Services tailored to you

As a reliable, long-term partner, Brandenburg supports companies in the Capital Region with established funding programmes for implementing innovative business ideas, and when it comes down to promoting growth, training your employees or helping start-ups get off the ground.
 
Read about the most important funding programmes here:

Investment funding
Innovation funding
Continuous training and qualification
Start-ups
We drive growth

GRW-G Large Directive

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  • Small enterprises (SE) with investment volumes > €2 M
  • Medium-sized enterprises (ME) < €250 M euros and revenue < €50 M, balance sheet total < €43 M
  • Large enterprises (LE) 
  • Investments eligible for funding starting at a minimum of €100 K
  • Capital equipment-related grants or alternatively wage related-grants
  • Funding amount for eligible investments up to max. €50 M*
      SE ME LE
    Base funding 5% 5% 5%
    SME supplement 20% 10% 0%
    Structure and quality criteria 5% 5% 5%
    Border area bonus 10% 10% 10%
    Funding ceiling 40% 30% 20%

    * Additional conditions apply for investments over €50 M

GRW-G Growth programme for small enterprises

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  • Small enterprises (SE) < 50 employees; revenue or total assets max. €10 M 
  • Investments eligible for funding starting at a minimum of €60 K up to max. €2 M 
  • Provision of funds in advance for capital expenditure → No pre-financing by companies necessary in the next two months 
  • Capital equipment-related or alternatively wage-related grants
  • Funding amount for eligible investments:
     Funding rate 30%
    Border area bonus* 10%
    Funding ceiling 40%

    * Districts: Uckermarck, Barnim, Mark-Oderland, Oder-Spree, Spree-Neisse; urban districts: Frankfurt (Oder), Cottbus 

YOUR CONTACT

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Jan-Alexander Ernst
Jan-Alexander Ernst
Head of Department
Business Location Development
+49 331 – 730 61-234
+49 331 – 730 61-339
We support good ideas

Innovative start-ups and entrepreneurs?

Funding programme for new businesses 
and buyers of innovative companies

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  • Innovative companies
  • Buyers of innovative companies up to three years after founding or takeover 
  • Investment measures
  • Non-investment measures
  • Personnel costs for new employees
  • Non-repayable grant between €25-100 K 
  • Funding rate up to 50% 

Brandenburg Innovation Voucher (BIG)

Funding programme for knowledge and technology transfer,
innovation and digitalisation 

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  • Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME)
  • Knowledge and technology transfer from research institutes to SMEs 
  • R&D projects 
  • Digitalisation measures 
  • Advice on applying for EU funding programmes 
  • Grant up to €500 K

ProFIT Brandenburg (ProFIT)

Funding programme for research, innovations and technologies

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  • Companies
  • Research institutes
  • Single SME projects or consortia projects
    • Research
    • Development
    • Market launch
  • Single SME projects
    • Feasibility studies
  • Grant up to €3 M per application 
  • Loan up to €3 M per application 

Brandenburg Innovation Specialists (BIF)

Funding programme for hiring highly skilled young professionals

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  • Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) 
  • Hiring student trainees 
  • Hiring university graduates 
  • Hiring graduates of advanced vocational training, e. g. master/foreman degree 
  • Grant for personnel costs 
  • Funding of up to max. 2 innovation specialists simultaneously 
  • “de minimis” 

YOUR CONTACT

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Dr. Jens Unruh
Dr. Jens Unruh
Head of Department
Department of Start-up Services and Coordination of Innovation and Clusters
+49 331 – 730 61-331
+49 331 – 730 61-339
We fund talent
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  • Companies in Brandenburg and their employees
  • Continuous training 
  • Unlimited number of participants 
  • Up to ten funding measures per application 
  • 50% of course and examination fees 
  • Max. €3,000 per participant 

YOUR CONTACT

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Andreas Hoffmann
Andreas Hoffmann
Head of Department
Department WFBB Labour
+49 331 – 70 44 57-10
+49 331 – 70 44 57-11
We fund future business

Innovations need courage. And this is especially true for start-ups and new businesses. Which is why we support and advise you in the following areas:

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YOUR CONTACT

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Ulrike Wohlert
Ulrike Wohlert
Project Manager
Startups
+49 331 – 70 44 57-2936
+49 331 – 70 44 57-11

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