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R&I policy documents and other information provided here focus in particular on areas of relevance for R&I policies
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WIR! – Wandel durch Innovation in der Region
Regional perspective 2017 National Support Measure

The new framework concept ‘Innovation & Strukturwandel’ aims at fostering innovation in structurally weak regions. ‘WIR! – Wandel durch Innovation in der Region’ is the first funding measure under this umbrella. It targets interdisciplinary consortia and supports the implementation of innovative strategies that are tailored to East Germany’s regions.

Mehr Chancen für Gründungen - Fünf Punkte für eine neue Gründerzeit
Germany 2017 National Support Measure

Strategy for supporting the emergence of research- and technology-based start-ups. With this Five Point Program the BMBF aims to promote the start-up culture in science and research by implementation of tailor-made offers for entrepreneurs and start-ups in the research funding system. The objective is to designe the funding schemes so that they are more suitable to meet the needs of founders and innovative newly started companies.

Lernende Systeme – Germany’s Platform for Artificial Intelligence
Germany 2017 National Support Measure

The platform is a forum for exchange and cooperation and brings together expertise from science, industry and society for fostering Germany‘s position as an international technology leader. Experts will identify the personal, social and economic benefits of Learning Systems but also point out challenges and options for action. The platform contributes to the dialogue between science, industry, society and politics concerning the legal, ethical, security-related and social questions which are linked to the application of Learning Systems.

Forschungsfabrik Mikroelektronik Deutschland
Germany 2017 National Support Measure

Within the Research Fab Microelectronics Germany ("Forschungsfabrik Mikroelektronik Deutschland"), application-oriented research institutes join forces as a distributed applied research facility. The 13 cooperating institutes receive 350m euros from the BMBF for cutting-edge equipment. The research fab will offer seamless access to high-end technology for R&D-collaborations with industry, notably SMEs, and universities. In a complementary second step, 50m euros are to be provided in 2018 for equipment upgrades at leading microelectronic labs at universities.

5G-Strategie für Deutschland
Germany 2017 National Support Measure

The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (‘Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur‘, BMVI) has announced a strategy for the 5th generation of mobile communication (‘5G-Strategie für Deutschland’) in July 2017. The strategy combines the provision of relevant frequencies, a competition establishing a 5G showcase city, €80m for 5G related R&D and continued coordination between ICT infrastructure providers and users. The strategy targets 5G coverage along all major roads by 2025.

Netherlands 2017 National Support Measure

Continuation of the initiative to support startups and make the Netherlands more attractive for startups.

Austria 2017 National Support Measure

The Operational Programme “Investment in Growth and Employment” focuses about 90% of the available budgetary resources on three priorities: R&D and innovation; enhancement of the competitiveness of SMEs, and transition to a low carbon society.

Malta 2016 National Support Measure

The SME Diversification and Innovation Grant Scheme forms part of the Business Enhance initiative which is partly-financed by the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020 and seeks to support enterprises when undertaking investment projects aimed at securing sustainable business growth, by becoming more competitive, innovative and more resilient to market challenges. The SME Diversification and Innovation Grant Scheme was launched in October 2016 with a total budget of 8m and offers individual grants of up to €0.2m.

Προγράμματα RESTART 2016-2020
Cyprus 2016 National Support Measure

RESTART 2016-2020 is the current national framework programme for Research, Technological Development and Innovation which is cofunded by national and european funds and is carried out in conjunction with other national initiatives and programmes.


Vorfahrt für den Mittelstand
Germany 2016 National Support Measure

Among recent policy responses targeting innovation in SMEs, the BMBF programme “Priority for SMEs” (‘Vorfahrt für den Mittelstand’) is particularly prominent.


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