Means of support: from the idea to the project application

Compelling ideas need good partners – and not just for their conception and application.  Appropriate experience can already be decisive when determining the options of funding support or third-party funding.  Our team will give you skilled and comprehensive advice.  We know from numerous applications for support what is at stake when requesting support, because it is often the details that determine the success.  And big ideas should not fail on small matters. 

Do you want to use funding instruments? Benefit from our experience in gaining and managing research projects! You supply the ideas, and we will apply them in project proposals which can be funded.  

What we can do for you 

Our offer* ranges from making your idea concrete up to its application and processing your application.  We can, if necessary, involve researchers whose scientific work will ensure that the innovative character of your idea is clearly expressed. Together, we will raise the chances of your innovation being supported!  


We will give you comprehensive and confidential consultation regarding the relevant funding programm

Establishing contacts

We will bring you together with reliable industry partners and research partners


We will work with you to check your idea, work on a project outline and write the funding applicatio

Project Controlling

We will help you produce the necessary interim reports and figures

Our experience, your benefit

We specialise in support programmes with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises in the IT/high-tech industries and know the current support programmes at state and national level. When you are planning innovation in this environment and would like to apply for financial support, talk to us. We are happy to help and evaluate your project or product idea.

We will also support you quickly and unbureaucratically when seeking partners for joint projects. We are networked with hundreds of innovative businesses via CyberForum e.V., the IT Association Baden-Württemberg and the software cluster; many come from the Karlsruhe Technology Region. A fast-track to the decision-making levels makes seeking a partner enormously easier and faster.  

Would you like to apply for financial support but are not sure how to? 

The most rational thing to do for some development associations is to sketch out and submit the idea and let them check it. We will create this sketch with you and coordinate all the necessary preparation.

If you want to hand in a complete support application, we will work this out with you. Our experience helps to avoid typical mistakes when creating this as focus is put on the right content. The results are qualitatively persuasive applications with the suitable language of applications so that your project does not fail in advance on the formal barriers. 

Pooled competences 

We offer you the possibility of producing the factual part of your application in cooperation with experts from different specialisms, thanks to our close cooperation with scientific institutes such as the FZI Research Center for Information Technology or the Fraunhofer Institutes. They know about the latest developments, methods and insights into scientific and application-oriented research.

The possible scope of cooperation hereby extends from scientific exchange and discussions with other key personnel up to working out the research and science part, depending on whether you are researching yourself or want to turn research results into specific applications.  


Bild: Tamara Högler
Tamara Högler

Innovation & International Affairs
+49 721.602 897-29

Bild: Dr. Ralf Trunko
Dr. Ralf Trunko

Project management
+49 721.602 897-35

*Service provided by CyberForum Service GmbH