The 7th Energy Research Program is the most important funding instrument for the energy transition. Technology companies will find the tasks eligible for funding in 14 funding priorities. Participation in a joint project is usually worthwhile.

  • Maximum grant per company: varies depending on the specific program

  • Flat rate: + 100 % of personnel costs
  • Grant: 50 % for industrial research, 25 % for experimental development

  • Funding provider: Federal Government -> BMWK

  • Program budget: depending on the program

  • Funding topics: See list below

  • Eligible to apply: SMEs and large companies

  • Formats: In-house and consortia

  • Application: depending on the program, see below

  • Requirements: Depending on the funding initiative, see below

  • Difficulty level: Medium

Funding initiatives