For innovation

For innovation

Innovationsförderung

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In order to quickly translate scientific findings into marketable products and services, a variety of regional, national and EU funding programmes are available in the capital region. The most important regional contact is Investment Bank Berlin.

The Berlin business development agency Berlin Partner for Business and Technology helps to ensure a lively transfer of technology and knowledge. One of Berlin Partner's main tasks is to advise technology-oriented small and medium-sized enterprises.

Your partners in developing products ready for the market

Investment Bank Berlin (IBB)

With its Pro FIT programme to promote research, innovation, and technologies, IBB works to help small and medium-sized technology companies in Berlin. In addition, with its Innovation Assistant program, IBB offers innovative SMEs salary subsidies. The TransferBONUS programme supports partnerships between science and industry.

The IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft also promotes the development of marketable products and provides venture capital to Berlin technology companies and the creative economy.

Berlin Partner for Business and Technology

Berlin Partner's Technology Services office is the central point of contact for companies and researchers working on innovative projects. Its services include support for cooperation projects, organising workshops, determining technology needs, matching competent partners, and providing information about funding programmes.

TSB, the Berlin Technology Foundation

The TSB provides recommendations for action to promote the further development of technology expertise in the capital region and support the practical application of research findings. The focus of its work is strategy development, education, and making research findings more widely known.

Find out more about innovation promotion

An overview of the various innovation programmes in Berlin is also provided by the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises.

Last edited: 10. September 2019