"Digital Now" - The funding for your digitization project
What is the BMWI funding program?
The new public funding program of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has been supporting medium-sized companies in their digitization projects since 07.09.2020.
The funding is awarded as a grant that does not have to be repaid. The companies have a maximum of 12 months to implement their funded digitization project. The grant is paid out after a successful review of the proof of use.
The BMWi funding program runs until the end of 2023.
Who can apply for funding?
Investment support is available to small and medium-sized enterprises from all sectors (including craft enterprises and freelance professions) with a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 499 employees.
Which investments are supported?
The program supports both investments in digital technologies (e.g., investments in hardware and software for the internal and external networking of the company) and investments in employee training on digital topics (e.g., development of a digital strategy and in IT security and data protection).
Important: Companies can apply for funding in one or both categories.
How much is the promotion?
The maximum funding amount is 50,000 euros per company; in the case of value chain and/or network investments, it can be up to 100,000 euros per company.
In order to limit the economic impact of the Corona pandemic, higher funding quotas apply to all applications received by 30.06.2021. Thereafter, from 01.07.2021, the originally envisaged funding quotas will apply (values in brackets).
- Up to 50 employees: up to 50 (40) %.
- Up to 250 employees: up to 45 (35) %.
- Up to 499 employees: up to 40 (30) %.
When are bonus percentage points awarded?
In order to achieve an increased funding rate, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy awards bonus percentage points in the following scenarios:
- Investments in structurally weak regions (+10 percentage points)
- Investments of a value chain investing in digitization at the same time (+5 percentage points)
- Investments in IT security and data protection (+5 percentage points)
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Where can applications for funding be submitted?
Click here to go to the application tool:https://www.digitaljetzt-portal.de/
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