Start-up support

Start-ups – Not all beginnings are difficult

Lots of new tech­no­lo­gi­cal deve­lop­ments star­ted small, for instan­ce as an idea by a talen­ted ama­teur inven­tor, a pro­duct desi­gned by a small busi­ness or a uni­ver­si­ty pro­ject. Howe­ver, tur­ning an inno­va­ti­ve idea into a market-compatible pro­duct takes more than just tech­no­lo­gi­cal exper­ti­se and pas­si­on. Often, all that is mis­sing is sustainab­le finan­cing, wit­hout which an idea will remain just an idea.

This is whe­re you need the right fun­ding pro­gram­me, par­ti­cu­lar­ly tho­se cove­r­ed by Pro­jekt­tra­e­ger Bay­ern - ITZB’s sup­port and advi­so­ry ser­vices. The­se are gea­red towards both tech­ni­cal start-ups in Bava­ria and exis­ting busi­nes­ses who are keen to launch an inno­va­ti­ve pro­duct or pro­cess onto the mar­ket.

Pro­jekt­tra­e­ger Bay­ern - ITZB also super­vi­ses various tech­ni­cal fun­ding pro­gram­mes offe­red by the Bava­ri­an Sta­te Minis­try for Eco­no­mic Affairs and Media, Ener­gy and Tech­no­lo­gy.

The­se pro­gram­mes can help to launch a sub­si­dia­ry of an inter­na­tio­nal com­pa­ny, if need be.

Invest in Bava­ria”, a part­ner of the Bava­ri­an Rese­arch and Inno­va­ti­on Agen­cy, can also pro­vi­de advice on this kind of  pro­jec­ts.

Start-up support from the EU

The Bava­ri­an Rese­arch Alli­an­ce (Bay­FOR) advi­ses and sup­ports start-ups with their sights set on the European mar­ket. The company’s pro­duct or ser­vice must have a clear European dimen­si­on to be eli­gi­ble for sup­port. BayFOR’s advi­ses on Euro­stars 2, a European fun­ding pro­gram­me which has been deve­lo­ped espe­ci­al­ly for start-ups and SMEs. One of Euro­stars 2’s tasks is to award fun­ding to com­pa­nies and rese­arch orga­ni­sa­ti­ons in the deve­lop­ment sta­ge or ear­ly sta­ges of their life. Pro­ject par­ti­ci­pants recei­ve fun­ding from natio­nal bud­gets, which are then top­ped up by a con­tri­bu­ti­on from the European Com­mis­si­on. Euro­stars con­cen­tra­tes on impro­ving coope­ra­ti­on bet­ween inno­va­ti­ve, European tech­no­lo­gy com­pa­nies in the deve­lop­ment of pro­duc­ts, pro­ces­ses or ser­vices. Uni­ver­si­ties and sci­en­ti­fic insti­tu­ti­ons are also invol­ved in Euro­stars as coope­ra­ti­on part­ners.