National Grants

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As part of its research programs, the German government is funding basic technologies that drive developments in key areas of application and thus act as growth drivers in many sectors. The Federal Cabinet has decided to continue the successful High-Tech Strategy with new priorities. Questions relating to climate, energy, health, nutrition, mobility, security and communication are now the focus of attention. In addition, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will be supported by special technology-open funding programs.

Focus on small and medium-sized enterprises

In many areas, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are among the pioneers of technological progress. The federal government supports them through project funding within the framework of specialized programs, special funding programs, promotion of technology transfer, business start-ups or research infrastructure. LEYTON Germany’s focus here is on the Central Innovation Programme for SMEs (ZIM), the Innovation Programme for Business Models and Pioneer Solutions (IGP) and SME-innovative.

Regional funding

In addition, there is the research and innovation support of the federal states. There are differences between the individual federal states in terms of the content of the funding and the instruments used to support R&D. The trend is towards concentration on key technologies and the development of clusters. The target group for the Bundesländer technology funding programs is innovative SMEs in particular. The transition between research funding and economic funding is often fluid. LEYTON checks the eligibility of your R&D projects and supports you in applying for this funding program.

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