The Central Innovation Programme for SMEs (ZIM) of the Federal Ministry of Economics (BMWi) is a very popular support programme for small and medium-sized enterprises. With an annual budget of over 550 million EUR, ZIM supports a large number of interesting application-oriented projects every year.
You can develop new technologies with ZIM projects and receive support for marketing. Apply for an individual ZIM project (ZIM-EP) or join forces with research institutes or other companies for a cooperation project (ZIM-KF or ZIM-KU).
ZIM Cooperation Networks (ZIM-KN) is a very successful ZIM funding format. Small or medium-sized companies work with research institutes as network partners under the common umbrella of the ZIM-KN on a technology topic of their choice. Each network is supervised by a network manager. ZIM Cooperation Networks are also open for partner SMEs from all over Europe.
The WHITEROCK team has already established and successfully managed two ZIM cooperation networks as network managers (see below, photo right).
Do you want to turn technology into reality together with partners or customers? Let’s talk about it, just call: +49 711 65696572.