Subsidies

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    Scott Belsky  [Executive Vice President Adobe Creative Cloud]

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Subsidies or non-repayable grants are attractive financing ideas in particular for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in order to implement their innovative ideas. National and international subsidies enable SMEs to fund their research, development and market introduction with minimal risk. This way, they can develop their headstart in important key technologies independently and prevail in international competition in the long term. We support you in acquiring such subsidies in the scope of application, project execution and settlement of the subsidies. EurA offers customised support of your company from the initial idea to market introduction and beyond.

 

 

 


285 million Euro successfully acquired subsidies since 1999.

as of: 2018


 

 

What is the right subsidy program for your company?

 

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Subsidies in Germany

We are a subsidy consultancy accredited by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and offer competent support in application for subsidies for your R&D activities and for marketing of innovations.

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EU subsidies

EU subsidies are particularly attractive for companies that want to initiate or develop international business activities. We know the programs, have a well-developed network with other European countries, research and evaluate possible cooperation partners for your EU activities. EurA AG takes care of assessment of the chance to promotion and the complete application process for individual companies as well as for large consortiums for research, development and market introduction projects.

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Which national subsidies are there? An overview.

ZIM - Zentrales Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand (Central Innovation Programme for SMEs)

Subsidy focuses:

 

ZIM is a Federal subsidy program open to all technologies and industries for medium-sized companies and research facilities close to the economy. In the scope of ZIM, individual and cooperation projects are possible.

 

 


The following have the right to file applications:

Small and medium-sized enterprises as well as enterprises with up to 500 employees have the right to file an application for the ZIM program. Research facilities in Germany are eligible to file applications for ZIM cooperation projects with companies as well if they are cooperation partners of an applying company and its partial project is subsidised.

 

 

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Deadlines:

ZIM is a continuous program. Applications can be filed at any time.



KMU - innovativ (SME-innovative)

Subsidy focuses:

In the scope of the high-tech strategy 2020, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung; BMBF) with the subsidy measure KMU-innovativ has the target of strengthening the innovation potential of small and medium-sized enterprises. Subsidies are given for high-risk industrial research projects and pre-competition development projects that are technology-comprehensive and application-related. The current subsidy focuses of KMU Innovativ are: Biotechnology, electronics, autonomous electrical driving research for civilian safety, medical technology, information technology and communication technologies, materials research, man-technology interaction, photonics, production technology, resource efficiency and climate protection.

 

 


The following have the right to file applications:

Small and medium-sized enterprises. In the scope of the network research, universities, out-of-university research facilities and companies that do not meet the SME criteria are eligible to apply.

 

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Deadlines:

Project sketches can be submitted at any time. The evaluation key dates for project sketches are every 15 April and 15 October.

 



DBU - Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (German Federal Environmental Foundation)

Subsidy focuses:

DBU (Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt) promotes projects to protect the environment, under special consideration of the medium-sized economy. Subsidy areas include aquaculture, biotechnology, energy efficiency and renewable energies, sustainable chemistry and pharmaceutics. The DBU subsidy program also permits individual and cooperation projects.

 

 


The following have the right to file applications:

Natural persons and legal entities of private and public law, with small and medium-sized enterprises being preferred for subsidies in the corporate area.

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Deadlines:

Applications can be filed at any time.

 



Subsidy programs of the Federal Ministries

Subsidy focuses:

The Federal Ministries (such as the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety or the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure) publish new subsidy offers for various subsidy focuses at irregular intervals. Further subsidy offers are published by the subordinate facilities of the Federal Republic, such as the German Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food or the Federal Environment Agency.

 

 


The following have the right to file applications: