Federal "Research and Innovation" Funding Advisory Service

Federal "Research and Innovation" Funding Advisory Service

The Federal "Research and Innovation" Funding Advisory Service is the central point of contact for any questions concerning research and innovation funding. The centre informs potential applicants about the federal research structure, funding programmes and the persons to contact as well as about current funding priorities and initiatives. (URL: )

The Federal "Research and Innovation" Funding Advisory Service is supported by the following Federal Ministries

  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
  • Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi)
  • Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)
  • Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs (BMVBS)
  • Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV)
  • Federal Foreign Office (AA

Here you can find information about

  • the research and funding structure of the Federal Government, Federal States and the European Commission
  • R&D funding programmes and the persons to contact
  • the exploitation of research results and funding for patent applications
  • technology-based start-up companies
  • research and innovation funding for SMEs
  • funding for young scientists
  • international scientific and technological cooperation

For further information, we offer you comprehensive advisory services on the phone regarding

  • opportunities to apply for funds
  • allocation of project ideas
  • results of project funding
  • structures of technology transfer
  • Newsletter AS-Info

    The Federal "Research and Innovation" Funding Advisory Service offers you news in German on Federal and European research funding every two weeks.
    more (URL: http://www.foerderinfo.bund.de/en/as-info.php)
  • KMU-innovativ: Priority for Cutting-Edge Research in SMEs

    BMBF has opened a number of its specialised programmes of research funding especially for projects of cutting-edge research in SMEs. The industrial research and pre-competitive development projects are funded to strengthen the innovation capability of SMEs in Germany.
    more (URL: http://www.foerderinfo.bund.de/en/2248.php)
  • Central Innovation Programme SMEs (ZIM)

    ZIM is the basic programme by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) for market-oriented technology funding of innovative SMEs in Germany. The programme offers SMEs a transparent funding opportunity with coordinated uniform funding conditions until the end of 2014. In this context, funding is provided for financing cooperation, network projects and individual projects.
    more (URL: http://www.foerderinfo.bund.de/en/2636.php)
  • Current Calls for Proposals of the Federal Government

    Most of the following links refer to pages in German language!
    more (URL: http://www.foerderinfo.bund.de/en/243.php)

Contact Persons

  • Federal "Research and Innovation" Funding Advisory Service

    • E-Mail-Adresse: beratung@foerderinfo.bund.de
    • Homepage: http://www.foerderinfo.bund.de/en
  • Anja Ruhland

    • Telefonnummer: +49 30 20199 - 518
    • E-Mail-Adresse: a.ruhland@fz-juelich.de

Publications

  • Federal Funding Advisory Service on Research and Innovation ID = 1062

    cover of this publication

    Guide to Research and Innovation Funding

    2013, 6 pages

    Download [PDF - 207,6 kB] (URL: http://www.bmbf.de/pub/foerderberatung_flyer_en.pdf)

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