Nearshoring to Bulgaria: 6 reasons for German companies

In today's globalised world, companies are constantly looking for ways to reduce their operating costs and increase efficiency at the same time. One ...

10 million euros for innovations: new call for IGP funding

Now it's time to be quick. The current IGP funding call targets business models and pioneering solutions for healthcare innovations. The deadline is ...

Bringing green innovations to LIFE

L'Instrument Financier pour l'Environnement (LIFE) is the only European funding programme that focuses exclusively on supporting projects in the ...

Green light for the decarbonisation of the industrial SME sector

On 10 April 2024, the European Commission gave the green light for federal funding for industry and climate protection (BIK). The BIK promotes ...

EIC Pathfinder 2024: fostering visionary research and development

As one of the three funding programmes of the European Innovation Council (EIC), the EIC Pathfinder starts at the very beginning of a good idea. The ...

BMWK funding for energy-efficient air conditioning systems extended

The German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK) is continuing to promote energy-efficient refrigeration and air conditioning ...

EIC Accelerator 2024: Funding for disruptive deep tech start-ups and SMEs

With the EIC Accelerator, the EU and its European Innovation Council (EIC) have launched a funding programme aimed at the top companies of tomorrow. ...

BAFA energy subsidy programs: application possible again

Following the successful resolution of the budget debate in the Bundestag, the energy funding programs are once again accessible and applications can ...

Growth Opportunities Act: changes to the research allowance

On 27 March 2024, the German Bundesrat announced the Wachstumschancengesetz (Growth Opportunities Act). Some attractive improvements to the possible ...

Amendment to the application form for the tax research allowance

The Bescheinigungsstelle Forschungszulage (BSFZ) (Certification Body for Research Grants) revised and adapted the application form for the ...

Innovation Fund: financial planning and determination of relevant costs

+++ Innovation Fund blog series (part 6) +++ A key component of financial planning in the Innovation Fund is determining the so-called relevant ...

EU Innovation Fund: Calculation of greenhouse gas savings

+++ Innovation Fund blog series (part 5) +++ Calculating greenhouse gas savings is a core topic of the Innovation Fund. This is because the EU ...

Requirements for the Innovation Fund: feasibility study and business plan

+++ Innovation Fund blog series (part 4) +++ The attractive funding conditions are associated with very demanding project selection criteria. In ...

The centrepiece of an Innovation Fund application: part B

+++ Innovation Fund blog series (part 3) +++ An Innovation Fund application is one of the most complex funding applications in the European Union. It ...

EU Innovation Fund: Overview of the Funding Programme

+++ Innovation Fund blog series (part 2) +++ With the Innovation Fund, the EU aims to invest in new technologies that significantly push forward the ...

Forschungszulage (research allowance) 2024: improvements through new law

The planned Wachstumschancengesetz (growth opportunities act) will make the Forschungszulage (research tax allowance) even more attractive. It is ...

Save CO2 and money: the "decarbonisation in the industry" funding programme

In times of growing environmental awareness and pressure to achieve climate targets, industry plays a crucial role in reducing greenhouse gas ...

Self-care as an innovative force for SMEs: tips and strategies

Self-care is on everyone's lips. It's on postcards, used in advertising for body care products or yogurt, and even apps are being developed for it. ...

EU Innovation Fund: insights in proposal evaluation and reviewers’ recommendations

The evaluation process for the EU Innovation Fund consists of three steps. To boost the chances of success for your proposal, it is important to ...

Electricity storage options of the future

In order for households and industry to be reliably supplied with energy in the future, energy generation must be better planned and energy storage ...

EIC Accelerator: What are the challenges this year?

A total budget of €523.5 million is available for projects to be implemented under the EIC Accelerator Challenges. Topics of relevance to achieving ...

The EIC Accelerator: funding programme for tomorrow's market leaders

With the EIC Accelerator, the EU has launched a funding programme aimed at tomorrow's cutting-edge companies. Funding is available in particular for ...

NRW on the rise: funding opportunities as powerful drivers of innovation

North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) is facing an unprecedented era of change and innovation. With pioneering initiatives in the areas of energy transition, ...

Technology transfer: driving innovation and competitiveness

Technology transfer plays a crucial role in the transfer of knowledge, technologies and innovations from one organisation to another. This form of ...

Simply explained: Technology Readiness Level in EU funding

If you browse through the EU's funding instruments, such as the Horizon Europe Framework Programme or the European Research Council (ERC), you'll see ...

Joint Undertaking: Sustainable and European Together

Formerly known as BBI JU (Bio-Based Industries Joiunt Undertaking), the European funding program was relaunched in 2022 and its goals are now even ...

EIC Transition: From Infancy Towards Commercialisation

EIC Transition is one of the three funding programmes of the European Innovation Council (EIC). It focuses on a very specific phase in the innovation ...

