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  • EuroNorm GmbH

    EuroNorm GmbH coordinates between the federal government as contractor, and firms and research organizations as customers. EuroNorm acts as a project coordinator and sponsor for medium-sized enterprise funding programs, including: Innovation Competence East (INNO-KOM Ost) and the Central Innovation Program for Mid-sized Enterprise (ZIM). Website in German.

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  • Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)

    The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy’s website offers information on funding for entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises through the federal government and ERP funds, as well as funding for innovation, and export business assistance. The BMWi also offers advice on federal, state, and EU-wide funding programs in the field of commercial business.

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  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

    The Federal Ministry for Education and Research’s website offers information on research funding in Germany, including information on recent announcements and funding programs, Germany’s High-Tech Strategy, and financing for education and research.

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  • Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)

    The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture's website offers information on the topics of agricultural science and protection, nutrition and the financing of renewable resources for agriculture, as well as sustainability and consumer protection.

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  • Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI)

    The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure offers information on financing for urban development and transportation in Germany as well as the development of digital matters.

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  • German Aerospace Center

    (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR))

    The German Aerospace Center (DLR) operates on behalf of the German federal government. The program integrates all German aerospace programs on the national and European levels and supports multiple project-specific programs across the fields of aerospace.

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  • High-Tech Gründerfonds

    High-Tech Gründerfonds finances young technology companies and supports management teams with a strong network and entrepreneurial expertise. They provide capital in the start-up phase. This includes: up to 2 million euros in risk capital, of which up to 500,000 euros is available in the initial financing phase, professional coaching, a cross-sector network throughout Germany, and support in acquiring further risk capital by means of follow-up financing with other investors.

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  • KfW Banking Group

    The KfW Banking Group provides a range of financing options for Small and Medium Enterprises.

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  • KfW IPEX-Bank

    KfW Banking Group’s IPEX-Bank provides financing specific to export, climate technologies, infrastructure, and raw materials.

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  • Rentenbank

    Rentenbank is a development agency for agribusiness. Rentenbank provides refinancing to banks within the European Union involved in financing agriculture, related sectors thereof, and rural areas. The bank focuses on granting standard promotional loans as well as special promotional loans at particularly favorable interest rates for agribusiness and rural areas.

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  • VDI Technologiezentrum

    VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH is a part of the VDI-Group, and works to support research and development, with the goal of supporting and increasing the technological and innovative capacities between business, science, and research. The VDI Technologiezentrum focuses on the solution to ecological, economic, and social problems. Website in German.

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  • VDI VDE IT

    VDI VDE IT consults clients on questions regarding innovation and technology across sectors. They provide assistance and counseling for the analysis, funding and organization of innovation and technology. VDI VDE IT customers in Germany and abroad typically have politics, research, industry, or finance backgrounds.

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  • Verband Deutscher Bürgschaftsbanken (VBD)

    The Association of German Bürgschaftsbanken e.V. (VDB) is a collective representative of the Bürgschaftsbanken throughout Germany. The website provides an overview of Bürgschaftsbanken throughout Germany, which are established to offer financial support to small and medium sized enterprises. Website in German only.

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