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									2010/2011 Subsidy Guide


The guide for business and business start-ups




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                                                Leistung für Berlin.
2010/2011 Subsidy Guide


The guide for business and business start-ups




                                                Leistung für Berlin.
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    Foreword

    Berlin’s most important resource is its people. Over the past    as a comprehensive source of addresses for all the contacts
    20 years, their creativity, courage and commitment have tur-     who can advise you in your project and provide you with the
    ned a city once caught up in the toils of the cold war into a    specific assistance you need. Please make use of this help.
    vibrant metropolis. The entrepreneurs who pursued and im-
    plemented their ideas in the face of adversity were a decisive   In Spring 2010, a new Internet service was made available for
    factor of this development.                                      entrepreneurs. The entrepreneur portal, www.gründen-in-
                                                                     berlin.de, lists all contacts and partners and provides an over-
    The Federal Land of Berlin supports this entrepreneurial spi-    view of all related events together with an easy-to-use search
    rit. Whether this comes in the shape of a new business idea, a   function. This will give you fast and easy support particularly
    product innovation or investment in an established company       in the difficult early days of starting up.
    - there is a host of offers available from the Federal Govern-
    ment, the Federal Land and the European Union to support         We would like to express our thanks to all companies,
    these endeavours.                                                whether starting-up, or in the growth or consolidation phase
                                                                     of development, for the courage they have demonstrated by
    The diverse programme primarily offers an enormous oppor-        trying something new in these exciting times. I would like to
    tunity. The projects are far too diverse to be supported with    wish them every success in their endeavours.
    just a single instrument. Whilst a small loan is often enough
    to help some entrepreneurs, large technology projects are
    more likely to need investment. While advice may be what’s
    needed for some, support for participating in a trade show or
    a wage allowance may be just the thing for others.

    This edition of the Subsidy Guide pays tribute to this diver-
    sity and can help you to orientate yourself. You will find in-                            Harald Wolf
    formation about all the programmes available in the region                          Mayor and Senator for
    to support entrepreneurs with subsidies, loans and equity                      Business, Technology and Women
    capital or guarantees. But this Guide is even more important
                                                                                            Introduction Forewords                   5




Foreword

Unlike in recent years, we are pleased to present this year’s     The ”IBB growth programme” is another example. Under this
Subsidy Guide well in advance of the ”German Founders’            programme, IBB now also grants loans for refinancing and
and Entrepreneurs’ Days” (DeGUT) which is due to open its         follow-up financing, for pre-financing contracts and for finan-
doors in October. However, we did not want to let you wait so     cing plant and equipment. In the past, this programme was
long, especially since you as a founder or entrepreneur have      only available to finance investments and the related plant
such an important role to play in the city’s economy. As usual,   and equipment. This is our response to requests by Berlin-ba-
this guide contains all subsidy and support offers that can       sed companies who have reported on growing difficulties in
help you to implement your projects. In view of the ongoing       finding follow-up financing during the economic crisis.
economic and financial crisis, we have once again compiled
on page 15 selected offers and programmes that will benefit       This alone is proof that we are continuously expanding our
companies particularly affected by the financial crisis.          service portfolio. You can rest assured that the financing of
                                                                  your business project is in capable hands at IBB. Whether
Just like in previous years, we have compiled the Subsidy Gui-    starting up in business or financing capital investment in
de in the tried-and-tested format in co-operation with the        an existing enterprise – IBB is there to offer you practical as-
Senate Department for Business, Technology and Women,             sistance and advice.
the commercial banks active in Berlin as well as further or-
ganisations who bear responsibility for Berlin as a business      I would like to wish you good luck and every success in all
location. We are confident that the Subsidy Guide with its        your business endeavours. This 2010/2011 Subsidy Guide
tips and information related to business subsidies and sup-       is designed to help you to make your entrepreneurial aims
port in Berlin will once again serve as an important reference    come true.
document for you.

In order to maintain the momentum of start-ups in Berlin
during this crisis and to support competitiveness, especial-
ly of the many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs),
Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB) has expanded and optimised
some of its programmes. Microloans from the SME fund are
one example. Formerly limited to EUR 10,000, microloans can                                 Ulrich Kissing
now be applied for in a simplified procedure for up to EUR                   Chairman of the Board of Investitionsbank Berlin
25,000.
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    Table of Contents

    Introduction


    Forewords
        Foreword by Harald Wolf, Mayor and Senator for Business, Technology and Women                        4
        Foreword by Ulrich Kissing, Chairman of the Board of Investitionsbank Berlin                         5


    Table of contents


    Hints and tips / initial points of contact
        Hints and tips on how to use this Subsidy Guide                                                     10
        Initial points of contact                                                                           11
        b Information on support, assistance and subsidy programmes in Berlin                               11
        b Service for businesses                                                                            11
        b Information on business start-ups                                                                 12
        b Information for technology-orientated companies                                                   12
        Promoting women in Berlin                                                                           14
        Support for businesses hit by the economic crisis                                                   15


    IBB introduces itself
        IBB’s aims and subsidy portfolio                                                                    16
        Institutions and initiatives                                                                        17
        b IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH                                                                  17
        b ipal Gesellschaft für Patentverwertung Berlin mbH                                                 17
        b Business Angels Club Berlin - Brandenburg e. V.                                                   18
        b Deutsche Agentur für Aufsichtsräte                                                                18
        b Businessplan-Wettbewerb Berlin - Brandenburg                                                      19
        b TCC Technologie-Coaching-Center GmbH                                                              20


    Subsidy programme overview table
        Business start-ups                                                                                  21
        Investment and working capital                                                                      22
        Technology, research and development                                                                23
        Subsidies within the scope of labour market policy                                                  24
        Consultancy and in-house training                                                                   25




      This programme is co-financed by the EU.

      This programme is particularly suitable for people starting up in business and for young companies.
                                                                                Introduction Table of Contents        7




Subsidy programmes


Subsidy programmes: business start-ups
    Berlin Start                                                                                                 28
    Coaching in der Vorgründungsphase /                                                                          29
    Coaching during the pre-establishment phase (START: Chance)
    Gründungszuschuss / Founder allowance                                                                        30
    KfW-StartGeld / KfW Start Money                                                                              31
    Lohnkostenzuschüsse für Einstellungen in neu gegründeten Betrieben /                                         32
    Labour cost subsidies for employees hired by newly established businesses
    Meistergründungsprämie /                                                                                     33
    Start-up bonus for master craftsmen and women
    Unternehmerkapital: ERP-Kapital für Gründung /                                                               34
    Entrepreneurial capital: ERP capital for start-ups


Subsidy programmes: Investment and working capital
    Berlin Kapital / Berlin Capital                                                                              36
    Berlin Kredit / Berlin loan                                                                                  37
    Beteiligungen der MBG / Investment by MBG                                                                    38
    Bürgschaft ohne Bank (BoB) / Guarantee without a bank                                                        39
    Bürgschaften für Investitions- und Betriebsmittelkredite /                                                   40
    Guarantees for investment and working-capital loans
    ERP-Beteiligungsprogramm / ERP investment programme                                                          41
    ERP-Regionalförderprogramm / ERP regional development programme                                              42
    ERP-Umwelt- und Energieeffizienzprogramm /                                                                   43
    ERP environment and energy efficiency programme
    Filmproduktion: Filmförderung und Standortmarketing                                                          44
    Film production: film subsidies and location marketing
    Filmproduktion: Zwischenfinanzierung / Film production: intermediate financing                               45
    Garantien für Arbeitnehmerbeteiligungen / Guarantees for employee investment                                 46
    GRW Gemeinschaftsaufgabe / GRW common task                                                                   47
    IBB-Wachstumsprogramm / IBB growth programme                                                                 48
    Investitionszulagen / Investment allowances                                                                  49
    KfW/ERP-Exportfinanzierungsprogramm / KfW/ERP export financing programme                                     50
    KfW-Genussrechtsprogramm / KfW profit participation rights programme                                         51
    KfW-Programm Erneuerbare Energien / KfW programme “renewable energies”                                       52
    KfW-Risikokapitalprogramm / KfW venture capital programme                                                    53
    KfW-Sonderprogramm / KfW special programme                                                                   54
    KfW-Unternehmerkredit / KfW corporate loan                                                                   55
    KMU-Fonds / SME fund                                                                                         56
    KMU-Fonds – Mikrokredite bis 25.000 EUR /                                                                    57
    SME funds – micro-loans of up to EUR 25,000
    Konsolidierungsfonds / Consolidation fund                                                                    58
    Liquiditätsfonds / Liquidity fund                                                                            59
    NeMat                                                                                                        60
    Unternehmerkapital: Kapital für Arbeit und Investitionen /                                                   61
    Entrepreneurial capital: Capital for employment and investment
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        Neue Märkte erschließen / Opening up new markets                                                    62
        Netzwerkbildung Mittel- und Osteuropa (MOE) /                                                       64
        Networking in central and eastern Europe (CEE)
        VC Fonds Kreativwirtschaft Berlin /                                                                 65
        Investment capital for Berlin-based businesses in the creative sector
        Zusammenarbeit mit EU-Nachbarstaaten /                                                              66
        Co-operation with EU neighbour states


    Subsidy programmes: Technology, research and development
        7. Forschungsrahmenprogramm der EU /                                                                68
        7th general research programme by the EU
        Eco-Innovation / Eco innovation                                                                     69
        ERP-Innovationsprogramm / ERP innovation programme                                                  70
        ERP-Startfonds / ERP start fund                                                                     71
        High-Tech Gründerfonds / High-tech founder fund                                                     72
        INNO-KOM-Ost / Innovationskompetenz-Ost / Innovation Competence East                                73
        Intelligent Energy – Europe II (IEE-II)                                                             74
        ProFIT                                                                                              75
        Programm Innovationsassistent/-in / Innovation assistant programme                                  77
        SIGNO KMU-Patentaktion / SIGNO patent campaign for SMEs                                             78
        Transfer Bonus / Transfer bonus                                                                     79
        Unterstützungsprogramm für die IKT-Politik der EU /                                                 80
        Support programme for the EU’s ICT policy
        VC Fonds Technologie Berlin                                                                         81
        Wissens- und Technologietransfer (WTT) /                                                            82
        Knowledge and technology transfer
        Zentrales Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand (ZIM)                                                     83
        Central innovation programme for medium-sized enterprises
        Zukunftsfonds Berlin / Berlin future fund                                                           84


    Subsidy programmes: Subsidies within the scope of labour-market policy
        AFBG / Meister-BAföG / Career development act / master craftsmen grant                              86
        Arbeits- und Ausbildungsplätze für Schwerbehinderte /                                               88
        Jobs and training places for the severely handicapped
        Ausbildungszuschuss / Training allowance                                                            89
        Berufliche Weiterbildung Ungelernter /                                                              90
        Vocational training for people without qualifications
        Eingliederungsgutschein für Ältere (EGG) / Integration voucher for older people (EGG)               91
        Eingliederungszuschuss für Ältere / Integration allowance for older people                          92
        Eingliederungszuschuss für Jüngere / Integration allowance for younger people                       93
        Eingliederungszuschuss nach §§ 217 ff. SGB III /                                                    94
        Integration allowance pursuant to Sections 217 and following of the
        German Social Security Code, Volume Three (Sozialgesetzbuch (SGB III)
        Einstiegsqualifizierung nach § 235 b SGB III /                                                      95
        Entrance qualification according to section 235 b of Volume III of the
        German Social Security Code (§ 235 b SGB III)


      This programme is co-financed by the EU.

      This programme is particularly suitable for people starting up in business and for young companies.
                                                                                    Introduction Table of Contents          9




    Lehrgangskosten der beruflichen Weiterbildung /                                                                  96
    Training costs for vocational training programmes
    Qualifizierungszuschuss für Jüngere / Qualification subsidies for younger people                                 98
    Stelle statt Stütze® (Job rather than dole) – Coaching                                                           99
    WeGebAU                                                                                                          100
    Zielgruppenförderung für KMU / Target group promotion for SMEs                                                   101


Subsidy programmes: Consultancy and in-house training
    Beratungsförderung / Consultancy subsidies                                                                       104
    Betriebliche Anpassungsförderung / Internal adjustment qualification                                             106
    Elektronischer Geschäftsverkehr / eBusiness / Electronic business / eBusiness                                    107
    Energieeffizienzberatung / Energy efficiency consulting                                                          108
    Gründercoaching Deutschland / Founder coaching Germany                                                           109
    GRW / Schulungsleistungen für KMU /                                                                              110
    Common task “improvement of regional economic structure” / training for SMEs
    Innovationsmanagement / Innovation management                                                                     111
    Kreativ Coaching Center                                                                                          112
    Potenzialberatung / Potential development advice                                                                 113
    Schulungsförderung für Workshops und Veranstaltungen /                                                           114
    Training subsidies for workshops and events
    SIGNO Erfinderfachauskunft / SIGNO information for inventor                                                      116
    Technologie Coaching Center (TCC) / Technology Coaching Center                                                   117
    VerMat                                                                                                           118
    Beratungsangebote der Bezirksämter /                                                                             119
    Consultancy services by the district authorities
    Beratungsangebote für Unternehmen und Existenzgründungen /                                                       121
    Consultancy services for companies and start-ups
    Beratungsangebote für technologieorientierte Unternehmen /                                                       123
    Consultancy services for technology-orientated businesses
    Beratungsangebote für Unternehmerinnen und Gründerinnen /                                                        125
    Consultancy services for female entrepreneurs and founders


Subsidy programmes: commercial property and space, founder and innovation centres
    Gründer- und Innovationszentren / Founder and innovation centres                                                 128
    Gründerinnenzentren / Centres for women starting up in business                                                  132
    Landeseigene Gewerbegrundstücke / Erbbaurechte /                                                                 133
    State-owned commercial properties / heritable building rights
    Landeseigene Gewerbegrundstücke / Verkauf / State-owned commercial properties / sale                             134
    ORCO-GSG (Gewerbesiedlungs-Gesellschaft mbH – ORCO-GSG)                                                          135
    Umsetzungs- und Änderungskostenzuschüsse / Relocation and modification subsidy programme                         136



Appendix / Addresses
EU structural funds in Berlin                                                                                        138
Glossary – explanation of the most important terms                                                                   142
Addresses                                                                                                            144
Alphabetic list of subsidy programmes                                                                                152
Publishing details                                                                                                   154
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     Hints and tips on how to use this Subsidy Guide

     The subsidy guide is primarily designed to point the way for          EU subsidy programmes in Berlin
     you. It gives you comprehensive information about the business        Numerous business promotion and subsidy programmes in the
     subsidy programmes in the Federal Land of Berlin and the pro-         Federal Land of Berlin are co-financed by the European Union. In
     grammes on offer nationwide which can also be used in Berlin.         order to help you find your way, these programmes are marked
                                                                           with the letters     in the table of contents and in the overview
     First orientation and a quick overview                                tables. This is also indicated on the programme pages by the
     Pages 11 to 15 contain general information and details of first       EU flag alone or additionally by the logo of the European struc-
     points of contact:                                                    ture fund (ESF or ERDF, respectively) that provides the funds for
     b for business relocations                                            the measure in question. Detailed information and details of
     b for companies based in Berlin                                       structure fund support by the European Union can be found on
     b for starting up in business                                         pages 138 and following. If you have any questions specifically
     b for technology-orientated businesses                                related to programmes which are directly managed by the EU
     b for female founders and entrepreneurs                               Commission, please contact the Enterprise Europe Network at
     b for businesses hit by the economic crisis.                          Berlin Partner GmbH (address on page 150). This is also where
                                                                           you can obtain information concerning EU support for innova-
     The range of subsidy and assistance programmes on offer is            tive projects and technology transfer. The programmes which
     broken down into chapters which reflect the different contents.       are directly managed by the EU Commission are the general
     The overview pages 21 to 25 present the most important criteria       programmes for competitiveness and innovation and/or for re-
     of the offerings and provide an overview as to whether these          search and development, as well as EU subsidy programmes for
     could be applicable to your company and your project. The edi-        neighbourhood policy and EU accession countries.
     torial team of the Subsidy Guide is determined to present the
     information in an easy-to-understand form. The Subsidy Guide          Subsidy and promotion programmes of the federal
     hence presents a concise overview of the services related to the      government
     respective offerings. Whether the programme is suitable for you       The 2010/2011 Subsidy Guide provides an overview concerning
     and your products, which combinations and alternatives are            subsidy and promotion programmes as well as financial assi-
     available to you, and whether you are eligible for special vari-      stance measures which can be relevant for enterprises from all
     ants should be clarified in personal talks. This is a vital aspect!   industries located in Berlin. Furthermore, the Federal Ministry of
     The Subsidy Guide contains the addresses of the contact points        Economics and Technology (BMWi) and the Federal Ministry of
     where staff will be pleased to assist you.                            Education and Research (BMBF) as well as the European Union
                                                                           offer a host of subsidy and promotion programmes specifically
     Further information and explanations can be found in the ap-          for developments, for example, in the export sector or techno-
     pendix:                                                               logy-orientated industries. It is not possible to include all these
     b Important technical terms are explained in the glossary (refer      programmes in this Subsidy Guide. For an overview as well as de-
       to pages 142 and following).                                        tailed information concerning financial assistance by the federal
     b The comprehensive list of addresses contains many contact           government, federal-state governments and the European Uni-
       points (refer to pages 144 and following) for your issues, and      on, please refer to the Internet offering of the Federal Ministry of
     b the register contains an alphabetic list of key words and pro-      Economics and Technology at: www.foerderdatenbank.de.
       gramme titles (refer to pages 152 and following).
                                                                           Network partners
     Please note that this Subsidy Guide does not claim to be ex-          This year’s edition of the Subsidy Guide was once again pre-
     haustive nor is the information published here legally binding.       pared with the support of numerous network partners. These
     Please visit the relevant websites where you will find the guide-     institutions will be pleased to assist you with help and advice,
     lines in their latest applicable versions, you can download appli-    up-to-date information and useful tips. Important contacts are,
     cations and find additional information.                              for example: BBB BÜRGSCHAFTSBANK zu Berlin-Brandenburg
                                                                           GmbH, Berlin Partner GmbH, Handwerkskammer Berlin (Berlin
       Please note the following: Your application must be re-             Trade Board), Industrie- und Handelskammer zu Berlin (Cham-
       ceived prior to commencing your project.                            ber of Industry and Commerce), KfW Group, Senatsverwaltung
       Early planning and acceptance of consultancy offers                 für Wirtschaft, Technologie und Frauen (Senate Department for
       improve your application’s prospects for success. In                Business, Technology and Women).
       most cases, your application must be submitted prior to
       commencing your project. Retroactive subsidising is not             Free copies of the Subsidy Guide are available from:
       possible. Furthermore, subsidy funds for the individual             Investitionsbank Berlin, Bundesallee 210, 10719 Berlin
       programmes are limited and may be exhausted before                  Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 2125-2900, fax: -2901
       the programme year is out.                                          E-mail:     foerderfibel@ibb.de
                                                                           Internet: www.ibb.de
                                                             Introduction Hints & Tips / Initial Points of Contact                      11




First points of contact

Information on support, assistance and subsidy                       Berlin Partner GmbH
programmes in Berlin                                                 Ludwig Erhard Haus
In its Business Customer Centre, Investitionsbank Berlin of-         Fasanenstraße 85, 10623 Berlin
fers programme-independent and institute-independent in-             Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 3 99 80-0
formation and finance consultancy related to the full range          Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 3 99 80-2 39
of business subsidies in Berlin.                                     E-mail:    info@berlin-partner.de
                                                                     Internet: www.berlin-partner.de
Specialist consultants at the Business Customer Centre can                      www.businesslocationcenter.de
assist in matters related to business start-up, growth, conso-
lidation, innovation and rehabilitation. As a network partner,       Furthermore, numerous other institutions offer special ad-
the Business Customer Centre helps you to find just the right        visory services for businesses located in Berlin. Their service
point of contact, institute and initiative, and is also available    offers can be found on pages 119 and following. Offers that
when it comes to establishing contact with the respective ge-        specifically address women can be found on page 125 and 150.
neral or specific advisory centres.                                  The address section also contains further sources of informa-
                                                                     tion. The banks listed there offer consultancy and support
Investitionsbank Berlin                                              for Berlin-based companies. They also act as the applicant’s
Kundenberatung Wirtschaftsförderung                                  banks with regard to programmes offered by business pro-
(Business Customer Centre)                                           motion and subsidy institutes run by the federal and federal-
Bundesallee 210, 10719 Berlin                                        state governments.
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 2125-4747                                    For information and advice related to the financing pro-
Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 2125-4329                                   grammes offered by KfW, call (0 18 01) 24 11 24 (locate rate) or
E-mail:     kundenberatung.wirtschaft@ibb.de                         send an e-mail to: infocenter@kfw.de. Application forms and
                                                                     detailed information can also be found at:
Service for businesses                                               www.kfw-mittelstandsbank.de
Berlin Partner GmbH is the central contact organisation in
Berlin which on behalf of the Federal Land of Berlin supports
investors planning to establish a business in Berlin, assists
Berlin-based businesses in all matters related to foreign
trade, shapes the profile of Berlin as a location for business
and science and markets the city in this capacity. Together
with the district administrations and other service partners,
Berlin Partner GmbH additionally offers customised service
packages within the framework of its new business service
in order to support the growth of businesses based in Berlin.
Berlin Partner GmbH which is supported by more than 160
private businesses additionally develops and performs ca-
pital city and location marketing activities on behalf of the
Federal Land of Berlin.

The Business Location Center (BLC) is the business portal to
the capital city. Berlin Partner GmbH operates the BLC toge-
ther with around 30 private companies and institutions in
the form of a public private partnership. On the Internet at
www.businesslocationcenter.de and in BLC’s presentation
rooms at Ludwig Erhard Haus and at the future Berlin Bran-
denburg International Airport, tailor-made presentations of
Berlin as a business location are possible, for example, using
a virtual 3D city model. A new feature of the 3D city model is
a ”solar atlas” which shows the solar potential of every single
building in the city. Property owners and investors can see
whether the roof of their building is suitable for using solar
energy and whether investment will pay off.
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     Information on business start-ups                                 Information for technology-orientated companies
     Are you planning to start up a business in Berlin? This is        Is your company active in the field of technology? Then there
     where the Federal Land of Berlin offers various forms of fi-      is an important contact for you in Berlin: the TSB Technolo-
     nancial assistance in order to support a successful start in      giestiftung Berlin Group. The TSB Group aims at boosting co-
     business. In order to help you find these, those subsidy pro-     operation between science, business and politics and has de-
     grammes that are particularly suitable for people starting up     veloped the coherent innovation strategy for Berlin on behalf
     in business and for young companies are marked with the           of Berlin’s Senator for Economics and in Co-operation with
     letter . Furthermore, the “Start-ups” chapter summarises          the Berlin Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Investitions-
     those subsidy programmes which are exclusively available to       bank Berlin and Berlin Partner GmbH. This strategy and TSB’s
     start-ups and usually during the first two to three years after   work are orientated towards developing selected technology
     establishment.                                                    fields (biotechnology, medical technology, energy technolo-
                                                                       gy, transport system technology as well as information and
     Numerous institutions in Berlin offer special consultancy and     communication technology) to form clusters of international
     advisory services for start-ups. These include, for example:      visibility. To this effect, initiatives were established in selected
     b Investitionsbank Berlin                                         technology fields.
     b Industrie- und Handelskammer zu Berlin
       (Chamber of Industry and Commerce)                              TSB Technologiestiftung Berlin Group
     b Handwerkskammer Berlin (Berlin Trade Board)                     Ludwig Erhard Haus
     b Berlin Partner GmbH                                             Fasanenstraße 85, 10623 Berlin
     b Berlin’s district authorities                                   Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 4 63 02-5 00
     b Berlin-Brandenburg business plan competition (BPW)              Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 4 63 02-4 44
     b KfW Mittelstandsbank                                            E-Mail:    tsb@technologiestiftung-berlin.de
                                                                       Internet: www.technologiestiftung-berlin.de
     An overview of the offers and contact details of these and
     other institutions can be found on pages 119 and following.       The TSB Group’s initiatives:
     Information about founder information centres can be found        Biotechnology
     on pages 128 and following. Programmes that specifically          BioTOP Berlin-Brandenburg centre
     address women are compiled on page 125. Further sources           Ludwig Erhard Haus
     of information can be found in the address section on pages       Fasanenstraße 85, 10623 Berlin
     144 and following. The banks listed there also offer con-         Dr Kai Bindseil
     sultancy services and support for start-ups. They also act as     Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 31 86 22-0
     the applicant’s banks with regard to programmes offered by        Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 31 86 22-22
     business promotion and subsidy institutes run by the federal      E-mail:    biotop@biotop.de
     and federal-state governments.                                    Internet: www.biotop.de

     All contact partners, events, seminars and additional infor-      Medical technology
     mation concerning the subject of starting up in business can      TSB Medici Zentrum für Medizintechnik Berlin
     also be found on the Internet portal of the Berlin founders’      Ludwig Erhard Haus
     network at: www.gruenden-in-berlin.de.                            Fasanenstraße 85, 10623 Berlin
                                                                       Dr Helmut Kunze
                                                                       Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 4 63 02-5 47
                                                                       Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 4 63 02-4 44
                                                                       E-mail:    kunze@tsbmedici.de
                                                                       Internet: www.tsbmedici.de
                                               Introduction Hints & Tips / Initial Points of Contact                     13




Transport technology                                   TSB Innovationsagentur Berlin GmbH
Forschungs- und Anwendungsverbund                      TSB Innovationsagentur Berlin GmbH offers companies the
Verkehrssystemtechnik (TSB FAV)                        following services:
Ludwig Erhard Haus                                     b Support of technology and know-how transfer for SMEs
Fasanenstraße 85, 10623 Berlin                         b Free advisory services for the introduction of Internet tech-
Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Leitert                                nology at SMEs, also with a view to Internet presences in
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 4 63 02-5 63                     foreign languages and eCommerce
Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 4 63 02-5 88                  b Co-operation consulting
E-mail:     info@fav.de                                b Consulting services related to the registration of industrial
Internet: www.fav.de                                     property rights

Further fields of activity of the TSB Group:           TSB Innovationsagentur Berlin GmbH
Energy technology                                      Ludwig Erhard Haus
TSB Innovationsagentur Berlin GmbH                     Fasanenstraße 85, 10623 Berlin
Ludwig Erhard Haus                                     Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 4 63 02-5 00
Fasanenstraße 85, 10623 Berlin                         Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 4 63 02-4 44
Mr Boris Safner                                        E-mail:    agentur@tsb-berlin.de
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 4 63 02-5 33                   Internet: www.tsb-berlin.de
Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 4 63 02-4 44
E-mail:     safner@tsb--berlin.de
Internet: www.tsb-berlin.de

Water research
TSB Technologiestiftung Berlin
Ludwig Erhard Haus
Fasanenstraße 85, 10623 Berlin
Dr Dieter Müller
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 4 63 02-5 55
Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 4 63 02-4 44
E-mail:    mueller@tsb-berlin.de
Internet: www.tsb-berlin.de




                                                                  (EU) European Union
                                                                  European Regional Development Fund
                                                                  Investment in your future
                                                          This offer is particularly suitable for business
                                                          start-ups and young companies.
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     Promoting women in Berlin

     This Subsidy Guide addresses entrepreneurs and founders.           Gender mainstreaming means sustainable and integrated
                                                                        efforts in order to overcome the inequalities that still exist
     It is in the interest of a stable and innovative business loca-    between men and women in all member states. The effects
     tion like Berlin to activate and exploit the vast development      on the respective situation of men and women must be
     potential provided by qualified and motivated women. In or-        identifiable and actively considered when preparing, imple-
     der to encourage women to become more actively involved in         menting, accompanying and evaluating general measures
     the business process, the Federal Land of Berlin has, within the   and activities of all kinds. This also includes the planning,
     scope of its business policy, dedicated itself to the subject of   implementation, accompanying and evaluation of direct
     self-employed women and women interested in starting up            measures and activities designed to promote equality and to
     in business. The aim is to provide special support for women       support women enabling them to participate and benefit as
     prepared to go into business, as well as to analyse and recon-     equals. On the whole, plans and programmes are to be desi-
     cile their approach with existing business subsidy measures.       gned in such a manner so as to contribute towards equality
     because female entrepreneurs and women starting up in              between men and women and to ensure that their effects are
     business are an important economic factor in our country.          recognisable both during and after implementation.

     The aspect of equal opportunities in business continues to be      Against this background, the Federal Land of Berlin is also cal-
     emphasized within the European framework. The provisions           led upon to consider aspects of equal opportunities for men
     in the general structure fund rules for the current subsidy        and women in all programmes co-financed by the European
     period from 2007 – 2013 contain obligations for equal op-          Union. If you are interested in specific subsidy programmes,
     portunities as set forth in the Amsterdam Treaty. Article 2 of     simply contact the respective partners referred to in this
     this treaty provides that “equality between men and women”         brochure.
     is a task of the Community and the member states, whilst
     article 3 sets forth that the “Community shall aim to elimi-       Consultancy services offered to female founders and entre-
     nate inequalities, and to promote equality, between men and        preneurs are listed on page 125. The centres for women star-
     women”. This is to be achieved through the so-called “Gender       ting up in business are listed on page 132, and the addresses
     Mainstreaming” strategy.                                           of information and consultancy offices specifically for women
                                                                        can be found on pages 150 and following.

                                                                        The “Berliner Unternehmerinnentag” for female entre-
                                                                        preneurs takes place every two years. “Berliner Unterneh-
                                                                        merinnentag” is a full-day information, further training and
                                                                        network event for female entrepreneurs and start-ups. The
                                                                        “Berliner Unterrnehmerinnenpreis” prize for female entre-
                                                                        preneurs is awarded during this event.

                                                                        For further information, please visit:
                                                                        www.berliner-unternehmerinnentag.de.
                                                                         Introduction The IBB introduces itself                       15




Support offers for companies during the economic crisis

The international economic and financial crisis has heavily        Handwerkskammer Berlin (Berlin Trade Board)
affected the boundary conditions for economic success. Es-         Blücherstraße 68, 10961 Berlin
pecially now, government support and subsidies can be an           Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 2 59 03-4 67, fax: -4 68
important help. There is plenty of assistance available from       E-mail:    betriebsberatung@hwk-berlin.de
the subsidy coffers of the federal land of Berlin. The federal     Internet: www.hwk-berlin.de
land and Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB) have joined forces in
order to adapt the terms and conditions of the individual          KfW Bankengruppe
programmes even better to the current situation. Within the        Palmengartenstraße 5-9, 60325 Frankfurt
scope of the federal government’s support package designed         Internet: www.kfw.de
to “protect jobs by strengthening growth”, another EUR 20bn
in loans has been earmarked in 2009 within the context             Information about measures to protect jobs in the company
of the financing programmes of KfW-Bankengruppe. This              Companies facing a temporary drop in orders are interested
means you should always first contact IBB’s customer advi-         in retaining their workforce. Short-time work helps to avoid
sory service where the forms of assistance most suitable for       layoffs in such a situation. The job centre (Agentur für Arbeit)
your particular situation will be compiled.                        pays part of the wage in the form of short-time benefits. The
                                                                   “Einsatz für Arbeit” (commitment to jobs) initiative is a joint
IBB’s Business Customer Centre                                     campaign undertaken by the Federal Ministry of Labour and
Hotline: +49 (0) 30 / 2125-4747                                    Social Affairs and Bundesagentur für Arbeit (job centre) that
Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 2125-4329                                  provides information as to who is eligible for short-time be-
E-mail:    kundenberatung.wirtschaft@ibb.de                        nefits, where these benefits have to be applied for, and what
Internet: www.ibb.de                                               must be taken into consideration.

Advice in a crisis                                                 Service – info telephone: 0 18 05 / 67 67 12
Small and medium-sized enterprises facing economic pro-            Monday to Friday, 8 am to 8 pm
blems despite positive prospects for the future can contact        Internet: www.einsatz-fuer-arbeit.de
the business consultants of the Chamber of Industry and
Commerce (IHK) and of the Trade Board (Handwerkskam-               Financing also for companies in economic difficulty
mer) in order to generally outline their economic situation        Companies in economic difficulty are also eligible for finan-
at a first meeting. First solution approaches are often already    cial assistance on condition that a promising concept is
identified during this first meeting. If a more in-depth analy-    available as to how the crisis can be overcome. IBB offers two
sis of the enterprise is required, a seasoned project supervisor   programmes to this effect within the scope of its product fa-
will soon visit the company within the “round table” project,      mily: the consolidation fund (page 58) and the liquidity fund
which is carried out together with KfW Mittelstandsbank in         (page 59).
order to analyse the actual economic situation. The project
supervisor then uses this analysis as a basis to develop a         Companies that have come into economic difficulty after 1
written action concept which can, for example, include the         July 2008 and whose business concepts continue to be viable
co-operation of all those involved in the “round table”. The       are now eligible for guarantees for investment and plant and
supervisory project support is financed by KfW Mittelstands-       equipment loans for up to 90% of the loan sum. Guarantees
bank. On completion of the “round table”, the company can          for investment and plant and equipment loans (page 40) and
then implement the written plan of action with the “turna-         a guarantee without a bank (BoB) (page 39).
round advice” instrument. To this effect, KfW Mittelstands-        KfW Mittelstandsbank offers the KfW special programme (p.
bank pays 50 percent of the eligible cost of external advice.      54) to finance future investments and plant and equipment.

For more information, please contact:
Industrie und Handelskammer zu Berlin                                The latest information on the support offers available in
(Chamber of Industry and Commerce)                                   the Federal Land of Berlin can be found on the homepage
IHK Service Center                                                   of the Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Technologie
Fasanenstraße 85, 10623 Berlin                                       und Frauen (Senate Department for Business, Technolo-
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 3 15 10 -0, fax: -1 66                       gy and Women) at: www.berlin.de/sen/wtf/.
E-mail:    service@berlin.ihk.de
Internet: www.ihk-berlin24.de
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     IBB’s aims and subsidy portfolio

     Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB) is the subsidy bank of the Fe-      Liquidity assistance
     deral Land of Berlin. The main objective of IBB is to support     We support Berlin-based companies suffering from liquidi-
     small and medium-sized enterprises and hence to promote           ty difficulties with products, such as the consolidation fund
     structural economic change in the capital city. Ideas creating    (page 58) and the liquidity fund (page 59). These are particu-
     and securing high-quality jobs are of particular importance       larly interesting for companies that have come into difficulty
     in this context. Berlin’s know-how and capital should be uti-     as a result of the current financial and economic crisis.
     lised to the full and ideally combined. Investitionsbank Berlin
     operates as a partner in this network of opportunities. Under     Institutions and initiatives
     just one roof, you will receive advice on subsidy programmes,     Within the scope of business promotion, we subsidise the
     assistance during the preparation of a feasible business plan,    work of various institutions. These include, for instance,
     coaching, workshops and seminars as well as subsidy offe-         b TCC Technology Coaching Center GmbH
     rings, including allowances, low-interest loans and invest-       b IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH
     ments.                                                            b Business Angels Club Berlin - Brandenburg e. V. (BACB)
                                                                       b Berlin-Brandenburg business plan competition
     Investitionsbank Berlin also supports companies in difficulty     b ipal Gesellschaft für Patentverwertung Berlin mbH
     as a result of the current economic crisis. The range of offers   b Deutsche Agentur für Aufsichtsräte
     is vast.
                                                                       These initiatives will be presented in more detail on the next
     Call us and make an appointment.                                  pages.

