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Schleswig-Holstein

Apply for funding for innovation-supporting services and new technology transfer structures

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

If you would like to set up a professional or regional platform for an organized exchange in science, industry or between the two and address innovation-oriented future fields, you can receive funding under certain conditions (innovation-oriented networks). Innovation-oriented networks are idealistic or formal professional or regional platforms in science, in business or between the two in innovation-oriented future fields, the development and promotion of which is intended to create added value in Schleswig-Holstein in the future and increase the future competitiveness of science and business in the state. Innovation-oriented networks are basically the first form of organized exchange in a thematically clearly defined field of innovation.

If you would like to implement a new form of support for technology transfer that involves collaborative work, start-ups or spin-offs from science, you can receive funding under certain conditions (new types of technology transfer structures).

Funding is available:

FabLabs

A FabLab is an open workshop with the aim of giving private individuals or companies access to innovative means of production and modern industrial production processes such as 3D printing.

Start-up camps

Start-up camps are temporary events in which start-ups receive support to develop their ideas and business models.

Coworking spaces

Coworking spaces provide workstations and infrastructure (such as a network, printer, scanner, fax, telephone, projector, meeting rooms) for a limited period of time and enable freelancers, creative professionals and start-ups to realize projects, develop new business ideas, etc.

Accelerators

An accelerator is an institution that helps start-ups to develop quickly within a certain period of time through coaching.

Innovation hubs

An innovation hub is a center that facilitates cooperation between SMEs and start-ups and thus enables effective business model development outside the existing business.

In addition, other facilities that similarly serve technology transfer and business start-ups from science are also supported. Novel structures do not focus on strengthening science in a specialist area.


Process flow

The procedure involves two stages.

In the first stage, interested companies or institutions submit a presentation of their project in the form of a project proposal to the WTSH (for new types of technology transfer structures) or to Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein (for innovation-oriented networks). It is recommended that you seek advice from the WTSH or Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein beforehand. A project proposal can be submitted at any time.

On the basis of the project proposal, the WTSH or Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein will check and assess whether the project is fundamentally eligible and worthy of funding. If the assessment is positive, the application is recommended.

On the basis of the project proposal, each network partner submits a complete, formal application for funding to the WTSH or Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein.

This must contain the following points

  • a comprehensible presentation of the innovation potential or innovative character of the project (including degree of innovation), the reference to Schleswig-Holstein's fields of specialization with a focus on the needs of the regional economy, the expected economic significance for sustainable value creation and feasibility and the contribution to the cross-cutting objectives and indicators;
  • a presentation of the coherence of the project with the objectives and approaches of RIS3.SH (Regional Innovation Strategy Schleswig-Holstein);
  • verifiable research to demonstrate the unique character of the project and the novelty of the knowledge, product, process or service; the WTSH or Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein can have the presentations reviewed externally if required;
  • an assessment of the prospects of success on the market and the potential impact on the economy as well as exploitation plans;
  • a basic technology impact assessment and an assessment of the effects of implementation on global, societal, economic, social and ecological aspects can be commissioned by the WTSH or Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein from external experts if required;
  • If necessary, a separate calculation between the project sponsor's economic and non-economic activities (when funding facilities for research and knowledge dissemination, the costs for financing economic activities and non-economic activities must be clearly separated);
  • the submission of a work plan;
  • the presentation of the applicant's competence to carry out the project;
  • a description of the sustainability of the funding beyond the end of the funding period, including the intended future prospects.

The WTSH or Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein will review the application and request any missing documents or information. Once a complete application has been submitted, the WTSH or Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein will decide whether to approve the funding. There is no legal entitlement to funding.

Who should I contact?

Wirtschaftsförderung und Technologietransfer Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (for innovative technology transfer structures)

Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein (for innovation-oriented networks)

Competent authority

Wirtschaftsförderung und Technologietransfer Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (for innovative technology transfer structures)

Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein (for innovation-oriented networks)

Requirements
  • You must be a company with its registered office or permanent establishment in Schleswig-Holstein.
  • Priority is to be given to small and medium-sized enterprises.
  • Or you must be an institution for research and knowledge dissemination, a university or clinic in the state, insofar as self-administration tasks are performed.
  • Or you must be a similar public institution or a facility or institution that is predominantly publicly funded, provided that no economic activity is carried out.
  • The project you are planning must have a sufficiently high degree of innovation.
  • The project must address one of the following areas (specialization fields of the RIS3.SH - Regional Innovation Strategy Schleswig-Holstein): Maritime Economy, Life Sciences, Energy Transition and Green Mobility, Food Industry, Digital Economy.
  • The project should be geared towards the needs of the regional economy.
  • The project should make contributions in the areas of equality, non-discrimination and sustainable development.
  • It is desirable for the project to contribute to the expansion of research and development skills in the areas of energy transition and climate protection, to strengthen innovation activities of companies for the transition to a CO2-neutral economy, to support the transformation to a circular economy and to intensify the necessary transfer of technologies and knowledge into marketable products and services.
  • The overall financing of the project must be secured.
  • The project will generally be carried out in Schleswig-Holstein and the knowledge gained will be utilized there.
  • The project must not have been started yet.
Which documents are required?
  • Service account application (company account)
  • Online application or paper application
  • Project description
  • Cost and financing plan
What are the fees?

