IOF Project Funding

IOF project funding can be applied at crucial stages of the development track of valorization-oriented projects to offer valuable support to research results/technology with clear value-adding potential.

Infographic IOF project funding

  • ConcepTT project can encompass the exploration of an innovative concept, as a first step towards demonstrating a technological feasibility or existing market need. ConcepTT projects are ideal for those projects which need a limited amount of funds within a reasonably short period of time.
  • StarTT projects form the transition from traditional funding channels for scientific research to the application-oriented development of a valorization project. It is a flexible module that can be used to identify and initiate the valorization track.
  • Advanced projects offer substantial funding for the maturation of  technology or unique knowledge by supplying technical and industrial proof-of-concept and making them marketable.
  • Stepstone projects will preferably be applied for to incubate spin-off oriented projects. The aim of these resources is to close the funding gap between industrial proof-of-concept and the establishment of the spin-off company.