SME Funding

The path to structured R&D activities

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play a central role in Austria's economy. In order to facilitate the entry into a continuous research and development activity and to raise the quality of the research projects, BMK and BMDW bundle together with the FFG coordinated SME subsidies. For SMEs, appropriate funding is available for each phase (parallel funding excluded). With the various subsidy models and non-repayable grants from 6,000 Euros (eg Projekt.Start), grants from 10,000 Euros (eg Innovation Voucher, Patent.Voucher) to max. 90,000 Euros (eg Small Scale Project), the FFG makes it easier for SMEs to get into research and development. The core objective of the SME funding is a subsequent, concrete research and development project in the company (eg General Programme and Small Scale Project). SME Hotline: 05 7755-5000.


Program Owner / Sponsor FFG - Austrian Research Promotion Agency
Funding instrument
Partner Not required
General Programmes
Selection by Evaluations are conducted by internal experts of the FFG.
What is being funded The right funding is available for every project phase and size - from brainstorming and a feasibility study, through an initial project start, to the ompany project (experimental development or industrial research, cooperation possible) as well as initial routes to the market.
Min. / max. funding look up the several guidelines /
Min. / max. running time 0 - 12 months
Availability from 01.01.2015 - constantly

The FFG complements its range of funding programmes for SMEs with related services and events.

Description of the target group:
SME, Startups

SME Hotline

SME Hotline
T +43 (0)5 7755 - 5000