EIC Pathfinder: Making The World A Little Better

In addition to the open EIC Pathfinder Call, the European Innovation Council (EIC) is also calling for participation in the thematic Challenges this ...

EIC Pathfinder: Turning Ideas Into Ground-Breaking Reality

As one of three funding programmes of the European Innovation Council (EIC), the EIC Pathfinder enters right from the start with a good idea. EIC ...

ZIM's USAI Innovation Network Still Looking for Partners

The use of autonomous systems is seen by experts as a technical revolution due to its disruptive potential. Not only will the associated change take ...

EU Innovation Fund: €3 Billion for Decarbonisation Projects

In the context of increased revenues from the auctioning of the EUs Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) allowances, the European Commission recently ...

Lights Out: Here Comes the Progress

From turbine upgrades to dark nights, Parasol assists with all steps to secure EEG (Renewable Energy Sources Act) compensation for a wide variety of ...

EIC Accelerator 2023: What Happens Next? What Are the Deadlines?

The EIC Accelerator is one of the most exciting funding programmes for deeptech startups and innovative SMEs. However, after the last known deadline ...

German funding landscape – clearly and simply explained

The funding landscape in Germany is diverse, with various programmes and correspondingly different guidelines. These programmes are designed for ...

Why Quantum Technologies Are More Popular Than Beyoncé

6.648 billion people around the world use smartphones, devices that only function due to the mind-boggling laws of quantum mechanics. Beyoncé ...

GreenTech Innovation Competition

Digital technologies make an important contribution toward preserving resources and reducing climate-destructive emissions. The potential offered by ...

From Idea, Through Networks, to Market Success

Form strategic alliances and grow by developing new applications by using EurA’s expert platform. We connect companies and research institutions in a ...

KMU-Innovative: SME Funding Programme

KMU-innovative is the most important SME funding program of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Twice a year, companies or research ...

Women TechEU: Exclusive Support for Innovative Female Founders

The EU funding programme "Women TechEU" addresses female founders and co-founders of highly innovative deep-tech start-ups. The programme offers a ...

Schleswig-Holstein and Its Versatile Funding Opportunities

Schleswig-Holstein - Germany's northernmost federal state, which is also called the land between the seas, has a wide range of versatile funding ...

5 Reasons for Innovation in Meat Industry Automation

The processing of meat, from slaughtering to the packaging of the final products, offers great potential for innovative automation solutions. This ...

At a glance: Central Innovation Programme for SMEs (ZIM)

The Central Innovation Programme for SMEs – ZIM for short – is the most important funding instrument for SMEs in Germany. The Federal Ministry for ...

Bioeconomy Innovation and Investment Programme for Rural Areas

The Bioeconomy Innovation and Investment Program (BIPL BW) of the State of Baden-Württemberg aims to promote innovation and investment in the field ...

The New Swiss Accelerator

In 2021 there were bad news for Swiss Startups and SMEs, the negotiation process of Switzerland to become associated in EU’s Horizon Europe framework ...

14 Things You Should Know About Blended Finance in EIC Accelerator

Blended Finance is the new standard in the EIC Accelerator. But what exactly does it mean for applicants? Blended finance will be the new standard in ...

EIC Accelerator: Up to 17.5 Million Euros for Future Market Leaders

The EIC Accelerator supports the most innovative startups and SMEs in Europe. Who and what is funded? How to apply for the funding? Inform now! With ...

7 Steps to Investment Funding Without the Burden of Bureaucracy

How to get up to 50 percent of your investment costs refunded by the European Union, federal or state governments? We show you how. In addition to ...

Can Research Allowance Be Combined With Other Funding Programmes?

Most funding programs do not provide 100% funding. Therefore, the question often arises whether the remaining own contribution can be funded via the ...

Bay TP+: The Large Funding Pot for Development in Bavaria

Find out now how the Bavarian Technology Support Program plus (Bay TP+) supports your company in research, development & innovation. The three ...

Which funding programme suits your company based in Berlin?

With the "Programme for the Promotion of Research, Innovation and Technology (ProFIT)", the state of Berlin aims to promote ideas in all phases of ...

Research Allowance: Which Documents Are Needed?

The “steuerliche Forschungszulage” was deliberately designed by the federal government to be very simple and business-friendly. In the case of ...

How to Apply for Research Allowance

The German government wants to keep the program very lean for companies and has developed a new application process for this purpose. If you would ...

Eurostars 3: Cross-Border Collaboration for Innovative SMEs

You are an innovative SME and would like to work together with international partners in small consortia on research and development projects? Then ...

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 ...

InvestBW: State's Largest Funding Programme Open to All Industries – New Call Until 15.01.24

The Ministry of Economics, Labor and Housing has initiated InvestBW as the largest industry-open investment and innovation support program in the ...
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