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  • Federal "Research and Innovation“ Funding Advisory Service

    The Federal "Research and Innovation" Funding Advisory Service is the central point of contact for any questions concerning research and innovation funding. The center informs potential applicants about the federal research structures, funding programs and responsible contact persons, and about current funding priorities and initiatives. Website in German.

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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 Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS)

    The Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs’ website offers information on International Affairs, the German labor market, initial and continuing training, German labor law, occupational safety and health, the participation of disabled persons, pensions, and social security.

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  • Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF)

    The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees’ website contains information on moving to Germany, establishing residency, and working in Germany, for both EU citizens and third country citizens. The BAMF is a “competence centre for issues concerning integration and migration.”

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  • Germany Trade and Invest GTAI

    Germany Trade & Invest is the economic development agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. Among other activities, Germany Trade & Invest supports international companies from market entry to business start-up. Expert project teams advise and assist in the business establishment phase. Germany Trade & Invest's range of free services also includes:

    • Legal and tax-related project support
    • Funding and financing advisory services
    • Site visit organization
    • Local partner and network matchmaking
    • Public and private partner coordination

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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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  • 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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