     Investitionsbank Berlin                                           InnovationsNews by IBB
     Kundenberatung Wirtschaftsförderung                               InnovationsNews brings transparency to Berlin’s high-tech
     (Business Customer Centre)                                        landscape. Keep up to date with the latest information in our
     Bundesallee 210, 10719 Berlin                                     free newsletter, simply go to: www.ibb.de.
     Hotline: +49 (0) 30 / 2125-4747
     Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 2125-4329
     E-mail:     kundenberatung.wirtschaft@ibb.de
     Internet: www.ibb.de

     Investment subsidies
     Investment projects particularly worthy of subsidy from an
     economic point of view are eligible for grants under the com-
     mon-task programme “Improvement of the regional econo-
     mic structure”.

     Technology subsidies
     We support advanced technologies in the city. These sub-
     sidies are available as grants, loans and investments. We
     provide existing small and medium-sized technology com-
     panies in Berlin with products, for instance, from the ProFIT
     programme.

     Start-up support
     Founders are the driving force behind renewal, growth and
     modern life in our city. They can benefit, for instance, from
     our “Berlin Start” programme.




                                                                                 (EU) European Union
                                                                                 European Regional Development Fund
                                                                                 Investment in your future
                                                                        Introduction The IBB introduces itself                       17




Institutions and initiatives

IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH                                  Up to EUR 1.5m is invested in the first round of financing. Wi-
Adequate equity levels, in particular, in the form of venture     thin the scope of further financing rounds, IBB Beteiligungs-
capital, have become one of the crucial factors for the suc-      gesellschaft can expand its commitment to up to EUR 3m per
cess of innovative companies. Since it was set up in 1997, IBB    company. Participation is subject to the general requirement
Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH has become one of the leading        that further partners, such as venture capital firms, industrial
sources of venture capital for innovative companies in Ber-       partners or business angels invest at least the same amount
lin. IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH and its VC funds have       in the company. IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft aims at selling
made more than EUR 650m available in the form of syndi-           its shareholdings in the medium term.
cated loans. They have invested around EUR 83of this sum as       Interested in partnership? Contact us:
lead, co-lead and co-investors.
                                                                  IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH
Two VC funds are currently in the investment phase: VC Fonds      Bundesallee 171, 10715 Berlin
Technologie Berlin (p. 81) with a volume of EUR 52m finances      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 2125-3201
technology companies from Berlin’s focal and key technology       Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 2125-3202
fields, in particular, companies from the “Information and        E-mail:     venture@ibb-bet.de
Communication Technologies”, “Life Science” and “Factory          Internet: www.ibb-bet.de
Automation” industries. With its VC Fonds Kreativwirtschaft
                                                                            (EU) European Union
Berlin (p. 65) with a fund volume of EUR 30 million, IBB Be-                European Regional Development Fund
teiligungsgesellschaft is, since 2008, the first investment                 Investment in your future
company in Germany to have a venture capital offer that is
specifically designed to meet the needs of companies in the
culture and media sectors. The VC funds are the result of a
joint initiative by Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB) and the Fede-
ral Land of Berlin. Via IBB’s participation, VC Fonds Technolo-
gie Berlin and VC Fonds Kreativwirtschaft Berlin are indirectly
financed to a certain degree by funds from the European Re-
gional Development Fund (ERDF). Both VC funds will be in the
investment phase until 2013.

The VC funds invest in companies with a plausible business
concept, entrepreneurial mindset, technological and/or cre-
ative unique selling propositions, high growth and value
increase potential as well as a good medium-term exit per-
spective.

The support concept of IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft includes
active consultancy and support for its portfolio companies
through its seasoned investment managers who support the
companies in all operative and strategic matters.
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     Business Angels Club Berlin - Brandenburg e. V.                   Deutsche Agentur für Aufsichtsräte
     Business Angels Club Berlin-Brandenburg e. V. brings young        Founded as a public-private partnership between public
     companies from the Berlin-Brandenburg region together             banks and private business, Deutsche Agentur für Aufsichts-
     with its around 60 seasoned business angels who help them         räte establishes contact to professional advisory and su-
     to establish and secure a sound entrepreneurial basis. Busi-      pervisory board members for enterprises of any legal form.
     ness angels are independent and financially strong specia-        Furthermore, this agency also offers details of training and
     lists in different technology fields, product groups and indus-   coaching for “old” and “new” supervisory boards and their
     tries. They work on a honorary basis.                             tasks, duties and rights.

     They support innovative companies which have a business           In supervisory board practice in Germany, there is all too often
     project which promises strong growth, a sound business plan       a discrepancy between claim and reality. The make-up of the
     and a performant team.                                            control body is not given the required importance. Particular-
                                                                       ly in medium-sized enterprises, supervisory boards and advi-
     The members of the association contribute venture capital         sory boards are often made up of friends and acquaintances
     and thereby participate in the success of promising compa-        of management. Competence and qualification often have
     nies during the establishment and expansion phase. They           only an insignificant role to play. The result: a committee that
     invest either directly or as co-investors together with BBAF      performs its tasks only poorly, and thus a wasted opportuni-
     Business Angels Fondsgesellschaft mbH which was establis-         ty to secure the company and its existence on a long-term
     hed by members of the association, or together with venture       basis.
     capital firms and the high-tech founder fund. Investees recei-
     ve not just capital, but also the know-how of their investors     What are needed are “sparring partners” for management
     and their entrepreneurial expertise as well as their interna-     who are competent and independent and willing to take part
     tional contacts and relations. The association’s business an-     in strategic dialogue. The agency established contact to these
     gels primarily invest in firms in the fields of biotechnology,    professionals. The aim is to gather the best minds around one
     microelectronics, sensor technology, IT and communication         table in order to secure the existence, competitive strength
     technologies as well as software.                                 and future of businesses.

     Furthermore, the club has formed working groups which can         Founders also need competent support, because they must
     offer assistance in critical situations and for successor sche-   decide about everything: marketing strategy, personnel mat-
     mes. Relevant information from the business plan is required      ters, financial plans, supplier relationships, bank partners,
     at the time of contacting the club.                               book-keeping and accounting, new products. They usually
                                                                       have very little assistance here and stand alone with their
     Following examination of the documents, Business Angels           ideas and decisions. This is where Deutsche Agentur für Auf-
     with an interest contact applicants in person in order to dis-    sichtsräte can help: It establishes contact to experienced en-
     cuss the next step and the concrete possibilities for support.    trepreneurs who then accompany the start-up phase.
     Matchings held on a monthly basis are a central element of
     the Club’s work. During these events, representatives of se-      Deutsche Agentur für Aufsichtsräte
     lected companies are given the opportunity to present their       Friedrichstr. 140
     project in person to a large circle of Business Angels. Subse-    10117 Berlin
     quently, a project group comprising several Business Angels       Dr Axel Smend
     will support your company and, if applicable, prepare and         Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 52 13 32 15 00
     implement financial investment.                                   Fax:         +49 (0) 30 / 52 13 32 15 01
                                                                       E-mail:      info@aufsichtsrats-agentur.de
     Business Angels Club Berlin-Brandenburg e. V.                     Internet: www.aufsichtsrats-agentur.de
     Bundesallee 171, 10715 Berlin
     Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 2125-4884
     Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 2125-4883
     E-mail:    info@bacb.de
     Internet: www.businessangels-berlinbrandenburg.de




        This offer is particularly suitable for business
        start-ups and young companies.
                                                                        Introduction The IBB introduces itself                     19




Businessplan-Wettbewerb Berlin - Brandenburg /
Berlin - Brandenburg business plan competition

Aim                                                               How?
The Berlin-Brandenburg business plan competition (BPW)            The competition is organized in three stages as follows. The
is designed to initiate business start-ups in Berlin and Bran-    requirements concerning the contents and scope of the busi-
denburg. The practically oriented support programme is free       ness plan increase from stage to stage until the participants
of charge and is designed to help participants develop their      have developed a fully-fledged concept at the end of the third
business ideas to form a tenable business concept and at the      stage.
same time to set up networks. Prizes are awarded to the best      b The first stage focuses on the description of the product or
business plans.                                                     service idea with special emphasis on the specific customer
                                                                    benefits on the one hand as well as the presentation of the
Who?                                                                founder team on the other.
b The BPW competition is designed for anybody with a good         b Based on this, the second stage covers a qualified market
  idea and planning to implement this in Berlin or Branden-         analysis and the resultant, concrete marketing measures.
  burg. The industry in which the business idea is rooted is of   b The third, and last, stage focuses on finance planning and
  no importance. Be it a technology-orientated (BPWtechno-          is rounded off by elaborations on the subjects of “company”
  logy) product or service idea or an idea related to another       and “company organization”.
  area (BPWservice) – we have experts for every industry.
b Concepts for successor company schemes can also compete.        When?
  For detailed participation information and requirements         It is possible to compete at any level of the competition.
  concerning contributions by participants, please refer to       b Start: November of each year
  the BPW manual or the Internet.                                 b End: June of the following year
                                                                  The competition manual and the latest information about
What?                                                             events can be found at: www.b-p-w.de.
b Seminars: Seminars offer participants the opportunity to
  develop and improve fundamental commercial and econo-           Where?
  mic knowledge related to all subjects relevant for establish-   Berlin-Brandenburg business plan competition
  ment.                                                           Competition office at Investitionsbank Berlin
b Coaching: Seasoned experts offer their services in order to     Bundesallee 210 (entrance in Regensburger Straße), 10719
  provide professional assistance when it comes to technical      Berlin
  details.                                                        Hotline: +49 (0) 30 / 2125-2121
b Feedback: Investors, entrepreneurs and consultants confi-       Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 2125-2120
  dentially check the business plans submitted and provide        E-mail:    info@b-p-w.de
  advice for optimising the business concept in each case.        Internet: www.b-p-w.de
b Contacts: The business plan competition network offers an
  opportunity to establish contacts with prospective inves-
  tors, founder partners as well as customers. Participants
  meet like-minded people and have the opportunity to
  round off their founder teams.
b Prizes: A total prize sum of EUR 63,000 is available to a to-
  tal of 26 business plans within the scope of the three-stage
  competition. Participation in the competition, including all
  the services offered, is free.




                                                                             (EU) European Union
                                                                             European Regional Development Fund
                                                                             Investment in your future
                                                                     This offer is particularly suitable for business start-
                                                                     ups and young companies.
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     TCC Technologie Coaching Center GmbH                              Thanks to an expansive network, the coaches of TCC GmbH
     TCC Technologie-Coaching-Center GmbH with its Technologie         provide access to potential business partners, new markets
     Coaching Center (TCC, refer to page 117) and Kreativ Coaching     and investors. When it comes to identifying capital sources,
     Center (KCC, refer to page 120) projects offers subsidised eco-   they perfectly prepare start-ups and businesses for the re-
     nomic and commercial coaching for established companies           quirements of investors and create the basis for using subsi-
     as well as start-ups.                                             dy products (such as ProFIT) and participation schemes (such
                                                                       as VC funds).
     TCC GmbH offers its customers selected, independent
     coaches for sponsored consultancy services who contribute         The services are rounded off by a comprehensive seminar
     their technical, industry and management competence from          and workshop programme.
     the technology industry and/or the creative sector in order to
     close know-how gaps and act as hands-on-orientated spar-          TCC Technologie-Coaching-Center GmbH is a wholly owned
     ring partners.                                                    subsidiary of Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB) and is sponsored
                                                                       by the EU (ERDF) and the Federal Land of Berlin.
     The “self-aid” programme is available both during the idea
     and start-up phase as well as during subsequent growth or         TCC Technology Coaching Center GmbH
     reorganisation phases as a measure to ensure sustainable          Bundesallee 210, 10719 Berlin
     stability and growth.                                             Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 46 78 28-0
                                                                       Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 46 78 28-23
     Central coaching goals include completion or optimisation of      E-mail:    info@tcc-berlin.de
     a business plan, clarification of financing matters or support    Internet: www.tcc-berlin.de
     with regard to marketing, sales and controlling. Furthermore,
     coaching aims to improve management competence, revise
     business models and identify fields of core competence.




                                                                                  (EU) European Union
                                                                                  European Regional Development Fund
                                                                                  Investment in your future
                                                                          This offer is particularly suitable for business start-
                                                                          ups and young companies.
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Tables

The following tables provide an overview of the subsidy, fi-                                                                                                                                                 Are you interested in support and subsidy offerings for your
nancing and consultancy offers which are presented in the                                                                                                                                                    existing business? Offers which are suitable for you are mar-
following chapters of this Subsidy Guide:                                                                                                                                                                    ked by red dots in the sixth column. Programmes which are
b Start-ups                                                                                                                                                                                                  available solely to so-called small and medium-sized enter-
b Investment and working capital                                                                                                                                                                             prises (SMEs) as defined by the EU (p. 143) are marked in the
b Technology, research and development                                                                                                                                                                       seventh column. Offers marked by a red dot in the fourth co-
b Subsidies within the scope of labour-market policy                                                                                                                                                         lumn are not subject to any restrictions.
b Consultancy and in-house training
                                                                                                                                                                                                             The tables compile the key points of the programmes. The
First decide to which target group you belong. Are you about                                                                                                                                                 page number in the first column (from the left) guides you to
to start up in business? Suitable subsidies for you are mar-                                                                                                                                                 detailed information on the programme page. Please always
ked with the letter       in the table of contents and on the                                                                                                                                                refer to the detailed information on the programme pages in
programme pages. This letter is also used in the fifth column                                                                                                                                                order to find out whether an offering fits the conditions for
(from the left) of the overview tables. As an initial orientation                                                                                                                                            your particular enterprise.
aid, these programmes are compiled in the “Business start-
ups” table. Please note that certain programmes are only                                                                                                                                                     For the “Subsidy Programmes” chapter: No overview table
available prior to establishment whilst other programmes                                                                                                                                                     exists for commercial property and space, founder and inno-
can also be applied for by small, young companies during the                                                                                                                                                 vation centres”. You can find the programmes on pages 128 to
establishment phase, i.e. during the first two to three years                                                                                                                                                136. The centres for women starting up in business are com-
of existence. Furthermore, several programmes are open to                                                                                                                                                    piled on page 132. In just the same manner as for the subsidy
both existing companies and business start-ups, so that the                                                                                                                                                  programmes, the names of contact partners, contact data and
letter    can also be found in other tables.                                                                                                                                                                 Internet addresses are provided for more detailed queries.



Existenzgründungen / Business start-ups

Page                  Programme              EU                                                         Who                                          For what                                              What                                             How much?                              Cond.
                                            financed / co-financed

                                                                     Everything without restriction
                                                                                                      Founders
                                                                                                                 Existing businesses
                                                                                                                                       SMEs only




                                                                                                                                                                                      Wage costs
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Loans




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Guarantee




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Can be combined
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    De-minimis
                                                                                                                                                   Investment
                                                                                                                                                                Operating equipment




                                                                                                                                                                                                           Grant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Investment




       Berlin Start                                                                                                                                                                                                                         EUR 5,000 to EUR 100,000

       Coaching during the pre-establish-                                                                                                                                                                                                   Up to 40 hours before establishment, up to 24
       ment phase (start chance)                                                                                                                                                                                                            hours during the initial phase after establishment;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            founder’s own contribution of 5%

       Founder allowance                                                                                                                                                                                                                    at least equal to the unemployment benefits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I received last

       KfW-StartGeld (Start Money)                                                                                                                                                                                                          up to 100% of the total external capital require-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ment, max. of EUR 50,000

       Wage subsidies for new employees                                                                                                                                                                                                     Subsidies are available for a maximum of two
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            jobs; maximum subsidy of EUR 7,500 for the wage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            costs per employee for one year

       Start-up bonus for master                                                                                                                                                                                                            Basic subsidy: EUR 7,000,
       craftsmen and women                                                                                                                                                                                                                  job creation bonus: EUR 5,000

       Entrepreneurial capital:                                                                                                                                                                                                             EUR 500,000 max. per projects
       ERP capital for start-ups




                                                                                                                                                                                                     Important technical terms are explained in the glossary (refer to pages 142 /143).
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     Investitionen und Betriebsmittel / Investment and working capital

     Page                    Programme                                                                           Who                                         For what                                                What                                          How much                                    Cond.




                                                     financed / co-financed
                                                                              Everything without restriction
                                                                                                               Founders
                                                                                                                          Existing businesses
                                                                                                                                                SMEs only




                                                                                                                                                                                               Wage costs
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Loans




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Guarantee




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Can be combined

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               De-minimis
                                                                                                                                                            Investment
                                                                                                                                                                         Operating equipment




                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Grant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Investment
            Berlin capital                                                                                                                                                                                                                           EUR 500,000 to EUR 2.5m

            Berlin loan                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Up to EUR 10m

            Investment by MBG                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Typically up to EUR 1m

            Guarantees without a bank (BoB)                                                                                                                                                                                                          80% max.; 90% max. possible until 31 Dec. 2010

            Guarantees for investment                                                                                                                                                                                                                80% max.; 90% max. possible until 31 Dec. 2010
            and working-capital loans

            ERP investment programme                                                                                                                                                                                                                 EUR 1m max. or 85% of the capital invested; up to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     EUR 2.5m in exceptional cases

            ERP regional development programme                                                                                                                                                                                                       EUR 3m max. per project

            ERP environment and energy                                                                                                                                                                                                               Project-dependent
            efficiency programme

            Film production; film subsidies                                                                                                                                                                                                          Project-dependent
            and location marketing

            Intermediate financing of film                                                                                                                                                                                                           Project-dependent, minimum sum typically
            productions                                                                                                                                                                                                                              EUR 100,000 (guaranteed credits and loans)

            GRW common task                                                                                                                                                                                                                          C subsidy regions: 35% small, 25% medium-sized and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     15% other enterprises; D subsidy regions: 20 % small,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     10 % medium-sized and 7.5 % other enterprises
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (EUR 200,000 max. in 3 years)

            Guarantees for employee investment                                                                                                                                                                                                       Maximum guarantee sum of EUR 1m

            IBB growth programme                                                                                                                                                                                                                     at least EUR 500,000, EUR 15m max.

            Investment allowances                                                                                                                                                                                                                    12.5% - 25% max.

            KfW/ERP export financing programme                                                                                                                                                                                                       Maximum of EUR 85m

            KfW progr. “renewable energies”                                                                                                                                                                                                          Typical maximum sum of EUR 10m per project

            KfW profit participation rights progr.                                                                                                                                                                                                   EUR 5m max. per company

            KfW venture capital programme                                                                                                                                                                                                            Maximum of EUR 5m

            KfW special programme                                                                                                                                                                                                                    EUR 50m max. per project; EUR 300m max. per
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     group / group of companies

            SME fund                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Maximum amount of EUR 10m together with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     applicant’s bank; EUR 250,000 max. for companies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     starting up in business

            SME funds – micro-loans of up to EUR                                                                                                                                                                                                     EUR 25,000 by simplified procedures and without
            25,000                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the applicant’s bank

            Consolidation fund                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Typically up to a maximum of EUR 1,022,000

            Liquidity fund                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Typically up to EUR 1m max.

            NeMat                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    75% in phase I (3 months max.), 50% in phase II
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (21 months max.), 35% in phase III (12 months max.)

            Opening up new markets                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Individual projects: 50% max.; maximum sum of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     EUR 70,000 / joint projects: up to 100%, maximum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     amount of EUR 150,000

            Networking in central and                                                                                                                                                                                                                Depending on applicant and project
            eastern Europe
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Investitionen und Betriebsmittel – Fortsetzung / Investment and working capital – continued

Page                 Programme                                                                               Who                                         For what                                                What                                          How much                                      Cond.




                                                 financed / co-financed
                                                                          Everything without restriction
                                                                                                           Founders
                                                                                                                      Existing businesses
                                                                                                                                            SMEs only




                                                                                                                                                                                           Wage costs
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Loans




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Guarantee




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Can be combined
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               De-minimis
                                                                                                                                                        Investment
                                                                                                                                                                     Operating equipment




                                                                                                                                                                                                                Grant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Investment
       Entrepreneurial capital: Capital for                                                                                                                                                                                                      EUR 4m max. per project
       employment and investment

       KfW corporate loan                                                                                                                                                                                                                        EUR 10m max. per project

       VC Fonds Kreativwirtschaft Berlin                                                                                                                                                                                                         Up to EUR 3m as a minority shareholding in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 company’s equity / capital stock

       Co-operation with EU neighbour states                                                                                                                                                                                                     30% to 100% of the costs eligible for subsidy




Technologie, Forschung und Entwicklung / Technology, research and development

Page                 Programme                                                                                Who                                        For what                                               What                                           How much                                      Cond.
                                                 financed / co-financed
                                                                          Everything without restriction
                                                                                                           Founders
                                                                                                                      Existing businesses
                                                                                                                                            SMEs only




                                                                                                                                                                                           Wage costs
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Loans




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Guarantee




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Can be combined
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               De-minimis
                                                                                                                                                        Investment
                                                                                                                                                                     Operating equipment




                                                                                                                                                                                                                Grant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Investment




       7th general research programme                                                                                                                                                                                                            depending on the specific project: 50% to 100% of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the costs eligible for subsidy

       Eco innovation                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Up to 50% of the project costs eligible for subsidies

       ERP innovation programme                                                                                                                                                                                                                  EUR 5m max. per project

       ERP start fund                                                                                                                                                                                                                            EUR 3m max., EUR 1.5m max. in the 1st round of financing

       High-tech founder fund                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Up to EUR 500,000

       Support progr. for the EU’s ICT policy                                                                                                                                                                                                    Up to 50% of the project costs eligible for subsidies

       INNO-KOM-Ost                                                                                                                                                                                                                              for non-profit, external industrial research institutions

       Intelligent Energy – Europe II (IEE-II)                                                                                                                                                                                                   50% to 75% of the costs eligible for grant

       ProFIT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Subsidy:EUR 400,000 max.;loans/ investment:EUR 3m max.

       Innovation assistant programme                                                                                                                                                                                                            Personnel-cost grant of up to EUR 18,4500 max.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 for 12 months; up to 2 jobs can be subsidised at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 same time

       SIGNO patent campaign for SMEs                                                                                                                                                                                                            EUR 8,000 max.

       Transfer bonus                                                                                                                                                                                                                            First-time variant with a subsidy rate of up to 100% -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 EUR 1,500 max.; standard: up to 70%, EUR 7,500 max.

       VC Fonds Technologie Berlin                                                                                                                                                                                                               Up to EUR 3m as open minority shareholdings in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 company’s equity / capital stock

       Knowledge and technology transfer                                                                                                                                                                                                         Complimentary service

       Zentrales Innovationsprogramm                                                                                                                                                                                                             depending on applicant and project; 45% of the pro-
       Mittelstand (ZIM) (Central innova-                                                                                                                                                                                                        ject cost eligible for subsidy; these costs are limited
       tion programme for medium-sized                                                                                                                                                                                                           to EUR 350,000 max.
       enterprises)

       Berlin future fund                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Project-dependent; costs for R&D only
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     Arbeitsmarktpolitische Förderung / Subsidies within the scope of labour-market policy

     Page                 Programme                                                                                Who                                         For what                                               What                                          How much                                   Cond.




                                                      financed / co-financed
                                                                               Everything without restriction
                                                                                                                Founders
                                                                                                                           Existing businesses
                                                                                                                                                 SMEs only




                                                                                                                                                                                                Wage costs
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Loans




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Guarantee




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Can be combined

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               De-minimis
                                                                                                                                                             Investment
                                                                                                                                                                          Operating equipment




                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Grant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Investment
            Career development act/ master                                                                                                                                                                                                            Measure / maintenance sum depending on the
            craftsmen grant                                                                                                                                                                                                                           applicant’s living circumstances

            Jobs and training places for the                                                                                                                                                                                                          Maximum of EUR 25,000 as allowance, maximum
            severely handicapped                                                                                                                                                                                                                      of EUR 10,000 as loan

            Training allowance                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Integrated group training EUR 7,500 max., disad-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      vantaged youths: EUR 14,000 max., women: EUR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      7,500 max., trainees from insolvent/closed-down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      companies: EUR 5,000 max.

            Vocational training for people                                                                                                                                                                                                            up to 100%, including a flat-rate share in the total
            without qualifications                                                                                                                                                                                                                    social security contributions

            Integration voucher for older                                                                                                                                                                                                             Minimum of 30% and maximum of 50% of the pay
            people (EGG)                                                                                                                                                                                                                              eligible for subsidy for a term of 12 months

            Integration allowance for older                                                                                                                                                                                                           at least 30% of the eligible income for at least 12
            employees pursuant to section 421 f                                                                                                                                                                                                       months
            (§ 421 f)

            Integration allowance for younger                                                                                                                                                                                                         maximum of 50% of the relevant wage, 12 months
            employees pursuant to section 421 p                                                                                                                                                                                                       max.
            (§ 421 p)

            Integration allowance pursuant to                                                                                                                                                                                                         Depending in the particular case, maximum of 50%
            Sections 217 and following of the                                                                                                                                                                                                         of the pay
            German Social Security Code,
            Volume Three (SGB III)

            Entrance qualification according                                                                                                                                                                                                          up toEUR 212 on the wage, plus a flat-rate share in
            to section 235b of Volume III of the                                                                                                                                                                                                      the total social security contributions
            German Social Security Code
            (§ 235 b SGB III)

            Training costs for vocational                                                                                                                                                                                                             up to 100% of personnel and material costs, inclu-
            training programmes                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ding costs for auditors

            Qualification for younger employees                                                                                                                                                                                                       50% of the relevant wage
            pursuant to section 421 O of Volume III
            of the German Social Security Code
            (§ 421 O SGB III)

            Job rather than Dole                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Depending on the particular case, maximum of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      50% of the gross pay paid by the employer

            WeGebAU                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Grant to further training costs and pro rata in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      relation to the wage

            Target group promotion for SMEs                                                                                                                                                                                                           Maximum of EUR 7,500 per person per year
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Beratung und betriebliche Weiterbildung / Consultancy and in-house-training

Page                 Programme                                                                             Who                                         For what                                               What                                          How much                                      Cond.




                                              financed / co-financed
                                                                       Everything without restriction
                                                                                                        Founders
                                                                                                                   Existing businesses
                                                                                                                                         SMEs only




                                                                                                                                                                                        Wage costs
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Loans




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Guarantee




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Can be combined

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          De-minimis
                                                                                                                                                     Investment
                                                                                                                                                                  Operating equipment




                                                                                                                                                                                                             Grant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Investment
       Consultancy allowance                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Maximum of EUR 1,500 per individual measure;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              maximum aggregate amount of EUR 6,000 during
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the term of validity

       Internal adjustment qualification                                                                                                                                                                                                      Project-dependent

       Electronic business / eBusiness                                                                                                                                                                                                        Free first-time consulting, information material and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              events

       Energy efficiency consulting                                                                                                                                                                                                           Initial consulting: EUR 640 max.; detail consulting:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              EUR 4,800 max.

       Common task “improvement of                                                                                                                                                                                                            Depending on the specific project
       regional economic structure” /
       training for SMEs

       Founder coaching Germany                                                                                                                                                                                                               50% of the relevant daily rate of EUR 800 max. in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the west German federal states, 75% in the east
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              German federal states; up to 90% for previously
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              unemployed founders

       Innovation management                                                                                                                                                                                                                  55% max.; EUR 400 max. for initial consultancy services

       Kreativ Coaching Center                                                                                                                                                                                                                demand-depending

       Potential development advice                                                                                                                                                                                                           EUR 10,0000 max.

       Training subsidies for workshops and                                                                                                                                                                                                   EUR 1,2oo max.
       events

       SIGNO information for inventors                                                                                                                                                                                                        First-time information meeting at no cost for up to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              four hours

       TCC Technology Coaching Center                                                                                                                                                                                                         demand-depending

       VerMat                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 67% or 50%, respectively, for potential analysis, 33%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              for more in-depth consultancy, EUR 100,000 max.
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                      The Subsidy Programmes




                                              Business start-ups
                                                  Pages 27 to 34


                          Investment and working capital
                                          Pages 35 to 66


               Technology, research and development
                                       Pages 67 to 84


Subsidies within the scope of labour-market policy
                                   Pages 85 to 102


                      Consultancy and in-house training
                                        Pages 103 to 126


                         Commercial property and space,
                          founder and innovation centres
                                        Pages 127 to 136




 Important technical terms are explained in the glossary (refer to pages 142 /143).
28




     Berlin Start

     Aim                                                                b 100 % payout.
     Founders and young companies in need of up to EUR 100,000          b Nominal and effective interest rates are fixed by IBB and
     are supported when setting up their business activities.             shown in IBB’s terms and conditions which are available at
                                                                          www.ibb.de/berlinstart.
     Who?                                                               b At the time of application, a handling fee for the guarantee
     b Founders in the commercial sector (production industry,            of currently 1.5% of the loan applied for - at least EUR 250 -
       crafts, trade and other services) as well as freelance profes-     is charged. The guarantee commission currently totals 1.0%
       sionals who have the required technical and commercial             p.a. of the loan sum. The guarantee fees must be paid to
       qualifications for the entrepreneurial activity;                   BBB.
     b commercial businesses as well as free-lance professionals        b A monthly availability commission of 0.25% is charged for
       who have been in business for no more than three years pri-        sums not called after 1 month and 2 banking days after the
       or to submitting the application. Applicants must be small         commitment date.
       and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as defined by the EU         b In addition to the guarantee issued by BBB (up to 80% or up
       Commission. The place of investment must be in Berlin.             to 9,%, respectively, for companies in difficulty – financial
                                                                          crisis – limited until 31 December 2010) customary collateral
     What?                                                                is expected in as far as possible.
     b Low-interest loans are granted in conjunction with a gua-        b Non-scheduled redemption is subject to a prepayment pe-
       rantee of up to 80 percent (or up to 90%, respectively, for        nalty.
       companies in difficulty – financial crisis – limited until 31
       December 2010) by BBB Bürgschaftsbank zu Berlin-Bran-            How?
       denburg GmbH (BBB) in the following cases:                       Applications – including applications for a BBB guarantee
        • a new company is established,                                 – must be submitted via the applicant’s bank. The documents
        • an existing company is taken over,                            can be downloaded from the IBB website at:
        • projects are carried out up to three years after estab-       www.ibb.de/berlinstart.
          lishment (consolidation) via the applicant’s bank.
     b Financing is available for the following:                        This programme is subject to de-minimis rules (refer to page
        • investment costs,                                             142).
        • costs of initial inventories,
        • take-over price,                                              Where?
        • operating equipment.                                          Applicant’s bank
     b The maximum financing share totals 100%.
     b The minimum loan sum totals EUR 5,000, the maximum               Consultancy services are also available from
       sum EUR 100,000.                                                 Investitionsbank Berlin
     b The term totals between 6 and 10 years with up to 2 red-         Kundenberatung Wirtschaftsförderung
       emption-free initial years, fixed interest over the entire       (Business Customer Centre)
       term. After the expiration of the redemption-free years,         Bundesallee 210, 10719 Berlin
       redemption takes place at equal instalments payable four         Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 2125-4747
       times a year.                                                    Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 2125-4329
                                                                        E-mail:     kundenberatung.wirtschaft@ibb.de
                                                                        Internet: www.ibb.de
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Coaching in der Vorgründungsphase /
Coaching during the pre-establishment phase (START: Chance)

Aim                                                             How?
To advise and support prospective founders during the pre-      b Support is available for up to 40 coaching hours before es-
establishment phase and thereafter up until six months after      tablishment and up to 25 coaching hours during the initial
establishment.                                                    phase after establishment.
                                                                b The subsidised hourly rate totals EUR 56.25 net, i.e. without
Who?                                                              VAT.
b Individuals having their place of residence in Berlin and     b The founders themselves must bear 5% of the costs.
  planning to start up a business either on a full-time basis
  or in addition to employment.                                 Where?
b Prior to attending coaching measures, interested partici-     zukunft im zentrum GmbH
  pants are obliged to take part in an assessment process or-   Team Coaching
  ganised by the programme sponsor in order to determine        Rungestraße 19, 10179 Berlin
  the demand for coaching.                                      Telephone: (++49 30) 27 87 33 - 0
                                                                Fax:       (++49 30) 27 87 33 - 36
                                                                E-mail:    coaching@ziz-berlin.de
What?                                                           Internet: www.ziz-berlin.de
Coaching with the aim of developing and implementing es-
tablishment concepts and of accompanying founders during
the initial phase, for example, with regard to product deve-
lopment, identification of customer groups, development of
marketing and price strategies, parallel competence develop-
ment.




                                                                            (EU) European Union
                                                                            European Social Fund
                                                                            Investment in your future
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     Gründungszuschuss / Founder allowance

     Founder allowance to promote self-employment pur-                 Note: Prior to starting up in business, applicants may be
     suant to section 57 of Volume III of the German Social            required to attend a programme designed to verify their eli-
     Security Code (§ 57 SGB III)                                      gibility or to prepare them for starting up in business. This
                                                                       may be subject to a prior advisory meeting at the job centre
     Aim                                                               [Agentur für Arbeit].
     Applicants commencing self-employment in order to ter-
     minate unemployment are entitled to a founder allowance           How?
     during the start-up phase in order to secure their subsistence    b Applications must be submitted prior to commencing self-
     and social welfare.                                                 employment or before the seminar or programme begins.
                                                                       b As a precondition for granting a founder allowance, a state-
     Who?                                                                ment by a competent body confirming the feasibility of the
     b Employees commencing self-employment as their principal           start-up must be submitted. For more detailed information,
       professional activity                                             applicants can contact IHK, HWK, professional associations
     b Employees who until the time of commencing self-em-               and chambers, as well as banks.
       ployed activities can claim allowance payments pursuant         b Proof of commencement of self-employment must be fur-
       Volume III of the German Social Security Code (SGB III) or        nished, for example, by submitting a business registration
       who worked in a position which was subsidised under a job         document for trading companies, or by submitting confir-
       creation programme within the scope of Volume III of the          mation of registration with the tax office for freelance pro-
       German Social Security Code.                                      fessionals.
     b When commencing self-employed activities, the applicant         b If all the conditions for subsidy in the form of a founder al-
       must have acquired a minimum entitlement for unemploy-            lowance are fulfilled, applicants are by law entitled to these
       ment benefits I for a period of 90 days.                          benefits.
     b This founder allowance programme is not available to reci-
       pients of unemployment benefits II.                             Where?
     b Repeated subsidies are not available if less than 24 months     Applications must be submitted to the job centre [Agentur
       have expired since the termination of a previous subsidy        für Arbeit] in the district where the applicant is registered.
       programme for self-employed activities.                         Further information is available from Berlin-based job cen-
                                                                       tres (refer to page 144) and on the Internet at
     What?                                                             www. arbeitsagentur.de.
     b The founder allowance is paid as a mandatory benefit for
       a period of nine months in as far as the preconditions are
       fulfilled. An extension by another six months is examined
       on request in which case applicants have no legal claims to
       benefits; applicants must be in need of such benefits and
       furnish proof of such need.
     b Founder allowances are paid for a period of nine months to
       the amount of the unemployment benefits last paid to the
       employee, plus EUR 300 per month.
     b Founder allowance of EUR 300 per month can be paid for
       another six months if the applicant submits suitable docu-
       ments as proof of his or her business activity.
     b Following the expiration of suspension conditions pursu-
       ant to sections 142 to 144 of Volume III of the German Social
       Security Code ( §§ 142–144 SGB III) (for example, severance
       pay), founder allowances pursuant to section 58 of Volume
       III of the German Social Security Code must be paid for a
       period of nine months if the other conditions are fulfilled.
     b If self-employed activities commence during a suspension
       period, the founder allowance is not paid until such period
       has expired.



