Financing and funding

For the big step into the foundation, it also needs the necessary capital. Here are a few selected funding programs of the state and the federal government. In a consultation with one of our start-up consultants, we can jointly examine which form of financing applied to your project.  


With the support of the  European Social Fund (ESF) the state of Saxony-Anhalt grants donations for individual qualification measures of business start-ups and secures a livelihood for highly innovative projects. 

The aim of the funding is to establish company founders and young companies sustainably and to create new jobs. 


The state of Saxony-Anhalt, promotes with the support of the  European Regional Development Fund(EFRE) innovative start-up projects at universities.

The aim is to encourage potential founders in the preliminary phase of the foundation in the further development of their business idea to start a business and to establish a culture of independence and entrepreneurial thinking.


The state of Saxony-Anhalt, promotes with the support of the  European Regional Development Fund(EFRE) universities in settiing up incubators and supplementing existing incubators.

The aim is to enable the development and testing of ivvovative business ideas in the pre-start-up phase, thus increasing the number and quality of innovative, technology-oriented and knowledge-based start-ups from universities. 


The EXIST Gründerstipendium supports students, graduates and scientists from universities and non-universities research institutions who want to realize their founding ideas and implement them in a business model.

The start-up projects should be innovative technology-oriented or knowledge-based projects with significant unique selling propositions and good economics prospects of success.


EXIST research transfer supports outstanding research-based start-up projects that involve complax and risky development work.


There are a variety of other funding opportunities that can be used by founders and universities. The following links are available:

Funding database of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
Funding programs of the Investitionsbank Saxony-Anhalt 

Access to European Union funding: 

Access to Finance - Portal for assistance in applying for loans and risk capital provided with the support of the European Union 

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