We sensitise potential project partners to the research of the University of Potsdam and initiate research and development projects between the university and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the region. Simply contact us to outline where you are in need of support. We will be happy to make an appointment with you for a preliminary briefing, both in our offices or we can travel to you.
This service is part of the project "Economic Knowledge and Technology Transfer".
Target group: SMEs in collaborative projects with scientists from German universities and other SMEs
Funding purpose: promotes research and development of innovative products, processes and technical services without limitation of industry sectors
Type of grant: Grant
Special eligibility criteria: There are three types of funding within the ZIM Directive (ZIM- Solo: individual project, ZIM-KOOP: cooperation project, ZIM-NEMO: network management and organisation)
Funding: depending on the type of ZIM, funding from 190.000- 380.000 €
Target group: Students and university graduates employed by Brandenburg companies
Funding purpose: supports the employment of highly qualified junior staff in Brandenburg SMEs and promotes knowledge transfer
Type of grant: Grant
Special eligibility criteria: There are three types of funding under the BIF Directive (student grants, employment of working students and innovation assistants).
Funding: depending on the type of BIF funding, 60-75% of gross salary.
Target group: Brandenburg SMEs in individual and collaborative projects with scientists from German universities, large companies or non-university research institutions
Funding purpose: industrial research and experimental development
Type of grant: grant or subsidised loan
Financing: depending on the project phase, grant up to € 400,000 or loan up to € 3,000,000
Target group: small and medium-sized enterprises in the state of Berlin in cooperation with scientists from German universities
Funding purpose: Promotion of the innovation potential of small and medium-sized firms and skilled workshops in the State of Berlin
Special eligibility criteria: There are two options for the grant: Entry variant and standard variant
Funding: 100 % (up to 3,000) or 70 % (up to 15,000 €) of the project volume is funded.
Target group: small and medium-sized enterprises in the state of Brandenburg in cooperation with scientists from German universities
Funding purpose: Promotion of the innovation potential of small and medium-sized firms and skilled workshops in the State of Brandenburg
Special eligibility criteria: There are four forms of the Brandenburg Innovation Voucher (Small BIG Transfer, Large BIG Transfer, BIG-FuE, BIG-EU).
Funding: 100 % (up to 3,000€) or 50 % (up to 15,000 €) of the project volume is funded for the BIG transfer; 50 % (up to 50,000 €) of the project volume for the BIG-FuE.
Target group: public universities and institutionally funded research organisations in the state of Brandenburg
Funding purpose: Support of individual and collaborative projects in cluster-related, application-oriented and technology-based research
Financing: up to 80 % of eligible expenditure as a grant
Runtime/Dates: Application: 01.02.- 31.03. for projects from 01.07.- 30.06. of the following year
Target group: Scientists at German universities and basic-funded non-university research institutions
Funding purpose: Funding of projects to test and demonstrate the innovation potential of research results and to open up possible areas of application.
Special eligibility criteria: open topics
Financing: max. 1.5 Mio €
Duration/dates: up to three years, application possible at any time
University of Potsdam
Potsdam Transfer - Central scientific institution for start-ups, innovation, and the transfer of knowledge and technology
August-Bebel-Straße 89, House 7
Phone: +49 331 977-4037
Fax: +49 331 977-3872