AT-General Programme (FFG) - 2008-2028

Instrument/Program level: 
National
Program level area: 
AUSTRIA
Name of the instrument/Program: 
General Programme (FFG)
Instrument/Program eligible areas: 
AUSTRIA
Managing authority: 

FFG - Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft

Objectives: 

To strengthen the competiveness of companies based in Austria by funding the development of new products, processes and services. 

Eligible thematics in line with ERC sectors: 
Life Sciences
Physical Sciences and Engineering
Social Sciences and Humanities
Eligible thematics in line with S3: 
Aerospace, Aeronautics and Space
Efficient production technologies, automation & intelligent materials
Environmental Governance & Information
ICTs (Digital technologies & user-friendly systems)
KETs
Logistic
Secure technologies
Sustainable Living & mobility
Action typologies: 
Facilitate the uptake of the results streaming from research projects
Funding for prototipes development
Piloting or proof-of-concept
Decision support tools for innovation
Implementation of services for knowledge intensive startups with the strong potential to internationalize
Supporting collaborative applied research projects between companies, laboratories and socio-economic actors including support for technology transfer
Beneficiaries: 
Infrastructure and (public) service provider
Higher education and research
Start up
Large enterprise, enterprise excluding SME
SME
Status of the eligible institutions: 
Public
Private
Public equivalent body
Field: 
Innovation
Program contribution maximum: 
50%
Program contribution note: 

The FFG uses a combination of several financing instruments:
- grants;
- low-interest loans;
- guarantees for bank loans plus interest subsidies.
 

Project duration maximum: 
12 months