Holistic management of research projects

Support during the idea generation phase:
Active idea generation and contact for pre-competitive and collaborative research ideas from science and industry

Support during the development phase:
Support in the search for suitable industrial partners for the project

Support during the implementation phase:
Project administration – project management & project accounting (formal and administrative aspects)

Support during the transfer phase:
Publications in journals, workshops and conferences of the project results

Goal of the programme

The funding of industry-wide joint industrial research (IGF) projects aims to compensate for the structural disadvantages of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the field of research and development. Within the framework of the IGF, SMEs can have their common problems addressed in joint research projects conducted by universities and non-university research institutions. This enables a significant technological risk minimisation for SMEs and an efficient leveraging of innovation potential.