The BMBF regularly calls for proposals for specialist programs in specific areas. Technology companies often find interesting pre-competitive funding opportunities, for example as part of the bioeconomy ideas competition, battery research or in the medical sector.

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

  • Flat rate: depending on the program

  • Subsidy: depending on the program

  • Funding body: Federal Government -> BMBF

  • Program budget: depending on the program

  • Funding topics: Specific funding topics, see below

  • Eligible to apply: SMEs and large companies

  • Formats: In-house and consortia

  • Application: depending on the program, see below

  • Requirements: Depending on the program

  • Difficulty level: Medium

Different programs

Overview of some programs and funding calls of the BMBF:

  • BioEconomy 2030 – Ideas competition “New products for the bioeconomy” : Overview Project Management Jülich
  • Bioeconomy International 2021: Platform
  • Battery materials for future electromobile, stationary and other industry-relevant applications (Battery 2020 Transfer): Overview
  • Research program on human-technology interaction – Start-ups: Innovative start-ups for human-technology interaction: Overview
  • Medical technology – Transferring medical technology solutions to patient care: Overview
  • Interdisciplinary networks for research into pathomechanisms: Overview
  • Alternative methods to animal testing: Overview