Up to 300 000 EUR for German-Swedish SME R&D collaborations


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Keywords: EU Funding, Grants, Public Funding Case, Public Funding Sweden, R&D, SME, SME grants


Up to 300 000 EUR for German-Swedish SME R&D collaborations

Is your company planning an innovative R&D project that will result in a new product or service? Would your project benefit from a collaboration with a German partner, or does your company already have a present collaboration in Germany?

If the R&D project that your company is planning is presenting a significant level of technical risk and a convincing market potential – this opportunity should be explored!

How much funding can your company (and your German partner) win?

This funding opportunity allows the German-Swedish SME R&D collaboration consortiums to be awarded for up to € 300 000 per participant, with a 50% funding rate. Vinnova has a total budget of €2 M to invest in the participation of Swedish companies in German-Swedish SME R&D projects during 2018.

What are the eligible costs on a budget?

The technical work packages in the project plan need to consist of either industrial research or experimental development project activity. Eligible costs to deliver with the project plan is salaries, consultant fees, equipment and material as well as IPR investments.

What are the formal requirements of a project consortium?

The foundation of a winning German-Swedish SME R&D collaboration project is a technological collaboration that benefits all participants, and in which all project participants carry their own costs and risk. A project consortium needs to have at least one SME based in Sweden and one SME based in Germany.

When is the next deadline?

The next cut-off date for the German-Swedish SME R&D collaboration proposals is the 18th of April 2018. If your company wants to compete for funding from this programme, it is time to draft an application. Applications to the German-Swedish SME R&D collaboration are evaluated by an independent committee in Brussels. Click here for more detailed information.

For immediate action with the funding process, contact Henrik Dagmalm, partner at Excedea. +46 709 886667 or send an email


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