Projekt.Start - Funding, Guidelines

Support of preparatory work for a concrete research project

Projekt.Start is an attractive SME funding instrument for the support of preparatory work for a concrete research project. Both internal preparation costs and external expenses and specialist, project-specific support can be funded. The total project costs of up to € 10,000,- can be approved, whereby the external services must not amount to more than half of these costs. The funding level is 60 % and the funding is limited to max. € 6.000,- (non-repayable subsidies). Submission of an application is possible at any time.


Program Owner / Sponsor FFG - Austrian Research Promotion Agency
Funding instrument
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 60 % of the total costs, which are limited by € 6.000,-. Notice: the personnel costs required to prepare for the project, costs for external third party services at standard market prices and travel costs
Min. / max. funding 0 / € 6.000,-
Eligible costs Projekt.Start Guidlines (German only)
Min. / max. running time 0 - 6 months
Availability from 01.02.2011 - constantly
Definition of project aims, assessment of the state of the art and literature and patent research regarding the quantitative limitation of the new invention and the benefits of the R&D plan on a national and international basis. Execution of well-founded market and competitor analyses, preparation of the project organization with search or selection of project partners, definition of approaches and assessments of technical risks, preparation of detailed work schedules (project must be described clearly and in a differentiated way, work packages etc.), preparation of a well-founded cost plan with obtainment of offers.

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


Sarah Ganß
Sarah Ganß
Advisory service
T +43 5 7755 1517
Gabriele Küssler
Gabriele Küssler
Advisory service
T +43 5 7755 1504

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