Austria: FFG-Produktion

Name of Funding agency

FFG - Austrian Research Promotion Agency

Geographical coverage (national/regional)


Name of the programme/initiative


Programme website 

Programme owner

Bundesministerium für Klimaschutz, Umwelt, Energie, Mobilität, Innovation und Technologie (BMK)

Program manager (executing funding organisation)

FFG - Austrian Research Promotion Agency

Contact person(s) (e-mail, tel.)

Name: Fabienne Nikowitz

Phone: +43 (0) 57755 5081


Funding Commitment

1.000.000,- EUR

Anticipated number of fundable research partners


Maximum funding per grant awarded to a partner

500.000,- EUR

Type of research eligible for funding: eligible TRL range

Industrial Research: TRL 2-4

Experimental Development: TRL 5-7

Funding rates (approx.)

Research organisation: Industrial Research - 85%, Experimental Development - 60%
Micro/small enterprise: Industrial Research - 80%, Experimental Development - 60%
Medium enterprise: Industrial Research - 70%, Experimental Development - 50%
Large enterprise: Industrial Research - 55%, Experimental Development - 35%

Major eligibility criteria
(e.g. types of organisations, thematic restriction, cost types and caps)

Consortium restriction: minimum 1 Austrian industry partner.

Thematic restriction: PdZ only supports the following M-ERA.NET topics:

  • Innovative surfaces, coatings and interfaces
  • Functional materials
  • Materials for electronics

Further restrictions: see under “Further guidance”

Submission of the proposal at national/regional level (schedule, cut-off dates, deadlines, etc.)

Deadline for proposal submission via FFG eCall (

National Pre-Proposal ("Kurzantrag"): 20 June 2022, 12:00 C.E.T.   

National Full-Proposal ("Nationale Ergänzung"): 18 November 2022, 12:00 C.E.T.

Submission of financial and scientific reports at the national/regional level

Reports are submitted on an annual basis.

Further information: see under “Further guidance”

Further guidance

Further information on conditions and restrictions are given in the national call: