Starting point for innovation

Research and innovation for everyone

The SME package promotes small and medium-sized enterprises in particular in the area of research and innovation with the aim of supporting SMEs in the long term as a driving force in the Austrian economy.

Your contact at CTR

Mag. Thomas Ladstätter

Smart Systems

Telephone: + 43 (0) 4242 56300
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Support for SMEs

Geared to small and medium-sized companies, the SME package enables them to carry out their research and development projects successfully at every stage of innovation. Funding packages can be applied for with external research partners such as CTR.

SME support at all stages of R&D

Since SMEs play a significant role in the Austrian economy, it is very important for them to receive support and funding in the long term. Aimed at start-ups, successor companies and innovative, export-oriented small and medium-sized enterprises, the SME package offers four concrete opportunities for starting research and innovation:

  • Innovation checks: serving to generate ideas, they are offered in cooperation with research companies or universities 
  • Feasibility studies: to determine the practicability of new ideas
  • Project start: promoting activities in preparation for starting the research project
  • Research coach: individual involved in implementation during the project and providing active support

CTR as a research partner

As a non-university research centre, CTR can provide support in all areas of the SME programme. Networking with external research centres such as CTR gives companies fast access to expert know-how and high-tech infrastructure with few formalities. The result is stimulating knowledge transfer, shorter innovation cycles and faster times to market.

Funding and procedure

The SME initiative programme is managed by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) on behalf of the Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) and Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth (BMWFJ).

Project Facts

Name: SME package
Website: http://www.ffg.at/kmu-paket

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