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Funding opportunities

Innovative research is often risky, and new products and processes often require a certain amount of lead time before they generate economic returns. To ensure a high level of innovation performance by industry, there are extensive funding programmes at regional, national and international level that help you to turn your research questions and ideas into reality with as little effort as possible.

As an applied research centre, CEST can support you in two ways. As a COMET centre, we offer funded projects that can be realised at short notice (from the idea to the project start in less than 8 weeks), in which you benefit both from public funding and the expertise of scientific partners. Your advantage is obvious: with a lower amount of needed ressources, extensive projects can be realized through the funding and there is no risk that the project will be rejected by oversubscription of a program. We would be happy to advise you on the possibilities of carrying out a project with us within the framework of the COMET program.

Furthermore, we also have extensive experience in the conception, application and management of funded projects, such as FFG, regional funding (Lower Austria & Upper Austria) and EU projects. There is a wide variety of funding schemes, ranging from small-scale projects to large-scale projects lasting several years. We also support SMEs with little experience in this field in the formulation and preparation of their applications. We would like to invite you to discuss your possibilities and opportunities with us.

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