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Small Scale Project - Funding, Guidelines
The funding supports "smaller" research and development projects of SMEs and startups. They can be carried out as a single firm project as well as in cooperation. As a result, projects target usable products, processes or services. Project costs up to max. 60 % (max. total costs € 150,000) can be funded in the form of grants. Submissions can be made on an ongoing basis, there are no restrictions on the topic.
The new funding instrument makes it easier to set up smaller research projects. With a reduced application form and shorter processing times therefore the Small Scale project is the right funding instrument to carry out R&D projects in times of crisis. Feasibility studies as well as the development of the first functional prototypes will be funded. Small and medium-sized companies can use it to carry out small projects efficiently and quickly.
The criteria are simplified: the content of innovation, the technical difficulties of the project, the economic prospects (unique selling proposition, business model) as well as the perspective that the project will intensify research activities in the company count.
Cooperation with other companies and scientific partners (e.g. universities, universities of applied sciences, etc.) is rewarded.
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