The FSIWS supports you with cost-effective access to production and storage facilities, network and knowledge. In addition, there are various other costs during a start-up, be it for the means of production, personnel, consulting, technology or premises. Fortunately, there is a large variety of financing options for founders.
We have compiled information on various financing options so that you can find the one that suits you best: starting with government funding programs such as EXIST and FLÜGGE, to options for favorable loans and information on potential investors.
INFO on FSIWS' own offering, the Innovations Campus Food accelerator program can be found HERE!
EXIST Founder Scholarship
|For WHOM?||For students, graduates and scientists interested in founding a company|
|WHAT is supported?||
|HOW is funding provided?||
EXIST-funded start-up teams receive a start-up grant for 12 months. The aim is to develop a business plan and to prepare for their start-up with the support of their university or research institution.
The most important prerequisite is that the planned business idea must be an innovative technology-oriented or knowledge-based product with significant unique selling points and good prospects of economic success.
You can find comprehensive information about the EXIST-Gründerstipendium HERE!
Here you can directly view the guidelines for awarding scholarships.
We will be happy to advise you on a planned application and support you in the process.
Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|WHO can apply for the grant?
||Submission is possible via the technology transfer offices or technology transfer officers of any state university in Bavaria.
The Bavarian University:
|WHAT can be promoted?||The phase before and at the beginning of an innovative start-up, in particular the development of marketable innovative products and business models as well as the start-up readiness.
Specifically, this includes supporting those who want to start a business,
|HOW is funding provided?||
|HOW to apply?||Participation in the competition procedure|
With the FLÜGGE program, the Bavarian State Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts supports graduates and university employees with innovative start-up ideas for a maximum of 12 months. The funding includes a stipend as well as the shared use of university resources (e.g. offices, laboratories) and material resources. A call for proposals is issued once or twice a year via a competitive procedure, in which thematic priorities are set if necessary. Within the respective funding calls, it is possible to submit project proposals by the stated deadlines.
Please inform yourself about the current calls and deadlines. We will be happy to put you in contact with the technology transfer office or the HSWT's technology transfer officers for joint applications.
Der nächste Förderaufruf ist voraussichtlich ab 30.03.2023 geöffnet.
HERE you can find further information from the Bavarian State Ministry about the FLÜGGE program.
START-UP LOANS & CREDITS & CAPITAL PROVIDERS
For each startup an individual financing is necessary. It can be necessary to build up own productions, then a lot of capital is needed or the way over the suitable partners is taken at the right time. We support you in all phases!
The table below gives you an overview of possible funding or credit programs and provides further links.
|LfA Development Bank Bavaria||The LfA promotes the establishment of commercial and freelance businesses, including business takeovers and active participations.|
|KfW Bank||KfW supports companies that go one step further and make their own company fit for the future. Funding is provided for both innovative projects and the financing needs of innovative companies, such as with the ERP Start-up Loan.|
|BMWK||On July 27, 2022, the Undeskabinett approved the first comprehensive Start-up-Strategy of a federal government. Here it is to be expected that there are always continuing programs and federations. Keep an eye on this!|
INVEST - Grant for venture capital
INVEST brings together startups and private investors who believe in bold ideas. The support program mobilizes more private venture capital from business angels and thus helps startups find an investor more easily.
|Funding database of the federal and state governments||The federal funding database gives you an overview of the funding programs of the federal government, the states and the European Union: With the search function you can browse through the current funding offers and find the right one for you.|