To ensure the sustainable competitiveness of the majority of Thuringia’s mid-sized companies, it is necessary:

  • To be present in the marketplace with innovative products and processes, and
  • To set oneself apart from domestic and foreign competitors.

To this end, the development expertise of any given company needs to be enhanced, while its close cooperation with the right partners from science and businesses needs to be facilitated.

Funding programs play a vital role in this, in particular those for a wide range of activities and offered by a host of sponsors. They allow companies to meet the demand for the implementation of research results in the form of market-ready products and processes, and to do so  as directly and as quickly as possible.