Best Practice

Applications for public funding of Industrial Collective Research (IGF) projects can only be submitted by the members of the Association of Industrial Research Associations - AiF. These are industrial research associations such as the FVV, in which companies from specific industry sectors or fields of technology have joined forces for joint research. Companies or research and technology (RTD) performers may submit proposals for Collective Research projects to these non-profit research associations.

We are happy to provide our FVV member companies and research institutions in the below download area with guidelines, documents and templates for the IGF project administration. Please note that unsolicited applications submitted by non-members, such as project ideas, can neither be accepted nor answered.
Tanja Stupar, FVV Project Administration & Finance

BMWi | IGF Directive

On 1 September 2017, the new Directive on the Promotion of Industrial Collective Research (IGF) came into force. It replaces the previous version, which was originally scheduled to expire on 31 December 2017. The new directive was published in the Bundesanzeiger | Federal Gazette on 31 August 2017 (BAnz AT 31.08.2017 B1).

IGF Directive (Status: 01.09.2017 | DE)

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IGF Plattform

Further helpful information and documents (in German language only) can be found in the download area on Collective Research (IGF) of the German Federation of Industrial Research Associations - AiF (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Industrieller Forschungsvereinigungen).


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Joana Rehner

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Project Administration & Finance

Tanja Stupar

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