Start-up support

Start-ups – Not all beginnings are difficult

Lots of new tech­no­lo­gi­cal deve­lo­p­ments star­ted small, for instance as an idea by a talen­ted ama­teur inven­tor, a pro­duct desi­gned by a small busi­ness or a uni­ver­si­ty pro­ject. Howe­ver, tur­ning an inno­va­ti­ve idea into a market-compatible pro­duct takes more than just tech­no­lo­gi­cal exper­ti­se and pas­si­on. Often, all that is mis­sing is sus­tainab­le finan­cing, without which an idea will remain just an idea.

This is where programs, which are supported and advised by Bayern Innovativ in particular, come into play. The­se are gea­red towards both tech­ni­cal start-ups in Bava­ria and exis­ting busi­nes­ses who are keen to launch an inno­va­ti­ve pro­duct or pro­cess onto the market.

Pro­jekt­tra­e­ger Bay­ern at Bayern Innovativ also super­vi­ses various tech­ni­cal fun­ding pro­gram­mes offe­red by the Bava­ri­an Sta­te Minis­try for Eco­no­mic Affairs and Media, Ener­gy and Technology. With the Founder guide Bavaria (Gründerlotsen Bayern) at Bayern Innovativ, a free hotline was set up on behalf of the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy. Start-ups from all sectors and in every start-up phase are provided with information on consulting and financing options. 

“Invest in Bava­ria”, a part­ner of the Bava­ri­an Rese­arch and Inno­va­ti­on Agen­cy, can also pro­vi­de advice on this kind of  projects.

Start-up support from the EU

The Bava­ri­an Rese­arch Alli­an­ce (Bay­FOR) advi­ses and sup­ports start-ups with their sights set on the Euro­pean mar­ket. The company’s pro­duct or ser­vice must have a clear Euro­pean dimen­si­on to be eli­gi­ble for sup­port. BayFOR’s advi­ses on Euro­stars 2, a Euro­pean fun­ding pro­gram­me which has been deve­lo­ped espe­cial­ly for start-ups and SMEs. One of Euro­stars 2’s tasks is to award fun­ding to com­pa­nies and rese­arch orga­ni­sa­ti­ons in the deve­lo­p­ment sta­ge or ear­ly sta­ges of their life. Pro­ject par­ti­ci­pants recei­ve fun­ding from natio­nal bud­gets, which are then top­ped up by a con­tri­bu­ti­on from the Euro­pean Com­mis­si­on. Euro­stars con­cen­tra­tes on impro­ving coope­ra­ti­on bet­ween inno­va­ti­ve, Euro­pean tech­no­lo­gy com­pa­nies in the deve­lo­p­ment of pro­ducts, pro­ces­ses or ser­vices. Uni­ver­si­ties and sci­en­ti­fic insti­tu­ti­ons are also invol­ved in Euro­stars as coope­ra­ti­on partners.