Patent.Voucher - Funding, Guidelines

Check your innovation idea on patentability

The Patent.Voucher supports small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as start-ups and founders to check the patentability of their innovation idea and furthermore to speed up preparation and submission of the application for a patent.  The FFG aid covers up to 80 % of the total costs (non-repayable subsidies), which are limited by € 12.500,-. 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
Partner Not required
Submission possible anytime
General Programmes
Selection by Evaluations are conducted by experts of the FFG (swift approval processes)
What is being funded The FFG aid covers up to 80% of the total costs, which are limited by € 12.500,-.
Min. / max. funding 0 / € 10.000,-
Eligible costs Patent.Voucher Guidlines (German only)
Min. / max. running time 12 - 24 months
Availability from 03.10.2016 - constantly

The Patent.Voucher is based on two phases as follows:

  1. Compulsory, interactive search for intellectual property rightsdone by a national Patent Agency
  2. Optional, preparation and execution of a national and international (PCT) patent application as well as accompanying patent monitoring

Description of the target group:
SME, Startups


Dipl.-Ing. Konstantin Savov
Dipl.-Ing. Konstantin Savov
Head of Programme
T +43 5 7755 1313
Gabriele Küssler
Gabriele Küssler
Advisory service
T +43 5 7755 1504
Karin Ruzak
Karin Ruzak
Advisory service
T +43 5 7755 1507


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SME Hotline
+43 (0)5 7755 - 5000