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Schleswig-Holstein

Apply for funding for research and development projects

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

If you want to implement a research or development project in your company or together with other companies, your project may be eligible for funding.

If you are planning an experimental development project in your company with the aim of developing new or improved marketable products, processes or services, your project may be eligible for funding. Funding also covers the transfer of technologies to a different production scale, for the adaptation of existing products, manufacturing processes or a product and service design to a different area of application, or for commercially viable prototypes and pilot projects.

Complex research and development projects include research and development work that creates the technical and scientific prerequisites for the development of new future-oriented products, services or processes, new marketable products and services or new future-oriented procedures or processes.

Preference is given to projects that contribute to climate protection or adaptation to climate change (resource, material and energy efficiency, circular economy and CO2 reduction).


Process flow

The procedure differs depending on the funding applied for.

If you would like to apply for funding for a development project, the following application procedure applies:

Applications must be submitted to the WTSH prior to the start of a project and must be accompanied by verifiable documents that meet the requirements of the funding guidelines. The WTSH has provided the information, forms and digital access to electronic applications required for the application and further processing on its website (www.wtsh.de).

It is recommended to have a consultation with the WTSH before submitting an application.

An application must be submitted before the start of the project and implementation may not begin without approval.

There is no legal entitlement to funding. Applications are checked for eligibility on the basis of selection criteria. These are described in section 4.1 of the guidelines and are as follows

  • The project must demonstrate a sufficiently high degree of innovation,
  • Contribution of the project to the following objectives: Number of planned new jobs and economic potential through an increase in turnover after the end of the project,
  • Contribution of the project to the objectives of sustainable development, equality, non-discrimination,
  • Contribution of the project to climate protection and adaptation to climate change.

The WTSH checks the application and requests any missing documents or information. Once a complete application has been submitted, the WTSH will decide whether to approve the funding.

If you would like to apply for funding for a complex research and development project, the application procedure is divided into two stages:

Stage 1 - Submission of project proposal

Project proposals can be submitted at any time by e-mail or post to the WTSH (Wirtschaftsförderung und Technologietransfer Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (WTSH), Lorentzendamm 24, 24103 Kiel). Before submitting a project proposal, it is recommendeda consultation with the WTSH before submitting a project proposal. Both the project proposal and the subsequent application must be submitted before the start of the project and implementation may not begin without approval.

On the basis of the submitted project proposal and the project-related documents, a technical and, if necessary, market-related assessment is first carried out to determine whether the planned project is generally eligible and worthy of funding. The WTSH informs the submitting party in writing of the results of the assessment and, if the assessment is positive, recommends that the application be submitted.

Stage 2 - Submission of funding application (application)

In the second stage, a formal, complete funding application must be submitted online to the WTSH on the basis of the project proposal. An application must be submitted before the start of the project and implementation may not begin without approval.

There is no legal entitlement to funding. Instead, applications are checked for eligibility on the basis of selection criteria. These are described in section 4.1 of the guidelines and are as follows

  • The project must demonstrate a sufficiently high degree of innovation,
  • Contribution of the project to the following objectives: Number of planned new jobs and economic potential through an increase in turnover after the end of the project,
  • Contribution of the project to the objectives of sustainable development, equality, non-discrimination,
  • Contribution of the project to climate protection or adaptation to climate change.

The WTSH checks the application and requests any missing documents or information. Once a complete application has been submitted, the WTSH will decide whether to approve the funding.

Competent authority

Business Development and Technology Transfer Schleswig-Holstein GmbH

Requirements
  • You must be a company with its registered office or a permanent establishment in Schleswig-Holstein.
  • Priority is to be given to small and medium-sized enterprises.
  • Your planned project must have a sufficiently high degree of innovation.
  • The project should create new jobs in Schleswig-Holstein.
  • At the end of the project, the project should contribute to increasing the turnover of your company.
  • The overall financing of the project must be secured.
  • The project will be carried out in Schleswig-Holstein and the knowledge gained will be utilized there.
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?

An application can be submitted at any time. 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 differs depending on the funding applied for.

If you would like to apply for funding for a development project, the following application procedure applies:

Applications must be submitted to the WTSH prior to the start of a project and must be accompanied by verifiable documents that meet the requirements of the funding guidelines. The WTSH has provided the information, forms and digital access to electronic applications required for the application and further processing on its website (www.wtsh.de).

It is recommended to have a consultation with the WTSH before submitting an application.

An application must be submitted before the start of the project and implementation may not begin without approval.

There is no legal entitlement to funding. Applications are checked for eligibility on the basis of selection criteria. These are described in section 4.1 of the guidelines and are as follows

  • The project must demonstrate a sufficiently high degree of innovation,
  • Contribution of the project to the following objectives: Number of planned new jobs and economic potential through an increase in turnover after the end of the project,
  • Contribution of the project to the objectives of sustainable development, equality, non-discrimination,
  • Contribution of the project to climate protection and adaptation to climate change.

The WTSH checks the application and requests any missing documents or information. Once a complete application has been submitted, the WTSH will decide whether to approve the funding.

If you would like to apply for funding for a complex research and development project, the application procedure is divided into two stages:

Stage 1 - Submission of project proposal

Project proposals can be submitted at any time by e-mail or post to the WTSH (Wirtschaftsförderung und Technologietransfer Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (WTSH), Lorentzendamm 24, 24103 Kiel). Before submitting a project proposal, it is recommendeda consultation with the WTSH before submitting a project proposal. Both the project proposal and the subsequent application must be submitted before the start of the project and implementation may not begin without approval.

On the basis of the submitted project proposal and the project-related documents, a technical and, if necessary, market-related assessment is first carried out to determine whether the planned project is generally eligible and worthy of funding. The WTSH informs the submitting party in writing of the results of the assessment and, if the assessment is positive, recommends that the application be submitted.

Stage 2 - Submission of funding application (application)

In the second stage, a formal, complete funding application must be submitted online to the WTSH on the basis of the project proposal. An application must be submitted before the start of the project and implementation may not begin without approval.

There is no legal entitlement to funding. Instead, applications are checked for eligibility on the basis of selection criteria. These are described in section 4.1 of the guidelines and are as follows

  • The project must demonstrate a sufficiently high degree of innovation,
  • Contribution of the project to the following objectives: Number of planned new jobs and economic potential through an increase in turnover after the end of the project,
  • Contribution of the project to the objectives of sustainable development, equality, non-discrimination,
  • Contribution of the project to climate protection or adaptation to climate change.

The WTSH checks the application and requests any missing documents or information. Once a complete application has been submitted, the WTSH will decide whether to approve the funding.

Competent authority

Business Development and Technology Transfer Schleswig-Holstein GmbH

Requirements

  • You must be a company with its registered office or a permanent establishment in Schleswig-Holstein.
  • Priority is to be given to small and medium-sized enterprises.
  • Your planned project must have a sufficiently high degree of innovation.
  • The project should create new jobs in Schleswig-Holstein.
  • At the end of the project, the project should contribute to increasing the turnover of your company.
  • The overall financing of the project must be secured.
  • The project will be carried out in Schleswig-Holstein and the knowledge gained will be utilized there.

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?

An application can be submitted at any time. 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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