to 70 %) of total eligible project costs. The FFG uses a combination of several financing instruments - such as grants as well as low-interest loans. Submission of an application is possible at any time.
With its permanent open call and wide range of funding models for the development of new products, processes and services, the FFG General Programme is aming at strengthening the competitiveness of companies based in Austria.
All projects are analysed and assessed in terms of the technical and economic aspects for funding. Technical funding criteria include in particular the degree of innovation and the technical challenge of the planned project. The economic assessment focuses on the commerciali-sation potential and the applicant’s economic performance.
Description of the target group:
SME, Large enterprises, Start-ups