                                                                       Further subsidy offers which are also suitable for founders
                                                                       are marked by the letter G in the following chapters.
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KfW-StartGeld / KfW Start Money

Aim                                                                 How?
b To finance all forms of start-ups, i.e. establishment or takeo-   b Applications must be submitted prior to commencing the
  ver of a business as well as acquisition of a share                 project.
b Secondary occupation designed to become a full-time oc-           b A second application can be submitted as long as the loan
  cupation in the medium term                                         sum of EUR 50,000 is not exhausted.
b Consolidation measures within three years after commen-           b Premature repayment of the loan as a whole or in part is
  cing business                                                       possible at no additional cost.
                                                                    b Combination with other KfW or ERP programmes is not
Who?                                                                  possible.
b Start-ups, small commercial enterprises (as defined by the
  EU), freelance professionals                                      Where?
                                                                    Please submit your application via your bank to KfW.
What?
b Up to 100 % of the total external capital requirement, max.       KfW Group
  of EUR 50,000                                                     Palmengartenstraße 5-9, 60325 Frankfurt
b KfW does not impose any specific guarantee/collateral re-         Internet: www.kfw.de
  quirements
b 80% liability exemption for the applicant’s bank




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                                                                    are marked by the letter G in the following chapters.
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     Lohnkostenzuschüsse für Einstellungen in neu gegründeten Betrieben /
     Labour cost subsidies for employees hired by newly established businesses

     Aim                                                            Where?
     b To create additional permanent jobs in small and medium-     Application forms and addresses for the different districts of
       sized enterprises.                                           Berlin:
     b To integrate employees from job creation measures, from
       measures pursuant to section 16 d of Volume II of the Ger-   For Marzahn-Hellersdorf, Lichtenberg, Treptow-Köpenick and
       man Social Security Code (§ 16 d SGB II), other unemployed   Neukölln:
       people who have been registered as unemployed for at         Comovis GbR
       least 3 months, and former trainees who, following comple-   Regionalbüro Oranienburger Straße
       tion of training, are not employed further by the company    Oranienburger Straße 65,10117 Berlin
       where they were trained.                                     Ms Ursula Otto
                                                                    Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 2 84 09-3 04
     Who?                                                           Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 2 84 09-3 10
     Berlin-based, legally independent small and medium-sized       E-mail:    info-g@comovis.de
     enterprises which have not been on the market for more than
     2 years and which do not employ more than 10 people.           For Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Spandau, Steglitz-Zehlen-
                                                                    dorf, Tempelhof-Schöneberg:
     What?                                                          comovis GbR
     b Granting of a maximum subsidy of EUR 7,500 for the gross     Regionalbüro Hildegardstraße
       wage costs per employee per year.                            Hildegardstraße 28,10715 Berlin
     b Support/subsidies are available for 2 people.                Mr Andreas Klose
                                                                    Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 69 00 85-0
     How?                                                           Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 69 00 85-85
     b Formal application.                                          E-mail:    info-s@comovis.de
     b To be commenced at the applicant’s own risk as soon as the
       application is submitted.                                    For Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Mitte, Pankow, Reinickendorf
     b Maximum subsidy term: one year.                              Comovis GbR
                                                                    Regionalbüro Rungestraße
     The programme is subject to de-minimis rules (page 142).       Rungestraße 19,10179 Berlin
                                                                    Ms Antje Klages
                                                                    Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 27 87 33-0
                                                                    Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 27 87 33-36
                                                                    E-mail:     info-z@comovis.de
                                                                                antje.klages@comovis.de
                                                                                www.comovis.de




                                                                    Further subsidy offers which are also suitable for founders
                                                                    are marked by the letter G in the following chapters.
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Meistergründungsprämie / Start-up bonus for master craftsmen and women

Aim                                                              How?
To support business start-ups by craftsmen and women in          b Applications for basic subsidy must be submitted to the
Berlin.                                                            Berlin Trade Board which then forwards them to the Senats-
                                                                   verwaltung für Wirtschaft, Technologie und Frauen (Senate
Who?                                                               Department for Business, Technology and Women).
Master craftsmen and women who, within three years after         b The application for the job creation bonus can be submit-
passing the examination as a master craftsman or woman,            ted to the Trade Board within three years after starting up
establish their first own business in their trade.                 in business.
                                                                 b Combination with other programmes, such as Berlin-Start,
What?                                                              is possible.
Two-stage subsidy
                                                                 This programme is subject to de-minimis rules (refer to page
1st stage: basic subsidy                                         142).
b Conditionally repayable subsidy.
b The subsidy totals EUR 7,000.                                  Where?
b Three years after starting up, the recipient of the bonus is   Handwerkskammer Berlin (Berlin Trade Board)
  obliged to prove that he or she is still self-employed.        Blücherstraße 68, 10961 Berlin
b Furthermore, proof must be furnished that no income was        Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 2 59 03-4 71
  generated from employed or other self-employed activities      Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 2 59 03-4 68
  (exceptions subject to prior approval).
                                                                 For further information, please contact
2nd stage: job creation bonus                                    Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Technologie und Frauen
b Another bonus of EUR 5,000 is paid if the founder proves       (Senate Department for Business, Technology and Women)
  that he or she has hired at least one employee who is regis-   Referat (Division) III D, 10820 Berlin
  tered with the social insurance company for a minimum of       Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 90 13-8120 / -8289
  twelve months. A training job can be created and a trainee     E-mail:     axel.pobbig@senwtf.berlin.de
  hired for this job as an alternative.




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                                                                             Investment in your future
                                                                 Further subsidy offers which are also suitable for founders
                                                                 are marked by the letter G in the following chapters.
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     Unternehmerkapital: ERP-Kapital für Gründung /
     Entrepreneurial capital: ERP capital for start-ups

     Aim                                                              How?
     Junior financing for start-ups and young companies up to         b Equity in the new Federal Laender and Berlin, at least 10% of
     three years following start-up to finance projects with good       the costs eligible for subsidy, is increased by the junior loan
     prospects for a feasible, self-employed commercial or free-        to up to 50% (new Federal Laender and Berlin).
     lance existence. The junior loans have unlimited liability and   b The term totals 15 years. The loan is paid back after a start-
     hence serve as equity.                                             up period of seven redemption-free years in 16 equal ins-
                                                                        talments. The interest rate is reduced in the first ten years
     Who?                                                               using ERP funds.
     b Individuals with their place of residence in Germany wi-       b The waiving of security and the junior liability warrant the
       shing to set up a business or go freelance and who have the      equity nature of these funds.
       required technical and commercial qualifications.              b This programme can be combined with other subsidy pro-
     b Stabilisation measures within three years after starting up      grammes within the scope of the EU’s limits for grants.
       in business can also be subsidised.
                                                                      Investment in business capital is subject to de-minimis rules
     What?                                                            (refer to page 142).
     b ERP capital for start-ups are available for co-financing in-
       vestments in fixed assets and business capital as well as      Where?
       market development expenditure customary in the respec-        Please submit your application via your bank to KfW.
       tive industry.
     b ERP capital for start-ups is granted to each applicant up to   KfW Group
       a maximum loan sum of EUR 500,000.                             Palmengartenstraße 5-9, 60325 Frankfurt
     b The transmitting bank is released from liability for the ju-   Internet: www.kfw.de
       nior loan.




                                                                      Further subsidy offers which are also suitable for founders
                                                                      are marked by the letter G in the following chapters.
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                               The Subsidy Programmes




                                                       Business start-ups
                                                           Pages 27 to 34


                                   Investment and working capital
                                                   Pages 35 to 66


                        Technology, research and development
                                                Pages 67 to 84


        Subsidies within the scope of labour-market policy
                                           Pages 85 to 102


                               Consultancy and in-house training
                                                 Pages 103 to 126


                                  Commercial property and space,
                                   founder and innovation centres
                                                 Pages 127 to 136




          Important technical terms are explained in the glossary (refer to pages 142 /143).
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     Berlin Kapital / Berlin capital

     Aim
     b Equity and/or equity-near capital is granted in the form of    How?
       silent and/or open participation in order to improve the ca-   b The commitment per case ranges from EUR 500,000 to a
       pital structure of medium-sized businesses.                      maximum of EUR 5m.
     b Funds are made available for defined projects in Berlin.       b Granting of finance is contingent upon participation of
                                                                        further partners (for example, the applicant’s bank as in-
     Who?                                                               vestor, equity fund, etc.) in financing the project (to at least
     b Eligible applicants are medium-sized businesses having           the same amount),
       the legal form of a corporation (GmbH [private limited         b Financing type and amount as well as customary terms and
       company], GmbH & Co. KG [private limited company with            conditions are subject to agreement from case to case.
       a limited partner], AG [public limited company]) with their    b Applications must be submitted prior to commencing the
       place of business or a facility in Berlin. The programme is      project (for example, first binding order, conclusion of a
       chiefly designed for SMEs according to the applicable EU         purchase agreement, commencement of the innovation
       definition.                                                      project, etc.).
     b Companies should, as a rule, have been in business for at      b Debt re-scheduling and re-financing projects are not eligible.
       least three years and must offer sufficient debt service ca-   b Customary collateral is generally not required. There is no
       pabilities or value increase potential.                          obligation to grant funds.
     b The offer is not tied to a particular industry (financing is   b Applications are to be submitted as informal written ap-
       not available to companies in the shipbuilding, coal, mi-        plications.
       ning and steel, the agriculture, fisheries and fish farming    b The application must be accompanied by a plausible busi-
       sectors).                                                        ness plan as well as the following documents:
     b Rescue projects and financing of companies in difficulty          • up-to-date extract from the commercial register
       in the meaning of the EU Commission’s definition are not          • up-to-date partnership agreement
       eligible either.                                                  • up-to-date list of shareholders
                                                                         • annual financial statements for the last three years
     What?                                                               • up-to-date managerial analysis, including a list of cur-
     b Granting of equity and capital similar to equity in the form        rent totals and balances
       of silent and/or open investment in order to improve the          • revenue forecast for the current year
       capital structure for financing growth and innovation.            • details of the current level of orders on hand
       Funds are made available for defined projects in Berlin.          • list of loan and leasing agreements for all current cre-
     b Silent participations are subject to subordination and              dits, including an overview of all current loans
       thereby develop equity character. Open participations are         • data protection statement (form).
       exclusively entered into in the form of minority sharehol-
       dings. Combination of instruments is possible.                 Where?
                                                                      Investitionsbank Berlin
                                                                      Bundesallee 210, 10719 Berlin
                                                                      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 2125-4747
                                                                      Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 2125-4329
                                                                      E-mail:     kundenberatung.wirtschaft@ibb.de
                                                                      Internet: www.ibb.de




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Berlin Kredit / Berlin loan

Aim                                                               b The Berlin loan is granted on the grounds of the customer’s
Berlin loan is designed to promote long-term financing of           creditworthiness and the security provided according to a
investment and working capital.                                     risk-adjusted interest scheme.
                                                                  b SMEs as defined by the EU are granted the Berlin loan with
Who?                                                                an additional interest reduction of 20 base points for a
b Eligible applicants are:                                          term of up to 10 years. The up-to-date terms and conditions
  • Companies in the commercial industries                          are available at: www.ibb.de/berlinkredit.
  • Business start-ups                                            b After the expiration of the redemption-free years, redemp-
  • Freelance professionals                                         tion takes place at equal instalments payable four times
  • Individuals renting or leasing commercial property.             a year. Loans due to be repaid at the end of the term are
b The place of investment must be in Berlin.                        repaid in one amount at the end of the term. Premature
b Rescue projects and companies in difficulty in the meaning        repayment, in full or in part, is possible within the first fixed
  of the EU Commission’s definition are not eligible.               interest period.
                                                                  b The loan must be secured with the customary collateral to
What?                                                               be agreed to with your bank. Moreover, a guarantee of up to
b The Berlin loan is used to finance all investments which          88% by BBB Bürgschaftsbank zu Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH
  require medium-term funds and promise sustainable eco-            can be applied for in an integrated application process.
  nomic success, e.g.                                             b This programme can be combined with other KfW pro-
   • Property and buildings                                         grammes and government subsidies.
   • Construction measures
   • Purchase of machines, equipment and fittings                 How?
   • Procurement and restocking of material, goods or spa-        b Please submit your application via your bank before com-
     re parts inventories                                           mencing with the project.
   • Take-over of an existing company or the acquisition of       b The documents can be downloaded from the IBB website.
     an active participation.                                     b A guarantee by BBB Bürgschaftsbank zu Berlin-Branden-
b Berlin loan funds are also available for financing working        burg GmbH can be applied for via your bank pursuant to
  capital. Applicants must be generally competitive and have        the usual terms and conditions of Bürgschaftsbank (inte-
  good prospects for the future.                                    grated application procedure).
b Debt rescheduling and/or follow-up financing of invest-
  ment projects already underway or completed as well as          This programme is subject to de-minimis rules (refer to page
  financing for business rescue projects are generally ruled      142).
  out.
b Redeemable loans are granted for investment and working         Where?
  capital up to a maximum of EUR 10m.                             Applicant’s bank
b The financing share totals up to 100% of eligible investment
  costs or up to 100% in the case of working capital. Loans are   Consultancy services are also available from
  paid out up to 96%.                                             Investitionsbank Berlin
b The standby commission totals 0.25% per month for the           Kundenberatung Wirtschaftsförderung
  loan sum approved but not yet paid out, commencing two          (Business Customer Centre)
  banking days and one month following the date of approval.      Bundesallee 210, 10719 Berlin
b The term:                                                       Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 2125-4747
   • for investment usually totals up to 10 years with up to      Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 2125-4329
     2 redemption-free years, 12 year final maturity is also      E-mail:     kundenberatung.wirtschaft@ibb.de
     possible;                                                    Internet: www.ibb.de
   • totals up to 20 years with up to 3 redemption-free years
     if at least 2/3 of the eligible investment costs are used
     to acquire property, for commercial building costs or
     the acquisition of companies or participations. Also
     available as a final-maturity loan;
   • totals up to 5 years with up to 1 redemption-free year
     for the working capital variant.
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     Beteiligungen der MBG / Investment by MBG

     Investment by Mittelständische Beteiligungsgesell-                What?
     schaft Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBG)                              b Open and silent investment.
                                                                       b The investment sum typically totals up to EUR 1m.
     Aim                                                               b Investment fee of 12 % comprising a fixed fee and a profit-
     b The purpose of the investment is to create or to secure a         related component.
       lasting and competitive existence by way of expanding the       b A once-off administration fee of 1% is payable on applica-
       equity basis and can be used in the following areas:              tion, as well as a liability fund contribution of another 1%
        • Co-operation projects                                          on payout.
        • Innovation
        • Establishment, expansion, reorganisation or funda-           How?
          mental streamlining of businesses                            b Investment applications must be supported by a descripti-
        • Start-ups                                                      on of the investment concept.
        • Estate settlements                                           b The project may not already be completed.
        • Resigning of partners or shareholders (in exceptional        b Investment can be combined with other programmes.
          cases)
     b Pro-rata co-financing is available for inventories, start-up    This programme is subject to de-minimis rules (refer to page
       costs and market development measures. Debt re-sche-            142).
       duling, re-financing or rescue projects are not eligible for
       investment.                                                     Where?
     b Guarantees are available until 31 December 2010 for interim     Mittelständische Beteiligungsgesellschaft
       financing for companies facing difficulties due to the finan-   Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH
       cial crisis. As a precondition, the company must have been      Berlin office
       sound on 1 July 2008.                                           Schillstraße 9, 10785 Berlin
                                                                       Mr Michael Wowra
     Who?                                                              Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 31 10 04 - 21
     Business start-ups and commercial companies in Berlin and         Fax:         +49 (0) 30 / 31 10 04-55
     Brandenburg, usually with annual sales - including that of        E-mail:      berlin@mbg-bb.de
     affiliated companies - of no more than EUR 50m and with a         Internet: www.mbg-bb.de
     workforce of less than 250.

                                                                         The programme is subject to the federal govern-
                                                                         ment’s rules for small subsidies until 31 December 2010.




                                                                          This offer is particularly suitable for business start-ups
                                                                          and young companies.
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Bürgschaft ohne Bank (BoB) / Guarantee without a bank

Aim                                                               How?
Entrepreneurs who do not yet have a bank account can di-          Applications must be submitted to BBB BÜRGSCHAFTSBANK
rectly apply for a guarantee as security for loans at BBB Bürg-   zu Berlin-Brandenburg prior to the first date of loan exten-
schaftsbank zu Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH. The guarantee             sion.
pledge makes it much easier to find a financing bank.
                                                                  This programme is subject to de-minimis rules (refer to page
Who?                                                              142).
Mainly people starting up in business and small enterprises
                                                                  Where?
What?                                                             BBB BÜRGSCHAFTSBANK zu Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH
Provision of guarantees of up to 80% for capital invest-          Schillstraße 9, 10785 Berlin
ment and operating equipment loans of up to EUR 50,000;           Ms Sylvia Weber
maximum of 90% of a loan within the scope of the federal          Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 31 10 04 - 20
government’s economic stimulus package II (availability limi-     Mr Michael Wowra
ted until 31 December 2010)                                       Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 31 10 -04 - 21
                                                                  Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 31 10 04-55
                                                                  E-mail:     info@buergschaftsbank-berlin.de
                                                                  Internet: www.buergschaftsbank-berlin.de




                                                                     This offer is particularly suitable for business start-ups
                                                                     and young companies.
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     Bürgschaften für Investitions- und Betriebsmittelkredite /
     Guarantees for investment and working-capital loans

     Aim                                                                Investitionsbank Berlin
     Collateral for external funds to the extent to which no suffici-   Kundenberatung Wirtschaftsförderung
     ent customary collateral can be furnished by the borrower          (Business Customer Centre)
                                                                        Bundesallee 210, 10719 Berlin
     Who?                                                               Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 2125-4747
     b Small and medium-sized commercial businesses and free-           Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 2125-4329
       lance professionals                                              E-mail:     kundenberatung.wirtschaft@ibb.de
     b Start-ups in Berlin planning to establish a business or to       Internet: www.ibb.de
       work as free-lance professionals
     b Individuals using the guaranteed loan to invest in a share-      If you have any questions concerning guarantees, you may
       holding in businesses in which they are currently working,       also contact:
       or will work in future, in an executive function (business       Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Technologie und Frauen
       takeover / MBO).                                                 (Senate Department for Business, Technology and Women)
     b Large corporations                                               Martin-Luther-Straße 105, 10825 Berlin
                                                                        Dr Michael Knieß
     What?                                                              Telephone: +49 (30) 90 13-83 67
     Guarantees are provided in order to protect the applicant’s
     bank (lender) against the risk of default. Guarantees are is-      In the case of projects in the new Federal Laender and east
     sued as follows:                                                   Berlin, the Federal Government issues, in conjunction with
     b Up to EUR 1m by BBB BÜRGSCHAFTSBANK zu Berlin-Bran-              simultaneous participation by the respective Federal States,
       denburg GmbH for a maximum of 80% of a loan                      guarantees for up to 80 % of a default in order to secure new
     b For companies in difficulty (finance crisis): by BBB BÜRG-       loans to be granted (in as far as such loans are not secured by
       SCHAFTSBANK zu Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH for a maxi-               other guarantee programmes).
       mum of 90% of a loan (limited until 31 December 2010)
     b Without limitation by the Federal Land of Berlin via Investi-    For more detailed information and to submit your informal
       tionsbank Berlin for 70% of a default.                           application, please contact::
                                                                        Pricewaterhouse Coopers AG
     How?                                                               Lise-Meitner-Straße 1, 10589 Berlin (office address)
     b Application forms must be submitted via the applicant’s          Postfach 12 08 08, 10598 Berlin (postal address)
       bank.                                                            Potsdamer Platz 11, 10785 Berlin (address for visitors)
     b Applications must be supported by full, relevant documen-        Mr Alfred Höhn, Mr. Guido Koch
       tation concerning the project/concept and shareholders/          Telephone: +49 (30) 26 36-12 04
       management (including proposed collateral).                      Fax:        +49 (30) 26 36-12 21
     b Applications must be submitted prior to commencing the           E-mail:     alfred.hoehn@de.pwc.com
       project.                                                                     guido.jochen.koch@de.pwc.com
     b Application fees are charged at different rates. Please con-     Internet: www.pwc.de
       tact the relevant lender for more details.
                                                                          The programme is subject to the federal govern-
     This programme is subject to de-minimis rules (refer to page         ment’s rules for small subsidies until 31 December 2010.
     142).

     Where?
     BBB BÜRGSCHAFTSBANK zu Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH
     Schillstraße 9, 10785 Berlin
     Ms Sylvia Weber
     Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 31 10 04 - 20
     Mr Michael Wowra
     Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 31 10 -04 - 21
     Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 31 10 04-55
     E-mail:     info@buergschaftsbank-berlin.de
     Internet: www.buergschaftsbank-berlin.de
                                                                           This offer is particularly suitable for business start-ups
                                                                           and young companies.
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ERP-Beteiligungsprogramm / ERP investment programme

Aim
To expand the equity basis of small and medium enterprises          How?
by providing liable capital through equity investment com-          b Applications must be submitted prior to commencing the
panies.                                                               project.
                                                                    b This programme can be combined with other subsidy pro-
Who?                                                                  grammes.
Equity investment companies
                                                                    Where?
What?                                                               Applications are submitted directly to KfW.
b Refinancing loans for up to 85% (new Federal Laender and
  Berlin) or 75% (old Federal Laender), respectively, of the ven-   KfW Group
  ture capital invested.                                            Palmengartenstraße 5-9, 60325 Frankfurt
b Maximum amount: maximum of EUR 1m (new Federal                    Internet: www.kfw.de
  Laender and Berlin) or EUR 500,000 (old Federal Laender),
  respectively.
b Repeated ERP-subsidised investment is permitted on con-
  dition that the applicable maximum sum is not exceeded.
  Investment can total up to EUR 2.5m in exceptional cases.
b Term: ten years, or 15 years in the new Federal Laender and
  Berlin.
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     ERP-Regionalförderprogramm / ERP regional development programme

     Aim                                                               How?
     b Long-term financing of investment in the new Federal La-        Applications must be submitted prior to commencing the
       ender and Berlin and the regional subsidy areas of the old      project. This programme can be combined with other subsidy
       Federal Laender as well as long-term financing of invest-       programmes.
       ment in intangible assets for technology transfer, manage-
       ment support and consultancy services as well as market         Where?
       research and information                                        Please submit your application via your bank to KfW.

     Who?                                                              KfW Group
     b German and foreign companies in the commercial indus-           Palmengartenstraße 5-9, 60325 Frankfurt
       tries as well as freelance professionals with a private majo-   Internet: www.kfw.de
       rity shareholding complying with the SME criteria of the EU
       Commission. Rescue projects and companies in difficulty
       in the meaning of the EU Commission’s definition are not
       eligible.

     What?
     Standard bank loan with collateral. Maximum amount: EUR
     3m per project. Risk-based interest rate. Subsidy window for
     small enterprises with additionally more favourable interest
     rate. In the regional subsidy areas of the old Federal Laender
     up to 50% and in the new Federal Laender and Berlin up to
     85% of the investment costs eligible for subsidy.
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ERP-Umwelt- und Energieeffizienzprogramm /
ERP environment and energy efficiency programme

Aim                                                              Wie
To support the implementation of general environmental           Antragstellung vor Vorhabensbeginn Die Mitfinanzierung
protection measures as well as measures related to the effici-   der im ERP-Umwelt- und Energieeffizienzprogramm geför-
ent generation and use of energy (programme part A). Special     derten Investitionen aus anderen KfW oder ERP-Programmen
support is available for energy efficiency measures at small     – mit Ausnahme von Darlehen aus dem Unternehmerkapital
and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) (programme part B).          ERP-Kapital für Gründung – ist nicht möglich. Die Kombi-
                                                                 nation eines Kredites aus dem ERP-Umwelt- und Energieef-
Who?                                                             fizienzprogramm mit anderen Fördermitteln (Kredite oder
German and foreign companies in the commercial industries.       Zulagen/Zuschüsse) ist grundsätzlich im Rahmen der jeweils
Freiberuflich Tätige, z. B. Ärzte, Steuerberater. Unternehmen,   relevanten EU-Beihilfegrenzen möglich, sofern die Summe
die im Rahmen einer Contracting-Vereinbarung (Energie-)          aus Krediten, Zuschüssen oder Zulagen die Summe der Auf-
Dienstleistungen für einen Dritten erbringen. Kooperations-      wendungen nicht übersteigt. Eine parallele Beantragung von
und Betreibermodelle zur Erfüllung hoheitlicher Aufgaben         ERP- oder KfW-Krediten für andere Investitionsmaßnahmen
(Public Private Partnership-Modelle) – nur für allgemeine        ist möglich.
Umweltschutzmaßnahmen (Programmteil A)
                                                                 Wo
Was                                                              Die Antragstellung erfolgt über Ihre Hausbank bei der KfW.
Mit langfristigen, besonders zinsgünstigen ERP-Krediten, die
Sie über Banken oder Sparkassen Ihrer Wahl erhalten: Bis zu      KfW Bankengruppe
100 % der förderfähigen Investitionskosten können finan-         Palmengartenstraße 5-9, 60325 Frankfurt
ziert werden. Höchstbetrag für Allgemeine Umweltschutz-          Internet: www.kfw.de
maßnahmen (Programmteil A) in der Regel 2 Mio. EUR pro
Vorhaben. Höchstbetrag für Energieeffizienzmaßnahmen
(Programmteil B) maximal 10 Mio. EUR pro Vorhaben. Der
Zinssatz wird unter Berücksichtigung der wirtschaftlichen
Verhältnisse des Kreditnehmers (Bonität) und der Werthaltig-
keit der für den Kredit gestellten Sicherheiten von der Haus-
bank risikogerecht festgelegt. Die Darlehen sind banküblich
zu besichern. Die Förderung unterliegt beihilferechtlicher
Vorgaben, die von der KfW und dem Antragsteller eingehal-
ten werden müssen.
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     Filmproduktion: Filmförderung und Standortmarketing /
     Film production: film subsidies and location marketing

     Film production: Film subsidies and location marketing           How?
     in the Berlin-Brandenburg region                                 b As a rule, applications must be filed with Medienboard Ber-
                                                                        lin-Brandenburg GmbH prior to commencing the project or
     Aim                                                                measure.
     b To develop the common media region in order to protect         b Funds under this programme can be combined with funds
       and strengthen the media industry and cultural infrastruc-       from other subsidy programmes.
       ture under artistic, economic and technical aspects.           b here is no obligation to grant subsidies applied for under
     b To promote and subsidise cinema and TV productions as            this programme.
       well as other audio-visual formats during all phases of pro-   b Applicants must usually provide a reasonable own contri-
       duction and exploitation.                                        bution towards the financing of their projects.
     b Location marketing, presentation and representation of the     b Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH decides on the
       media region in Germany and abroad.                              subsidy amount depending on the individual project.
                                                                      b Subsidies are granted as a loan with success-related repay-
                                                                        ment. Subsidies in the „other projects“ category are granted
     Who?                                                               in the form of allowances.
     Producers having their place of residence and their registered   b In the case of subsidised projects, an amount equal to at
     office in Germany.                                                 least the subsidy amount should be spent in the Federal
     Applicants for production subsidies must usually furnish a         Land of Berlin or Brandenburg (regional effect).
     distribution agreement.                                          b The current rules for film subsidies are available on the In-
                                                                        ternet at www.medienboard.de.

     What?                                                            Where?
     b The development, production, distribution and sale of cine-    Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH
       ma, documentary and short films are subsidised within the      August-Bebel-Straße 26–53, 14482 Potsdam-Babelsberg
       scope of the film subsidy guidelines. Furthermore, subsidies   Film subsidies
       and support can be granted for TV productions and other        Mr. Christian Berg
       audio-visual contents.                                         Telephone: (++49 3 31) 7 43 87-23
     b Berlin-Brandenburg Medienboard GmbH subsidises the             Fax:        (++49 3 31) 7 43 87-99
       following categories: Script, material and project develop-    E-mail:     info@medienboard.de
       ment, as well as production and young-talent promotion,
       distribution and/or sale as well as other projects (such as    Other projects / location project support
       presentations, events, professionalisation measures, etc.).    Ms. Rangeen Katharina Horami
     b Furthermore, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH acts          Telephone: (++49 3 31) 7 43 87-85
       as a point of contact and competence and consulting cen-       Fax:       (++49 3 31) 7 43 87-99
       tre for the region’s film and media industry.                  E-mail:    info@medienboard.de
     b Besides activities related to monetary support, location
       marketing and structural promotion, media board initia-        Berlin Brandenburg Film Commission (BBFC)
       tives such as Berlin Brandenburg Film Commission (BBFC)        Ms Christiane Raab
       and MEDIA Antenne Berlin-Brandenburg contribute with           Telephone: (++49 3 31) 7 43 87-31
       their services towards the development of the media regi-      Fax:       (++49 3 31) 7 43 87-99
       ons.                                                           E-mail:    c.raab@medienboard.de

                                                                      Media Antenne
                                                                      Ms Susanne Schmitt
                                                                      Telephone: (++49 3 31) 7 43 87-51
                                                                      E-mail:    s.schmidt@medienboard.de
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Filmproduktion: Zwischenfinanzierung / Film production: intermediate financing

Promoting Berlin-Brandenburg as a media location                How?
                                                                b Informal applications can be submitted to Investitionsbank
This programme belongs primarily to the IBB BerlinInvest          Berlin (IBB) or InvestitionsBank des Landes Brandenburg
programme family. It is designed for existing small and medi-     (ILB).
um-sized enterprises as well as freelance professionals.        b Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH passes applica-
                                                                  tions received on to the Investitionsbank concerned. Appli-
Aim                                                               cations are checked and processed by ILB.
To strengthen the Berlin-Brandenburg media location             b Documentation concerning the company and the project
                                                                  must be additionally submitted in the format customary
Who?                                                              for loans.
Production firms based in Brandenburg and Berlin or Ger-
man production companies (even as part of an international      Where?
co-production group) producing a significant part of their      InvestitionsBank des Landes Brandenburg
make-to-order productions in the Berlin-Brandenburg media       Steinstraße 104–106, 14480 Potsdam
region.                                                         Telephone: 03 31 / 6 60 16 02
                                                                E-mail:     medien@ilb.de
What?
b Project-related loans and guarantees for intermediate fi-     Investitionsbank Berlin
  nancing of film productions                                   Betreuung Gewerbekunden Kompetenzfelder
b Fiction and non-fiction TV formats and series are financed.   (Business customer office for competence fields)
b Subject to a commitment by the co-financing TV station.       Mr Leslie Jakstat
b Furthermore, we also offer intermediate financing of ma-      Bundesallee 210, 10719 Berlin
  ke-to-order productions from other media areas (such as       Telephone: (++49 30) / 2125- 4151
  games) if the customer’s creditworthiness permits this.       E-mail:     leslie.jakstat@ibb.de
b The minimum sum for guaranteed credits and loans totals
  EUR 100,000.                                                  Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH
b The terms and conditions are subject to applicant-specific    August-Bebel-Straße 26–53, 14482 Potsdam-Babelsberg
  risk assessment.                                              Mr Christian Berg (subsidies)
                                                                Telephone: (++49 3 31) / 7 43 87-23
                                                                Fax:       (++49 3 31) / 7 43 87-99
                                                                E-mail:    info@medienboard.de
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     Garantien für Arbeitnehmerbeteiligungen / Guarantees for employee investment

     Aim                                                              How?
     Guarantees for investments by employees in companies in          b Formal application.
     Berlin with the following primary aims:                          b Applications must be submitted prior to signing the invest-
     b to increase the employees’ identification with their employ-     ment agreement.
       er and                                                         b Guarantees for employee investment can be combined
     b to increase the willingness on the part of employees to in-      with other programmes.
       vest in their company.
                                                                      This programme is subject to de-minimis rules (refer to page
     Who?                                                             142).
     Any employee within the scope of the definition of the Ger-
     man capital formation act (“Vermögensbildungsgesetz”) can        Where?
     apply for participation in this programme, together with the     BBB BÜRGSCHAFTSBANK zu Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH
     company in which the employee wishes in invest.                  Schillstraße 9, 10785 Berlin
                                                                      Mr Hans Witkowski
     Investment in the following types of companies is eligible for   Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 31 10 04-43
     guarantees under this programme:                                 Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 31 10 04-55
     b companies with typically no more than 500 employees and        E-mail:     info@buergschaftsbank-berlin.de
       maximum annual sales of EUR 50m,                               Internet: www.buergschaftsbank-berlin.de
     b companies having their registered office and production
       facility in Berlin, and
     b companies under one quarter ownership or less of compa-
       nies which do not satisfy these criteria.

     What?
     The Federal Land of Berlin furnishes a guarantee in order to
     cover a case in which the company becomes insolvent and
     unable to repay the investment.
     b Guarantees are issued:
       • to the amount of 80% of the investment, as well as
       • to the amount of 80% of the contractually agreed return
         on investment.
       • guarantees cover a maximum return of 12% p.a., taking re-
         sult-independent returns of up to the amount of the net
         yield of fixed-interest bonds into consideration (the time
         of subscribing the investment being the relevant date for
         determining this amount).
     b The maximum guarantee per company is limited to EUR
       1m.
     b Term: ten years max.
     b Fee: a once-off administrative fee amounting to 1% and an
       annual commission of up to 2% of the guarantee sum. This
       fee is paid by the company in which the employee invests
       his or her money.
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GRW Gemeinschaftsaufgabe / GRW common task

Common task “improvement of regional economic                       b The following maximum subsidy rates are available in
structure” (GRW) – promoting commercial investment                    Berlin’s class-C subsidy regions (refer to www.businessloca-
in Berlin                                                             tioncenter.de/foerdergebietskarte): small companies: 35%,
                                                                      medium-sized companies: 25%, other facilities: 15%. Some
Aim                                                                   areas of Berlin are classified as class-D subsidy regions.
b To create and secure permanent jobs in all districts of Berlin      Subsidy rates in these regions total 20% for small and 10%
  by supporting investment in the commercial sector.                  for medium-sized businesses. Subsidy rate of 7.5% for other
b Subsidies by the Federal Land of Berlin focus on investment         businesses, limited to a maximum of EUR 200,000 within
  projects at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as            3 years.
  well as investment in the competence and future-orienta-          b If newly created, highly qualified permanent jobs are given
  ted fields of Berlin’s economy.                                     to women, a special subsidy of EUR 5,000 can be granted
                                                                      for every such job given to a woman. The maximum subsidy
Who?                                                                  rate may not be exceeded as a result of this.
Businesses with predominantly supra-regional sales unless           b The basis is part II A. – commercial sector – of the co-ordi-
otherwise non-eligible for subsidies for particular industries/       nation framework of the common task ”improvement of
branches                                                              regional economic structure” from 2009 onwards (printed
                                                                      matter 16/13950 of Deutscher Bundestag dated 8 Septem-
What?                                                                 ber 2009).
b Investment allowances are granted.
b Subsidies are available for the acquisition or manufacture        How?
  of assets forming part of the investment project. This does       b Applications must be submitted to Investitionsbank Berlin.
  not include, for instance, motor vehicles, aircraft, trains,      b Formal applications must be submitted before the in-
  ships or replacement investments. Capitalised acquisition           vestment project is underway. IBB must confirm that the
  costs of certain intangible assets are also generally eligible      project generally qualifies for subsidy as a precondition
  for subsidies. Subsidies are available for projects of the fol-     for commencing the project. Retroactive subsidising is not
  lowing types:                                                       possible.
   • establishment of a new business or branch,                     b It is urgently recommended that applicants contact Investi-
   • expansion of an existing business or branch,                     tionsbank Berlin as early as possible prior to investment.
   • diversification of the production at a facility to include     b There is no legal obligation to grant investment subsidies
     new, additional products,                                        hereunder. The same is applicable to the amount of the
   • fundamental change in the overall production process             subsidy rates.
     at an existing facility
   • acquisition of a business or branch that has been closed       Where?
     down or is threatened by closure if this takes place un-       Investitionsbank Berlin
     der market condition and by an independent investor.           Kundenberatung Wirtschaftsförderung
b Investment projects are only eligible for subsidy if their        (Business Customer Centre)
  volume totals at least EUR 10,000 and if the investment           Bundesallee 210, 10719 Berlin
  sum, related to one year, exceeds the average depreciation        Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 2125-4747
  earned over the past three years – disregarding special de-       Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 2125-4329
  preciation – by at least 50%, or if the number of permanent       E-mail:     kundenberatung.wirtschaft@ibb.de
  jobs at the facility to be subsidised at the time the invest-     Internet: www.ibb.de
  ment project starts is increased by at least 15%. One newly
  created training job counts as two permanent jobs.




