Markt.Start - Funding, Guidelines

Market introduction and expansion

Markt.Start is a substential funding instrument adressing small-sized companies only. The funding goal is to support small companies for the market entrance and therefore launch of product innovations, service innovations and process development after successful driven R&D. Funding is provided up to max. € 250.000,- each for market transition by funding with low-interet loans.


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
Partner Not required
Submission possible anytime
General Programmes
Selection by Evaluations are conducted by experts of the FFG
What is being funded Funding is provided up to max. € 250.000,- each for market transition by funding with low-interet loans (recent 0,75 %). The evaluation is carried out throughout a special scoreboard and connected to a reporting duty on milestones.
Min. / max. funding 0 / max. up to € 250.000,- each Markt.Start
Eligible costs Fundable costs are all expences related to the realisation oft he marketing and sales aproach with in the strategy of the company. Please look up the Markt.Start Guidlines (German only).
Min. / max. running time 0 - 36 months
Availability from 25.09.2012 - constantly

Small companies are to benefit and to grow up fundamental organisation, marketing and sales.

Description of the target group:
Startups, small-sized companies and meeting the Startup-SE definition (a annual turnover 0 to 10 million Euro, a balance total under 10 million Euro, and a number of staff up to max. 50)


Tatiana Kondratieva MA
Head of Programme
T +43 5 7755 1222
Sarah Ganss
Advisory Service
T +43 5 7755 1517
Karin Ruzak
Karin Ruzak
Advisory Service
T +43 5 7755 1507