Now it's time to be quick. The current IGP funding call targets business models and pioneering solutions for ecological innovations. The deadline is already 8 November 2023, and we will be happy to support you with your funding application.

The first call is aimed at SMEs (including non-profit enterprises) with promising ideas for ecological innovations. Funding is available for new concepts in the circular economy, services related to climate protection and the energy transition, creative business innovations and digital solutions for resource protection and sustainability. Small and medium-sized enterprises and cooperating research institutions are eligible to apply.

Applicants can submit feasibility projects and market-ready projects; projects with several cooperation partners are also possible. They only have to be innovative.


The IGP funding call at a glance

Funding: Innovation Programme for Business Models and Pioneer Solutions (IGP)

Funding Organisation: Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK)

Focus: Business models and pioneering solutions for ecological innovations

Eligible to apply: SMEs (incl. start-ups, self-employed, social enterprises)

Budget: 10 million euros

Deadline: 08.11.2023 at 3 p.m.

The Innovation Programme for Business Models and Pioneer Solutions (IGP) of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK) is still young. It started as a successful pilot and is now being continued. The BMWK wants a broad spectrum of non-technical innovation ideas with a climate-friendly impact. The best ideas are determined competitively in a multi-stage process. The IGP is intended to strengthen the innovative power of the German economy and in particular the start-up culture in this country.

Read more about our services on the funding advice page.


 Text: Birgit Miriam Hering

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