                                                                               (EU) European Union
                                                                               European Regional Development Fund
                                                                               Investment in your future
                                                                       This offer is particularly suitable for business start-
                                                                       ups and young companies.
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     IBB-Wachstumsprogramm / IBB growth programme

     IBB Growth Programme: co-operation loan for                       b The loan must be secured with customary collateral. Colla-
     medium-sized companies                                              teral is provided on a pari passu basis with your bank.
                                                                       b In the case of companies with limited liability, the share-
     Aim                                                                 holders/managing directors of the borrower company who,
     Sustainable support for employment, competitiveness and             due to their position as shareholders have a major influ-
     growth of Berlin-based medium-sized businesses in order to          ence on the company, must issue an absolute guarantee.
     strengthen Berlin as a business and industry location               This will also be required of limited partners in the case of
                                                                         limited partnerships.
     Who?                                                              b Collateral management will be handled by your bank.
     b Applications can be submitted by companies in the com-          b Administrative interest rate: standard bank rates, however,
       mercial sector (with group annual sales of less than EUR          a once-off fee of 0.5% based on the loan sum will be sepa-
       500m) which are primarily under private ownership and             rately charged as a surcharge. Diverging conditions can be
       which have an operating facility in Berlin. As a rule, the        agreed to from case to case.
       company should have been established three years prior to       b Standby interest in the case of fixed-interest conditions:
       submitting the application.                                       0.25% for each month commenced, beginning one month
     b The project to be financed must be carried out in or by the       after the date of approval, for loan amounts not yet paid
       Berlin-based operating facility.                                  out. Diverging conditions can be agreed to from case to
                                                                         case.
     What?
     b Financing of investment in fixed assets as well as plant and
       equipment requiring medium to long-term provision of            How?
       funds.                                                          b Loans are granted, following examination of the case, joint-
     b Debt rescheduling or re-financing of investment projects          ly by the applicant’s bank and IBB.
       already underway or completed, as well as financing for         b For further information, please contact the address shown
       business start ups is not possible.                               below.
     b Redeemable loans with an IBB share of EUR 500,000 to EUR
       15m                                                             Where?
     b IBB provides a maximum of 50% of the total volume.              Investitionsbank Berlin
     b 100% of the loan is paid, subject to customary interest rates   Kundenberatung Wirtschaftsförderung
       and agreement with the applicant’s bank.                        (Business Customer Centre)
     b Term: generally 10 years max. Repayment is effected in          Bundesallee 210, 10719 Berlin
       equal instalments. Premature repayment in part or in full       Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 2125-4747
       is generally not foreseen. In the event of premature repay-     Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 2125-4329
       ment of fixed-interest loans, the end borrower will be char-    E-mail:     kundenberatung.wirtschaft@ibb.de
       ged a prepayment penalty. The final details will be decided     Internet: www.ibb.de
       on together with your bank.
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Investitionszulagen / Investment allowances

Investment allowance for corporate investment in                             C subsidy area                             D subsidy area
Berlin and in the new Federal Laender                                          Large          SMEs            Medium-sized             Small
                                                                            corporations                       businesses            businesses
Aim                                                                2007	       12.5	%	        	25	%			                  -			                -
To promote the business community’s willingness to invest          2008	       12.5	%	        	25	%	               7.5	%			             15	%
in order to strengthen economic performance in Berlin and          2009	       12.5	%	        25	%	               10.0	%		             20	%
the new Federal Laender, and in order to create and protect        2010	      10.0	%	         20	%	               10.0	%	              20	%
jobs.                                                              2011	       		7.5	%	        15	%	              10.0	%	               15	%
                                                                   2012		      		5.0	%	       10	%	               10.0	%	               10	%
Who?                                                               2013	       		2.5	%	         5	%	              		5.0	%	              		5	%
In Berlin and the new Federal Laender: Companies belonging
to the manufacturing business, production-near services.              Whether a business belongs to the C or D subsidy area in
Production-near services include businesses of the following          Berlin can be determined at www.businesslocationcenter.
types:                                                                de/foerdergebietskarte by entering the address.
b Data processing and database firms                                  • Investment projects spanning several years are subsidi-
b Research and development firms                                        sed at the rate applicable in the year the project com-
b Market research and opinion poll firms                                mences. Companies which have started their investment
b Engineering firms for full-scale architectural services               projects before the end of 2009 can still benefit from the
b Engineering firms for specialist technical planning and de-           subsidy rates currently in effect.
  sign                                                                • There is no subsidy gap at the time of transition from the
b Industry design firms                                                 2007 Investment Allowances Act (InvZulG) to the 2010
b Technical, physical and chemical analysis laboratories and            Investment Allowances Act. Investment projects which
  firms                                                                 were started before 2010 and which are still underway
b Advertising and PR firms                                              can also be subsidised under the 2010 Investment Allo-
b Photographer firms                                                    wances Act.

Since 1 January 2007, the hotel industry has been included as      How?
an industry eligible for investment allowance. The hotel in-       b Applications must be submitted to a tax office where the
dustry includes:                                                     official forms are also available.
b hotels                                                           b When: within four years after completion of the calendar
b youth hostels and cabins                                           year in which capital investment took place
b camping grounds and
b recreation and holiday homes.                                    Where?
                                                                   At the tax office handling the applicant’s income tax.
Since 2007, allowances have no longer been available for as-
sets which are not used by the recipient (thereby excluding        Contacts for questions:
leasing and other forms of use of moveable assets).                Industrie- und Handelskammer zu Berlin
                                                                   (Chamber of Industry and Commerce)
What?                                                              Business and tax law, commercial register department
Tax-free investment allowance (of between 12.5% and 25.0 %)        Ludwig Erhard Haus, Fasanenstraße 85, 10623 Berlin
for:                                                               Ms Antje Maschke
b Acquisition or manufacture of new, moveable assets sub-          Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 3 15 10-2 80
  ject to wear and tear (excluding: passenger cars and minor-      Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 3 15 10-1 09
  value assets, i.e. acquisition costs of up to EUR 410)           E-mail:     antje.maschke@berlin.ihk.de
b Acquisition or manufacture of immoveable assets (new             Internet: www.berlin.ihk24.de
  commercial buildings)
b The extension of the term for investment allowance for in-          In the coalition agreement dated 26 October 2009, the
  vestment in and by businesses in east Germany until 2013            coalition of CDU, CSU and FDP agreed to examine the
  leads to several changes.                                           rules for the degression of the investment allowance
   • The following maximum subsidy rates are applicable               in 2011.
     pursuant to the 2007 and/or 2010 Investment Allowances
     Act in the C and D subsidy areas in Berlin (large corpora-
     tions in the D subsidy area are not eligible for investment        This offer is particularly suitable for business start-ups
     allowance):                                                        and young companies.
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     KfW/ERP-Exportfinanzierungsprogramm / KfW/ERP export financing programme

     Aim                                                              Where?
     To finance exports of capital assets to developing countries,    Please submit your application directly to
     including related services.                                      KfW IPEX-Bank
                                                                      Address:
     Who?                                                             Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 2–8
     Customers directly or a bank in the customer’s country (bank-    60325 Frankfurt am Main
     to-bank loans).                                                  E-mail:   info@kfw-ipex-bank.de

     What?                                                            KfW Group
     b Up to an order value of EUR 50m, a loan of up to 85% of the    Palmengartenstraße 5-9, 60325 Frankfurt
       order value is granted, however, limited to a maximum of       Internet: www.kfw.de
       EUR 21.25m.
     b In the case of an order value above EUR 50m, the loan is
       granted on the basis of 50% of the order value. The loan is
       limited to 85% of half the order value, however, to a maxi-
       mum of EUR 85m.

     How?
     Preconditions for this programme include a Hermes guaran-
     tee by the Federal Government for a loan term of at least four
     years. Redemption in six equal monthly instalments subject
     to the term of the loan guaranteed by Hermes. The first red-
     emption instalment is payable six months after the starting
     point. KfW additionally determines a final date for commen-
     cing redemption which is orientated towards the estimated
     starting point.
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KfW-Genussrechtsprogramm / KfW profit participation rights programme

KfW profit participation rights programme – equity for               How?
medium-sized businesses                                              Applications must be submitted prior to commencing the
                                                                     project.
Aim
b The KfW profit participation rights programme is designed          Where?
  to strengthen the equity basis of small and medium-sized           Applications are submitted via the equity capital company
  enterprises.                                                       directly to KfW.
b In co-operation with KfW-accredited equity capital com-
  panies, subordinated profit participation capital is made          KfW Bankengruppe
  available which is treated as equity in the company’s com-         Palmengartenstraße 5-9, 60325 Frankfurt
  mercial balance sheet and as external capital in terms of          Internet: www.kfw.de
  taxation.

Who?
b Equity capital companies can obtain pro-rata refinancing of
  the profit participation rights capital under the KfW profit
  participation rights programme.
b Commercial enterprises in Germany recording sustainable
  sales and a positive result and growth potential (credit-
  worthiness class IV or better).
b Legal forms: GmbH & Co. KG [private limited company with
  a limited partner], GmbH [private limited company], AG
  [public limited company]
b Annual sales (including sales by affiliated companies): EUR
  5m to EUR 150m
b In the case of groups, group sales are to be taken from the
  consolidated annual accounts.

What?
b Expansion of the equity basis:
   • Primarily financing of growth investment / measures
     which lead to a sustainable strengthening of the
     company’s economic situation
   • Successor schemes (in exceptional cases, provision of ca-
     pital on withdrawal of shareholders; the exclusive use of
     profit participation rights capital for the purpose of com-
     pensating withdrawing shareholders is ruled out)
   • In individual cases, reorganisation of the liabilities side
     (not as the sole purpose of financing)
b Profit participation capital: EUR 0.5m to EUR 5m per compa-
  ny (repeated provision of capital after the expiration of the
  term is generally possible)
b Payment: 100%
b Once-off administration fee of the equity capital company:
  1% of the amount of the profit participation rights, maxi-
  mum of EUR 25,000
b Profit participation: Participation comprises two compo-
  nents:
   • Distribution of profit: current basic distribution of profits
     and
   • Additional distribution: annual, profit-related payment.
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     KfW-Programm Erneuerbare Energien / KfW programme “renewable energies”

     Aim                                                                What?
     b To promote the use of renewable energies for electricity         Standard bank loan with collateral of up to 100% of the net
       and/or combined power and heat generation, for example,          investment costs eligible for subsidy
       by way of cogeneration, wind power or photovoltaic plants        Redemption grants are additionally made available from go-
       (standard variants)                                              vernment funds in the “premium” programme part
     b To promote particularly subsidy-worthy plants for the use        Typical maximum loan sum of EUR 10m per project
       of renewable energies for heat generation, such as large so-
       lar collector or biomass plants (premium variant)                How?
                                                                        Applications must be submitted prior to commencing the
     Who?                                                               project.
     Eligible applicants with the standard variants:                    Co-financing of the subsidised plant under other KfW or ERP
     b German and foreign companies in the commercial indus-            programmes is not possible.
       tries with a private majority shareholding.                      Aggregation of loans with other subsidies from public bud-
     b Freelance professionals                                          gets is generally possible.
     b Companies in which municipal administrations, churches
       or charitable organisations have a participating interest.       Where?
     b Individuals and charitable organisations feeding the elec-       Please submit your application via your bank to KfW.
       tricity and/or heat generated into the public grid.
                                                                        KfW Bankengruppe
     Eligible applicants with the premium variants:                     Palmengartenstraße 5-9, 60325 Frankfurt
     b Small and medium-sized enterprises in the private com-           Internet: www.kfw.de
       mercial sector which qualify as SMEs.
     b Freelance professionals
     b Companies in which municipal administrations, churches
       or charitable organisations have a participating interest.
     b Individuals and charitable organisations using the heat
       and/or electricity generated solely for their own purposes.
     b Farmers and foresters, in as far as most of the electricity or
       heat is sold.
     b Companies in which municipalities hold a majority share
       and which remain below the SME threshold values for tur-
       nover and number of employees.
     b Large enterprises in the case of particularly subsidy-worthy
       measures in the subsidy areas of solar thermal energy, deep
       geothermal energy, heat storages and heat grids.
     b Municipalities, basic municipal government units, legally
       dependent municipal enterprises and municipal special-
       purpose associations on condition that they effectively pre-
       sent the project to the general public including a reference
       to the subsidy received.
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KfW-Risikokapitalprogramm / KfW venture capital programme

Aim                                                              How?
b To provide pro-rata security for capital invested by venture   Applications must be submitted prior to commencing the
  capital companies.                                             project.
b To improve the liable-capital situation of small and medi-
  um-sized enterprises in the new and old Federal Laender,       Where?
  with annual sales not exceeding EUR 500m.                      Applications are submitted directly to KfW.

Who?                                                             KfW Bankengruppe
b Investees: small and medium-sized enterprises (annual          Palmengartenstraße 5-9, 60325 Frankfurt
  sales: EUR 500m max.)                                          Internet: www.kfw.de
b Investors: Equity investment companies
b First-class, competent partners, experienced in company
  finance.

What?
b Maximum investment amount: EUR 5m venture capital,
  50% in the new Federal Laender and east Berlin, or 40% in
  the old Federal Laender and west Berlin, respectively.
b Term: ten years max.
b Fee: depending on sales category and risk.
b Between 0.45% p.a. and 2.2% p.a.
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     KfW-Sonderprogramm / KfW special programme

     Aim                                                              How?
     b Special programme to secure the supply of loans in Ger-        b Applications must be submitted prior to commencing the
       many                                                             project.
     b To finance investment in Germany                               b Cannot be combined with other loans in which “de-mini-
     b Plant and equipment financing in Germany                         mis” assistance is granted.
     b Follow-up financing for loans due for redemption
                                                                      Where?
     Who?                                                             Applications must be submitted via your bank to KfW.
     b Companies in the commercial industries which are gene-
       rally competitive and have good prospects for the future       KfW Bankengruppe
     b Freelance professionals                                        Palmengartenstr. 5-9
     b Banks and manufacturer-independent leasing companies           60325 Frankfurt
     b Liability exemption is possible for companies and freelance    Internet: www.kfw.de
       professionals who can submit annual accounts for a least
       one full financial year.
     b In the case of investment projects, the bank transmitting        The KfW special programme will expire on 31 December
       the loan can on request exemption from liability amoun-          2010.
       ting to 90% or optionally 50% (70% for large companies or
       optionally 50%).
     b Liability exemption of 60% (50% for large companies) can
       be applied for to finance plant and equipment.

     What?
     b Standard bank loan with collateral up to a maximum of EUR
       50 million per project for companies with up to EUR 500
       million euro in group sales. The maximum loan amount
       in the case of large companies totals EUR 300 million per
       company group.
     b Financing of up to 100% of the investments eligible for sub-
       sidy
     b With regard to financing plant and equipment, the loan
       amount may not exceed 50% of the last balance sheet
       sum.
     b Risk-based interest rate
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KfW-Unternehmerkredit / KfW corporate loan

Aim                                                             How?
b Financing investment in Germany and abroad                    b Applications must be submitted prior to commencing the
b Financing of plant and equipment                                project.
b Projects of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in a    b This programme can be combined with other subsidy pro-
  special SME window with more favourable interest rates          grammes.

Who?                                                            Where?
b People starting up in business in the commercial industries   Applications should be submitted via your bank to KfW.
  and in freelance professions
b German and foreign companies in the commercial indus-         KfW Bankengruppe
  tries with a private majority shareholding and annual sales   Palmengartenstraße 5-9, 60325 Frankfurt
  (including sales of affiliated companies) not exceeding EUR   Internet: www.kfw.de
  500m.
b Freelance professionals, such as physicians, tax advisors,
  architects
b Companies and freelance professionals who have been
  working and/or operating in the market for two years can
  apply for a 50% liability exemption within the scope of the
  risk-adapted interest system.

What?
b Standard bank loan with collateral up to a maximum sum
  of EUR 10m per project
b Up to 100% of the costs eligible for subsidies
b Risk-based interest rate




                                                                   This offer is particularly suitable for business start-ups
                                                                   and young companies.
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     KMU-Fonds / SME fund

     Aim                                                                b Debt rescheduling and/or follow-up financing of invest-
     b The SME fund provides long-term financing for investment           ment projects already underway or completed, as well as
       and related plant and equipment for small and medium-              financing for business rescue projects are generally ruled
       sized enterprises, freelance professionals as well as foun-        out.
       ders in the form of micro-loans of up to EUR 25,000 in a
       simplified procedure (refer also to p. 57) and start-up and      How?
       growth loans of up to EUR 10m generally together with a          b In the case of loans without the involvement of the
       commercial bank (“applicant’s bank”) or a private co-finan-        applicant’s bank, applications are submitted to and loans
       cer.                                                               are granted directly by the SME Fund via Investitionsbank
     b In as far as financing in co-operation with the applicant’s        Berlin. If the applicant’s bank is involved, applications are
       bank is not possible, the involvement of a commercial bank         submitted to and the loan is granted by the applicant’s
       can from case to case be waived for loans of up to EUR             bank.
       250,000.                                                         b Loans of up to EUR 10m with joint financing by the
                                                                          applicant’s bank, for example, in the form of syndicated lo-
     Who?                                                                 ans, plus at least an equally large sum to be contributed by
     b Applications can be submitted by companies in the com-             the applicant’s bank or another private co-financer.
       mercial sector and by freelance professionals, as well as        b Term of up to twenty years (up to six years in the case of
       founders with an operating facility in Berlin. The project to      micro-loans up to and including EUR 25,000). Redemption-
       be financed must be carried out in Berlin.                         free periods can be agreed to.
     b In order for a loan to be granted, a tenable business concept    b Financing of start-ups is limited to EUR 250,000.
       must be submitted showing how such concept can achieve           b Customary interest rate.
       the sustainable establishment and/or consolidation or im-        b Repayment is effected in instalments. Premature repay-
       provement of the company’s competitiveness and how the             ment in part or in full is generally not foreseen. In the event
       loan and interest is to be repaid.                                 of premature repayment of the loan, the end borrower can
     b A proposal for collateral is expected for loans of EUR 25,000      be charged a prepayment penalty.
       and up.                                                          b In the case of syndicated loans, the final details of repay-
     b A key criterion for the granting of a loan continues to be the     ment are agreed to via your bank.
       guarantee of sufficient business expertise. This can also be     b A standby interest fee of 0.25% for each month commenced,
       secured through external coaching.                                 beginning one month after the date of approval, for loan
     b There is no obligation to grant subsidies.                         amounts not yet paid out (not applicable to micro-loans of
     b When necessary, the loan must be secured with the custo-           up to EUR 25,000).
       mary collateral to be agreed to with your bank. In the case      b Combination of a loan from the SME fund with subsidy and
       of micro-loans of up to EUR 25,000, it is possible to forego       assistance measures by the federal government, the federal
       customary collateral.                                              state and the European Union is possible.
     b In the case of companies with limited liability, the share-
       holders/managing directors of the borrower company who,          When loans are granted without the involvement of the
       due to their position as shareholders have a major influ-        applicant’s bank, this programme is subject to de-minimis
       ence on the company, must issue an absolute guarantee.           rules (refer to page 142).
       This may also be required of limited partners in the case of
       limited partnerships.                                            Where?
                                                                        Investitionsbank Berlin
     What?                                                              Kundenberatung Wirtschaftsförderung
     b Co-financing of investments in fixed assets (which require       (Business Customer Centre)
       a long-term provision of funds, within the scope of taking       Bundesallee 210, 10719 Berlin
       over a business, setting up at a new location, expansion, ra-    Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 2125-4747
       tionalisation measures and re-investment) and plant and          Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 2125-4329
       equipment in conjunction with this investment.                   E-mail:     kundenberatung.wirtschaft@ibb.de
     b Financing of plant and equipment for the expansion or            Internet: www.ibb.de
       growth of small and medium enterprises (for example, for
       pre-financing orders and for developing and introducing
       new products).                                                              (EU) European Union
                                                                                   European Regional Development Fund
     b Start-up and initial-phase financing during the first 3 years               Investment in your future
       up to EUR 250,000.                                                  This offer is particularly suitable for business start-
     b Micro-loan financing of up to EUR 25,000 in a simplified            ups and young companies.

       procedure (refer to p. 57)
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KMU-Fonds – Mikrokredite bis 25.000 EUR / SME funds – micro-loans of up to EUR 25,000

Loans of more than EUR 25,000 from the SME fund are             How?
granted in a different procedure (refer to SME funds,           b The granting of a loan is contingent upon a brief descripti-
page 56).                                                         on of the project to be attached to the application, as well
                                                                  as a convincing oral presentation of the project during an
Aim                                                               interview at Investitionsbank Berlin.
To finance expenditure for establishment, acquisition and       b The project to be financed must be carried out in Berlin.
expansion by founders as well as small and medium-sized         b Presentation of a business plan is usually not required.
commercial firms or freelance professionals in a simplified     b A key criterion for the granting of a loan is the guarantee
procedure in the form of micro-loans of up to EUR 25,000.         of sufficient business expertise. This can also be secured
                                                                  through external coaching.
Who?                                                            b There is no obligation to grant subsidies.
Founders as well as commercial businesses and freelance         b In the case of companies with limited liability, the share-
professionals having their place of business or a facility in     holders/managing directors of the borrower company who,
Berlin are eligible.                                              due to their position as shareholders have a major influ-
                                                                  ence on the company, must issue an absolute guarantee.
What?                                                             This may also be required of limited partners in the case of
b To finance:                                                     limited partnerships.
   • start-ups and consolidation projects                       b Term of up to 5 years. Redemption-free periods can be
   • acquisitions                                                 agreed to.
   • relocations                                                b Customary interest rate.
   • expansion projects                                         b Repayment is effected in instalments. Premature repay-
   • new projects and orders.                                     ment in part or in full is generally not foreseen. In the event
b Debt rescheduling and/or follow-up financing of invest-         of premature repayment of the loan in exceptional cases,
  ment projects already underway or completed, as well as         the borrower can be charged a prepayment penalty.
  financing for business rescue projects are generally ruled    b Combination of a loan from the SME fund with subsidy and
  out.                                                            assistance measures by the federal government, the federal
                                                                  state and the European Union is possible.

                                                                This programme is subject to de-minimis rules (refer to page
                                                                142).

                                                                Where?
                                                                Investitionsbank Berlin
                                                                Kundenberatung Wirtschaftsförderung
                                                                (Business Customer Centre)
                                                                Bundesallee 210, 10719 Berlin
                                                                Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 2125-4747
                                                                Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 2125-4329
                                                                E-mail:     kundenberatung.wirtschaft@ibb.de
                                                                Internet: www.ibb.de




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     Konsolidierungsfonds / Consolidation fund

     This programme belongs to the IBB Berlin Intakt                   How?
     programme family.                                                 b Informal applications
                                                                       b Reorganisation concept
     Aim                                                               b Documents to be submitted: refer to guidelines.
     Subsidies for companies in difficulty (even within the scope of
     insolvency proceedings) in the processing industries, as well     Where?
     as supra-regional service companies with a branch or office       Investitionsbank Berlin
     in east Berlin which, although their prospects for the future     Kundenberatung Wirtschaftsförderung
     are basically good, have an acute financial requirement for       (Business Customer Centre)
     reorganisation which can be neither covered by commercial         Bundesallee 210, 10719 Berlin
     banks nor by other investment subsidy instruments of the          Telephone: (++49 30) 2125-4747
     Federal or Laender governments.                                   Fax:        (++49 30) 2125-4329
                                                                       E-mail:     kundenberatung.wirtschaft@ibb.de
     Who?                                                              Internet: www.ibb.de
     b Commercial businesses with a branch or office in east Ber-
       lin which fulfil the SME criteria (a maximum workforce of       Further information:
       250 and maximum annual sales of EUR 50m or a maximum            Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Technologie und Frauen
       balance-sheet sum of EUR 43m).                                  (Senate Department for Business, Technology and Women)
     b The company’s start-up phase (three years max.) has been        Mr Hans-Joachim Steybe
       completed.                                                      Telephone: (++49 30) 90 13-83 81

     What?
     b Loans are granted.
     b Normally up to EUR 1,022,000 max. with a maximum term
       of five years (maximum of ten years) with up to two years
       redemption free.
     b The once-off administrative fee totals 2% of the loan sum.
     b The interest rate is adapted to the market situation.
     b Co-financing is required.
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Liquiditätsfonds / Liquidity fund

This programme belongs to the IBB Berlin Intakt pro-           How?
gramme family.                                                 b Informal applications
                                                               b Reorganisation concept
Aim                                                            b Documents to be submitted: refer to guidelines.
Support for companies in difficulty (even within the scope
of insolvency proceedings) with generally good prospects for   Where?
the future, but which need liquidity and are planning to re-   Investitionsbank Berlin
organise. This programme primarily aims to compensate for      Kundenberatung Wirtschaftsförderung
bad debts or a temporary decline in sales and to pre-finance   (Business Customer Centre)
orders.                                                        Bundesallee 210, 10719 Berlin
                                                               Telephone: (++49 30) 2125-4747
Who?                                                           Fax:        (++49 30) 2125-4329
b Commercial businesses with a branch or office in Berlin      E-mail:     kundenberatung.wirtschaft@ibb.de
  which fulfil the SME criteria (a maximum workforce of 250    Internet: www.ibb.de
  and maximum annual sales of EUR 50m or a maximum ba-
  lance-sheet sum of EUR 43m).                                 Further information:
b The company’s start-up phase (three years max.) has been     Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Technologie und Frauen
  completed.                                                   (Senate Department for Business, Technology and Women)
                                                               Mr Hans-Joachim Steybe
The following sectors are not eligible for subsidies:          Telephone: (++49 30) 90 13-83 81
b Agriculture, forestry and fisheries
b Hotels and restaurants
b Retail businesses
b Businesses in the construction and related industries
b Residential building companies and developers
b Consumption-orientated service companies (excluding
  trades) and similar companies.

What?
b Loans are granted.
b Normally up to EUR 1m max. with a maximum term of five
  years with up to two years redemption free.
b The once-off administrative fee totals 2% of the loan sum.
b The interest rate is adapted to the market situation.
b Co-financing is mandatory.
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     NeMat

     Support for networks in order to increase material                How?
     efficiency                                                        Subsidies are granted in three phases:
                                                                       b Phase I: establishment of the network and development of
     Aim                                                                 the concept – subsidy rate of 75%
     To increase material efficiency by networking small and me-       b Phase II: implementation of the network concept – subsidy
     dium-sized enterprises (SMEs)                                       rate of 50%
                                                                       b Phase III: stabilisation of the network and transition to su-
     Who?                                                                stainable co-operation        – subsidy rate of 35%
     Applications can be submitted by the network co-ordinators        The maximum subsidy for phases I and II together totals EUR
     of material efficiency networks (all legal forms are eligible).   300,000, for phase III EUR 75,000. Costs not subsidised must
                                                                       be borne in the form of a contribution by the companies
     What?                                                             themselves and/or by the network co-ordinator.
     NeMat is designed to facilitate the formation and technical
     support of learning networks. The networks can be made up         This programme is subject to de-minimis rules (refer to page
     of companies                                                      142).
     b of a region (regional network)
     b of an industry (industry-orientated network)                    Where?
     b of a value chain (production-chain-related network).            Deutsche Materialeffizienzagentur (demea)
     A neutral network co-ordinator offers technical support and       c/o VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH
     organises co-operation between the partners (for example,         Steinplatz 1, 10623 Berlin
     information transfer, training, evaluation).                      Hotline: (++49 30) 31 00 78-220
                                                                       Fax:        (++49 30) 31 00 78-102
                                                                       E-mail:     info@demea.de
                                                                       Internet: www.demea.de
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Unternehmerkapital: Kapital für Arbeit und Investitionen /
Entrepreneurial capital: Capital for employment and investment

Aim                                                                How?
Junior capital for creating and securing jobs.                     Applications should be submitted via your bank to KfW.
With this programme, KfW is supporting the Federal
Government’s employment initiative. The programme is               Where?
available to firms who have been in business for more than         KfW Bankengruppe
three years.                                                       Palmengartenstraße 5-9, 60325 Frankfurt
                                                                   Internet: www.kfw.de
Who?
b Medium-sized commercial businesses with group sales not
  exceeding EUR 500m, as well as
b Freelance professionals, such as physicians, tax advisors,
  architects
b A good creditworthiness is a precondition.

What?
b Co-financing is made available for all investments which
  promise sustainable economic success and which create or
  protect jobs.
b Furthermore, plant and equipment subsidies are available
  to the amount of 20% of the investment eligible for subsi-
  dy.
b Up to 100% of costs are financed, however, limited to a ma-
  ximum of EUR 4m per project.
b The funds are made available as an integrated financing
  package, 50% as classic investment capital and 50% as juni-
  or capital with a term of ten years.
b The classic loan tranche is granted with a customer-specific
  interest rate within the scope of the price classes defined
  by KfW. This classification is carried out by the applicant’s
  bank on the basis of creditworthiness and the intrinsic va-
  lue of the security.
b The interest rate for the junior tranche is risk-orientated on
  the basis of four creditworthiness classes. No collateral is
  required for the junior tranche.
b Subsidy window for small and medium-sized enterprises
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     Neue Märkte erschließen / Opening up new markets

     Aim                                                                  What?
     b Individual projects: This programme is designed as a two-          Individual projects:
       stage procedure and aims to support small and medium-              Subsidies are granted for projects which support the first-
       sized enterprises (SMEs) in Berlin to open up new markets.         time market entry of SMEs as well as the networking of
     b Joint projects:                                                    companies in order to make up for structural competitive
        • The aim is to improve the competitive strength of Ber-          disadvantages.
          lin-based companies by fostering supraregional and              Subsidies are granted within the scope of a two-stage proce-
          cross-border co-operation and opening up new markets            dure which initially provides support for the establishment
          in Germany and abroad through joint projects designed           of a sensible strategic overall concept for opening up a new
          to open up markets, especially for small and medium-size        market (maximum of five consultant’s days, each subsidised
          enterprises, along with the networking of companies in          with EUR 500) and subsequently accompanies the imple-
          order to offset structural competitive disadvantages for        mentation of the concept with individual measures. These
          companies in Berlin.                                            measures can, in particular, be the following:
        • At the same time, synergies are to be increasingly genera-
          ted between market development measures in Germany              b Consulting and coaching for specialists and executives:
          and abroad (including participation in trade fairs), on the       Subsidies are granted for consultancy and training ser-
          one hand, and the relocation strategy of the Federal Land         vices for specialists and executives for internal measures at
          of Berlin, on the other.                                          companies related to commercial, technical, financial, hu-
                                                                            man-resources and organisation-related problems of the
     Who?                                                                   company’s management which are designed to increase
     Individual projects:                                                   performance and competitiveness of existing businesses
     b Support is to be provided in particular to companies opera-          within the scope of opening up new markets and which
       ting in the competence fields defined in Berlin’s economic           clearly stand out against day-to-day business activities
       policy. Applications can also be submitted by SMEs in the            (maximum of 20 consultant days, maximum subsidy of
       manufacturing sector, production-related service compa-              EUR 6,000).
       nies and commercial firms in the tourism sector (incoming          b Activities aimed at opening up markets in Germany and ab-
       business).                                                           road: Within the scope of the implementation of the overall
     b Eligible companies are non-affiliated companies based in             strategic concept, external services related to the following
       Berlin or operating a facility in Berlin with a staff of no more     individual measures qualify especially for subsidies:
       than 250 and previous year’s sales of no more than EUR                • participation in technical congresses, co-operation and
       50m or a balance-sheet sum of up to EUR 43m and which                   supplier exchanges as well as delegation trips (maxi-
       are not owned (capital or voting shares) more than 25% by               mum subsidy of EUR 5,000);
       one or more companies that fail to fulfil these criteria (ex-         • first-time individual and joint participation in supraregi-
       ception: public investment or venture capital companies, as             onal trade fairs and exhibitions. In the event that a joint
       well as institutional investors).                                       trade fair booth already exists for a trade fair or exhibiti-
                                                                               on according to the federal land’s trade fair programme,
     Joint projects:                                                           individual subsidising is not possible. No support is pro-
     b Applications can be submitted by business-near institu-                 vided for projects for which federal government subsi-
       tions – i.e. institutions not orientated towards generating             dies are available (e.g. the federal government trade fair
       profits and not participating in customary business ac-                 programme, www.auma-messen.de or the programme
       tivities – with their place of business in Berlin as long as            to promote young innovative companies at major inter-
       such support does not qualify as aid prohibited pursuant                national fairs in Germany, www.bafa.de). Subsidies are
       to Article 87(1) of the EC Treaty. These institutions include,          available to cover the costs of renting, setting up and
       in particular, chambers, associations, industry networks                operating the trade fair booth up to the amount of EUR
       and other non-profit business promotion organisation pur-               15,000 per event and company.
       suing activities throughout the federal land.
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b Development of concepts for co-operation and networking           How?
  as well as measures aimed at opening up markets;                  Formal applications; proof of fund application on completion
b feasibility studies;                                              of the measure
b employment of a qualified professional assistant for inter-       Applications for support for joint projects and industry in-
  cultural and/or foreign trade management as a “foreign            formation booths at trade fairs and exhibitions should be
  trade consultant” in order to develop new international           submitted using the UPLOAD procedure no later than twelve
  business relations for Berlin-based companies; the gross          weeks after the federal land trade fair schedule has been is-
  salary of the employee as agreed to in the assistant’s em-        sued. Other applications must be submitted to IBB using the
  ployment contract is eligible for subsidy. The allowance to-      UPLOAD procedure at least four weeks before the measure
  tals 50% of the costs eligible for subsidy, however, limited to   commences.
  a maximum sum of EUR 20,000 p.a.                                  Applications and rules can be downloaded from:
b Amount of allowance: up to 50% of the expenditure eligible        www.ibb.de/NME.
  for subsidy; maximum allowance of EUR 70,000 per subsi-
  dised company within a maximum of three years.                    Support for individual projects is subject to de-minimis
                                                                    rules (refer to page 142).
Joint projects:
The following measures are eligible for subsidy either indivi-      Where?
dually or as part of an overall concept to open up markets in       Investitionsbank Berlin
Germany and abroad:                                                 Bundesallee 210, 10719 Berlin
b Joint projects and industry information booths at fairs and       Kundenberatung Wirtschaftsförderung
  exhibitions of supraregional relevance in Germany and ab-         (Business Customer Centre)
  road, primarily such fairs and exhibitions that are recorded      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 2125-4747
  in the trade fair schedule of the federal land. Each year, the    Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 2125-4329
  federal land trade fair schedule is issued for subsequent         E-mail:     kundenberatung.wirtschaft@ibb.de
  consultation with the “Opening new markets” committee             Internet: www.ibb.de
  at the Senate Department for Business, Technology and
  Women. A uniform presentation of the capital city region
  must be ensured during preparation and implementation
  (refer to the leaflet which can be downloaded from IBB’s
  website).
b Trips by company delegations that particularly serve the
  economic interests of the Federal Land of Berlin.
b Location presentations that particularly serve the economic
  interests of the Federal Land of Berlin.
b Contact and co-operation exchanges, workshops and in-
  formation events in Germany and abroad that particularly
  serve the economic interests of the Federal Land of Berlin.
b Market entry competitions that particularly serve the eco-
  nomic interests of the Federal Land of Berlin.
b Allowances for a joint project can total up to 100% (maxi-
  mum of EUR 150,000) of the total expenditure eligible for
  subsidy. Double subsidies are ruled out.




