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.

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.

The essentials in brief

Program Owner / Sponsor FFG - Austrian Research Promotion Agency
Project type
Submission possible anytime
Target group Startups, small and medium-sized companies (companies with less than 250 employees)
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,-
Which costs are eligible for funding? Projekt.Start Guidlines (German only)
Min. / max. running time 0 - 6 months
Availability from 01.02.2011 - constantly


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