Förderung von Forschung, Entwicklung und Innovation (R&D&I State Aid Sc heme)
Topic of the practice
State Aid Scheme for companies in the field of Research&Development and Innovation
Good Practice Information
is to strengthen R&D and innovation in Lower Austrian companies, to improve the offer of products, services and processes and thus their international competitivenessFinancial support of companies’ projects is provided in the fields of R&D and innovation, mostly for precompetitive, experimental development. The amount of the eligible project costs is dependant on the type of the funded project.
The State Aid is given as a grant, loan or as combination of both. Over the years 2005 till 2009 (relevant time frame for OSA IS project) some 480 companies were funded, thereof 27% micro companies, 26% small, 15% medium-sized and 32% large companies.The State Aid Scheme with open calls is running under the Community Framework for State Aid for R&D&I C323.
Evidence of success
considerable effects in terms of new jobs (1 job per some 20,000 € Gross Grant Equivalent GGE), new R&D jobs (1 R&D job per some 70,000 € GGE), additional R&D budget (some 1,000 € per 1,000 GGE), additional turnover two years after (some 8,000 € per 1,000 € GGE) and high number of approved patent applications (1 per some 20,000 € GGE). Results calculated on the data base with 85 data sets
Contact details to obtain further information on the practice
Irma Priedl Martina Ebner
Government of Lower Austria, Department for Economic Affairs, Tourism and Technology (WST 3)