2. Low Threshold
The greatest opportunity for startups lies in the fact that the support is very accessible. It’s a relatively smaller subsidy, goes less in-depth, and is only up to 12 months. This means that companies don’t have to - or aren’t supposed to - think too far ahead. Moreover, instead of the usual 30-page subsidy document, this application only requires 10 pages. There is no call for a specific sector either. The only condition is you’re working to a certain goal, something new, but don’t exactly know how to. You can apply for 1 R&D Feasibility Study a year.
Make sure you investigate the challenging technical and/or scientific aspects of your project. Furthermore, topics such as business model innovation, service innovation and possible intellectual property issues may be addressed. Projects merely aiming at idea generation, a short-term market study or problem solving will not be considered.