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).