Financing and managing innovations
Small and medium-sized enterprises can receive external funding for professional support in the development and realisation of their innovation project.
For instance the Federal Ministry of Economy’s programme "Go-Inno" provides grants for external consultants who can support your innovation project with feasibility studies and project management.
The State North Rhine-Westphalia has an "innovation vouchers" programme for the initial R&D phase. This programme finances scientific consultations and services you may require.
If you employ someone for your innovation project, e.g. a university graduate, a certain percentage of your personnel expenses (innovation assistant) may be sponsored. If the employee is not a university graduate funding for the personnel expenses may still be possible via the “ZIM-Programm” of the Federal Ministry of the Economy, a programme that supports innovative SMEs.
There are also many possibilities of supporting your innovation project by funding and financing in the investment sector.
Contact us for individual counselling.
Dipl.-Betriebswirtin Havva Coskun-Dogan
Head of Consulting for Technology-Oriented Companies, Authorised Signatory