EIC Accelerator Pilot: These are the conditions

Until 7 October 2020, SMEs and start-ups can submit applications for the EIC Accelerator Pilot. What do I need to bear in mind? The EIC Accelerator Pilot and H2020 Horizon 2020 – H2020 Horizon 2020 is the current and largest EU framework programme for research and innovation. The aim of Horizon 2020 is on the

Interreg: final call for proposals of the Euregio Meuse-Rhine

Interreg supports within the framework of the European Regional Development Fund the so-called European territorial cooperation and cross-border cooperation. However, the funding is administered and coordinated in various cooperation areas, including the Euregio Meuse-Rhine.

EIC-Accelerator calls for Green Deal

The second call of the EIC-Accelerator Pilot Programme starts with the “Green Deal” and seeks innovative ideas for social sustainability. The European Green Deal The so-called “Green Deal” comprises the measures of the European Commission to become the first continent to become climate neutral by 2050. This is an ambitious goal which, as part of

Innovation Day for SMEs of the BMWi (Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy)

Innovations are of central importance for companies. This means that innovation projects can not only be used to develop new products and expand the sales market. New customers are also won in this way and competitiveness is increased. Inspirations for innovation projects are provided, for example, by the Innovation Day for SMEs of the BMWi

The Modernity Fund (mFUND) of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI)

With the Modernity Fund (mFUND), the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) is funding research projects aimed at an innovative application of BMVI-relevant data through the large-scale utilization and networking of these data. The Federal Ministry will provide approximately 150 million euros in funding for this purpose by 2020. mFUND is open to

The Environmental Innovation Programme (UIP)

The Environmental Innovation Programme (UIP) is a funding programme introduced by The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety whose current annual funding volume amounts to 25 million euros. UIP promotes initial and large-scale innovations that have a positive impact on the environment. In general, support from the environmental innovation programme is

Distance Learning Course “Patent and Innovation Protection Officer/Manager” (PATINS)

In the winter semester 2018/2019 the distance learning course “Patent and Innovation Protection Officer/Manager” (PATINS), whose successful completion is awarded with a university certificate, will start for the first time. The study course takes place in cooperation between Saarland University and its patent exploitation agency as well as in cooperation with the Centre for Distance

ZIM promotes cooperation projects with international partners

The Central Innovation Programme for SMEs (ZIM) has introduced the programme “ZIM Cooperation Networks International”. This new part of the ZIM programme is intended to promote international cooperation within the framework of ZIM. Supported by this form of funding, national companies and research institutes, which are organised in ZIM, can thus implement innovation projects in

The “InnoTruck” goes on a big tour

The inauguration of the “InnoTruck” by Federal Research Minister Johanna Wanka at the Hanover Fair marks the start of a nationwide roadshow on how “good ideas become socially relevant innovations”. The “InnoTruck” will visit up to 80 stops per year in the next 4 years and inform and present technology and ideas for the near

BMBF supports industry 4.0 projects

The advancement of digitization in German industry is an important concern of The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Therefore, the BMBF has published guidelines for the promotion of measures for “Industry 4.0 – Collaborations in dynamic value creation networks (InKoWe)”. Interested parties can submit a project outline until the 31 July 2017.

Overview of International Cooperation Possibilities

The federal ministry for economy and energy (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie, BMWi) in addition to its national innovation promotions supports German SMEs with Research and Development projects with foreign partners. For this reason the BMWi publishes several international tenders every year, with changing international partner countries. We have created an overview of the current

EUROSTARS – Promotion Program for SME

EUROSTARS is a promotion program which aims to connect research impulsive small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in joint European research and development projects. What is EUROSTARS? EUROSTARS is a promotion program which is carried out in a joint administration of EUREKA and the European Commission. EUROSTARS will be continued under the Horizon 2020 program

DORUCON appointed by German Ministry as network management organization

DORUCON will take over the managing tasks for the ZIM network PerzPektive. Approval by german technology and innovation grant programme ZIM With its approval by the central innovation program middle tier (ZIM, Zentrales Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand), the network can begin their R&D activity. PerzPektive is made up of 7 SME as well as 5 research institutions.

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