Austrian and EU funding agencies

Our consultants have been supporting companies in business development, market research and financial/funding topics for more than a decade. 


We will also be happy to support you in the development of a professional business model/plan, in finding the best suited funding option(s) for you, in performing related market surveys and in writing project proposals. We take administrative work off your hands, so you can focus on your core competences.


Once the funding is granted, we can also support you in negotiations, as well as in financial and project controlling during the running project. At the time of project reporting and at the end of the project, we are happy to support you in preparation of project reports. During and after the project, we suggest new funding possibilities and follow the same procedure.


Over the last ten years we could gather experience with the following funding schemes:

Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)

The "Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft" (Austrian Research Promotion Agency; FFG)  is the national funding agency for industrial research and development in Austria.


As a "one-stop shop" offering a diversified and targeted programme portfolio, the FFG gives Austrian businesses and research facilities quick and uncomplicated access to research funding.

Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)

Austria Wirtschaftsservice (aws)

Austria Wirtschaftsservice (aws) supports high-tech innovative projects at several stages of their development.


There are several funding options, starting from idea stage, for patenting (IPR), pre-seed and seed stage, growth, internationalization and many more.

Austria Wirtschaftsservice (aws)

Steirische Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft mbH" (SFG)

The "Steirische Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft mbH" (SFG) supports businesses established in Styria and also their internationalization. 

Steirische Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft mbH (SFG)

Vienna Business Agency

The "vienna business agency" is the first point of contact for national and international companies in Vienna. It offers financial support, real estate and urban development incentives as well as free service and advice. 


The objective is to strengthen Viennese companies and their innovative force. As a result, the business location is sustainably developed and strengthened in international competition.

vienna business agency

Christian Doppler Research Association

The "Christian Doppler Research Association" promotes the cooperation between science and business. Specifically, this takes place in specially established research units with fixed terms, in which application-orientated basic research is pursued: Christian Doppler Laboratories at universities and non-university research institutions, Josef Ressel Centres at universities of applied sciences.

Christian Doppler Research Association

Research Executive Agency (REA): SME Instrument

At EU level, the "Research Executive Agency" (REA) has been actively supporting highly innovative individuals, SMEs etc. for R&D and related commercialization activities.


"SME instrument" (Phase 1 and Phase 2) is a very powerful funding to support SMEs. They can gain at an earlier stage €50k for business plan development and between €0,5M and €2,5M for further development and commercialization of the product/process/service.

European Commission Research Executive Agency (REA)


"Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE" improves capacities for regional development in Central European countries.


The main focus are innovation, carbon dioxide reduction, the protection of nature and cultural resources, transport and mobility.