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     Netzwerkbildung Mittel- und Osteuropa (MOE) /
     Networking in central and eastern Europe (CEE)

     Aim                                                              How?
     With the “Networking in central and eastern Europe (CEE)”        b Depending on the type of end recipient and the project, the
     support programme, Investitionsbank Berlin, in close co-ope-       funds are granted:
     ration with the Senate Department for Business, Technology          • as support or
     and Women, is supporting the implementation of projects             • as a contract.
     that will permanently strengthen economic co-operation           b In as far as the funds are used as support, they are granted
     between Berlin and central and eastern Europe. One central         as project aid in the form of non-repayable, purposed-rela-
     focus of this programme is to develop cross-border co-opera-       ted subsidies.
     tion between small and medium-sized enterprises.                 b The support amount depends on the type of project and
                                                                        is determined for each individual case. The following maxi-
     Who?                                                               mum amounts are applicable, including all other support
     Eligible applicants are:                                           components from other programmes:
     b Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the com-             • Commercial and service SMEs, up to 50%,
       mercial industries and the services sector, as well as            • non-profit organisations, up to 80%,
     b non-profit organisations and                                      • public institutions, up to 100%.
     b public business promotion institutions
     with their place of business in Berlin.                          The subsidy usually constitutes “de-minimis” aid (refer to p.
                                                                      142).
     To gain approval, applications must be of particular interest
     for the Federal Land of Berlin.                                  Where?
                                                                      Investitionsbank Berlin
     What?                                                            Kundenberatung Wirtschaftsförderung
     Support is available for measures that promote economic co-      (Business Customer Centre)
     operation with central and eastern Europe (including south-      Bundesallee 210, 10719 Berlin
     east Europe) which pursue the following goals:                   Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 2125-4747
     b Establishment of a business-related CEE network, especially    Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 2125-4329
       in order to support co-operation within the scope of the in-   E-mail:     kundenberatung.wirtschaft@ibb.de
       ter-regional Oder Partnership network.                         Internet: www.ibb.de/moe
     b Establishment of co-operation between Berlin-based com-
       panies and companies from CEE countries.
     b Establishment of co-operation in the field of technology
       transfer between Berlin-based institutions and partner
       institutions in CEE countries, especially with regard to the
       Oder Partnership.
     b Improving business-related infrastructure measures, espe-
       cially in order to strengthen co-operation within the scope
       of the Oder Partnership.
     b Promoting company-related co-operation exchanges in
       Berlin’s competence fields with partners from CEE coun-
       tries in as far as they cannot be financed via the “Opening
       up new markets” support programme.
     b Shaping a common economic area on both sides of the
       Oder river.
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VC Fonds Kreativwirtschaft Berlin /
Investment capital for Berlin-based businesses in the creative sector

Investment capital for Berlin-based businesses in the              What?
creative sector                                                    b VC Fonds Kreativwirtschaft Berlin assumes an open mino-
                                                                     rity partnership in the company’s equity and capital stock.
Aim                                                                  The open partnership can be combined with a dormant
b The aim of VC Fonds Kreativwirtschaft Berlin is to strengthen      partnership or a shareholder’s loan.
  the equity basis of small and medium-sized growth enter-         b Open partnerships are limited to a maximum of 49% of the
  prises in Berlin’s creative sector by providing investment         equity.
  capital.                                                         b Up to EUR 1.5m is invested in the first round of financing.
b The funds are primarily provided in order to finance the de-       Within the framework of further financing rounds, VC Fonds
  velopment and launch of innovative products or services.           Kreativwirtschaft Berlin can increase its commitment to up
b Investment is carried out in the following areas: film, radio,     to EUR 3m per company.
  TV, publishing, music, entertainment, advertising, fashion,      b VC Fonds Kreativwirtschaft Berlin aims at selling its share-
  design, architecture, multimedia, games, software, art and         holding in the medium term.
  culture.
                                                                   How?
Who?                                                               b Applicants should contact IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft
VC Fonds Kreativwirtschaft Berlin invests in companies which         mbH directly.
fulfil the following investment criteria:                          b A brief description and, if available, a business plan of the
b Plausible corporate concept                                        company forms the basis for a first meeting. Strictly confi-
b Entrepreneurial personality                                        dential handling is warranted.
b Creative unique selling propositions                             b Participation by VC Fonds Kreativwirtschaft Berlin is ge-
b High growth potential                                              nerally contingent upon other partners, such as venture
b High value increase potential                                      capital companies or Business Angels, participating in the
b Good medium-term exit possibility                                  company to at least the same degree as VC Fonds Kreativ-
b Closed overall financing                                           wirtschaft Berlin.

The company should be owned primarily by shareholders              Where?
who are actively involved, it should have its place of business    IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH
in Berlin and fulfil the EU’s criteria for small and medium-       Bundesallee 171, 10715 Berlin
sized enterprises, and it must be a corporation.                   Mr Roger Bendisch
                                                                   Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 2125-3201
                                                                   Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 2125-3202
                                                                   E-mail:     venture@IBB-Bet.de
                                                                   Internet: www.IBB-Bet.de




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     Zusammenarbeit mit EU-Nachbarstaaten / Co-operation with EU neighbour states

     Subsidy programme for EU accession countries and EU              What?
     neighbour states: IPA (Instrument for Pre-Accession)             Payments to firms carrying out projects on behalf of others
     and ENPI (European Neighbourhood Policy Instrument)              Non-repayable subsidies of between 30% and 100% of the
                                                                      eligible costs, depending on the project.
     Aim
     b Since 2007, the programmes have been bundling the for-         How?
       mer EU financing instruments designed to support the           b Offers submitted within the framework of public invita-
       favoured countries: Phare, ISPA and Sapard (EU enlarge-          tions to tender published in Annex S to the Official Journal
       ment), pre-accession aid for Turkey, Tacis (former Soviet        of the European Union
       Union, Central Asia), Cards (former Yugoslavia) and Meda       b Formal application in response to calls for proposals publis-
       (southern Mediterranean area).                                   hed in the EU’s Official Journal C.
     b Most of the funds are managed under the responsibility of
       the respective de-centralised, local authorities in charge.    Where?
     b The program focuses on the transfer of technical, adminis-     Submission to the public authorities in charge in the recipi-
       trative and entrepreneurial know-how.                          ent countries, or to the EU Commission in Brussels, depending
     b Subsidies are granted for projects in the following key are-   on tender specifications
       as:
        • Public administration reform                                Enterprise Europe Network
        • Transport and telecommunications infrastructures            in Berlin Partner GmbH
        • Reorganisation of state-owned companies and develop-        Ludwig Erhard Haus
          ment of the private sector                                  Fasanenstraße 85, 10623 Berlin
        • Political advice concerning first-time EU membership        Ms Anke Wiegand
        • Energy                                                      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 3 99 80-2 79
        • Environmental protection and nuclear safety                 E-mail:     eu-beratung@berlin-partner.de
        • Agricultural reorganization                                 Internet: www.eu-service-bb.de
        • Education and health                                                    www.berlin-partner.de
        • Cross-border co-operation                                   We recommend regularly referring to the information com-
                                                                      municated by the Enterprise Europe Network:
     Who?                                                             www.eu-service-bb.de
     b Businesses
     b Technical and administrative service firms
     b Administrations, public institutions or NGOs (non-govern-
       ment organisations) with partners in the recipient coun-
       tries




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                                     The Subsidy Programmes




                                                             Business start-ups
                                                                 Pages 27 to 34


                                         Investment and working capital
                                                         Pages 35 to 66


                              Technology, research and development
                                                      Pages 67 to 84


               Subsidies within the scope of labour-market policy
                                                  Pages 85 to 102


                                     Consultancy and in-house training
                                                       Pages 103 to 126


                                        Commercial property and space,
                                         founder and innovation centres
                                                       Pages 127 to 136




                Important technical terms are explained in the glossary (refer to pages 142 /143).
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     7. Forschungsrahmenprogramm der EU / 7th general research programme by the EU

     7th general programme by the EU in the field of re-              b „Research for SMEs“ (contract research by R+D service firms,
     search, technological development and demonstration                collective research: contract research on behalf of associa-
     (2002-2006)                                                        tions for a large group of SMEs).
                                                                      b Joint technology initiatives (long-term public-private part-
     Aim                                                                nerships under industrial management which are establis-
     To promote top research in key areas of special interest offe-     hed in a few selected areas of high economic and social
     ring added value for Europe and, using powerful financing          relevance).
     instruments, to bundle European research more towards pri-       b Subsidy rate: between 50% and 100%, depending on the ins-
     mary topic areas, such as:                                         trument applied for. SMEs, public legal entities, universities
     b Health                                                           and research institutions can receive up to 75% for research
     b Foodstuffs, agriculture and biotechnology                        and technology development.
     b Information and communication technologies
     b Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials and new pro-         How?
       duction technologies                                           b Formal application in response to calls for proposals publis-
     b Energy                                                           hed periodically in the EU’s Official Journal C.
     b Environment (including climate change)                         b Other details can be found in these calls.
     b Transport and traffic (including aviation)
     b Social and economic sciences, humanities                       Where?
     b Space                                                          Applications should be submitted directly to the respective
     b Safety                                                         European Commission agencies by the specified deadlines
                                                                      (refer to: Calls for Proposals).
     Who?
     b Companies, universities, public and private research ins-      Information and advice:
       titutes, municipalities, associations in co-operation with     Enterprise Europe Network in der Berlin Partner GmbH
       partners.                                                      Ludwig Erhard Haus
     b A minimum of three independent institutions from three         Fasanenstraße 85, 10623 Berlin
       different countries (member states or associated countries)    Mr Eckhard Behrendt
       must take place.                                               Telephone: (++49 30) 3 99 80-2 75
     b Partners from third states can take part as additional part-   E-mail:    eu-beratung@berlin-partner.de
       ners.                                                          Ms Elena Arndt
                                                                      Telephone: (++49 30) 3 99 80-2 82
     What?                                                            E-mail:    eu-beratung@berlin-partner.de
     Instruments for project proposals:                               Internet: www.bussinesslocationcenter.de/eric
     b Combined/integrated projects (development of new know-                    www.berlin-partner.de
       ledge, new technologies, new products or shared resources
       for research)
     b Excellence networks (the aim being to overcome the frag-
       mentation of the European research landscape. Strengthe-
       ning European and global excellence in a specific research
       sector by networking European research expertise)
     b Co-ordination and supporting measures for research ac-
       tivities and research strategies (subsidies and support for
       networks and co-ordination activities, such as conferences,
       studies, exchange programmes, etc.)




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Eco-Innovation / Eco innovation

Aim                                                                 b Green companies and green purchasing: For instance, in-
b To support first-time application and establishment on the          centives for companies to take environmental criteria more
  market of innovative technologies and processes.                    into account in their purchasing and for more efficient use
b To overcome the gap between research and development                of resources; support for companies introducing green pro-
  and industry.                                                       duction and production methods and the integration of
b To overcome the market barriers that are hindering the suc-         eco-innovative technologies in the supply chain.
  cess of eco-innovative products and services.
                                                                    How?
Who?                                                                b Subsidy rate: Up to 50% of the costs eligible for subsidy
b Legal entities from the 27 EU Member States, as well as           b Applications should be submitted in response to the annu-
  Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Albania, Croatia, the former         al calls for proposals.
  Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Israel, Montenegro, Serbia,
  Turkey and from other non-EU countries in as far as a cor-        Where?
  responding agreement is in effect there.                          Berlin Partner GmbH
b Preference is to be given to SMEs and private organisa-           Ludwig Erhard Haus
  tions.                                                            Fasanenstraße 85, 10623 Berlin
                                                                    Ms Davina Wenninger
What?                                                               Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 3 99 80-2 82
Priority will be given to the sectors that could lead to signifi-   E-mail:    davina.wenninger@berlin-partner.de
cant potential improvement in the environmental impact of           Internet: www.eu-service-bb.de
their facilities, products and services. The priorities supported              www.berlin-partner.de
up to now include:
b Recycling: Improving methods for sorting rubbish,                 We recommend regularly referring to the information com-
  strengthening the competitiveness of recycling companies          municated by the Enterprise Europe Network:
  and developing new recycling solutions and innovative pro-        www.eu-service-bb.de
  ducts made of recycled material.
b Building and construction sector: This includes, for instance,
  innovative products for the building sector, the production
  of sustainable building materials and methods, the impro-
  ved use of recycling material and renewable resources for
  the building sector as well as new technologies for water
  treatment and water saving.
b Food and beverages: Topics such as clean production and
  packaging methods, designing more efficient water-ma-
  nagement methods and innovations for reducing waste,
  recycling and recovery, along with methods for more effici-
  ent use of resources.




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     ERP-Innovationsprogramm / ERP innovation programme

     Aim                                                             How?
     b To promote market-near research and development of new        b Applications must be submitted prior to commencing the
       products, processes or services, as well as the launch the-     project.
       reof                                                          b This programme can be combined with other subsidy pro-
     b This includes projects for the introduction of new produc-      grammes.
       tion, environmental and energy technologies.
                                                                     Where?
     Who?                                                            Please submit your application via your bank to KfW.
     Established, small and medium-sized enterprises and free-
     lance professionals who have been active in the market for      KfW Bankengruppe
     more than two years and who pursue an innovative project        Palmengartenstraße 5-9, 60325 Frankfurt
     in Germany or which essentially contribute towards such a       Internet: www.kfw.de
     project by an innovative contribution. Annual sales of the
     company may typically not exceed EUR 125m.

     What?
     b Finance package consisting of investment capital and juni-
       or loans of up to EUR 5m per project during the R&D phase
       (for example, personnel costs, investment costs for R&D
       projects, quality assurance measures) or EUR 2.5m during
       the market introduction phase, respectively.
     b Under certain circumstances, this limit may be exceeded.
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ERP-Startfonds / ERP start fund

Aim                                                                Where?
To finance young technology companies                              Technology companies should forward applications for in-
                                                                   vestment to KfW.
Who?
Small technology companies in the commercial sector (cor-          KfW Bankengruppe
porations) with their place of business in Germany and which       Palmengartenstraße 5-9, 60325 Frankfurt
meet with the EU’s definition for small enterprises, i.e.          Internet: www.kfw.de
b companies employing a staff of less than 50 and either
b record annual sales of no more than 10 million euro or
b a balance sheet of no more than EUR 10m and
b which have not been in business for more than ten years.

What?
Investment capital
Maximum amount: EUR 3m max. per company, EUR 1.5m
max. in the first round of financing
Generally speaking, a lead investor is required to invest to the
same degree as KfW.

How?
The terms and conditions for investment by KfW are based
primarily on the terms and conditions for investment by the
lead investor.




                                                                      This offer is particularly suitable for business start-ups
                                                                      and young companies.
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     High-Tech Gründerfonds / High-tech founder fund

     Aim                                                                How?
     To finance the development of demanding and application-           b More detailed information can be found on the website of
     near technologies with a high degree of innovation at least to       the high-tech founder fund.
     prototype, to “proof of concept” or “proof of market” level.       b Submission of a draft concept and business plan.
                                                                        b A qualified statement and recommendation should be sub-
     Who?                                                                 mitted by a coach or reference partner of the fund (refer to
     b Small enterprises within the meaning of the EU definition          website).
       (less than 50 employees, annual sales or an annual balan-        b Can be combined with other support measures.
       ce sheet total of EUR 10m max.) with a registered office in
       Germany.                                                         This programme is subject to de-minimis rules (refer to page
     b Operative business must have started no more than one            142). The de-minimis grant corresponds to the amount of the
       year previous.                                                   nominal capital contribution.
     b Activities must focus on an R&D project.
     b The technological know-how must be tied up in the com-           Where?
       pany.                                                            High-Tech Gründerfonds Management GmbH
     b Industrial and intellectual property rights should be availa-    Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 2, 53175 Bonn
       ble and/or contributed to the company on an unlimited            Telephone: +49 (0) 2 28 / 96 56-85 00
       and exclusive basis.                                             Fax:       +49 (0) 2 28 / 96 56-85 50
                                                                        E-mail:    info@high-tech-gruenderfonds.de
     What?                                                              Internet: www.high-tech-gruenderfonds.de
     b Combination of open shareholding and subordinated loan
       up to a maximum of EUR 500,000.
     b Applicants based in Berlin and the east German federal
       states must contribute at least 10% (20% in the rest of Ger-
       many).
     b Half of the applicant’s own contribution can be made
       available by a so-called side investor.
     b It is welcomed when side investors (seed funds, business
       angels, institutional investors) invest financially in the
       company.
     b The high-tech founder fund acquires 15% of the company’s
       share at nominal value (without company rating) and
       grants to the company a subordinated shareholder’s loan
       with a conversion option.
     b Term of the loan agreement: seven years.
     b Interest (10% per annum) respite is available during the
       first four participation years, and also includes a conversion
       option.




                                                                           This offer is particularly suitable for business start-ups
                                                                           and young companies.
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INNO-KOM-Ost / Innovationskompetenz-Ost / Innovation Competence East

R&D support for external, non-profit industry research         How?
facilities in east Germany                                     b VF module: preparatory research projects
                                                                 • Subsidy rate: 90% max.
Aim                                                              • Amount of subsidy: EUR 500,000 max.
b To support industrial research in east Germany in order to     • R&D staff eligible for subsidy: 10% max.
  maintain and strengthen its innovation competence and to       • MF module: market-orientated R&D projects
  develop new, market-orientated products and processes          • Subsidy rate: 70% max.
b To develop new, market-orientated products and processes       • Amount of subsidy: EUR 375,000 max.
                                                                 • R&D staff eligible for subsidy: 50% max.
Who?
Support is available to legally independent, non-profit re-    The following items are eligible for subsidy:
search facilities based in east Germany which do not receive   b Personnel expenditure
institutional support.                                         b General expenditure
                                                               b Expenditure on material and small equipment
What?                                                          b Expenditure on individual devices
b VF module: preparatory research projects                     b Expenditure on additional purposes
  Precondition: prospects for technological and economic       b Project-related research contracts with third parties
  success                                                      b Expenditure related to patents, approvals and inspections
b MF module: market-orientated R&D projects
  Precondition: scientific approach and a wide range of po-    Where?
  tential applications                                         EuroNorm Gesellschaft für Qualitätssicherung und
                                                               Innovationsmanagement mbH
                                                               Stralauer Platz 34, 10243 Berlin
                                                               Claudia Herrmann-Koitz
                                                               CEO, EuroNorm GmbH
                                                               Harald Decker
                                                               Head of the project sponsor organisation
                                                               Telephone: (++49 30) 97003-041
                                                               E-mail:     inno-kom-ost@euronorm.de
                                                               Internet: www.fue-foerderung.de
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     Intelligent Energy – Europe II (IEE-II)

     European Energy Programme “Intelligent Energy –                    How?
     Europe II” (2007–2013)                                             b Subsidy rate: 50%-75% of the overall costs eligible for sub-
                                                                          sidy
     Aim                                                                b Formal application in response to periodic calls for propo-
     b To promote the exchange of best practices in order to over-        sals
       come non-technical obstacles (legal, financial, institutional,   b Applications should be submitted directly to the respective
       cultural social, etc.) on the energy market through:               offices by the specified deadlines (refer to: Calls for Propo-
     b Energy efficiency and efficient energy use (SAVE)                  sals).
     b Use of new and renewable energies (ALTENER)
     b Use of environmentally friendly energy in the transport          Where?
       sector (STEER)                                                   Enterprise Europe Network
     b Measures that combine several special areas (SAVE, AL-           in Berlin Partner GmbH
       TENER and STEER) or are related to certain priorities in the     Ludwig Erhard Haus
       Community (integrated initiatives)                               Fasanenstraße 85, 10623 Berlin
                                                                        Mr Eckhard Behrendt
     Who?                                                               Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 3 99 80-2 75
     b Legal entities with their place of business in an EU Member      E-mail:     eckhard.behrendt@berlin-partner.de
       State as well as Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein and Croatia       Ms Davina Wenninger
                                                                        Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 3 99 80-2 82
     What?                                                              E-mail:     davina.wenninger@berlin-partner.de
     Promotion of non-technical support measures to foster mar-         Internet: www.eu-service-bb.de
     ket propagation and to promote technologies, such as:                          www.berlin-partner.de
     b Preparation of industrial standards, manuals
     b Transposition of EU directives in national laws/standards        We recommend regularly referring to the information com-
     b Training / apprenticeships and training for experts, techni-     municated by the Enterprise Europe Network:
       cians, advisors, etc.                                            www.eu-service-bb.de

     Contrary to the EU’s 7th general research programme, re-
     search and development as well as demonstration projects
     are not eligible for subsidy.




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ProFIT

Subsidy programme for research, innovation and tech-              What?
nologies – ProFIT                                                 b Support and subsidies are available for single and combined
                                                                    projects in the phases of industrial research, experimental
This programme belongs primarily to the IBB Berlin Invest           development as well as production development, market
programme family.                                                   preparation and market introduction.
                                                                  b Subsidies are granted, depending on the innovation phase,
Aim                                                                 in the form of non-redeemable grants, low-interest loans or
ProFIT is designed to boost research, development and in-           investment.
novation intensity, especially in the competence fields of        b Non-redeemable grants of up to EUR 400,000 (per project
Berlin, such as information and communication technology,           or, in the case of joint projects, per project partner) can be
biotechnology, medical technology, optical technologies and         made available for research and development projects by
transport technology. ProFIT can be used to finance promi-          businesses and research institutions. As a percentage of
sing projects during all phases of the innovation process,          the project expenditure eligible for subsidy, the maximum
from research to market introduction.                               subsidy rates total up to:
                                                                    • during the industrial research phase:
Who?                                                                  - 80% (including a bonus for SMEs and joint projects)
b Applications can be submitted by businesses and research          • during the experimental development phase:
  institutes operating a facility/branch in Berlin:                   - 40% only in the case of research institutes co-operating
b Businesses                                                            with other institutions
  • SMEs: alone or together with companies or research insti-         - 25% only in the case of large enterprises co-operating
    tutes                                                               with other parties
  • Non-SMEs: only in conjunction with SMEs or research ins-      b In the case of allowance-free subsidy and support pro-
    titutes                                                         grammes for research and development projects by re-
b Research facilities                                               search institutes geared towards co-operation with com-
  • Alone or in conjunction with scientific institutions in the     mercial businesses, the subsidy rate totals up to 100%.
    case of phase-independent, allowance-free support and         b In order to finance projects during the phase of experimen-
    subsidy programmes                                              tal development as well as production development, mar-
  • Only in conjunction with at least one company for indus-        ket preparation and market introduction undertaken by
    trial research and experimental development projects            small and medium-sized enterprises, subsidies are granted
                                                                    in the form of low-interest loans or dormant partnerships
                                                                    of up to EUR 3m or a maximum of 80% of the costs eligible
                                                                    for subsidy per project. Low-interest loans and investments
                                                                    are subject to the following conditions:
                                                                    • The term of the loans or participations usually totals up to
                                                                      five years and can be extended on a case-to-case basis. The
                                                                      term can be up to eight years in the case of start-ups.
                                                                    • Interest and investment fees are below market conditions.
                                                                      Small enterprises additionally benefit from an interest
                                                                      bonus of 0.25%.
                                                                    • Recipient companies and/or their shareholders/owners
                                                                      should assume liability for a reasonable amount and/or
                                                                      contribute towards financing.
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     How?                                                             Where?
     The application procedure consists of two stages as follows.     The new interactive, user-friendly forms, brochures and legal
                                                                      information can be downloaded at: www.ibb.de/profit.
     1st stage: project proposal
     b During the first stage, the proposed project must be clearly   Investitionsbank Berlin
       described on the interactive „Project proposal“ form and       Kundenberatung Wirtschaftsförderung
       submitted to Investitionsbank Berlin using the electro-        (Business Customer Centre)
       nically protected update procedure. In the case of group       Bundesallee 210, 10719 Berlin
       projects, the forms must be separately completed by each       Telephone: (++49 30) 2125-4747
       project partner and then submitted by the group co-ordi-       Fax:        (++49 30) 2125-4329
       nator. Qualified support during project planning (expen-       E-mail:     kundenberatung.wirtschaft@ibb.de
       diture and financing) is available from the „Finanzplaner“     Internet: www.ibb.de
       document from Investitionsbank Berlin.
     b The proposed project is analysed in technical terms and its
       market relevance assessed shortly after submission. Given
       a positive outcome of the analysis, the possible subsidy
       form (type and amount of subsidy) is determined, and the
       applicant is advised to file an official application.

     2nd stage: project application
     b After the formal application documents have been sub-
       mitted to Investitionsbank Berlin, applicants can start the
       project at their own risk. During the application phase, the
       analysis focuses on whether the financial and economic
       preconditions for granting subsidies are fulfilled.
     b The subsidy committee decides whether allowances are
       granted, as well as the terms and conditions to which such
       allowances are subject from case to case.




                                                                                (EU) European Union
                                                                                European Regional Development Fund
                                                                                Investment in your future
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Programm Innovationsassistent/-in / Innovation assistant programme

Aim                                                                 b The jobs to be subsidised for graduates with project/task-
b To protect and strengthen the innovative basis and compe-           specific qualifications must:
  titiveness of Berlin’s economy, in particular, in the focal and      • aim to eliminate an existing scientific gap in the
  key technologies that are of special relevance for structural          company’s know-how and to supplement the company’s
  change at the location.                                                core competence, and
b To accelerate the transfer of knowledge from research insti-         • focus on the development, production and/or marketing
  tutes (universities) to newly established and existing com-            of technologically innovative products, methods or ser-
  panies and hence the economic exploitation of research                 vices with good market prospects, or
  and development results.                                             • involve activities which are based on in-house innovative
b To create permanent jobs and to promote a high level of                technical and/or commercial tasks or
  employment and economic growth in Berlin.                            • in the case of a focus on the tasks of a quality manage-
b These goals will be achieved by the new scientific insights            ment officer, must be aimed at the implementation of a
  and methods contributed by the innovation assistant into               quality management system in the company aiming at
  the company which promote the in-house innovation pro-                 certification.
  cess on a project basis with a view to both technology and        b Support will be granted as a project-related contribution
  economics.                                                          to the innovation assistant’s salary costs for a period of no
                                                                      more than 12 months. This is calculated on the basis of a
Who?                                                                  taxable employee income of up to EUR 41,000, i.e. the ma-
b Technology-orientated, small and medium-sized enter-                ximum pro-rata contribution to personnel costs totals EUR
  prises (SMEs) with their place of business in Berlin.               18,450. No more than two innovation assistants can be sup-
b Non-technology orientated Berlin-based SMEs can also ap-            ported at the same time.
  ply if both the project in which the innovation assistant is
  to work and the innovation assistant’s activity have a strong     How?
  technology reference.                                             b Formal applications for support must be submitted in wri-
                                                                      ting to IBB.
What?                                                               b Information and forms can be found on the IBB website.
b Subsidies are available for innovative projects which are im-     b Please note that applications must be received by IBB be-
  plemented within the scope of qualified, new employment             fore the employment contract is signed.
  contracts to be entered into with graduates from universi-        b Combination with personnel-cost grants under other job-
  ties, universities of applied sciences or institutions offering     centre programmes and measures is not permitted.
  similar, state-recognised degrees. At the time of signing
  the employment contract, the graduate’s last university           This programme is subject to de-minimis rules (refer to page
  exam may not be older than 24 months; self-employed or            142).
  permanently employed activity of up to 12 months within
  such period do not disqualify for subsidy. In the case of pro-    Where?
  jects geared to the implementation of a quality manage-           More information about this programme, as well as advice
  ment system, the permissible period for such an activity          and support during the application process are available
  following completion of studies totals up to 60 months in         from:
  the individual case.
                                                                    Investitionsbank Berlin
                                                                    Kundenberatung Wirtschaftsförderung
                                                                    (Business Customer Centre)
                                                                    Bundesallee 210, 10719 Berlin
                                                                    Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 2125-4747
                                                                    Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 2125-4329
                                                                    E-mail:     kundenberatung.wirtschaft@ibb.de
                                                                    Internet: www.ibb.de
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     SIGNO KMU-Patentaktion / SIGNO patent campaign for SMEs

     A part of the SIGNO programme – protection of ideas               How?
     for commercial use – sponsored by the German Federal              b Applications for inclusion in the SME patent campaign can
     Ministry of Economics and Technology.                               be directly submitted to the SIGNO partners. The SIGNO
                                                                         partners will assist you throughout the entire aid period.
     Aim                                                               b The SIGNO partners in Germany can be found at:
     The SME patent campaign supports and assists small and              www.signo-deutschland.de.
     medium-sized enterprises, the trades and start-ups and en-
     ables them to use and obtain first-time protection for their      This programme is subject to de-minimis rules (refer to page
     R&D results in the form of industrial property rights.            142).

     Who?                                                              Where?
     b The SME patent campaign is explicitly designed for new          TSB Innovationsagentur Berlin GmbH
       players who have not yet filed a patent application or who-     Ludwig Erhard Haus
       se last patent application is older than five years.            Fasanenstraße 85, 10623 Berlin
     b Applications can be filed by businesses, including the trades   Mr Michael Schwedtke
       and start-ups which have their place of business and pro-       Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 4 63 02-4 36
       duction facility in Germany, with up to 250 employees and       Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 4 63 02-4 44
       either a maximum annual turnover of EUR 50m or a ma-            E-mail:    schwedtke@tsb-berlin.de
       ximum annual balance-sheet sum of EUR 43m, and which            Internet: www.tsb-berlin.de
       have not filed a patent or utility model application during
       the past five years.                                            EuroNorm Gesellschaft für Qualitätssicherung
                                                                       und Innovationsmanagement mbH
     What?                                                             Stralauer Platz 34, 10243 Berlin
     b The SME patent campaign is split into five packages (P) with    Ms Kerstin Börner
       a sequence that is orientated towards the company’s deve-       Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 97 00 32 92
       lopment process.                                                E-mail:     boerner@euronorm.de
     b Depending on the particular focus of interest, the SIGNO        Internet: www.euronorm.de
       partners offer not just process support, but also services
       within the scope of these package.
     b The subsidy term totals 18 months.
     b P 1 Research concerning the state of the art: EUR 800 max.
     b P 2 Cost-and-benefits analysis: EUR 800 max.
     b P 3 Patent application at the German Patent and Trade Mark
       Office: EUR 2,100 max.
     b P 4 Preparing to exploit an invention: EUR 1,600 max.
     b P 5 Protection of industrial property rights outside Germa-
       ny: EUR 2,700 max.
     b The maximum aid per company totals EUR 8,000.




                                                                          This offer is particularly suitable for business start-ups
                                                                          and young companies.
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Transfer Bonus / Transfer bonus

Aim                                                                  Where?
b The aim of this programme is to support the transfer of            Advice can be obtained regarding the formalities and appli-
  technology and knowledge from scientific institutions to           cation procedure from:
  very small companies and SMEs in order to boost their in-
  novative strength.                                                 B.&S.U. Beratungs- und Service-Gesellschaft Umwelt mbH
b By involving external research and development institu-            Saarbrücker Str. 38 A, 10405 Berlin
  tions in the innovation process in SMEs, new products and          Ms Jenny Dittner
  services are to be primarily developed, from the idea to           Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 39042-72
  market maturity, and the quality of existing products and          Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 39042-31
  processes is to be improved.                                       E-mail:    JDittner@bsu-berlin.de
                                                                     Internet: www.bsu-berlin.de
Who?
b Applications can be submitted by very small, small and me-         Assistance in the search for a suitable scientific co-operation
  dium-sized technology-orientated enterprises or non-tech-          partner can be obtained from:
  nology orientated companies whose project has a strong
  technological orientation and which have their place of            TSB Innovationsagentur GmbH
  business or at least an operating facility in Berlin.              Projekt “WTT”
b The applicant company must also belong to the commer-              Fasanenstraße 85, 10623 Berlin
  cial industries and pursue an activity which, according to         Dipl. Ing. Siegfried Helling
  the current rules of the common task “improvement of the           Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 46302-479
  regional economic structure” (GRW), is eligible for subsidy.       Fax:         +49 (0) 30 / 46302-444
                                                                     E-mail:      helling@tsb-berlin.de
What?                                                                Internet: www.tsb-wtt.de
The transfer bonus subsidises the use of services by scienti-
fic institutes in Berlin and Brandenburg to implement small          Information regarding eligibility criteria and application pro-
projects in applied research and development.                        cedures can be found on the Internet at:
                                                                     www.transferbonus.de.

How?
Aid is granted in the form of project support as a non-repaya-         The pilot phase of the transfer bonus ends 31 December
ble subsidy. A distinction is made between two variants:               2010. Applications may only be submitted until the end
                                                                       of 2010.
b First-time variant – Contract volume subsidised to 100%,
  however, no more than EUR 1,500. In the first-time variant,
  expenditure on external scientific activities is subsidised
  prior to the development of a new or modified product, a
  new or modified service or a process innovation.
b Standard variant – Contract volume subsidised to 70%,
  however, no more than EUR 7,000. In the standard variant,
  expenditure on external research and development activi-
  ties related to planning, development and implementation
  is subsidised when such activities are geared towards desi-
  gning new or modified products, services and production
  processes to market or production maturity.
b Aid is generally only available for services that are related
  to the specific expertise of scientific institutes in Berlin and
  Brandenburg and which cannot be generally performed by
  commercial suppliers.

