The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy seeks to promote the development of digital technologies by providing funding for pre-commercial research and development projects. The goal is to identify key ICT trends at an early stage, and to accelerate the process of transferring scientific findings into marketable state-of-the-art technology with high-level potential for practical applications.
The projects that receive funding serve the purpose of demonstrating that a particular solution is technically feasible and economically viable by involving model users. The outcomes are then taken as a starting point for the creation of new, marketable products, solutions, and business models, particularly for SMEs.
The brochure provides an overview of the the government’s current funding priorities and the latest developments in digital technology as well as an outlook into the future.