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Start?Grant!

A programme supporting business start-ups in the field of digitisation

Note: The deadline for submitting the online application for the 10th competition phase expired on January 18, 2021 at 12:00.

1. The programme’s goals:

  • Supporting early stage technology-oriented business start-ups in the field of digitisation
  • Contributing to the establishment of fresh, innovative businesses in the market

2. Who receives support?

Business start-ups

  • in the field of digitisation,
  • whose foundation was no more than two years ago (relevant is the last possible day of application) and
  • with a particularly sustainable, innovative business model.

3. What is funded?

Expenditures cover

  • Rent and costs for personnel
  • Market launch of the product
  • Research and development

4. How does the funding work?

For a period of one year

  • up to a maximum of 50% of all eligible expenses
  • but maximum 36.000 €.

The funding is provided in the framework of the De-minimis-Regulation.

5. How can you get selected for funding?

For a successful application, please fill in the online application form (only in German).

Step 1: Competition procedure, assessment of the application by an external jury of experts
Step 2: Selected candidates submit their funding request to the authorised government

6. Schedule

Time period Programme phase
November 23rd 2020, 12 pm to
January 18th 2021, 12 pm Uhr
Submission of online applications
January/February 2021
Jury´s decision
Until the end of March 2021
Submission of funding request by applicants selected by the jury
April 2021
Beginning of funding stage