The programme is subject to de-minimis rules.
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     Unterstützungsprogramm für die IKT-Politik der EU /
     Support programme for the EU’s ICT policy

     Aim                                                                 The period of between 18 and 36 months is foreseen for the
     b The aim of the programme is to stimulate innovation and           pilot projects and the thematic networks although in some
       competition through the wider uptake and efficient use            cases test phases of one year must be added. It must be noted
       of ICT. The programme is designed to help overcome the            that the only one project per area will be subsidised in the
       hurdles hindering the development of a comprehensive              different types of projects.
       information society and to develop leading markets for in-
       novative ICT-based solutions in areas of public interest for      How?
       citizens, businesses and the administration.                      Formal application in response to calls for proposals publis-
     b This programme is part of the framework programme                 hed in the EU’s Official Journal C.
       for competitiveness and innovation 2007-2013 and is one           Applications should be submitted directly to the respective
       of the main instruments for the implementation of the             European Commission agencies by the specified deadlines.
       Commission’s i2010 initiative.
                                                                         Where?
     Who?                                                                Enterprise Europe Network Berlin-Brandenburg in der Berlin
     Applications can be submitted by legal entities from the 27         Partner GmbH
     Member Countries of the EU, and from Croatia, Turkey, Mace-         Fasanenstr. 85, 10623 Berlin
     donia when these countries have entered into bilateral ag-          Ms Sibylle Kubale
     reements with the Commission regarding this programme.              Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 39980-281
                                                                         Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 39980-239
     What?                                                               E-mail:     eu-beratung@berlin-partner.de
     The main areas of support are defined in annual work pro-           Internet: www.eu-service-bb.de
     grammes and in 2010 covered the following areas:                                www.berlin-partner.de
     b ICT for a CO2-efficient economy and intelligent mobility
     b Digital libraries
     b ICT for health and integration
     b Open innovation for Internet-based services in “intelligent”
       cities
     b ICT for improved public services for citizens and businesses
     b Multi-lingual Internet

     Support is available for the following types of projects:
     b Pilot project, type A: Formation of initiatives in the Member
       States and in association countries.
     b Pilot project, type B: ICT-based innovative services under
       realistic boundary conditions
     b In each case, subsidies are available for 50% of the costs eli-
       gible for subsidy.
     b Project type: thematic networks: Support through finan-
       cing of flat rates.
     b Project type: best practice networks: for the area of digital
       libraries only




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VC Fonds Technologie Berlin

Investment capital for Berlin-based technology com-               What?
panies                                                            b VC Fonds Technologie Berlin assumes an open minority
                                                                    partnership in the company’s equity and capital stock.. The
Aim                                                                 open partnership can be combined with a dormant part-
b IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH provides equity through          nership or a shareholder’s loan.
  VC Fonds Technology Berlin for innovative Berlin-based          b Open partnerships are limited to a maximum of 49% of the
  technology companies with a potential for growth and              equity.
  which operate in Berlin’s key fields of technology.             b Up to EUR 1.5m is invested in the first round of financing.
b The funds are primarily provided in order to finance the          Within the framework of further financing rounds, VC
  development and launch of innovative products, processes          Fonds Technologie Berlin can increase its commitment to
  or services.                                                      up to EUR 3m per company.
                                                                  b VC Fonds Technologie Berlin aims at selling its shareholding
Who?                                                                in the medium term.
• VC Fonds Technologie Berlin invests in companies which ful-
fil the following investment criteria:                            How?
b Plausible corporate concept                                     b Applicants should contact IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft
b Entrepreneurial personality                                       mbH directly.
b Unique technological position or several years lead in de-      b A brief description and, if available, a business plan of the
   velopment                                                        company forms the basis for a first meeting. Strictly confi-
b High growth potential                                             dential handling is warranted.
b High value increase potential                                   b Participation by VC Fonds Technologie Berlin is generally
b Good medium-term exit possibility                                 contingent upon other partners, such as venture capital
b Closed overall financing                                          companies, industrial companies or business angels, parti-
                                                                    cipating in the company to at least the same degree as VC
The company should be owned primarily by shareholders               Fonds Technologie Berlin.
who are actively involved, it should have its place of business
in Berlin and fulfil the EU’s criteria for small and medium-      Where?
sized enterprises, and it must be a corporation.                  IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH
                                                                  Bundesallee 171, 10715 Berlin
                                                                  Mr Marco Zeller
                                                                  Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 2125-3201
                                                                  Fax:        + 49 (0) 30 / 2125-3202
                                                                  E-mail:     venture@IBB-Bet.de
                                                                  Internet: www.IBB-Bet.de




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                                                                     This offer is particularly suitable for business start-ups
                                                                     and young companies.
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     Wissens- und Technologietransfer (WTT) / Knowledge and technology transfer

     Aim                                                               How?
     To boost the innovative and competitive strength, especial-       Queries can be submitted directly to TSB Innovationsagentur
     ly for SMEs in the metal, electrical and chemical sectors in      Berlin GmbH.
     Berlin by supporting the transfer of technology and research
     co-operation with universities and scientific institutes in the   Where?
     capital city region.                                              TSB Innovationsagentur Berlin GmbH
                                                                       Ludwig Erhard Haus
     Who?                                                              Fasanenstraße 85,10623 Berlin
     SMEs and scientific institutes are entitled to use the services   Dipl. Ing. Siegfried Helling
     subsidised (one of the potential project partners must be ba-     Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 4 63 02-500
     sed in Berlin).                                                   Fax:         +49 (0) 30 / 4 63 02-444
                                                                       E-mail:      helling@tsb-berlin.de
     What?                                                             Internet: www.tsb-berlin.de
     The complimentary services include:                                            www.tsb-wtt.de
     b Specific information concerning the transfer of knowledge                    www.transfercafe.de
       and technology
     b Establishing contacts with experts from science and busi-
       ness
     b Co-ordinating co-operation possibilities for product and
       process developments
     b Research and information regarding industrial property
       rights and licensing
     b Support during the initiation of transfer projects and/or
       research co-operation
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Zentrales Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand (ZIM) /
Central innovation programme for medium-sized enterprises

Aim                                                                 How?
b Under the motto “Impulse for growth”, sustainable sup-            b Applications must be submitted before the project starts
  port is to be given to boost the innovative power of small          and before contracts are signed by the project partners in-
  and medium-sized enterprises and a contribution is to be            volved.
  made towards the growth and competitiveness of such               b Applications should be submitted to the local project spon-
  businesses.                                                         sor.
b With the ZIM programme, the technology support measures           b Decisions regarding applications are made on the basis of
  of the German Federal Ministry for Economics and Techno-            the quality and completeness of the documentation as well
  logy are designed to:                                               as subsidy priorities which are assigned under competitive
   • motivate SMEs to increase their efforts in the fields of re-     aspects.
     search, development and innovation,
   • reduce the technical and commercial risks of R&D projects,     Where?
   • quickly translate R&D results into marketable innovation,      For co-operation projects (ZIM-KOOP):
   • expand co-operation between SMEs and research insti-           Project sponsor: AiF
     tutions,                                                       AiF-Office Berlin
   • boost the commitment by SMEs to R&D co-operation and           Tschaikowskistraße 49, 13156 Berlin
     innovative networks,                                           Dr Klaus-Rüdiger Sprung
   • improve innovation, co-operation and network manage-           Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 4 81 63-4 51
     ment at SMEs.                                                  Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 4 81 63-4 02
                                                                    E-mail:     zim@aif-in-berlin.de
Who?                                                                Internet: www.zim-bmwi.de
b Small and medium-sized enterprises with a maximum staff
  of 250, a maximum annual turnover of EUR 50m or a maxi-           For network projects (ZIM-NEMO):
  mum annual balance-sheet sum of EUR 43m which fulfil              VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH
  the further criteria of the EU definition of micro-enterprises    Project sponsor: ZIM-Netzwerke
  as well as small and medium-sized enterprises.                    Steinplatz 1, 10623 Berlin
b Bigger companies with a staff of up to 1,000 can also apply       Ms Ute Bornschein
  until 31 December 2010. Their projects can be supported wi-       Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 31 00 78-3 80
  thin the scope of the second stimulus package as long as          Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 31 00 78-1 02
  they are completed and settled by 31 December 2011.               E-mail:     zim@vdivde-it.de
b Public and private research facilities co-operating with the-     Internet: www.zim-bmwi.de
  se enterprises.
                                                                    For individual projects (ZIM-SOLO):
What?                                                               Project sponsor: EuroNorm GmbH
R&D co-operation projects, innovative networks and R&D              Berlin office
projects by individual businesses are eligible for grants of va-    Stralauer Platz 34, 10243 Berlin
rying levels within the scope of three support modules:             Mr Harald Decker
b Co-operation projects (ZIM-KOOP): Support is available for        Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 9 70 03-00
  co-operation projects between companies and by compa-             Fax:         +49 (0) 30 / 9 70 03-44
  nies with research institutes, including R&D projects by          E-mail:      zim@euronorm.de
  companies in conjunction with the granting of an R&D              Internet: www.zim-bmwi.de
  contract to a research partner.
b Network projects (ZIM-NEMO): Support is available for ex-         The latest information concerning Zentrales Innovationspro-
  ternal management and organisation services to develop            gramm Mittelstand can always be found at:
  innovative, market-orientated networks with at least six          www.zim-bmwi.de.
  companies.
b Individual projects (ZIM-SOLO): Support is available for
  R&D projects by individual companies of all legal forms
  having their business operations in the east German fede-
  ral states, including Berlin. Within the scope of the second
  stimulus package, companies in the old Federal Laender
  can also submit applications until 31 December 2010 on
  condition that their projects are completed and settled by
  31 December 2011.
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     Zukunftsfonds Berlin / Berlin future fund

     Aim                                                              Who?
     The Berlin future fund supports research and development         b Institutions under public law or non-commercial institu-
     projects that are carried out jointly by science and industry.     tions (universities, research institutes)
     Support focuses on a few, selected “lighthouse projects”. The-   b Private companies or founders
     se projects are then selected by experts if the projects have    b The projects should be applied for as combined projects.
     the potential to strengthen Berlin’s research topics and orga-
     nisations which are also outstanding on international level      What?
     and which hence can make a lasting contribution to Berlin        b Conditionally repayable subsidies
     as a centre of research and development. These projects are      b Low-interest loans
     normally projects in which the results achieved jointly by       b Dormant partnerships
     Berlin-based scientific institutes and Berlin-based companies    b A combination of the above
     are developed to application maturity in such a manner that      b Another criterion for granting subsidies is the application
     the companies can use the project results to develop new           for other public (EU, Federal Government, Federal Land) and
     products, processes or services which they then market in          private funds.
     Berlin. The following criteria are laid down in the “Guideline   b The scientific institutes are also expected to make their own
     for project support”:                                              reasonable contribution.
     b The Berlin future fund is designed to give a sustainable       b An overall concept for the exploitation of results must be
       boost to the development of globally recognised compe-           submitted that shows the prospects for public and private
       tence centres in Berlin in the growth-relevant technological     follow-up projects and the possibility of generating reve-
       fields of focus in the region. These fields are at present:      nue.
        • Medical and biotechnology                                   b Before using the Berlin future fund, preference should be
        • Transport system technology                                   given to other subsidy options.
        • Information and communication technology
        • Optical technologies                                        How?
        • Energy technology                                           The application procedure comprises two stages:
     b Regional innovation projects should focus on greater net-      partially formal outline
       working of science and business, enable the development        detailed application
       of top-level expertise, generate impulses on a broad basis,    Please contact the future fund’s office prior to submitting
       and should aim at commercial exploitation in Berlin. With      your application.
       a view to this, Berlin future fund projects are particularly   Forms and details for preparing outlines can be found at:
       marked by the following characteristics:                       http://www.technologiestiftung-berlin.de/de/technologie-
        • They bundle internationally competitive research ex-        stiftung/projektfoerderung/zukunftsfonds-berlin/.
          pertise in Berlin, or make this available in the city.
        • They create the scientific and/or technical foundation      Where?
          needed to solve the respective problem (when necessa-       TSB Technologiestiftung Berlin
          ry, by also setting up the required infrastructure).        Geschäftsstelle Zukunftsfonds (future fund office)
        • They combine several technologies or aim at integra-        Fasanenstraße 85, 10623 Berlin
          ting one technology in different areas of application.      Dr Christian Hammel
        • They integrate, in particular, small and medium-sized       Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 4 63 02-5 10 / -5 59
          enterprises (SMEs) in the region through networking         Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 4 63 02-4 44
          and co-operation.                                           E-mail:    hammel@tsb-berlin.de
        • They consider aspects of training and qualification for     Internet: http://www.technologiestiftung-berlin.de/de/
          new technologies.                                                      technologiestiftung/projektfoerderung/
        • They include as many stages of the value chain as pos-                 zukunftsfonds-berlin/
          sible.
        • They contribute towards the establishment of su-
          stainable, efficient and self-sufficient structures.
        • They generate reflows to the fund.
     b Not all the characteristics must be fulfilled for each and
       every innovation project. However, preference will be given
       to projects that fulfil as many of the criteria as possible.

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                                                                        Business start-ups
                                                                            Pages 27 to 34


                                                    Investment and working capital
                                                                    Pages 35 to 66


                                         Technology, research and development
                                                                 Pages 67 to 84


                         Subsidies within the scope of labour-market policy
                                                            Pages 85 to 102


                                                Consultancy and in-house training
                                                                  Pages 103 to 126


                                                   Commercial property and space,
                                                    founder and innovation centres
                                                                  Pages 127 to 136




                           Important technical terms are explained in the glossary (refer to pages 142 /143).
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     AFBG / Meister-BAföG / Career development act / master craftsmen grant

     Career development act (AFBG) as amended on 18 June                 What?
     2009 (Federal Gazette I p. I 1322, (1794)), as amended by           Government subsidies and loans by KfW Förderbank for full-
     Art. 7( 7) of the law dated 7 July 2009 (Federal Gazette            time and part-time programmes, training courses and exa-
     I p. I 1707)                                                        mination fees, child-care costs.
                                                                         b Maintenance: Singles without children receive up to EUR
     Aim                                                                   675 a month. This amount consists of a subsidy up to EUR
     Government subsidies for career development beyond the                229 and the rest as a low-interest loan. The loan is incre-
     level of examination as a skilled worker or journeyman, or            ased to currently EUR 215 for married participants, and by
     beyond the leaving certificate of a technical college.                another EUR 210 for each child (half of this sum is paid as a
                                                                           subsidy). Maintenance subsidies are dependent upon the
     Who?                                                                  applicant’s income and property as well as his/her spouse’s
     Participants in vocational training programmes which:                 income. In the case of single parents, the amount available
     b require qualifications acknowledged pursuant to the Ger-            under this programme is increased by the necessary child-
       man vocational training act or by the trade board, or an            care costs for children, ten years of age and younger (EUR
       equivalent examination pursuant to Federal or Federal               113 subsidy).
       Land laws,                                                        b Contribution to programmes: In the case of full-time and
     b in the same general line of profession, serve as preparation        part-time measures, a contribution payment for financing
       for further training examinations pursuant to Federal or            tuition and examination fees is foreseen, irrespective of the
       Federal Land or chamber laws and rules for qualifications           applicant’s income or property, to the amount of the fees
       beyond that of a skilled worker, journeyman or technical            actually incurred, but in no case more than EUR 10,226. This
       college graduate. This includes further training in health          comprises a grant of 30.5 % and a low-interest bank loan.
       care professions on the basis of regulations of the federal       b Examination piece: The costs for producing the examinati-
       laender or pursuant to the vocational training regulations          on piece (so-called craftsman’s masterpiece or a similar ex-
       of Deutsche Krankenhausgesellschaft [German Hospital                amination work) will be subsidised by a loan of up to 50%,
       Society] or training on the basis of state-approved exami-          however, not exceeding a total sum of EUR 1,534. There is no
       nation regulations at recognised supplementary schools.             possibility for loan release.
     All sectors are included: agriculture, industry, craft, commerce,   b Exam preparation phase: For the time between the end of
     freelance professionals, the services industry, health care and       the measure and the last day of examination, eligible ap-
     social professions. One vocational training course will be sub-       plicants who have demonstrably registered immediately
     sidised, not just the first one.                                      to sit their exam can apply to have maintenance support,
                                                                           including the increase amounts and the contribution to
                                                                           childcare, extended in the form of a loan beyond the end of
                                                                           the measure until the end of the month in which the final
                                                                           examination takes place, however, for no longer than three
                                                                           months.
                                                                         b Interest rate and redemption: Loans are interest free and
                                                                           redemption free for applicants during the training term
                                                                           and a subsequent redemption-free period of 2 years (six
                                                                           years maximum), and subsequently become low-interest
                                                                           loans through refinancing by KfW Förderbank. Following
                                                                           the interest-free period, a minimum monthly amount of
                                                                           EUR 128 must be paid towards principal and interest.
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b Loan exemption for start-ups:                                   How?
  a) When the further training exam is passed successfully,       • Formal application.
     25% exemption from the training and examination fees         • Application forms are available from the district authority
     not yet payable at this point in time                        offices for vocational training listed below, or can be down-
  b) If a company is founded or taken over, or if freelance ac-   loaded from the Internet at: HYPERLINK “http://www.meis-
     tivities are commended within three years after passing      ter-bafoeg.info/de/115.php”www.meister-bafoeg.info/de/115.
     the exam, exemption from the training and examinati-         php, the website of the Federal Ministry for Education and
     on fees as follows:                                          Research.
     33%, if an additional trainee/apprentice was hired or if
     their trainee/apprenticeship relationship is 12 months       Where?
     or longer,                                                   Further information and application forms are available
     33% for an additional employee whose employment,             from the district authority offices for vocational training in
     which is permanent and subject to social insurance con-      the district where you live:
     tribution payments, was at least six months old at the
     time of application,                                         Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf von Berlin district authorities
     66 % for one additional trainee/apprentice and one ad-       Abteilung Bürgerdienste [Department for citizen services]
     ditional employee or for two additional employees as         Amt für Ausbildungsförderung [Office for vocational trai-
     long as their employment meets with the employment           ning]
     requirements laid down in a) and b) above.                   Otto-Suhr-Allee 100, 10585 Berlin
     It is crucial for the company to be in operation for at      Telephone +49 (0) 30 / 90 29 1 - 0
     least one year and that the new jobs or apprenticeship/      Fax        +49 (0) 30 / 90 29 1- 34 60
     trainee positions are permanent and have not been ter-       Responsible for the following districts: Mitte, Friedrichshain-
     minated. The employment contracts must also still be in      Kreuzberg, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Spandau, Steglitz-
     effect when the application for loan exemption is sub-       Zehlendorf, Schöneberg-Tempelhof, Neukölln
     mitted.
                                                                  Lichtenberg von Berlin district authorities
                                                                  Amt für Ausbildungsförderung
                                                                  [Office for vocational training]
                                                                  Alt Friedrichsfelde 60, Haus 2,10315 Berlin
                                                                  Telephone +49 (0) 30 / 90 29 6 -0
                                                                  Fax          +49 (0) 30 / 90 29 6-82 29
                                                                  Responsible for the following districts: Pankow, Treptow-Kö-
                                                                  penick, Marzahn-Hellersdorf, Lichtenberg, Reinickendorf

                                                                  Furthermore, detailed information is available on the Inter-
                                                                  net at: www.meister-bafoeg.info/.
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     Arbeits- und Ausbildungsplätze für Schwerbehinderte /
     Jobs and training places for the severely handicapped

     Investment allowance for employers creating new jobs               How?
     and training places for the severely handicapped                   The jobs or training positions to be subsidised must be reser-
                                                                        ved for the severely handicapped on a long-term basis for a
     Aim                                                                period of time the particular length of which is determined
     To create new jobs in the general labour market, particularly      from case to case.
     for the long-term unemployed, and for the severely handi-
     capped facing particular problems in working life.                 Where?
                                                                        b Informal written applications must be submitted before
     Who?                                                                 the handicapped employee or trainee is hired. Please send
     b Employers creating a new job or training position for a se-        your application to
       verely handicapped person in the Federal Land of Berlin.           Landesamt für Gesundheit und Soziales
     b Detailed information concerning eligibility criteria can also      (Federal-Land Agency for Health and Social Affairs)
       be requested under the telephone number stated below               Integrationsamt (Integration office)
       (refer also to section 15 of the German Act for Compensation       Sächsische Straße 28–30, 10707 Berlin
       Contributions in Conjunction with the Non-Employment of
       Severely Handicapped Employees (§ 15 SchwbAV)).                  For information concerning this and other support pro-
                                                                        grammes by Integrationsamt Berlin (i.e. the Support Office)
     What?                                                              designed to help the severely handicapped to participate ac-
     b Subsidies of up to EUR 25,000 max. for each new job or           tively in the labour market, please contact:
       training position created. The employer must contribute          Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 90229- 3310
       at least 20% of the general investment costs for this job or     Fax:         +49 (0) 30 / 90229- 3399
       training position (excluding special costs in order to facili-   E-mail:      integrationsamt@lageso.berlin.de*
       tate employment of handicapped persons).                         Internet: www.integrationsaemter.de
     b Depending on the circumstances, an additional, non-inte-                      www.lageso.berlin.de
       rest-bearing loan of up to EUR 10,000 can be granted.
     b Costs which may be necessary to facilitate employment of         * Please do not use this e-mail address for documents with an
       handicapped persons are usually subsidised in full.              electronic signature.
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Ausbildungszuschuss / Training allowance

Grants for external vocational training / integrated               How?
group training and for supporting vocational training              Formal applications to be submitted to Handwerkskammer
of certain target groups (disadvantaged youths on the              Berlin (Berlin Trade Board).
labour market, female trainees, trainees from bankrupt
companies / closed-down companies).                                Where?
                                                                   Handwerkskammer Berlin (Berlin Trade Board)
Aim                                                                Förderung der Berufsausbildung im Land Berlin (FBB)
To increase the number of training positions and to boost          Blücherstraße 68,10961 Berlin
training quality                                                   Mr Norman Popp
                                                                   Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 2 59 03-3 81
Who?                                                               Ms Carolin Weska
Berlin-based businesses creating jobs.                             Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 2 59 03-3 83
                                                                   Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 2 59 03-3 80
Subsidies are also granted for every vocational training con-      E-mail:    fbb@hwk-berlin.de
tract if:                                                          Internet: www.hwk-berlin.de/fbb
b the company is unable to communicate all training con-
  tents from the curriculum, so that the training contract         The Senate Department for Integration, Labour and Social
  includes a clause under which such contents can be com-          Affairs (Senatsverwaltung für Integration, Arbeit und Sozi-
  municated by an external vocation training facility or in        ales) Oranienstraße 106, 10969 Berlin, is responsible for the
  co-operation with other companies, free organisers, schools      programme.
  or universities.
b youths without intermediate certificate qualification or           New administrative rules have been in force since 1 April
  with minimum education or remedial-school leavers are              2010. Once finally passed, these will be available for
  employed as trainees,                                              downloading at: www.hwk-berlin.de/fbb.
b young women are hired as trainees in a profession which is
  so far not typical for women,
b trainees are given the opportunity to continue training af-
  ter they lost their training position because the company
  went bankrupt / became insolvent or because the organi-
  sation or company based in the Federal Land of Berlin was
  closed down.

What?
b Subsidy for financing training
b Support for integrated training for each demonstrated day
  of training at the integration partner totals EUR 37.50 for
  each training contract, up to EUR 6,000 max. for a three-
  year training period or EUR 7,500 for a 3.5 year training pe-
  riod.
b The subsidy amount for disadvantaged young people to-
  tals:
   • 75% of the trainee’s pay during the first year of training
   • 50% of the trainee’s pay during the second year of trai-
     ning
   • 25% of the trainee’s pay during the third year of training,
     up to a maximum of EUR 14,000.
b The subsidy amount for women in a profession not typical
  for women totals 75% of the trainee’s pay, however, no more
  than EUR 7,500.
b The subsidy amount for trainees from bankrupt companies
  / closed-down companies totals 75% of the trainee’s pay,
  however, no more than EUR 5,000.
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     Berufliche Weiterbildung Ungelernter / Vocational training for people without qualifications

     Wage payment subsidies for vocational training for                How?
     people without qualifications pursuant to Volume III of           b Applications should be submitted to the job centre (Agentur
     the German Social Security Code (§ 235 c SGB III)                   für Arbeit) responsible for the district where the employer
                                                                         has his registered place of business.
     Aim                                                               b Applications must be submitted before the training measu-
     To promote vocational training for people without qualifica-        re commences.
     tions                                                             b There is no legal obligation to grant allowance hereunder.
                                                                         Allowance can only be granted within the scope of the bud-
     Who?                                                                geted volume.
     Employers can apply for wage subsidies if their unskilled
     workers attend vocational training programmes designed to         Where?
     qualify them for a job or for at least partial qualification.     Further information is available from the job centres (Agen-
                                                                       tur für Arbeit) (refer to page 144) and on the Internet at:
     What?                                                             www.arbeitsagentur.de
     b Employers receive a wage allowance, including a flat-rate
       share in social security contributions corresponding to the
       amount of work not performed due to participation in the
       qualification measure of up to 100% for the duration of
       participation in such measure, however, not beyond termi-
       nation of employment.
     b Subsidies are granted:
       • for full or partial work loss due to participation in voca-
         tional training
       • when employment continues with continued payment
         of the wage/salary without the worker being obliged to
         work during the training measure.
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Eingliederungsgutschein für Ältere (EGG) / Integration voucher for older people (EGG)

Aim                                                             How?
To support the re-integration of older, previously unemploy-    b An integration allowance is paid for a term of twelve
ed people into the labour market.                                 months and totals 50% of the eligible pay for employees
                                                                  who can claim an integration voucher.
Who?                                                            b In all other cases, the support level depends on the integra-
b Employees aged 50 and over who have received unemploy-          tion requirements and ranges between 30% and 50% of the
  ment benefits for at least twelve months are entitled to an     eligible pay.
  integration voucher for an integration allowance.             b Recipients of unemployment benefits II are not eligible be-
b Integration vouchers can be granted to employees who have       cause of the blocking effect of section 22 (4) of Volume III of
  lost their job or who are threatened by unemployment and        the German Social Security Code [§ 22 Abs. 4 SGB III].
  who are eligible to unemployment benefits for a term of
  more than twelve months on condition that they are aged       Where?
  50 and over.                                                  b Integration vouchers are issued by the job centre (Agentur
                                                                  für Arbeit) responsible for the district where the employee
What?                                                             lives.
With the integration voucher, the job centre (Agentur für       b Further information is available from the job centres (Agen-
Arbeit) undertakes to pay an integration allowance to the         tur für Arbeit) (refer to page 144) and on the Internet at:
employer.                                                         www.arbeitsagentur.de.
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     Eingliederungszuschuss für Ältere / Integration allowance for older people

     Integration allowance for older employees pursuant to              b Subsidies may total up to 70% of the relevant wage in the
     section 421 f of Volume III of the German Social Securi-             case of the severely handicapped, people with other handi-
     ty Code (§ 421 f SGB III)                                            caps or particularly affected severely handicapped persons.
                                                                        b Subsidies can be granted for up to 60 months in the case of
     Aim                                                                  particularly affected severely handicapped persons.
     To integrate older employees into working life                     b Subsidies can be granted for up to 96 months in the case of
                                                                          particularly affected severely handicapped persons aged 55
     Who?                                                                 and above. In such cases, the allowance amount must to-
     b Companies offering work to older workers eligible for help         tal at least 30% of the relevant wage. After twelve months,
       in jobs with a weekly working time of at least 15 hours, the       the allowance must be reduced (by at least ten percentage
       job being registered with the social insurance company.            points per annum).
     b The minimum term of employment must be one year.
     b Workers eligible for subsidy are persons who:                    How?
        • are at least 50 years of age or                               b Applications should be submitted to the job centre (Agentur
        • were unemployed for at least six months prior to com-           für Arbeit) responsible for the district where the employer
          mencing new employment                                          has his registered place of business.
        • or received unemployment benefits under preferential          b Applications must be submitted by the employer prior to
          conditions or received short-time benefits                      signing the employment contract, and in any case prior to
        • or took part in a vocational training measure or a public       the event requiring payment (commencement of work).
          employment measure                                            b There is no legal obligation to grant relief hereunder. Allo-
        • or have difficulty finding a job for intrinsic personal re-     wances can only be granted within the scope of the budge-
          asons.                                                          ted volume.
     b An integration allowance can also be granted for the se-
       verely handicapped, people with other handicaps and par-         Where?
       ticularly affected severely handicapped persons.                 Further information is available from the job centres (Agen-
                                                                        tur für Arbeit) (refer to page 144) and on the Internet at:
     What?                                                              www.arbeitsagentur.de.
     b An allowance can be paid in addition to regular wages.
     b The scope and sum of integration allowances are subject to
       the discretion of the job centre (Agentur für Arbeit) in each
       case. The scope and sum of integration allowances are sub-
       ject to the discretion of the job centre (Agentur für Arbeit)
       in each case and are orientated towards the scope of the
       employee’s respective integration requirements.
     b The wage to be taken into consideration is calculated on
       the basis of the collectively agreed or customary pay at the
       place of work, as well as the employer’s flat contribution to
       total social insurance payments.
     b The allowance of up to 50% of the employee’s relevant
       wage can be paid for up to 36 months. After twelve months,
       the allowance must be reduced (by at least ten percentage
       points per annum).
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Eingliederungszuschuss für Jüngere / Integration allowance for younger people

Integration allowance for younger employees pursuant to             How?
section 421 p of Volume III of the German Social Security Code      Applications should be submitted to the job centre (Agentur
(§ 421 p SGB III)                                                   für Arbeit) responsible for the district where the employer
                                                                    has his registered place of business.
Aim                                                                 Applications must be submitted by the employer prior to si-
To integrate younger, qualified employees under the age of 25       gning the employment contract, and in any case prior to the
into working life.                                                  employee commencing work.
                                                                    Subsidies are granted for a maximum term of 12 months;
Who?                                                                subsidies must total at least 25% of the relevant wage and
b Companies planning to employ younger, qualified employ-           may not exceed 50%.
  ees (under the age of 25) in jobs registered with the social      The amount and term of subsidies are determined from case
  insurance company.                                                to case.
b Subsidies are granted for younger, qualified employees (un-
  der the age of 25) who were unemployed for a minimum              Where?
  term of six months prior to new employment.                       Further information is available from the job centres (Agen-
b An obstacle to find a job for the candidate via a job centre is   tur für Arbeit) (refer to page 144) and on the Internet at:
  not a precondition.                                               www.arbeitsagentur.de.

What?
b Wages/salaries can be subsidised.
b The wage/salary considered totals EUR 1,000; if the regular
  wage/salary exceeds EUR 1,000, the amount in excess of
  EUR 1,000 is not included in the calculation of subsidies.
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     Eingliederungszuschuss nach §§ 217 ff. SGB III /
     Integration allowance pursuant to Sections 217 and following of the German Social Security
     Code, Volume Three (Sozialgesetzbuch (SGB III)

     Aim                                                               b An integration allowance of 70% of pay for particularly af-
     Companies employing people in registered jobs who have              fected, severely handicapped persons can be granted for up
     difficulty finding a job for intrinsic personal reasons.            to 36 months.
                                                                       b The integration allowance for particularly affected, severely
     Who?                                                                handicapped persons aged 50 or older can be granted for
     b Companies offering work to workers in need of help in jobs        up to 60 months. In the case of persons over the age of 55,
       with a weekly working time of at least 15 hours.                  the allowance can be granted for up to 96 months.
     b Workers in need of help are persons who:                        b A reduction (of at least 10%) must be carried out after 12
       • have difficulty finding a job, or                               months or 24 months, respectively, in the case of particular-
       • underperform in the job to be filled, or                        ly affected, severely handicapped persons.
       • are recognised as being severely handicapped, or who
         have an equivalent status, and who are particularly af-       How?
         fected within the scope of section 104(1) Nos. 3a-d of the    b Applications should be submitted to the job centre (Agentur
         Volume IX of the Social Security Code (SGB IX).                 für Arbeit) responsible for the district where the employer
                                                                         has his registered place of business.
     What?                                                             b Applications must be submitted by the employer prior to
     b An allowance is granted for the regular wage/salary paid.         signing the employment contract, and in any case prior to
     b The scope and sum of integration allowances are determi-          the employee commencing work.
       ned from case to case. The scope and sum of integration         b There is no legal obligation to grant relief hereunder. Allo-
       allowances are subject to the discretion of the job centre        wances can only be granted within the scope of the budge-
       (Agentur für Arbeit) in each case and are orientated to-          ted volume.
       wards the scope of the employee’s reduced performance
       and the respective integration requirements.                    Where?
     b An allowance is granted for up to 50% of the employee’s         Further information is available from the job centres (Agen-
       wage for a period of up to 12 months.                           tur für Arbeit) (refer to page 144) and on the Internet at:
     b The wage to be taken into consideration is calculated on        www.arbeitsagentur.de.
       the basis of the collectively agreed or customary pay at the
       place of work, as well as the employer’s flat contribution to
       total social insurance payments.
     b Allowances of up to 70% of the eligible pay are available for
       a maximum term of 24 months for severely handicapped
       people or handicapped people in general.
     b The integration allowance must be paid back if employ-
       ment ends during the subsidy period or before expiration
       of the deadline for a subsequent term of employment.
     b The subsequent term of employment corresponds to the
       relevant allowance term, but does not exceed 12 months in
       any case.
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Einstiegsqualifizierung nach § 235 b SGB III /
Entrance qualification according to section 235 b of Volume III of the German Social
Security Code (§ 235 b SGB III)

Aim                                                                 How?
b Preparation and first steps towards vocational training           b Applications should be submitted to the job centre (Agentur
b Introduction to and deepening of fundamentals for acqui-            für Arbeit) responsible for the district where the employer
  ring working skills                                                 has his place of business, before the entrance qualification
b Acquisition of a chamber certificate for successful partici-        measure begins.
  pation                                                            b Conclusion of a qualification contract; this must be submit-
b If applicable, introduction to vocational training modules          ted to the office in charge.
  for recognised vocational professions (in as far as such mo-      b A certificate must be issued after completion of the entran-
  dules have been developed by BiBB)                                  ce qualification measure.
                                                                    b The company must be able to qualify the young person, but
Who?                                                                  it is not necessary for this company to be qualified as a trai-
b Employees who provide entrance qualification are eligible           ning facility.
  for subsidies for their remuneration.                             b The trainee is required to attend a vocational school unless
b Subsides are available to                                           the school board has issued a release.
   • applicants for training jobs registered with the job centre
     [Agentur für Arbeit] / agencies responsible for basic be-      Where?
     nefits whose recruitment prospects are impaired due to         Further information is available from the job centres (Agen-
     personal reasons and who failed to find vocational trai-       tur für Arbeit) (refer to page 144) and on the Internet at:
     ning despite additional job-finding efforts                    www.arbeitsagentur.de.
   • trainees who are not yet fully qualified for training
   • trainees with learning difficulties and socially disadvan-
     taged trainees.

What?
b Introduction to and deepening of fundamentals for acqui-
  ring working skills
b Subsidy period: 6 –12 months
b Support for registered applicants for training jobs whose
  recruitment prospects are impaired due to personal rea-
  sons and who failed to find a training job despite additional
  job-finding efforts, as per 1 October at the earliest, 1 August
  in other cases, 1 March at the latest.
b Subsidies terminate at the time the training year starts.
b Subsidy sum: A wage allowance of up to EUR 212 plus a
  flat-rate share of the trainee’s average total contribution to
  social insurance.
b In addition, benefits related to training management
  measures as well as social-pedagogical support (section
  241 a of Volume III of the German Social Security Code (§241a
  SGB III)) can be granted in the case of socially disadvantaged
  youths and youths with impaired learning skills.
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     Lehrgangskosten der beruflichen Weiterbildung /
     Training costs for vocational training programmes

     Aim                                                                Where?
     b To promote vocational training in order to improve the           Comovis GbR
       professional skills of young unemployed Berliners with a         Regionalbüro Oranienburger Straße
       school leaving examination below the level of a vocational       Oranienburger Straße 65,10117 Berlin
       training centre or university degree in order to improve         Mr Daniel Kubath
       their employment prospects and opportunities for integra-        Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 2 84 09-2 59
       tion into the first labour market.                               Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 2 84 09-2 10*
     b To promote international vocational training measures for        E-mail:    daniel.kubath@comovis.de
       unemployed Berliners in industry-specific or industry-in-
       dependent focal areas in order to develop and consolidate        comovis GbR
       professional knowledge and skills for international and          Regionalbüro Bernburger Straße
       intercultural co-operation in companies. The projects have       Bernburger Straße 27,10963 Berlin
       a term of 6 -12 months with 3 to 6 months of practical trai-     Mr Heinz Macholett
       ning. Practical training is offered abroad or at an internati-   Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 69 00 85-32
       onal company in Germany.                                         Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 69 00 85-85
                                                                        E-mail:    heinz.macholett@comovis.de
     Who?
     Training centres offering international training measures          comovis GbR
                                                                        Regionalbüro Rungestraße
     What?                                                              Rungestraße 19,10179 Berlin
     b The subsidy amount typically totals 100% of the costs of         Ms Viveka Ansorge
       this type of measure.                                            Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 27 87 33-50
     b Subsidies are available for: training costs (personnel and       Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 27 87 33-36
       material costs, including auditor’s fees)                        E-mail:    viveka.ansorge@comovis.de
     b Subsidies are not granted for investment costs.                  Internet: www.comovis.de
     b The measures rank below measures by the Federal Labour
       Office (BA), the federal government and special programmes
       by the European Union. Co-financing must be possible for
       all training measures on the basis of the operational pro-
       grammes by the European Social Fund.

