Small Scale Project - Funding, Guidelines
The funding supports "smaller" research and development projects of SMEs and startups, which are carried out alone or in cooperation and which as a result have commercially 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 submit smaller research projects. With a reduced application form and shorter processing times. The Small Scale 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 can be funded. The funding is intended to enable small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs, startups) to carry out projects with smaller volumes efficiently and quickly.
Simplified eligibility criteria apply: These are essentially the innovation content, the technical difficulty of the project, the economic exploitation prospects (unique selling proposition, business model) and the perspective that the project will intensify the research activity of the applicant.
Cooperation with other companies and scientific partners (eg university institutes, universities of applied sciences etc.) is possible and can be rewarded.
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