ZIM funding

Date: 22.03.2024
Launched in 2008 by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection, the ZIM (Central Innovation Programme for SMEs) funding scheme has been pivotal in bolstering the innovative capabilities of German enterprises across various sectors. With a special focus on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the programme offers non-repayable grants to support research and development projects, fostering collaboration between businesses and research institutions. By covering a broad spectrum of thematic areas, including digital manufacturing, open innovation, and sustainability, ZIM aims to accelerate the translation of R&D results into market-ready innovations. This initiative not only enhances the competitiveness of the German economy through technological advancements but also promotes sustainable growth and job creation. With services like webinars to aid applicants, ZIM embodies a best practice in innovation funding, making a significant impact on the country’s SMEs and research community.

Find out more: https://www.zim.de/ZIM/Navigation/DE/Home/home.html

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