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BMWI - SME Innovation Program (ZIM)

Framework


Initiator: Ministry of Economics and Energy
Funding programmes: BMWI - Central innovation programme for small and medium-sized companies: cooperation module, BMWI - Central innovation programme for small and medium-sized companies: network projects, BMWI - Promotion of innovative networks (InnoNet)

The SME Innovation Program (ZIM) seeks to support the innovativeness and competitiveness of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), craft and the entrepreneurial freedom of working professionals. This will contribute to the growth of the companies and in return create and safegard jobs.

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Field of research:

Research and development-related technical and economic risks of technology projects to reduce

Field of research:

Stimulate SMEs to greater efforts for market-oriented research, development and innovation,

Field of research:

R & D results into marketable expeditiously implement effective innovation

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Strengthen and expand technology cooperation between SMEs and research institutions.

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Increase involvement of SMEs in R & D cooperation and participation in innovative networks.

Sub-fields of research:

Collaborative projects for development of new products

Support and consulting on innovation

Field of research:

Improve innovation, cooperation and network management in SMEs.

Sub-fields of research:

Development of innovative products

Development of processes or technical services

Support and consulting on innovation

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