Administration fee: free of charge

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

We recommend seeking advice from the WTSH before submitting an application. The application must be submitted before the start of the project. The project may not be started without approval.

Legal basis
Appeal
  • Objection
  • Action before the administrative court
What else should I know?

The beneficiaries are bound to fulfill the conditions associated with the funding and the purpose of the grant for a certain period of time (earmarking). The earmarking period is up to five years, depending on the type and design of the respective project, and is specified in the grant notification.

The grant must be reimbursed if the company or the Schleswig-Holstein business establishment is closed down or relocated out of Schleswig-Holstein within the earmarking period (location commitment).

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Ministry of Economy, Transport, Labor, Technology and Tourism

Professionally released on

22.12.2022

Process flow

The procedure involves two stages.

In the first stage, interested companies or institutions submit a presentation of their project in the form of a project proposal to the WTSH (for new types of technology transfer structures) or to Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein (for innovation-oriented networks). It is recommended that you seek advice from the WTSH or Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein beforehand. A project proposal can be submitted at any time.

On the basis of the project proposal, the WTSH or Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein will check and assess whether the project is fundamentally eligible and worthy of funding. If the assessment is positive, the application is recommended.

On the basis of the project proposal, each network partner submits a complete, formal application for funding to the WTSH or Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein.

This must contain the following points

  • a comprehensible presentation of the innovation potential or innovative character of the project (including degree of innovation), the reference to Schleswig-Holstein's fields of specialization with a focus on the needs of the regional economy, the expected economic significance for sustainable value creation and feasibility and the contribution to the cross-cutting objectives and indicators;
  • a presentation of the coherence of the project with the objectives and approaches of RIS3.SH (Regional Innovation Strategy Schleswig-Holstein);
  • verifiable research to demonstrate the unique character of the project and the novelty of the knowledge, product, process or service; the WTSH or Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein can have the presentations reviewed externally if required;
  • an assessment of the prospects of success on the market and the potential impact on the economy as well as exploitation plans;
  • a basic technology impact assessment and an assessment of the effects of implementation on global, societal, economic, social and ecological aspects can be commissioned by the WTSH or Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein from external experts if required;
  • If necessary, a separate calculation between the project sponsor's economic and non-economic activities (when funding facilities for research and knowledge dissemination, the costs for financing economic activities and non-economic activities must be clearly separated);
  • the submission of a work plan;
  • the presentation of the applicant's competence to carry out the project;
  • a description of the sustainability of the funding beyond the end of the funding period, including the intended future prospects.

The WTSH or Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein will review the application and request any missing documents or information. Once a complete application has been submitted, the WTSH or Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein will decide whether to approve the funding. There is no legal entitlement to funding.

Who should I contact?

Wirtschaftsförderung und Technologietransfer Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (for innovative technology transfer structures)

Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein (for innovation-oriented networks)

Competent authority

Wirtschaftsförderung und Technologietransfer Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (for innovative technology transfer structures)

Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein (for innovation-oriented networks)

Requirements

  • You must be a company with its registered office or permanent establishment in Schleswig-Holstein.
  • Priority is to be given to small and medium-sized enterprises.
  • Or you must be an institution for research and knowledge dissemination, a university or clinic in the state, insofar as self-administration tasks are performed.
  • Or you must be a similar public institution or a facility or institution that is predominantly publicly funded, provided that no economic activity is carried out.
  • The project you are planning must have a sufficiently high degree of innovation.
  • The project must address one of the following areas (specialization fields of the RIS3.SH - Regional Innovation Strategy Schleswig-Holstein): Maritime Economy, Life Sciences, Energy Transition and Green Mobility, Food Industry, Digital Economy.
  • The project should be geared towards the needs of the regional economy.
  • The project should make contributions in the areas of equality, non-discrimination and sustainable development.
  • It is desirable for the project to contribute to the expansion of research and development skills in the areas of energy transition and climate protection, to strengthen innovation activities of companies for the transition to a CO2-neutral economy, to support the transformation to a circular economy and to intensify the necessary transfer of technologies and knowledge into marketable products and services.
  • The overall financing of the project must be secured.
  • The project will generally be carried out in Schleswig-Holstein and the knowledge gained will be utilized there.
  • The project must not have been started yet.

Which documents are required?

  • Service account application (company account)
  • Online application or paper application
  • Project description
  • Cost and financing plan

What are the fees?

Administration fee: free of charge

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

We recommend seeking advice from the WTSH before submitting an application. The application must be submitted before the start of the project. The project may not be started without approval.

Legal basis

Appeal

  • Objection
  • Action before the administrative court

What else should I know?

The beneficiaries are bound to fulfill the conditions associated with the funding and the purpose of the grant for a certain period of time (earmarking). The earmarking period is up to five years, depending on the type and design of the respective project, and is specified in the grant notification.

The grant must be reimbursed if the company or the Schleswig-Holstein business establishment is closed down or relocated out of Schleswig-Holstein within the earmarking period (location commitment).

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Ministry of Economy, Transport, Labor, Technology and Tourism

Professionally released on

22.12.2022

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