Design Transfer Bonus
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
Beratungs und Service-Gesellschaft Umwelt mbH
Annex completed on: 03-11-2015