How to easily obtain up to 1 million euros in funding from IFB Hamburg

The “Hamburgische Investitions- und Förderbank” (IFB Hamburg) provides funding of up to € 1 million to companies from Hamburg that want to implement innovative R&D projects on their own (PROFI Standard) or in cooperation with Hamburg universities or research institutions (PROFI Transfer), regardless of the industry.


This can secure your innovation and competitiveness and create new jobs!

Who is supported?

Companies of all sizes with an operating site in Hamburg from all industries and technologies as well as universities or research institutions cooperating with them.

What is supported?

  • Innovative research and development (R&D) projects aimed at new or significantly improved products, processes and services.
  • Single-company R&D projects as well as R&D cooperation projects involving several companies or with universities/research institutions.
  • Technology and knowledge transfer between companies and universities or research institutions (PROFI Transfer).
  • Eligible cost types are: Personnel and material costs, costs for patents, external services.

What are the funding conditions?

The funding rate is based on the size of the company and the type of project:
  • Large companies and experimental development: 25%
  • Small companies and research-heavy projects: 55%
  • Universities are funded with 100%.

How do you proceed now?

  1. It is possible to submit a project outline or an application at any time.
  2. Following the outline you will be invited to a consultation.
  3. After that you may submit the full proposal. The full proposal will be peer-reviewed and a jury meeting will decide on the funding.

Important decision criteria for a successful application are:
  • Unique selling proposition compared to the competition
  • Technological solution approach
  • Concrete, quantifiable project goals
  • Very detailed, comprehensible project planning
  • Detailed project costing
  • Marketing strategy

For more information about IFB Hamburg and the state funding program PROFIT, please visit:
https://www.ifbhh.de/programme/gruender-and-unternehmen/innovationen-realisieren/forschen-und-entwickeln

What we can do for you:

With over 20 years of expertise in the field of subsidy consulting, we support you with our technical and business know-how throughout the entire application process, project implementation and accounting. Our goal is to keep your time and effort during the application and processing of grants as low as possible, so that you can fully concentrate on the implementation of your R&D project.


For more information on our support, please feel free to contact us using the contact form below.

Dr. Sarah Müncheberg

Your contact person
Dr. Sarah Müncheberg

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