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Start?Grant!

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

The application period for the 9th phase of the competition expired July 6th 2020 at 12 pm.
Here we will inform you in good time about the start of the 10th phase!

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
May 4th 2020, 12 pm to
Juli 6th 2020, 12 pm Uhr
Submission of online applications
July/August 2020
Jury´s decision
Until the end of September 2020
Submission of funding request by applicants selected by the jury
Oktober 2020
Beginning of funding stage