     How?
     Qualified vocational training centres can submit formal ap-
     plications to the regional offices of comovis GbR.




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     Qualifizierungszuschuss für Jüngere / Qualification subsidies for younger people

     Qualification allowance for younger employees pursu-                How?
     ant to section 421 o of Volume III of the German Social             b Applications must be submitted by the employer prior to
     Security Code (§ 421 o SGB III)                                       signing the employment contract, and in any case prior to
                                                                           the employee commencing work.
     Aim                                                                 b Subsidies are available for full-time jobs only.
     b The qualification allowance is designed to enable employ-         b There is no legal obligation to grant relief hereunder. The
       ees (under the age of 25) who have no professional quali-           subsidy is granted within the scope of available budget
       fications to combine their daily work at a company with a           funds.
       qualification.
     b The qualification must refer solely to or supplement the          Where?
       work being performed within the scope of employment.              b Applications should be submitted to the job centre (Agentur
                                                                           für Arbeit) responsible for the district where the employer
     Who?                                                                  has his registered place of business.
     Subsidies are available to employers to integrate young em-         b As part of the application, the employer must show how
     ployees who were under the age of 25 when employment                  qualification is to be warranted (e.g. by stating the hours/
     commenced.                                                            weeks/months in the qualification plan).

     What?                                                               Further information is available from the job centres [Agen-
     b Subsidies for qualifying younger employees under the              tur für Arbeit] (refer to page 144) and on the Internet at:
       age of 25 without professional qualification who were un-         www.arbeitsagentur.de
       employed at least six months directly prior to commencing
       new employment, within the scope of the employment re-
       lationship.
     b The subsidy totals 50% of the relevant wage of which 15 per-
       centage points are granted for qualifying the employee and
       35 percentage points as a wage subsidy.
     b An obstacle to find a job for the candidate via a job centre is
       not a precondition.
     b The employer is not obliged to extend the initial term of
       employment.
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Stelle statt Stütze® (Job rather than dole) – Coaching

Job rather than Dole® coaching programme for reci-                   How?
pients of unemployment pay II and non-recipients in                  b Job rather than Dole ® coaching offers a job pool for all sec-
Berlin                                                                 tors. This is free of charge, up to date and available online.
                                                                     b Employers publish their job vacancies and people search for
Aim                                                                    jobs can apply for these vacancies.
b To integrate recipients of unemployment pay II and non-            b Job rather than Dole ® coaching brings the two together in
  recipients back into the regular labour market                       a personnel pre-selection process.
b To help companies in Berlin to create a job for a recipients of
  unemployment pay II and non-recipients                             This programme is subject to de-minimis rules (refer to page
b To consolidate the new job for sustainable integration             142).

Who?                                                                 Where?
Small and medium-sized enterprises (with up to 250 employ-           gsub – Projektegesellschaft mbH
ees) who hire a recipient of unemployment pay II or a non-           Oranienburger Straße 65,10117 Berlin
recipient for a permanent and registered job and pay the             Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 2 84 09-5 00
customary or collectively agreed wage.                               Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 2 84 09-2 10
                                                                     E-mail:    kontakt@gsub.de
What?                                                                Internet: www.gsub.de
b Advisors working with the Job rather than Dole® coaching                      www.stelle-statt-stuetze.de
  accompany the new job in the first six months. During this
  time, they are there to support both employers and employ-           80% of this programme is financed by Berlin-based job
  ees with advice on all matters and issues related to the new         centres and 20% by the EUROPEAN UNION.
  job. In order to provide optimum support for the process
  of integration into the new job, employees can make use
  of additional individual coaching as required. Furthermore,
  depending on individual demand, financial support of up
  to EUR 500 is available for work-place stabilising training.
b The job centre pays an integration allowance pursuant to
  sections 217 and following of Volume III of the German So-
  cial Security Code [§§ 217 ff. SGB III], the amount of which va-
  ries from case to case. The subsidy term can total between
  six and twelve months, the subsidy amount can total up to
  50 percent of gross wage paid by the employer. This finan-
  cial support is granted to integrate recipients of unemploy-
  ment pay into the new workplace.
b In the case of non-recipients, the Federal Land of Berlin can
  grant financial support of up to EUR 5,600 over a support
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      WeGebAU

      Further training of people with low qualifications,               How?
      with qualifications, of older employees, of unemployed            b Applications for wage subsidies and for refunding of trai-
      people and people searching work                                    ning costs should be submitted to the job centre (Agentur
                                                                          für Arbeit) responsible for the district where the employer
      Aim                                                                 has his registered place of business.
      To secure and improve the competitiveness of companies by         b Applications must be submitted before the training measu-
      promoting vocational training for employees or unemployed           re commences.
      people or people looking for jobs, who have low qualifications,   b There is no legal obligation to grant aid hereunder. Support
      have qualifications or are older.                                   can only be granted within the scope of the budgeted vo-
                                                                          lume.
      Who?
      b Support is available to employers who employ or wish to         Where?
        employ people from the groups listed above.                     Further information is available from the job centres [Agen-
      b Support is available for the following:                         tur für Arbeit] (refer to page 144) and on the Internet at:
        • Less-qualified employees who have not successfully com-       www.arbeitsagentur.de
          pleted professional training or who have been working
          for at least four years as helpers in a job other than the
          job in which they were trained.
        • Older employees (45 years and above) working in a com-
          pany with a workforce of less than 250.
        • Qualified employees who qualified at least four years ear-
          lier and who in the last four years have not participated
          in a vocational training financed with public funds.

      What?
      b Employees can apply for wage subsidies and for vocational
        training cost allowances.
      b Wage subsidies can be granted on a pro-rata basis, i.e. on
        the basis of the time away from the job for vocational trai-
        ning.
      b Support for vocational training costs require sponsorship
        or measure approval issued by a competent body within
        the meaning of the Regulations on Recognition and Appro-
        val – Vocational Training (AZWV).
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Zielgruppenförderung für KMU / Target group promotion for SMEs

Target-group promotion for small and medium-sized                 Where?
enterprises (SMEs)                                                Application forms and addresses for the different districts of
                                                                  Berlin:
Aim
b To create additional, permanent jobs in private business.       For Marzahn-Hellersdorf, Lichtenberg,
b To integrate employees                                          Treptow-Köpenick and Neukölln:
   • from labour matters pursuant to Section 16 d of Vol. II of   Comovis GbR
     the German Social Security Code [§ 16 d SGB II],             Regionalbüro Oranienburger Straße
   • from job creation measures                                   Oranienburger Straße 65,10117 Berlin
b To integrate other unemployed people who are not eligible       Ms Ursula Otto
  for preferential benefits under Vol. III/II of the German So-   Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 2 84 09-3 04
  cial Security Code [SGB III/SGB II] and who have been regis-    Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 2 84 09-3 10
  tered as unemployed for at least six months                     E-mail:    info-g@comovis.de

Who?                                                              For Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Spandau,
Non-affiliated small and medium-sized businesses based in         Steglitz-Zehlendorf, Tempelhof-Schöneberg:
Berlin with up to 250 employees.                                  Comovis GbR
                                                                  Regionalbüro Bernburger Straße
What?                                                             Bernberger Straße 27, 10963 Berlin
Granting of a maximum subsidy of EUR 7,500 for the gross          Mr Andreas Klose
wage costs per employee per year.                                 Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 69 00 85-0
                                                                  Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 69 00 85-85
How?                                                              E-mail:     info-s@comovis.de
b Formal application.
b To be commenced at the applicant’s own risk as soon as the      For Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Mitte, Pankow, Reinickendorf
  application is submitted.                                       Comovis GbR
b Maximum subsidy term: one year.                                 Regionalbüro Rungestraße
                                                                  Rungestraße 19,10179 Berlin
This programme is subject to de-minimis rules (refer to page      Ms Antje Klages
142).                                                             Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 27 87 33-0
                                                                  Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 27 87 33-36
                                                                  E-mail:     info-z@comovis.de
                                                                              antje.klages@comovis.de
                                                                  Internet: www.comovis.de
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                                                          Business start-ups
                                                              Pages 27 to 34


                                      Investment and working capital
                                                      Pages 35 to 66


                           Technology, research and development
                                                   Pages 67 to 84


           Subsidies within the scope of labour-market policy
                                              Pages 85 to 102


                                  Consultancy and in-house training
                                                    Pages 103 to 126


                                     Commercial property and space,
                                      founder and innovation centres
                                                    Pages 127 to 136




             Important technical terms are explained in the glossary (refer to pages 142 /143).
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      Beratungsförderung / Consultancy subsidies

      Consultancy subsidies for small and medium-sized                b Subsidies are additionally available for:
      enterprises and freelance professionals                           • Environmental protection consultancy
                                                                        • Industrial safety consultancy concerning issues of indus-
      Directives on the promotion of business consultancy services        trial safety and better working conditions for employees
      for small and medium-sized enterprises and freelance pro-           and issues of promoting work and employment capabi-
      fessionals dated 27 June 2008                                       lities
                                                                        • Consultancy for companies managed by female mana-
      Aim                                                                 gers
      A cost allowance for consultancy fees is designed as an in-       • Consultancy concerning the introduction of family-
      centive for enterprises and freelance professionals to avail        friendly measures in companies in order to improve fa-
      themselves of external expertise in order to improve their          mily and job compatibility
      performance and competitiveness.                                  • Consultancy for companies managed by migrants, in all
                                                                          matters related to company management
      Who?                                                            b Required consultancy contents:
      b Commercial businesses and freelance professionals who           • Analysis of the company’s situation and weaknesses with
        have established a company and business or a branch office        regard to the consultancy task
        in the Federal Republic of Germany one year or more ago.        • Improvement proposals
        During the last financial year before consultancy services      • Concrete recommendations for action
        were used, these applicants may not have employed more          • Detailed advice concerning the implementation of these
        than 250 people or recorded an annual turnover of no more         proposals in practical operations
        than EUR 50m or an annual balance sheet sum of no more          • The contents of the consultancy service must be docu-
        than EUR 43m.                                                     mented in the form of a consultancy report.
      b The company, together with a partner or affiliated compa-     b Enterprises and freelance professionals can obtain allo-
        ny, may not exceed the limits for staff and annual turnover     wances amounting to
        or balance sheet sum.                                           • 50% of the net consultancy costs (EUR 1,500 max.) for
                                                                          enterprises in the west German federal states, including
      What?                                                               Berlin
      b General consultancy services concerning all economic/           • 75% of the net consultancy costs (EUR 1,500 max.) for en-
        commercial, technical, financial, manpower and organisa-          terprises in the east German federal states, including the
        tional matters in the field of company management and             Lüneburg administrative district
        adaptation to new competition conditions, including sup-        • During the term of validity of these directives (1 July 2008
        port measures within the scope of implementation by the           to 31 December 2011), every applicant is eligible to an allo-
        consultant                                                        wance for several independent consultancy projects, with
      b Special consultancy services, in particular                       a maximum amount of EUR 3,000 for general and special
         • Technology and innovation consultancy                          consultancy, i.e. for a total amount of EUR 6,000.
         • Foreign-trade consultancy                                  b Exempt from this limit are consultancy services related to
         • Quality management consultancy                               environmental protection and industrial safety, consultan-
         • Co-operation consulting                                      cy services for female entrepreneurs and migrants, as well
         • Consultancy services concerning commercial issues of         as consultancy services designed to improve family and job
           employee involvement in the company                          compatibility.
         • Consultancy services in advance of a planned company
           rating with the aim of eliminating weaknesses relevant
           for the rating result
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How?                                                            Where?
The consultancy services must be performed by independent       DIHK Service GmbH
consultants or consultancies who:                               Bearbeitungsstelle für Gewerbefördermittel des Bundes (Pro-
b generate most of their turnover (more than 50%) from pro-     cessing unit for business subsidies from the Federal Govern-
  fessional business consultancy and/or training services       ment)
b are qualified to perform the consultancy project and are      Breite Straße 29,10178 Berlin
  reliable.                                                     Mr Edgar Paul
b The consulting company or freelance consultant files the      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 2 03 08 23-53
  application for the consultancy allowance.                    Fax         +49 (0) 30 / 2 03 08 23-52
b Application forms can be downloaded at:                       E-mail:     paul.edgar@dihk.de
  www.beratungsfoerderung.net.                                  Internet: www.beratungsfoerderung.net
b The application must include the following:
   • a consultancy report
   • the consultant’s invoice                                     Subsidies are paid from funds of the federal government
   • a statement of account of the applicant as proof of pay-     and the European Social Fund (ESF) according to the con-
     ment.                                                        sultancy allowance directives of the Federal Ministry for
b The application must be submitted to a steering office          Economics and Technology. The allowances are approved
  within three months after completion of the consultancy         and paid by the Federal Office of Economics and Export
  service and after payment of the consultancy invoice.           Control (Bundesamt für Wirtschaft und Ausfuhrkontrol-
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      Betriebliche Anpassungsqualifizierung / Internal adjustment qualification

      Aim                                                                 How?
      To improve the employment capabilities of employees                 b Initial consultancy is performed by gsub–Projektegesell-
                                                                            schaft mbH.
      Who?                                                                b The subsidy programme is implemented in terms of subsi-
      b Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) according to              dy regulations pursuant to Commission Regulation (EC) No.
        Annex I of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 800/2008 for              800/2008 and co-financed from the European Social Fund.
        employees having their place of residence in Berlin.              b Subsidies are subordinate to other public subsidy pro-
      b Pursuant to the above-mentioned regulation, large enter-            grammes and collective agreements.
        prises may also be eligible under certain conditions.
      b Companies which are financed largely from public subsi-
        dies, aid laws or via contributions/fees are not eligible.        Where?
                                                                          gsub – Projektegesellschaft mbH
      What?                                                               Oranienburger Straße 65, 10117 Berlin
      b Adjustment qualification in application-orientated “higher-       Ms Petra Löbnitz
        value” computer science (for example, system development,         Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 2 84 09-5 31
        training in programming languages, development/applica-           Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 2 84 09-2 10
        tion of database systems). Companies with IT training as          E-mail:    petra.loebnitz@gsub.de
        the object of business are not eligible. Support will be gran-    Internet: www.gsub.de
        ted primarily in Berlin’s fields of competence, i.e. biotechno-
        logy, medical technology, transport system technology, in-
        formation and communication technology/media, optical
        technologies, renewable energies / energy efficiency.
      b Adjustment qualification in conjunction with the manuf-
        acture of new or essentially modified products/processes in
        as far as these must be capitalised.
      b Adjustment qualification related to technology or IT in the
        case of organisational changes in companies designed to
        protect jobs.
      b Foreign investors opening a facility in Berlin for the first
        time can obtain a qualification allowance for permanent
        jobs for unemployed people or people threatened by un-
        employment residing in Berlin.




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                                                                             This offer is particularly suitable for business start-ups
                                                                             and young companies.
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Elektronischer Geschäftsverkehr / eBusiness / Electronic business / eBusiness

Competence centre for electronic business –eCOMM                     Wie
Berlin –sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of                  Formlose Anfrage
Economics and Technology
                                                                     Where?
Aim                                                                  TSB Innovationsagentur Berlin GmbH
To provide small and medium-sized enterprises and business           Ludwig Erhard Haus
start-ups with free start-up advice and support in the pro-          Fasanenstraße 85,10623 Berlin
ductive and systematic use of Internet technologies (website         Mr Michael Stamm
creation and updating, search engine optimisation, content           Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 46 30 24-14
management systems, eMarketing, IT security, eGovernment             Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 46 30 24-44
applications, website check, etc.) in order to                       E-mail:    stamm@tsb-berlin.de
b protect investment in the use of state-of-the-art Internet         Internet: www.ecomm-berlin.de
  technologies and
b boost their competitiveness and innovative strength.

Who?
Small and medium-sized enterprises, crafts and business
start-ups in the greater Berlin area

What?
b Free advice services, product-independent, manufacturer-
  independent and company-independent
b Free information on the possibilities of electronic business
  transactions and the use of the Internet as a new form of
  communication
b Information events, workshops and seminars, from the tea-
  ching of basic skills to the clarification of specific questions




                                                                        This offer is particularly suitable for business start-ups
                                                                        and young companies.
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      Energieeffizienzberatung / Energy efficiency consulting

      Energy efficiency consulting – special “energy efficien-          Where?
      cy in SMEs” fund                                                  Please submit your application via your bank to KfW Förder-
                                                                        bank.
      Aim
      Subsidies for qualified and independent energy efficiency         KfW Bankengruppe
      consulting in commercial businesses                               Palmengartenstraße 5-9, 60325 Frankfurt
                                                                        Internet: www.kfw.de
      Who?
      Legally independent German and foreign commercial busi-
      nesses (within the meaning of the EU criteria for SMEs) as
      well as freelance professionals

      What?
      Subsidies are available for initial and detail consulting by a
      qualified energy efficiency consultant aimed at achieving en-
      ergy savings in SMEs.

      How?
      b A subsidy for consulting costs for initial and detail consul-
        ting
      b Initial consulting: the maximum daily fee eligible for sub-
        sidy totals EUR 800. A day comprises 8 working hours. A
        subsidy corresponding to 80% of the agreed daily fee (EUR
        640 max.).
      b Detail consulting: the maximum daily fee eligible for sub-
        sidy totals EUR 800. A day comprises 8 working hours. A
        subsidy corresponding to 60% of the maximum daily fee
        eligible for subsidy with a maximum calculation basis of
        EUR 8,000.
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Gründercoaching Deutschland / Founder coaching Germany

Aim                                                                 b Daily rates of consultants and the number of working days
b The aim of the programme is to give people who have suc-            can be freely negotiated within the founder coaching Ger-
  cessfully started up in business the opportunity to avail           many programme, however, the maximum contract value
  themselves of coaching services in order to successfully            (calculation basis) may not exceed EUR 6,000 or EUR 4,000,
  enter the market.                                                   respectively, in the case of previously unemployed foun-
b Subsidies are granted for consultant’s fees in order to sup-        ders.
  port the financing of coaching measures.                          b The founder’s own share, VAT on the invoice amount, travel
b Since 1 October 2008, a special subsidy window is availa-           costs and other ancillary costs must be paid by the founder
  ble for founders who were unemployed before going into              himself or herself.
  business.                                                         b Applications are submitted to regional partners accredited
                                                                      by KfW (to be found at: www.gruender-coaching-deutsch-
Who?                                                                  land.de, key word: “Regionalpartnersuche” (search for regi-
b People starting up in business in the field of commercial           onal partners)
  enterprises and freelance professionals can apply for subsi-      b Applications must be submitted via the regional partner to
  dies if the company was newly founded or acquired during            KfW prior to signing a coaching agreement.
  the past five years prior to filing the application. Previously   b KfW decides, on the basis of the regional partner’s recom-
  unemployed founders are eligible for special support un-            mendation, whether subsidies will be granted.
  der this programme on condition that they receive or have
  received a founder’s allowance (section 57 of Volume III of       Where?
  the German Social Security Code (§ 57 SGB III)) or start-up       KfW Bankengruppe
  money (section 29 of Volume II of the German Social Securi-       Palmengartenstraße 5-9, 60325 Frankfurt
  ty Code (§ 29 SGB II)) or maintenance support (section 20 of      Internet: www.kfw.de
  Volume II of the German Social Security Code (§ 20 SGB II) or
  other benefits (section 16 (2) sentence 1 of Volume II of the     Regional partners in Berlin
  German Social Security Code (§ 16 Abs. 2 Satz 1 SGB II)).
b The activity must be geared towards fully securing the            Industrie- und Handelskammer zu Berlin
  applicant’s existence.                                            (Chamber of Industry and Commerce)
b Applicants must have their place of business and facility in      Fasanenstraße 85,10623 Berlin
  the Federal Republic of Germany.                                  Ms Irene Fahner
b The following groups are not eligible: freelance professio-       Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 3 15 10-4 34
  nals already pursuing or planning to pursue activities as         E-mail:     fa@berlin.ihk.de
  business or economic consultants, auditors, tax advisors          Ms Martina Kühn
  or chartered accountants, people starting up in business          Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 3 15 10-4 14
  in the field of primary agricultural production, fisheries or     E-mail:     khn@berlin.ihk.de
  aquaculture as well as businesses in economic difficulty.
                                                                    Handwerkskammer Berlin (Berlin Trade Board)
What?                                                               Blücherstraße 68,10961 Berlin
b In the first five years after starting up in business - in the    Ms Christine Karut
  start-up and consolidation phase - subsidies are available        Telefon:   +49 (0) 30 / 2 59 03-4 73
  for coaching measures related to economic, financial and          E-Mail:    karut@hwk-berlin.de
  organisational matters.                                           Mr Frank Wallraf
b Subsidies are granted in the form of a grant for a certain        Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 2 59 03-4 72
  percentage of consultancy costs.                                  E-mail:    wallraf@hwk-berlin.de

How?
b The maximum daily fee eligible for subsidy totals EUR 800.
  A day comprises eight working hours.
b Businesses in the west German federal states receive a
  subsidy of up to 50% and enterprises in the east German
  federal states of up to 75% of the calculation basis eligible
  for subsidy (EUR 6,000).                                                     (EU) European Union
                                                                               European Social Fund
b Previously unemployed founders can be subsidised at a                        Investment in your future
  rate of up to 90% of the calculation basis eligible for subsi-       This offer is particularly suitable for business start-ups
  dy (EUR 4,000) everywhere in Germany.                                and young companies.
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      GRW / Schulungsleistungen für KMU /
      Common task “improvement of regional economic structure” / training for SMEs

      Subsidies for training in small and medium-sized               How?
      enterprises in addition to investment within the               b Applications must be submitted to Gesellschaft für soziale
      framework of the common task “improvement of regi-               Unternehmensberatung mbH prior to training.
      onal economic structure” (GRW)                                 b Retroactive subsidising is not possible.
                                                                     b There is no obligation to grant subsidies.
      Aim
      Subsides are granted for training measures at small and me-    The concept design was not yet finalised at the time this Sub-
      dium-sized enterprises with a view to:                         sidy Guide went to press.
      b protecting and creating jobs
      b adapting professional knowledge and skills                   Where?
      b improving the company’s competitive strength.                gsub Gesellschaft für soziale Unternehmensberatung mbH
                                                                     Oranienburger Straße 65, 10117 Berlin
      Who?                                                           Ms Petra Löbnitz
      Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) according to         Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 2 84 09-531
      Annex 1 of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 800/2008 for         Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 2 84 09-210
      employees having their place of residence in Berlin and for    E-mail:    petra.loebnitz@gsub.de
      whom Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB) has approved capital in-    Internet: www.gsub.de
      vestment from funds of the common-task programme.

      What?
      b Training measures must be related to the capital invest-
        ment subsidised by IBB.
      b Training must be carried out by external training institu-
        tions/trainers.




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Innovationsmanagement / Innovation management

Aim                                                                Initial consulting is also possible in which the company’s po-
b To support small companies in the commercial industries,         tential for innovation is identified and, if possible, developed
  including the trades, with external advice and manage-           for the stages listed above.
  ment services during the planning and implementation of
  product or process innovations in three stages.                  How?
b To minimise the technical and economic risk that may be          b Interested companies should contact one of the consultan-
  involved in the preparation and introduction of product            cy companies authorised to implement the programme.
  and process innovations, to create the preconditions for           The list of consultancy companies authorised by BMWi can
  successful implementation of innovation projects in com-           be found at: www.inno-beratung.de under “Wo wird geför-
  panies and to reduce transaction costs in the case of tech-        dert”.
  nology co-operation.                                             b The consultancy companies enter into a consultancy ag-
b To boost the innovative strength and competitiveness of            reement with small innovative companies which receive a
  the consulting companies.                                          pro-rata, non-repayable subsidy towards expenditure for
                                                                     external consultancy services.
Who?                                                               b The authorised consultancy company submits the applica-
Small, legally independent companies in the commercial sec-          tion for subsidy.
tors and trade companies that                                      b The project is billed on the basis of services performed, bil-
b have their place of business or operating facility in the east     ling is also carried out by the consultancy company.
  German federal states and Berlin and in selected model           b Depending on the stage, the subsidy rate ranges between
  regions of the country (the greater Cologne-Bonn-Aachen            45% and 55%.
  area, the greater Bremen-Oldenburg area, Münster and             b With regard to initial consulting, half a consultancy day is
  surrounding area, Upper Franconia, the Ruhr District, Saar-        subsidised at a rate of 100%.
  land, South Westphalia/ East Westphalia-Lippe, Weser Hills
  region),                                                         This programme is subject to de-minimis rules (refer to page
b employ a staff of less than 100 (by 31 December 2010, after      142).
  that, less than 50),
b record annual sales or an annual balance-sheet amount of         Where?
  no more than EUR 20 million (by 31 December 2010, after          EuroNorm GmbH
  that, less than EUR 10 million).                                 Project sponsor of the German Federal Ministry of Economics
                                                                   and Technology
What?                                                              Stralauer Platz 34, 10243 Berlin
Support is available for external advice and management            Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 97003 043
services to prepare and implement technological product            Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 97003 044
and process innovations in small companies. Subsidies are          E-mail:     info@inno-beratung.de
granted in three phases:                                           Internet: www.inno-beratung.de
Stage 1
b Evaluation of the company’s innovation potential
b Recommendations for the next steps                                 Guideline of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Tech-
b Company-based presentation of the feasibility of the inno-         nology to promote innovation management in small
  vation project                                                     companies in the east German federal states and Berlin
Stage 2                                                              as well as in selected model regions in the rest of Germa-
b Technology evaluation on the basis of market assessments           ny of 3 December 2008, published in the Federal Gazette,
  and analyses                                                       No. 194, pages 4614 and following, 19 December 2008
b Implementation concept draft                                       (valid from 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2013) along
b Identification of suitable technology suppliers and finan-         with the first announcement on the guideline of 28 May
  cing options                                                       2009 published in the Federal Gazette, No. 83; p. 2000,
Stage 3                                                              June 2009 (valid from 1 June 2009 to 31 December 2010).
b External project management to accompany the innovati-
  on project
b Management to implement the concept, including project
  controlling
b Evaluation and assessment of the innovation project and
  conclusions
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      Kreativ Coaching Center

      Aim                                                              How?
      Kreativ Coaching Center supports start-ups in Berlin, along      b Informal application by post, e-mail or using the applica-
      with small and medium-sized enterprises in the creative            tion form on the website
      industry, with subsidised coaching in economic matters. Re-      b Combination with other subsidy programmes is possible.
      cognised experts in business consultancy specialising in the     b Kreativ Coaching Center and the subsidy recipient select
      creative industry provide “self-aid” in the growth and reorga-     the coaches.
      nisation phase.
                                                                       This programme is subject to de-minimis rules (refer to page
      Who?                                                             142).
      b Applications can be submitted by founders as well as young
        and established companies in the creative industry with a      Where?
        high growth potential and a facility in Berlin which fulfil    TCC Technology Coaching Center GmbH
        the EU criteria for SMEs.                                      Kreativ Coaching Center
      b There is no obligation to grant subsidies.                     Bundesallee 210,10719 Berlin
      b The creative industry covers companies in the following        Mr Andreas Bißendorf
        sectors:                                                       Ms Ines Kretschmar
         • Film, radio and TV                                          Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 46 78 28-14
         • Publishers                                                  Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 46 78 28-23
         • Music, entertainment                                        E-mail:    kretschmar@tcc-berlin.de
         • Advertising                                                 Internet: www.tcc-berlin.de
         • Fashion, design
         • Multimedia, games, software
         • Art and culture

      What?
      Individually subsidised coaching for business start-ups and
      companies in commercial and organisational matters. By
      providing specialist and methodological competence, KCC
      expands the options for action and strengthens decision-ma-
      king in the interest of sustainable business success.




                                                                                  (EU) European Union
                                                                                  European Regional Development Fund
                                                                                  Investment in your future
                                                                          This offer is particularly suitable for business start-
                                                                          ups and young companies.
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Potenzialberatung / Potential development advice

Aim                                                               Where?
To advise companies with regard to improving their competi-       IG Metall,Verwaltungsstelle Berlin
tiveness and prospects for the future                             (Berlin administration office)
                                                                  Alte Jakobstraße 149,10969 Berlin
Who?                                                              Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 2 53 87-1 01/-1 02
Small and medium-sized enterprises in the manufacturing           Fax: +49 (0) 30 / 2 53 87-2 00
business and product-near services sector                         E-mail:     berlin@igmetall.de
                                                                  Internet: www.berlin.igmetall.de
What?
b Subsidies for external consultancy services can be applied      Verband der Metall-und Elektroindustrie
  for by company management and staff representatives.            in Berlin und Brandenburg e.V.
b The subsidy for businesses totals 50% of the consultancy        Am Schillertheater 2,10625 Berlin
  costs billed (not including value-added tax, travel/ancillary   Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 3 10 05-1 27
  costs), but in no case more than EUR 5,000 per measure.         Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 3 10 05-2 40
b During the term of validity of these guidelines, a maximum      E-mail:     jeske@uvb-online.de
  total subsidy sum of EUR 10,000 can be granted per appli-       Internet: www.vme-net.de
  cant for basic and advanced consultancy services.
                                                                  For further information, please contact
How?                                                              Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Technologie und Frauen
Applications must be submitted to the IG Metall union or          (Senate Department for Business, Technology and Women)
Verband der Metall- und der Elektroindustrie in Berlin und        at:
Brandenburg e.V. (association of the metal and electrical en-     Referat (Division) III D, 10820 Berlin
gineering industry in Berlin und Brandenburg) prior to com-       Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 90 13-8120
mencing consultancy. Applications are checked there and           E-mail:     axel.pobbig@senwtf.berlin.de
subsequently passed on to Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft,
Technologie und Frauen (Senate Department for Business,
Technology and Women).

This programme is subject to de-minimis rules (refer to p.
142)




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      Schulungsförderung für Workshops und Veranstaltungen /
      Training subsidies for workshops and events

      Guidelines for subsidies for information and training             What?
      events as well as for workshops dated 27 June 2008                b Workshops during which a customised business plan is de-
                                                                          veloped or updated for every participant
      Aim                                                               b Other requirements:
      b To provide start-ups, founders, freelance professionals as        • Minimum of 4 and maximum of 6 participants
        well as executives and experts with the possibility to attend     • Minimum attendance fee of EUR 150 per participant
        workshops and events at a reasonable cost.                        • Business plan according to guideline specifications
      b The willingness to start up in business and the performance     b Events (seminars, experience exchange meetings, in-house
        and competitiveness of medium-sized enterprises are to be         seminars) on all commercial, financial, technical, human-
        promoted in this way.                                             resources-related, organisational, legal and tax problems in
                                                                          company management
                                                                        b Events for founders providing comprehensive information
      Who?                                                                about selected or all aspects of starting up in business
      b Independent consultants and/or consultancy firms who            b Subsidies are additionally available for seminars on:
        • generate most of their turnover (more than 50%) from            • Environmental protection
          professional business consultancy and/or training ser-          • Industrial safety
          vices                                                           • Quality management
        • have the qualification necessary for training events and        • Measures designed to improve compatibility of family
        • are reliable.                                                     and job
      b Training can be provided by business organisations, such as       • Specifically for female founders and entrepreneurs
        chambers, associations, self-help organisations of industry       • For migrants on questions related to starting up in busi-
        and business.                                                       nesses and/or management

                                                                        b Other requirements:
                                                                          • Minimum of 7 and maximum of 20 participants
                                                                          • Minimum duration of an event: six hours
                                                                          • Attendance fee of at least EUR 10 per participant and 6-
                                                                            hour block
                                                                          • Seminars on subjects of general education or basic know-
                                                                            ledge required for exercising a profession are not eligible
                                                                            for subsidy.

                                                                        b Subsidies total
                                                                          • For workshops: EUR 300 per participant
                                                                          • For events: EUR 50 per hour
                                                                          • Subsidies are available for a maximum of 24 hours of an
                                                                            event to the amount of EUR 1,200 if expenditure is higher
                                                                            than revenues (cost recovery gap).
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How?                                                             Where?
b Application forms can be downloaded at: www.beratungs-         DIHK Service GmbH
  foerderung.net.                                                Bearbeitungsstelle für Gewerbefördermittel des Bundes (Pro-
b Applications for subsidy for workshop must be accompa-         cessing unit for business subsidies from the Federal Govern-
  nied by:                                                       ment)
  • Business plans                                               Breite Straße 29, 10178 Berlin
  • Original participants’ list (appendix 3)                     Mr Edgar Paul
  • Event cost list (appendix 4)                                 Telephone: (++49 30) 2030 8 2353
  • ESF participant records (appendix 6)                         Fax:        (++49 30) 2030 8 2352
b Applications for subsidy for events must be accompanied by:    E-mail:     paul.edgar@dihk.de
  • An invitation for and programme of the event                 Internet: www.beratungsfoerderung.net
  • A report on aims, course and results of the event
  • An original participants’ list (appendix 3)
  • An event cost list (appendix 4)                                Subsidies are paid from funds of the federal government
  • Measurement of results (appendix 5)                            and the European Social Fund (ESF) according to the
  • ESF participant records (appendix 6)                           training allowance directives of the Federal Ministry for
b Appendices 3 to 6 can be downloaded from the BAFA home-          Economics and Technology. The allowances are approved
  page at: www.bafa.de.                                            and paid by the Federal Office of Economics and Export
                                                                   Control (Bundesamt für Wirtschaft und Ausfuhrkontrol-
b During the term of validity of these guidelines (1 July 2008     le (BAFA)).
  – 31 December 2011), applications must be submitted to a
  co-ordination unit within one month after the end of the
  workshop or event, respectively.




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                                                                    This offer is particularly suitable for business start-ups
                                                                    and young companies.
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      SIGNO Erfinderfachauskunft / SIGNO information for inventors

      SIGNO information for inventors, supported by the                 How?
      Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology                      Contacts and applications are handled directly with a SIGNO
                                                                        partner in your region. The SIGNO partners in Germany can
      Aim                                                               be found at: www.signo-deutschland.de.
      Within the scope of the information for inventors programme,
      the SIGNO partners offer advice on all important innovation       Where?
      subjects. The focus is on the inventor’s specific questions and   TSB Innovationsagentur Berlin GmbH
      situation:                                                        Ludwig Erhard Haus
      b How good is my idea?                                            Fasanenstraße 85,10623 Berlin
      b How can I to protect my invention?                              Mr Michael Schwedtke
      b How can I market my idea?                                       Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 4 63 02-4 36
      b What is my patent worth?                                        Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 4 63 02-4 44
      b Where can I find licensees?                                     E-mail:    schwedtke@tsb-berlin.de
      b How can I conduct (license) negotiations?                       Internet: www.tsb-berlin.de
      b Where can I find further assistance?
                                                                        EuroNorm Gesellschaft für Qualitätssicherung
      Who?                                                              und Innovationsmanagement mbH
      Every inventor                                                    Stralauer Platz 34, 10243 Berlin
                                                                        Mr Marcus Netzel
      What?                                                             Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 97 00 30 61
      First-time information meeting at no cost lasting up to four      E-mail:     netzel@inno-watt.de
      hours with innovation experts concerning issues related to        Internet: www.euronorm.de
      market, technology, co-operation and financing.




