Funding & Financing

Transfer BONUS of the State of Berlin

You are a technology oriented company based in Berlin? But you often lack the money for your innovative ideas? With the Transfer BONUS funding program, you can receive cost subsidies of up to EUR 45.000 for contract research projects that you implement in cooperation with Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Humboldt-Innovation GmbH. 

Up to 70 % cost allowance for your joint research and development activities!

Transfer BONUS shall promote cooperation between Berlin technology-oriented SMEs as well as science and research institutions from Berlin or Brandenburg. Non-technology-oriented SMEs that want to implement a technology-oriented project are also eligible for funding. This funding is intended to facilitate the development of new products and services from the idea to marketability as well as qualitative improvements of existing products and processes for SMEs.

How high is the subsidy?

  • Cost transfer in the standard variant up to 70% or up to 15.000€ /digitization*: 45.000€ (*exception entry-level variant: 100% up to 7.500€)
  • Order volume up to 15.000€ (project duration: up to 6 months / digitization*: up to 12 months)
  • Standard variant can be applied for up to 3 times in 3 years

Are you looking for a suitable research partner at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin? The Humboldt-Innovation helps you with the EXPERT KNOWLEDGE MAP

Further information on the eligibility criteria and how to apply can be found on the Förderprogramm-Website der der IBB 

Reference Projects

  • Prof. Oliver Seitz
    Institut of Chemistry - Bioorganic Synthesis
    Development of new strategies for the synthesis and modification of biopolymers.
  • Prof. Ulrich Horst
    Institut of Mathematics - Applied Financial Mathematics
    Quantitative Products Laboratory: Research. Application. Training.
  • Prof. Joachim Fischer
    Institut of Computer Science - System Analysis, Modelling and Computer Simulation
    Current research and projects include metamodeling, SAFER, Kimwitu++, SITE, SimRing, software components and ODEMx.
  • Prof. W. Ted Masselink
    Institut of Physics - Elementary Excitation and Transport in Solids
    Novelsemiconductor heterostructures and nanostructures and their practical application.
  • Prof. Erhard Kemnitz
    Institut of Chemistry - Solid State Chemistry/ Heterogeneous Catalysis
    Nanometallic fluorides and their use in catalysis, optics and coatings.


Sebastian Kiss
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