Austria

FFG - European and International Programmes

Austrian EUREKA Office
Sensengasse 1
A-1090 VIENNA

Dr. Irina Slosar
Deputy National Project Coordinator

 

Phone: +43 5 77 55 49 01
Mail: irina.slosar@ffg.at

FUNDING BODY

The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) is the national funding agency for industrial research and development in Austria. As a "one-stop shop" offering a diversified and targeted programme portfolio, the FFG gives Austrian businesses and research facilities quick and uncomplicated access to research funding. FFG’s mission is focused on promoting and financing of industrial research and innovation, implementing the Austrian government’s technology policy and stimulating of joint national and international research. The "General Programme" is open to companies for all industrial research and development projects.  

FUNDING TOOLS

FFG provides funding for personnel costs, investments in research, infrastructure and other costs (third party services, material costs, travel costs, patent application costs). Funding is up to 50 % (for start-ups up to 70 %) of total eligible project costs. The FFG uses a mix of three different kinds of funding.

  • grants
  • low-interest loans
  • guarantees for bank loans interest subsidies

FUNDING IN AUSTRIA

Small and medium sized enterprise can be funded with max. 60% (small) or max. 50% (medium-sized) in form of grants.

Large companies will benefit from a 5% bonus higher grant part compared to national projects (max. 50% in form of a mix of grants and loans).

 

  • GRANTS
  • SME                                      max. 60%
  • Medium-sized enterprises     max. 50%

 

  • MIX of GRANTS and LOANS
  • Large enterprises                  max. 50%
    5% Bonus, higher grant, less loan in the funding mix, for EURIPIDES² labelled projects
 
  • Pre-competitive, application oriented R&D
  • Companies (Sme’s and large industry) are eligible
  • Research organisations and universities are NOT eligible for funding. They can only be funded as subcontractors
  • Bottom-up – all topics eligible