Germany

Federal Ministry of Education and Research
C/O EUREKA/COST- Bureau, DLR


Heinrich-Konen-Str. 1
53227 BONN
GERMANY


Ms. Andrea Hesse
Project Officer


Phone: +49 228 3821 137158 49 228 3821 1371
Mail: andrea.hesse@dlr.de

GERMANY HAS LABELLED EURIPIDES²

FUNDING BODY

The EUREKA/COST Bureau is the national contact point for all general and specific questions related to EURIPIDES in Germany. It is part of the Project Management Agency of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Its project officers advise project applicants individually on the choice of potential funding schemes, evaluate and support the projects on the international EUREKA boards. Furthermore, they give support for promoting and marketing the project results. 

FUNDING TOOLS

Besides the application for the EURIPIDES label,  German R&D project partners have to apply for funding in an appropriate national German funding programme. Generally, all running funding programmes of the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) as well as of the Ministry for Economy and Technology (BMWi) and regional governments are open for German partners.
Frequently applied rules on partial projects on the German side (not exclusively) are:
  • Consortia of at least two German partners (at least one from industry) are requested
  • Project should feature a high degree of innovation and technical development risks
  • Commercially exploitable results should be obtained with impact on the (German) market
  • Sustainable economic effects on the German partners should be achieved.

FUNDING IN GERMANY

BMBF

Ministry of Education and Research: GRANTS

Thematic calls in different  BMBF-funding programmes

  • Up to 50% of the total costs of the German partners
  • Concrete consortia requirements and funding rates may differ from program to program and call to call
  • The project must be in line with the chosen thematic call and may also meet the given deadline for submission

BMWi

Ministry of Economics and Technology: GRANTS

Central Innovation Programme for SMEs (ZIM)

  • SME                   up to 55%
  • Research            100%
  • Large CO            None

 

  • Maximum funding per partner: 380K€
  • Open shop (No calls)
  • Initial consultation free of charge prior to the submission of an application: contact: ZIM project agency “AiF Projekt GmbH”

 

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