Central Innovation Programme for SMEs

Leyton helps you optimise your performance with the right funding for your projects

What does ZIM mean?

Supporting the innovative strength and competitiveness of businesses..

Thanks to its Central Innovation Programme for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (ZIM), the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs supports Energy market-oriented technological research and development projects in innovative medium-sized businesses in Germany. The programme aims at sustainably supporting the innovative strength and competitiveness of businesses.

The guideline for the Central Innovation Programme for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (ZIM) will be replaced in early 2020 by a modernised directive that contains various improvements. This also entails a new call for proposals from the ZIM project sponsorship, which is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2020 and will then allow applications to be processed under the updated ZIM funding conditions.

Do you qualify?

● Companies and cooperating research institutions can receive grants for sophisticated research and development projects as part of the ZIM. Funding is possible in all fields of technology.

● Companies are also free to choose a topic. The innovation content and good market exploitation opportunities of the projects are important for the promise of funding from the ZIM.

Your challenge

Define the right opportunities for your activities by providing a funding strategy and roadmap.

Our approach

Leyton helps you select the opportunities that best meet your requirements and brings a clear view on how to obtain the funding from various EU, federal and state funding bodies. Our highly skilled consultants provide a best-in-class proposal, maximising your chances of success. Once the grant has been obtained, we help you manage the project efficiently and in compliance with the conditions of the grant agreement.

Your results

Maximum impact, maximum chances of success, maximum efficiency.

Talk to our experts

Our team of experts will help you improve your business performance with the help of the research allowance.

To find out how we may be able to grow your business, please contact our New Business Team by completing the form below.

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