Research at Universities for Applied Sciences in cooperation with companies

Country Germany
Influence of the
financing instrument
Thematic Scope all
Type R&D Project Funding
Legal/Financial Form grant

FH-Kooperativ supports universities of applied sciences in their cooperation with partners from industry and science. The main goal is to strengthen the transfer of knowledge and technology between universities of applied sciences and companies in order to enable the cooperation partners to develop innovative solutions for business practice. 

Possible usage of the funding instrument in the P2G context: The programme supports those R&D actions which are characterized by a high degree of application proximity, a high economic potential and a scientific and technical challenge that goes beyond the state of the art. This includes power-to-gas solutions.

Legal Entity Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Geographic Scope Germany
Eligibility Criteria Universities of Applied Sciences and SME based in Germany, cooperation of at least two professors, SMEs and universities of applied sciences have to cooperate
Co-Financing Rate 85% - 92.5%, to be raised by the corporate partner
Volume Depending on project proposal
Duration 36 month (variances are possible, extension of 12 months in case of PhD)
Limitations The corporate partners must contribute to the total expenditure of the funded projects; other research institutes or universities can be part of the project, but are not eligible for financial funding
Periodicity thus far Twice a year (spring and autumn)
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