Subsidy schemes for doing business in Germany

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For companies and institutions, there are interesting subsidy schemes available for doing business in Germany. Some are also now, or shortly, open to new proposals. A few examples are:

  1. Export: demonstration of your technology or product to one or more potential customers? Or for research for German establishment? Then the DHI scheme gives 50% subsidy on the costs, up to 200kE. Advice regarding budget is to submit quickly.
  2. Research and Development, BETWEEN 2 SME companies (1 in NL and 1 in D) gives via Eurostars 35% to 50% subsidy, Up To 500ke. A knowledge institution can also be a partner. An alternative arrangement may be Eureka, depending on the time of application.
  3. The entire east side of the Netherlands: are you in the so-called Interreg area of the Netherlands? You can see that here . And is it an option to cooperate with a German party in the German Interreg area? Then there are 3 additional arrangements now possible.
    1. Interreg innovation vouchers up to 20kE or higher,
    2. IPRO-N and DigiPro, these programmes each offer 40% subsidy (up to a maximum of almost 50kE subsidy) for joint development,
    3. Rocket, a scheme for collaborations of at least 2 or more (SMES and/or large) companies and institutions, with 60% subsidy up to 275kE.
  4. Germany Local Possibilities: If you are going to cooperate with 1 party in Germany, the German party can apply for subsidies. In Germany, N.L. is also a possibility which resembles the Dutch WBSO scheme. In addition, in Germany there are also ‘ top sectors ‘, as in the Netherlands, with thematic subsidy schemes. For more information, please visit this page.

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