Funding programs - Funding calls

Ecoliance currently has a number of funding programs underway. These include the following:

1. Federal government's "go-digital" funding program - funding for digitization of medium-sized businesses.

Funding is provided for consulting and implementation services in the modules: Digitization Strategy, IT Security, Digitized Business Processes, Data Competence and Digital Market Development.

Sponsor: German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection.

Target group: Companies with up to 100 employees with previous year's sales of no more than 20 million

Scope of funding: Maximum of 30 consulting days over a period of up to 6 months by an authorized consulting firm

Funding rate: 50 % (maximum 16,500 euros per company)



2. Federal government's "Digital jetzt" funding program - promoting digitization among small and medium-sized enterprises.

The "Digital Now" funding subsidizes investments both in digital technologies and in the qualification of their employees. The funding rate can be increased, among other things, if the company wants to invest in IT security. The "Digital Now" funding builds on the "go-digital" funding. For example, a company can receive subsidized consulting via "go-digital" and the subsequently planned investment in hardware and software as well as employee qualification can be subsidized via "Digital Jetzt".

Sponsor: German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection

Target group: Companies with 3 to 499 employees

Scope of funding: Up to 40 % - maximum 50,000 euros



3. "Innovationsprogramm für Geschäftsmodelle und Pionierlösungen (IGP)" - Applications can be submitted until November 8.

The current call for funding targets business models and pioneering solutions for ecological innovations. These can be, for example, new concepts for the circular economy, (service) designs for climate protection and energy transition, digital solutions for resource protection and sustainability. The best ideas are determined competitively in a multi-stage process.

Sponsor: German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection

Target group: SMEs - including start-ups, self-employed, social enterprises and research institutions cooperating with companies (incl. universities).



4. Innovation Award Rhineland-Palatinate 2024 - New competition round starts!

The competition for the Rhineland-Palatinate Innovation Award is entering a new round - with this year's special prize in the area of "Digitization of production processes and services". This is already the 36th time that the prize has been announced. The application period runs from October 15 to November 15, 2023. The innovation prize is endowed with a total of 60,000 euros and will be awarded jointly by the Ministry of Economics and the working groups of the Chambers of Industry and Commerce and the Chambers of Skilled Crafts, probably in spring 2024 at the Rheinhessen Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Mainz.



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