About Manfred Baumgärtner

Invent something valuable and let it grow.

AutoRobXL – Automating mobile construction machines

The AutoRobXL network has received funding approval for phase 1 from the Central Innovation Program for SMEs (ZIM). AutoRobXL starts on August 1, 2023. It consists of eight small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), two large companies and three chairs at TU Dresden. The network manager is Whiterock AG in Stuttgart. The network is an [...]

AutoRobXL – Automating mobile construction machines2024-04-07T09:18:53+00:00

Brines Of Gold – Ultra-low-cost Direct Lithium Extraction from Brines

Brines of Gold is developing a technology for the direct extraction of lithium (DLE) from brines in the oil and gas industry and geothermal energy. The revolutionary process has the following properties: Ultra-distributed: Lithium concentration can be performed at any number of wells in the discovery area within the given infrastructure Ultra-low CAPEX: The [...]

Brines Of Gold – Ultra-low-cost Direct Lithium Extraction from Brines2024-03-25T09:20:00+00:00

Environmental Innovation Program – UIP

The proven environmental innovation program grants investment subsidies for systems that are being implemented in Germany for the first time and can act as a beacon for the relevant industry. The programme was recently expanded to include climate protection projects and pilot projects for decarbonization. Maximum grant per company: Investment grant in the [...]

Environmental Innovation Program – UIP2023-12-01T08:47:35+00:00

Overall German funding system for structurally weak regions / GRW

The "Joint Task for the Improvement of Regional Economic Structures" (GRW) supports companies in the economically weakest regions in their relocation and development tasks. The districts and regions in which applications can be submitted are listed in a "funding map". Maximum grant per company: varies depending on the specific program Flat rate: [...]

Overall German funding system for structurally weak regions / GRW2023-12-01T09:08:21+00:00

Agency for Renewable Resources

The FNR's "Renewable Resources" funding program is an important and helpful program for German agriculture and forestry and for downstream companies in the bioeconomy. Maximum grant per company: Usual amounts 300,000 euros. Flat rate: 100% of the personnel costs Subsidy: approx. 30-50 % Funding provider: Federal Government -> FNR (Agency [...]

Agency for Renewable Resources2023-12-01T08:50:38+00:00


The LIFE program is very well suited for projects with a positive impact on the climate and the environment, especially in the areas of circular economy, resource efficiency and clean energy transition. It is managed by the CINEA agency, the European Climate Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency. Maximum grant per company: 500,000 - [...]


Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe is the EU's R&D program with a large budget of around 13.5 billion euros per year. A large number of programs and partnerships are financed. We have listed particularly exciting programs individually in the cockpit. In addition, here is the complete overview. Maximum grant per company: Varies depending on the specific [...]

Horizon Europe2023-12-01T09:05:43+00:00


Eurostars is an interesting program with good funding opportunities for research-driven SMEs that want to develop a technology to market maturity with one or more European partners. However, the two-stage application process is complex. Maximum grant per company: 500,000 euros for the German partners of a project Flat rate: 100% of the [...]


EU Innovation Fund

The Innovation Fund is fed by the auction of CO2 certificates and represents a strong program for the grant financing of innovative CO2 reduction technologies and systems. Only for exceptional lighthouse projects. The "Small Scale Projects" with grants of EUR 2.5-7.5 million are exciting. Maximum grant per company: Small scale projects: 2.5-7.5 million [...]

EU Innovation Fund2023-12-01T09:02:32+00:00
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