Design Transfer Bonus

Project information

Index: 1186R4
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:Innovation, research and technology development
Location GERMANY BERLIN Berlin Berlin Start/End date of the practice
Start: October 2011
End: June 2016

Topic of the practice

Finance - Design, manufacturing, engineering, transport and logistics

Good Practice Information

The Design Transfer Bonus is a programme that helps SMEs introduce innovation into their businesses. Its aim is to enable the transfer of know-how from design organisations to companies developing technology-oriented products and services.
The programme actively brings together technological SMEs, e.g. those from manufacturing, engineering, transport or logistics, with design companies, agencies and/or universities. The technology developers are provided with the opportunity to involve design experts at an early stage of their production processes, leading to the creation of innovative solutions. The total budget is EUR 2,000,000.

Evidence of success

Compared to common voucher schemes, which typically pair research institutions with SMEs, the Design Transfer Bonus focuses on the potential that lies within the creative economy. Individual SMEs can apply for up to 15,000 Euros of support, with 70% of eligible costs covered by the programme.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Jenny Dittner

Beratungs und Service-Gesellschaft Umwelt mbH

Annex completed on: 03-11-2015

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