                                                                           This offer is particularly suitable for business start-ups
                                                                           and young companies.
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Technologie Coaching Center (TCC) / Technology Coaching Center

Aim                                                              How?
With subsidised coaching, TCC is supporting innovative, tech-    b Informal application by post, e-mail or using the applica-
nology-orientated start-ups and companies in Berlin. Since         tion form on the website of TCC.
large parts of the consultancy fees are subsidised, small and    b Combination with other subsidies is possible.
medium-sized enterprises also have access to support from        b Technologie Coaching Center and the subsidy recipient se-
qualified and seasoned experts in commercial matters. Irre-        lect the coaches.
spective of whether the company is starting up or growing,
coaches are there to contribute their expertise and know-        This programme is subject to de-minimis rules (refer to p.
ledge of the industry in response to individual queries.         142)

Who?                                                             Where?
Founders, as well as young and established companies with        TCC Technologie Coaching Center GmbH
their place of business (planned) in Berlin who develop or       Technology Coaching Center
produce innovative and technology-orientated products or         Bundesallee 210,10719 Berlin
services and which fulfil the EU’s criteria for SMEs.            Mr Andreas Bißendorf
                                                                 Ms Gabriele Gruber
What?                                                            Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 46 78 28-0
b Individual, subsidised coaching in commercial and orga-        Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 46 78 28-23
  nisation matters, e.g. when optimising a business plan,        E-mail:    info@tcc-berlin.de
  clarifying financial issues, drawing up a marketing or sales   Internet: www.tcc-berlin.de
  strategy, introducing a controlling system or for quality
  control measures.
b In addition to coaching, Technologie Coaching Center offers
  a wide range of seminars and workshops in the fields of
  business administration, organisation and soft skills.




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      VerMat

      VerMat – Improving company-specific consultancy to               How?
      boost material efficiency                                        b Potential analysis (two months max): Costs for consultancy
                                                                         can be subsidised on a pro-rata basis up to EUR 30,000. The
      Aim                                                                subsidy rate for up to EUR 15,000 totals 67%, and 50% for
      To boost material efficiency in small and medium-sized en-         costs above this amount.
      terprises through company-specific consultancy                   b In-depth consulting (nine months max.): The costs of con-
                                                                         sulting are subsidised at a rate of 33%. Consulting can take
      Who?                                                               place in several stages.
      Applications can be submitted until 31 December 2010 by the      b Subsidies are provided by the Federal Ministry of Economics
      following companies:                                               and Technology (BMWi) in the form of partial financing as
      b Companies working in all areas of the producing sector           a non-repayable grant. Support is limited to EUR 100,00 for
        with a production facility in Germany                            the potential analysis and in-depth consulting.
      b Legally independent companies if they did not employ a
        staff of more than 1,000 (full-time equivalents) in the two    This programme is subject to de-minimis rules (refer to page
        years prior to submitting the application; affiliated compa-   142).
        nies, partner companies and other SME criteria are tempo-
        rarily not relevant.                                           Where
                                                                       Deutsche Materialeffizienzagentur (demea)
      What?                                                            c/o VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH
      VerMat is designed to promote company-specific consultancy       Steinplatz 1, 10623 Berlin
      for SMEs. The programme covers first-time consulting (poten-     Hotline: +49 (0) 30 /31 00 78-220
      tial analysis) and more in-depth consulting which can follow     Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 00 78-102
      an analysis of potential.                                        E-mail:     info@demea.de
                                                                       Internet: www.demea.de
      The potential analysis contains:
      b Quantitative analysis of material flows
      b Identification of material losses
      b Analysis of product lifecycles
      b Economic assessment of the resultant potential for savings
      b Presentation and evaluation options for implementation

      In-depth consulting includes the following:
      b Detailed planning of company-specific measures
      b Advice on public aid and other sources of finance for these
        measures
      b Comprehensive specialist support during the implementa-
        tion phase
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Beratungsangebote der Bezirksämter / Consultancy services by the district authorities

 Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf von Berlin district authorities                  Consultancy and support services for small and medium-        By appointment only
 Abt. Wirtschaft, Ordnungsangelegenheiten und Weiterbildung                  sized enterprises in the district: including, for example,
 - Business promotion - Otto-Suhr-Allee 100, D-10585 Berlin                  umbrella work groups of owners of business located in
 Mr K. Albat, Ms J. Saleh Zaki, Ms M. Müller                                 shopping streets (4 times a year), round tables.
 Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 90 29-131 05 / -131 10 / -131 06                    Start-up consultancy services and “successfully selfemploy-   4 times a year
 Fax:         +49 (0) 30 / 90 29-131 07                                      ed” - a series of events for people starting up in business
 E-mail:      wirtschaftsfoerderung@charlottenburg-wilmersdorf.de            Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf medium-sized business talks        Twice a year
 Internet: www.charlottenburg-wilmersdorf.de                                 For more offers, information and dates, please visit:
 Location information in 6 languages can be found on the internet:           www.charlottenburg-wilmersdorf.de
              www.mehr-als-kurfuerstendamm.de

 Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg von Berlin district authorities                    Central contact and co-ordination unit of the                 By appointment only
 Abteilung Wirtschaft, Bürgerdienste und Ordnungsamt                         district administration for investors and founders
 – Business promotion – Frankfurter Allee 35 - 37, 10247 Berlin
 Ms M.Nowak, Ms K.Klisch, Ms K.Newy
 Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 9 02 98 - 22 73 /-40 14 /-24 90,
 Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 9 02 98 - 42 22
 E-mail:     wirtschaftsfoerderung@ba-fk.verwalt-berlin.de
 Internet: www.berlin.de/ba-friedrichshain-kreuzberg/wirtschafts-
             foerderung

 Lichtenberg von Berlin district authorities                                 General advice for start-ups and companies                    By appointment only
 Abteilung Wirtschaft und Immobilien                                         interested in relocating to this district
 – Business promotion office – Möllendorffstraße 6, 10367 Berlin             Advice for businesses and investors
 Ms M. Nüske, Ms G. Lüth, Ms A. Rothe                                        Commercial property offers
 Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 9 02 96 - 43 38, -4336, -4332, fax: -43 19          Further offers, information and opening hours can be
 E-mail:     wifoe@libg.verwalt-berlin.de                                    found at www.berlin.de/ba-lichtenberg/wirtschaft/in-
 Internet: www.berlin.de/ba-lichtenberg                                      dex.html

 Marzahn-Hellersdorf von Berlin district authorities                         Central contact and co-ordination unit of the district        Monday to Friday
 Abt. Wirtschaft, Tiefbau, Bürgerdienste und öffentliche Ordnung             administration for investors, existing companies and          by appointment
 – Steering unit for business promotion – ZAK                                start-ups
 Alice-Salomon-Platz 3, 12591 Berlin
 Ms K. Rüdiger, Mr A. Tesch, Ms K. Wolf, Ms I. Kreie
 Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 9 02 93 -26 11 /-2612/ -26 13 /-26 16, fax:-26 15
 E-mail:     kathrin.ruediger@ba-mh.verwalt-berlin.de
             Ansgar.tesch@ba-mh.verwalt-berlin.de
             karin.wolf@ba-mh.verwalt-berlin.de
             ines.kreie@ba-mh.verwalt-berlin.de
 Internet: www.wirtschaftsfoerderung-marzahn-hellersdorf.de,
             www.berlin.de/eastside
 Ms E. Weigel                                                                Tourism issues
 Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 9 02 93-26 17, fax:-26 15
 E-mail:     eleonore.weigel@ba-mh.verwalt-berlin.de

 Mitte von Berlin district authorities                                       General and accompanying advice for start-ups and             Tuesday 9 – 12 am
 Abt. Wirtschaft, Immobilien, Ordnungsamt                                    companies interested in moving to this district               Thursday 3 – 6 pm
 Business promotion / Business consulting unit
 Müllerstraße 147, 13353 Berlin                                              Advice for businesses and investors
 Mr E. Tolan, Ms B. Brüning
 Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 90 18 - 4 43 73 /-4 43 72, fax:-4 43 75
 E-mail:      ertugrul.tolan@ba-mitte.verwalt-berlin.de
              beate.bruening@ba-mitte.verwalt-berlin.de
 Internet: www.berlin.de/ba-mitte/wirtschaftsfoerderung

 Neukölln von Berlin district authorities                                    General advice services for businesses and investors          Monday – Friday
 – Business promotion / Business consulting unit -                           Local entrepreneurial talks                                   by appointment only
 Karl-Marx-Straße 83, 12040 Berlin                                           Location marketing
 Mr C. Mücke, Ms J. Grinda                                                   “Neuköllner GründerPreis” founder prize
 Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 90239 -23 90 / -34 39, fax: -32 73
 E-mail:     clemens.muecke@bezirksamt-neukoelln.de
 Internet: www.berlin.de/ba-neukoelln

 JobPoint Neukölln                                                           Free consultancy for firms looking for suitable employees     Monday – Friday
 Karl-Marx-Straße 131-133, 12043 Berlin                                                                                                    9 am to 7 pm
 Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 68 08 56-0, fax: -20                                Free advice for people searching for the right job            Saturday 9 am – 2 pm
 E-mail:    kontakt@jobpoint-berlin.de
 Internet: www.jobpoint-berlin.de, www.gsub.de
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      Pankow von Berlin district authorities                                    Issues related to the commercial business and the       Tuesday 1 to 5 pm
      – Business promotion office –                                             business location,                                      (no appointment
      Fröbelstraße 17, 10405 Berlin, Haus 6                                     detailed questions concerning starting up in busi-      necessary)
      Mr A. Hansen - office manager (consultancy services for the               ness and management,
      Prenzlauer Berg district)                                                 commercial law, business relocation,                    Monday – Friday sub-
      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 9 02 95-56 65, room 248                           analyses, subsidy guidelines and programmes,            ject to appointment
      E-mail:     axel.hansen@ ba-pankow.verwalt-berlin.de                      addresses, and
      Ms S. Jarmakowitsch                                                       contacts at other public agencies, etc.
      (consultancy services for the Weißensee district, street communities,
      subsidies)                                                                Free information about events on various topics,        Every last Wednesday
      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 9 02 95-56 95, room 247                           venue and dates can be found in the local press or      of the month (excpet
      E-Mail:     sonja.jarmakowitsch@ba-pankow.verwalt-berlin.de               by calling.                                             in June, July, Decem-
      Mr J. Kleiber                                                                                                                     ber) 3 – 6 pm
      (consultancy services for the Pankow district, online-service business)
      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 9 02 95-64 04, Raum 246
      E-mail:     jürgen.kleiber@ba-pankow.verwalt-berlin.de
      Internet: www.berlin.de/pankow, www.pankow-wirtschaft.de

      Bezirksamt Reinickendorf von Berlin district authorities                  Zentrale Anlauf- und Koordinierungsstelle für Un-       Monday to Friday by
      – Business promotion –                                                    ternehmen – ZAK – (Central Contact and Co-ordina-       appointment
      Eichborndamm 215 – 239, 13437 Berlin                                      tion Office for Companies at district level)
      Mr C. George, Ms C. Kretlow                                               General advice and support for business start-ups
      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 9 02 94 -56 70 / -22 82, fax: -21 44              Support for all company-related projects in the
      E-mail:     wirtschaftsberater@reinickendorf.berlin.de                    district
      Internet: www.wirtschaftsfoerderung-reinickendorf.de

      Spandau von Berlin district authorities                                   Contact and service office for businesses, investors    Monday to Friday by
      Büro des Bezirksbürgermeisters                                            and start-ups                                           appointment
      – Business promotion –
      Carl-Schurz-Straße 2 –6, 13578 Berlin
      Telephone : +49 (0) 30 / 90279 - 75 47, fax: -27 00
      E-mail:     wirtschaftsberatung@ba-spandau.berlin.de
      Internet: www.spandau.de

      Steglitz-Zehlendorf von Berlin district authorities                       General, orientated advisory service for founders as    Monday to Friday by
      – Business promotion –                                                    well as existing small and medium-sized enterprises     appointment
      14160 Berlin (Postal address)                                             in Steglitz-Zehlendorf
      Martin-Buber-Straße 2, 14163 Berlin (office)                              Regular meetings of Steglitz-Zehlendorf-based           Once a month
      Mr M. Pawlik, Ms N. Scholz                                                companies
      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 9 02 99 -52 57 /- 52 49, fax: -33 85              “Connecting Women” – a forum for women entre-           4 times a year
      E-mail:     wirtschaftsfoerderung@steglitz-zehlendorf.de                  preneurs and women executives
      Internet: www.steglitz-zehlendorf.de/wirtschaftsfoerderung

      Tempelhof-Schöneberg von Berlin district authorities                      General advice and support: Advice for start-ups, es-   Monday to Friday by
      Business promotion and consulting and European matters                    tablishment of start-up businesses, advisory services   appointment only
      Ms Budszuhn, Ms Krüger, Ms Lohmeyer, Ms Marfilius, Ms Kraatz, Ms          for relocation and property search
      Schuster
      John-F.-Kennedy-Platz, 10820 Berlin
      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 90277 –42 42 / -42 31 / -36 44 / -42 51 /
                 -28 35 /-27 81, fax: -42 00
      E-mail:    wirtschaftsberatung@ba-ts.berlin.de
      Internet: www.wirtschaftsfoerderung-tempelhof-schoeneberg.de

      Treptow-Köpenick von Berlin district authorities                          ZAK Zentrale bezirkliche Anlauf- und Koordinie-         Monday to Friday by
      Business Promotion Organizational Unit                                    rungsstelle für Unternehmen und Investoren (Cen-        appointment
      Office building: Alt Köpenick 21, 12555 Berlin,                           tral Contact and Co-ordination office for companies
      Postal address: Postfach 91 02 40,12414 Berlin                            and investors)
      E-mail:     wirtschaftsfoerderung@ba-tk. berlin.de                        Tourism development and promotion;
      Head:       Ms A. Engel, Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 9 02 97 -33 30           Orientation advice and support for start-ups,
      E-mail:     andrea.engel@ba-tk. berlin.de                                 businesses and investors; Support for existing
      Staff:      Ms U. Reimann, Ms H. Großkopf, Mr J. Steinhilb                businesses, crisis intervention, business relocation
      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 9 02 97 -33 05 / -33 09 / -33 21, fax: -33 13     advice; Support in the search for commercial areas
      E-mail:     andrea.Engel@,ursula.reimann@,helga.grosskopf@,               and space; implementation of EU projects (business
                  joerg.steinhilb@ba-tk. berlin.de                              support measures, WDM);
      Internet: www.wirtschaftsfoerderung-treptow-koepenick.de                  Business-card meetings, south-east entrepreneurs’
                  www.berlin.de/ba-treptow-koepenick/                           and training days
                  wirtschaftsfoerderung
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Beratungsangebote für Unternehmen und Existenzgründungen /
Consultancy services for companies and start-ups
Berlin Partner GmbH                                          Berlin Partner GmbH is the central contact organisation in Berlin which supports investors
Ludwig Erhard Haus                                           planning to establish a business in Berlin, assists Berlin-based businesses in all matters
Fasanenstraße 85, 10623 Berlin                               related to foreign trade and markets Berlin as a location for business. Together with the
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 3 99 80-0                            district administrations and other service partners, Berlin Partner GmbH additionally offers
Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 3 99 80-2 39                        customised service packages within the framework of its new business service in order to
E-mail:     info@berlin-partner.de                           support the growth of businesses based in Berlin. The company is largely financed by the
Internet: www.berlin-partner.de and                          private business sector and is commissioned by Berlin’s Senate to develop and implement
            www.businesslocationcenter.de                    measures to market the capital city and the location. Around 180 distinguished German and
            www.eu-service-bb.de                             international private companies are dedicated to promoting Berlin as a location for business.

                                                             Berlin Partner GmbH provides information on subsidy and financing matters.

                                                             The federal states of Berlin and Brandenburg form a joint consortium for the Enterprise
                                                             Europe Network as the company network of the Enterprise and Industry Directorate General
                                                             of the European Commission. The parties involved in the network are Berlin Partner GmbH as
                                                             the leading member of the consortium, TSB Innovationsagentur Berlin GmbH, ZukunftsAgen-
                                                             tur Brandenburg GmbH (ZAB) and Industrie- und Handelskammer Ostbrandenburg.

                                                             The Enterprise Europe Network Berlin-Brandenburg provides advisory services related to EU
                                                             subsidy programmes. Key areas include the 7th EU Framework Research Programme, inno-
                                                             vation-orientated programmes by the EU, EU programmes for central and eastern Europe
                                                             and third countries, as well as fostering business co-operation in Europe. In addition to the
                                                             programmes presented in this Subsidy Guide, further subsidy programmes can be found on
                                                             the website of the Enterprise Europe Network Berlin-Brandenburg at: www.eu-service-bb.de.

                                                             It supports companies in knowledge and technology transfer matters and in the search for
                                                             partners for innovative projects.

                                                             Berlin Partner GmbH operates a representation office in Brussels which represents the inte-
                                                             rest of companies, associations and research institutes. This office can pass on your issue to
                                                             the “right address” and position your expertise at the decisive points.

Bildungs- und Innovationszentrum                             Besides preparatory courses for master craftsmen and women, numerous seminars, training
der Handwerkskammer Berlin (BIZWA)                           courses, consultancy services and information events are offered on all matters related to
(Training and Innovation Centre of the Berlin Trade Board)   starting up in business and management.
Wandlitzer Chaussee 41, 16321 Bernau
Telephone: +49 (0) 33 38 /3 94 40                            More detailed information on the courses currently on offer is available directly from the
E-mail:     bizwa@hwk-berlin.de                              training centres

Bildungs- und Innovationszentrum der
Handwerkskammer Berlin (BIZWA)
(Training and Technology Centre of the Berlin Trade Board)
Mehringdamm 14, 10961 Berlin
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 2 59 03- 413, -405
E-mail:     btz@hwk-berlin.de
Internet: www.hwk-berlin.de

Bundesverband mittelständische Wirtschaft                    Advice and support services for commercial businesses and founders.
(Federal Association of Medium-sized Enterprises)
Unternehmerverband Deutschlands e. V.                        Reduced membership rates for founders
Leipziger Platz 15, 10117 Berlin
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 53 32 06-0, fax: -50
E-mail:     info@bvmw.de
Internet: www.bvmw.de

enterability Berlin                                          Start-up advice for people with severe handicaps; enterability helps people with handicaps in
Ohne Behinderung in die Selbstständigkeit                    Berlin to become self-employed. Together, we write a business plan, overcome handicap-spe-
(becoming self-employed without handicap)                    cific hurdles and adapt working conditions to meet special needs. Individual advice is supple-
c/o iQ e. V., Muskauer Straße 24, 10997 Berlin               mented by a comprehensive qualification scheme (seminars). Access to loans and subsidies
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 61 28 03 74                          (grants) via traditional finance channels is opened up for people with severe handicaps.
Fax:          030 /6 11 35 29
E-mail:       info@enterability.de
Internet: www.enterability.de
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      Existenzgründungsbüro Neukölln                          General and accompanying advice for people starting up in business: initial information con-
      (Neukölln start-up office)                              cerning all matters of self-employment, technical and financial conditions, subsidy offerings
      Rathaus Neukölln, Karl-Marx-Straße 83, 12040 Berlin     as well as application and start-up procedures
      Ms E. Gräve, Mr R. Guell, Ms B. Walter
      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 90239-4068/-4069, fax: -3272
      E-mail:     eva-lotte@graeve@bezirksamt-neukoelln.de
                  ramon.guell@bezirksamt-neukoelln.de
                  barbara.walter@ba-bezirksamt-neukoelln.de
      Internet: www.berlin.de/ba-neukoelln/
                  wirtschaftsfoerderung/servicecenter/
                  existenzgruendung.html

      Handwerkskammer Berlin (Berlin Trade Board)             HWK Berlin’s business advice service provides advice services for business start-ups and for
      Blücherstraße 68, 10961 Berlin                          existing companies in the crafts sector. These services focus on commercial, technical, ecologi-
      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 2 59 03 - 01                    cal and technological matters. Advice services are provided free of charge and by appointment
      Fax: +49 (0) 30 / 2 59 03 - 2 35                        only by calling: 030 /2 59 03 - 4 67.
      E-mail:      info@hwk-berlin.de
      Internet: www.hwk-berlin.de                             Berlin Trade Board’s trainee advice service offers companies employing trainees and trainees
                                                              themselves information related to all training matters. Tel. 259 03 – 347.

                                                              Information on support for vocational training is available from FBB - Förderung der Berufs-
                                                              ausbildung im Land Berlin, tel.: 259 03 - 381.

                                                              Information on further training in the crafts can be obtained by calling tel.: 259 03 - 343, and
                                                              on support possibilities for further training in the crafts by calling: 259 03 - 356.

      IHK Berlin (Berlin Chamber of Industry and Commerce)    The Berlin Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) offers advisory services and seminars for
      Fasanenstraße 85, 10623 Berlin                          founders on all matters relevant for starting up in business.
      Info telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 3 15 10 -0,
      Fax:        - 1 66                                      For details, please contact IHK directly.
      E-mail:     service@berlin.ihk.de
      Internet: www.berlin.ihk24.de

      KfW Bankengruppe                                        KfW Mittelstandsbank supports small and medium-sized enterprises not just with loans at
      Palmengartenstraße 5-9, 60325 Frankfurt                 favourable conditions, but also by offering sponsored, client-specific advice during all phases
      Internet: www.kfw.de                                    of the development of a business – foundation, growth, succession, crisis.
                                                              Our consultancy promotion programme under the founder coaching scheme offers founders
                                                              and young companies the possibility of hands-on, competent advice.

                                                              Subsidies for qualified and independent energy efficiency consulting in commercial business
                                                              and for freelance professionals are available within the scope of the “energy efficiency consul-
                                                              ting” offering.
                                                              Companies in difficulty are supported within the scope of enterprise rescue schemes at the
                                                              “round table”.
                                                              Avail yourself of our Internet exchanges when searching for suitable consultants and busi-
                                                              ness contacts.

      LOK e.V. & LOK.a.Motion                                 LOK offers the following to anyone wishing to start up in business or secure their business:
      Gesellschaft zur Förderung lokaler                      • Basic information on all matters of self-employment
      Entwicklungspotentiale mbH                              • Customised advice for founders, also in several languages
      Naunynstraße 68, 10997 Berlin                           • Support for start-up financing
      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 29 77 97-36                     • Seminars, workshops and network meetings
      Fax: +49 (0) 30 / 29 77 97-39                           • Establishment of contacts for workspace
      E-mail:      info@lok-berlin.de                         • Feasibility check
      Internet: www.lok-berlin.de                             • Coaching after establishment
                                                              • Company acquisition advice
                                                              • Contact with relocating experts
                                                              • Access to mentors and local networks
                                                              • Creative workshops for developing ideas
                                                              • Project development
                                                              • Location development
                                                              LOK is a listed partner of the “Start: opportunities for start-up preparations” programme and
                                                              of the KFW founder coaching scheme.
                                                              LOK sponsors projects to support start-ups and develop the location which are financed by
                                                              funds from the Federal Land of Berlin, the federal government, the European Social Fund (ESF)
                                                              and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
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 LOK e.V. & LOK.a.Motion                                      GründerInnenCamp [FounderCamp] for young people from all cultures who wish to find out
 continued                                                    what its like to be self-employed.
                                                              kreuzberg handelt [kreuzberg acts], advice for founders and companies and development of
                                                              the Kreuzberg district in three quarters.
                                                              kreativagentur friedrichshain-kreuzberg [friedrichshain-kreuzberg creative agency] , advice
                                                              for artists and freelancers in the creative sector in the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg district.
                                                              Gründung: kreativ und vernetzt [Start-up: creative and networked], advice for artists and
                                                              freelancers at the Creative Service Center Pankow, in co-operation with Pfefferwerk AG.
                                                              LOK specifically boasts a wealth of experience with previously unemployed founders, with
                                                              advisory services for young people, people with a migration background as well as people in
                                                              the culture/creative sector.




Beratungsangebote für technologieorientierte Unternehmen /
Consultancy services for technology-orientated businesses
 Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin                          Orientation support for university students
 – Technology transfer –                                      Regular consultancy hours for start-ups
 Luxemburger Straße 10, 13353 Berlin                          Elementary and advanced courses for start-ups and young businesses
 Telephone: (+49 30) 45 04-24 83/-24 89/-27 57, fax: -22 42   Interdisciplinary lectures and information events
 E-mail:    ttrans@beuth-hochschule.de                        Information and advice concerning founder scholarships of the TFH’s founders’ workshop
 Internet: www.beuth-hochschule.de                            (Gründerwerkstatt)
                                                              Co-ordination, advice and applications concerning EXIST-Seed projects

 Förderberatung “Forschung und Innovation” des Bundes         First point of contact for all issues related to research and innovation support by the federal
 (“Research and innovation” subsidy consultancy by the        government
 federal government)                                          Free advice service for research institutes, universities, especially for small and medium-
 Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH                                sized enterprises interested in finding out about support
 PTJ, Berlin branch, Zimmerstraße 26- 27, 10969 Berlin        Information about the possibilities to obtain subsidies, contacts and terms and conditions
 Toll-free hotlines                                           of subsidy programmes
 Research promotion:                                          Establishment of contacts to the project sponsors or support organisations in charge of the
              08 00 /26 23 008                                support measures
 Enterprise guidance service:                                 Information about other support offered by the Federal Laender and the EU as well as the
              08 00 /26 23 009                                establishment of contacts
 E-mail:      beratung@foerderinfo.bund.de                    Support during the initiation of co-operation between partners in industrial and research
 Internet: www.foerderinfo.bund.de                            institutes

 Freie Universität Berlin                                     Qualification of founders, for instance, through an in-house university business plan com-
 Wissens- und Technologietransfer profund –                   petition; technology scouting; process consulting and consulting offers via networks; use of
 start-up promotion programme by Freie Universität Berlin     space and resources of Freie Universität Berlin during business start-ups; patent and license
 Kaiserswerther Straße 16–18, 14195 Berlin                    service; finance scouting, for instance, through application support for different subsidy
 Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 83 87 36 -30, fax: -66               programmes, such as EXIST, Go-Bio or ForMaT
 E-mail:     profund@fu-berlin.de
 Internet: www.profund.fu-berlin.de

 TCC Technology Coaching Center GmbH                          Subsidised coaching for innovative, technology-orientated start-ups and enterprises with
 Bundesallee 210, 10719 Berlin                                regard to commercial and organisational issues, for example, in order to optimise a business
 Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 46 78 28 -0, fax: -23                plan or clarify financing questions.
 E-mail:    info@tcc-berlin.de                                In addition to coaching, TCC GmbH offers a comprehensive programme of seminars and
 Internet: www.tcc-berlin.de                                  workshops.

 Technische Universität Berlin                                TU founder service offers:
 - Founder service -                                          • Information, advice and support for students, gradiuates and scientific staff in all phases
 Sekr. ER 3-1                                                   of their founding project
 Hardenbergstraße 36a, 10623 Berlin                           • Lectures, workshops and seminars:
 Tel:         +49 (0) 30 / 314-78 579                           - training for key qualifications and in commercial topics, Entrepreneurship Academy for
 Fax:         +49 (0) 30 / 314-24 087                             founders as well as interdisciplinary “Entrepreneurship” lectures for students, „Product
 E-mail:      gruendung@tu-berlin.de                              propeller“ workshop for scientific staff
 Internet: www.gruendung.tu-berlin.de                         • Team exchange to find founding partners
                                                              • Advice and support for applications for subsidies, such as EXIST founder grant and EXIST
                                                                research transfer
                                                              • Use of space and equipment for founders and companies:
                                                                - free use of rooms in the founders’ workshop or, subject to payment, use of university
                                                                  facilities and resources for start-ups.
                                                                - The latest offers can be found on our website at: www.gruendung.tu-berlin.de
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      Technologie- und Gründerzentrum (TGZ)              General advice concerning start-up and business locations, free information events and
      im Innovationspark Wuhlheide (IPW)                 establishment of contacts, conference room service, technical services, affordable office and
      Köpenicker Straße 325, 12555 Berlin                lab space for technology-orientated companies and start-ups, founder room.
      Telephone: (++49 30) 65 76-24 31
      Fax:       (++49 30) 65 76-27 99
      E-mail:    img@ipw-berlin.de
      Internet: www.ipw-berlin.de

      TGS Technologie- und Gründerzentrum Spreeknie      General advice concerning start-up and business locations, free information events and
      Ostendstraße 25, 12459 Berlin                      establishment of contacts.
      Telephone: (++49 30) 53 04 10-05
      Fax:       (++49 30) 53 04 10-10                   Contingent upon space leased in the building: start-up room, consultancy hours, business
      E-mail:    info.tgs@tgs-berlin.de                  coaching, free first-time advice, individual advice.
      Internet: www.tgs-berlin.de

      TSB Innovationsagentur Berlin GmbH                 Contact point for knowledge and technology transfer, technology-orientated events, net-
      Fasanenstraße 85, 10623 Berlin                     work player in the technology fields of biotechnology, medical technology, transport system
      Telephone: (++49 30) 46 30-25 00                   technology, information and communication technology and optical technologies, co-opera-
      Fax:       (++49 30) 46 30-24 44                   tion advice and contact exchange, in particular, for the university environment. Information
      E-mail:    agentur@technologiestiftung-berlin.de   concerning subsidy and support offerings, free access advice for patents, Internet use and
      Internet: www.technologiestiftung-berlin.de        eCommerce
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Beratungsangebote für Unternehmerinnen und Gründerinnen /
Consultancy services for female entrepreneurs and founders
 Akelei e. V.                                                    Training for female founders and women starting up in business in the form of start-up
 Berufswegplanung mit Frauen                                     courses and special seminars
 (Career planning with women)                                    Consultancy and advisory services for women on fundamental questions related to starting
 Rhinstraße 84, 12681 Berlin                                     up in business, as well as support for female entrepreneurs in securing and developing
 Ms U. Skrzeczek                                                 their businesses
 Telephone: (++49 30) 54 70-30 48                                Networking through forums on special topics, event series: “Securing business – indepen-
 Fax:         (++49 30) 54 70-19 98                              dently and always”, “Akelei e. V. with female entrepreneurs”, “Balanced health for female
 E-mail:      Akelei-@t-online.de                                founders and entrepreneurs” as well as breakfasts for female entrepreneurs.
 Internet: www.akelei-online.de                                  Please call us for an appointment.
                                                                 For details and a time schedule, please visit our website.

 economista e. V.                                                Advice services and coaching for female founders and entrepreneurs
 Frauenbetriebe selber schaffen                                  “Companies for women by women” course for women starting up in business.
 (Course for women starting up in business)                      The female lecturers are themselves entrepreneurs who contribute their skills and practical
 Meininger Str. 11, 10823 Berlin                                 experience to their courses. The course is subsidised by Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft,
 Ms A. Cummerow                                                  Technologie und Frauen (Senate Department for Business, Technology and Women) and by
 Telephone: (++49 30) 6 92 92 39                                 the European Union
 Fax:        (++49 30) 69 56 78 44
 E-mail:     info@economista.de
 Internet: www.economista.de

 Gründerinnenzentrale in der WeiberWirtschaft                    Provides contact details of women-friendly, recommendable advisory services in Berlin as
 Navigation in die Selbstständigkeit                             well as the names of experts exploring the feasibility of business ideas.
 (The way to self-employment)                                    The founder centre plans, together with the founder, the steps on the way towards the
 Anklamer Straße 39/40, 10115 Berlin                             latter’s own business and provides information concerning networking possibilities specifi-
 Dr. Andrea Schirmacher, Ms Antje Ripking                        cally for women.
 Telephone: (+49 30) 44 02 -2345, fax: -23 66
 E-mail:     info@gruenderinnenzentrale.de
 Internet: www.gruenderinnenzentrale.de

 ISI e. V. Initiative Selbständiger Immigrantinnen               One-year training for starting up in business:
 EfI education project –                                         1. Commercial skills
 business start-ups for female immigrants                        2. Social and inter-cultural skills
 Segitzdamm 2, 10969 Berlin                                      The EfI education project – business start-up for female immigrants is supported and
 Ms R. Ünal                                                      backed by the European Social Fund/ESF and Berlin’s Senate Department for Business,
 Telephone: (++49 30) 6 1133 36, fax: (++49 30) 6 12 12 56       Technology and Women. Efl is available free of charge to participants.
 E-mail:        info@isi-ev.de
 Internet: www.isi-ev.de

 Joliba – Interkulturelles Netzwerk in Berlin e. V.              Exista – coaching for women starting up in business is a qualification and consulting
 Görlitzer Straße 70, 10997 Berlin                               programme for women with a migration background and/or African roots starting up in
 Ms Katharina Oguntoye                                           business. The participants can attend a start-up preparation seminar or have already es-
 Telephone: (++49 30) 61 07 68 02, fax: (++49 30) 61 62 38 41    tablished their business a maximum of three years ago in which case they can attend 2-day
 E-mail:      joliba@snafu.de                                    further training programmes. Subjects: legal forms, book-keeping, taxes, costing, marketing,
 Internet: www.joliba-online.de                                  presentation, health, networks, online sale, etc.

 Frauenzentrum Marie e. V.                                       Coaching and advice for female entrepreneurs in the fields of marketing, time manage-
 New momentum for the business /                                 ment, work life balance and personality development.
 coaching for female entrepreneurs                               Special seminar offerings and networking opportunities
 Märkische Allee 384, 12689 Berlin
 Ms Karin Gaulke
 Telephone: (++49 30) 9 3113 54, fax: (++49 30) 91 42 78 97
 E-mail:    info@frauenzentrum.marie.de
 Internet: www.frauenzentrum-marie.de

 Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Technologie und                Qualified female experts work on an honorary basis in the consultancy network and sup-
 Frauen (Senate Department for Business, Technology and          port women at a crossroads in their career.
 Women)
 Martin-Luther-Straße 105, 10825 Berlin
 Geschäftsstelle Expertinnen-Beratungsnetz-Berlin (Office
 of the Berlin advisory network of female experts)
 Ms G. Fischer                                                                                   (EU) European Union
 Telephone: (++49 30) 90 13-89 16                                                                European Social Fund
 Ms B. Fleege                                                                                    Investment in your future
 Telephone: (++49 30) 90 13-89 15                                                        Theses offer (pages 119-125) are particularly suitable
 E-mail:      expernet@senwtf.verwalt-berlin.de                                          for business start-ups and young companies.
 Internet: www.berlin.de
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                                                             The Subsidy Programmes




                                                                                     Business start-ups
                                                                                         Pages 27 to 34


                                                                 Investment and working capital
                                                                                 Pages 35 to 66


                                                      Technology, research and development
                                                                              Pages 67 to 84


                                       Subsidies within the scope of labour-market policy
                                                                          Pages 85 to 102


                                                             Consultancy and in-house training
                                                                               Pages 103 to 126


                                                                Commercial property and space,
                                                                 founder and innovation centres
                                                                               Pages 127 to 136




                                        Important technical terms are explained in the glossary (refer to pages 142 /143).
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      Gründer- und Innovationszentren / Founder and innovation centres

      Aim                                                               How?
      b To provide requirement-orientated, purpose-centred and          b The rent terms are always determined on the basis of the
        favourably priced business facilities should enable the for-      location in question.
        mation of operating location communities for those star-        b The subsidies result from the favourable rents (particu-
        ting up in business or young entrepreneurs in the trades,         larly with a view to the development standard and the in-
        services and in the production sectors as well as in techno-      frastructure provided) as well as the specifically designed
        logy-orientated industries.                                       environment.
      b The advisory and other services on offer in some centres        b The occupation period in a founder centre is usually unli-
        mean that companies can develop in line with their direct         mited.
        aims.                                                           b The regular occupation period in a technology centre is five
                                                                          or a maximum of eight years if the centre is set up with
      Who?                                                                funds from the common task “improvement of regional
      b Individuals or legal entities whose main business activities      economic structure” (GRW). Just like with the founder cen-
        are based in Berlin and who are suitable both in terms of         tres, a rent contract for an indefinite term can be entered
        person and qualifications.                                        into at the overall location.
      b Subsidiaries of large corporations are not eligible.            b Services can be used individually.
      b Preconditions for this include a tenable business concept,      b The costs of those services that cannot be directly allocated
        ecologically compatible services or products as well as pro-      to individual companies will be included in a general levy or
        spects for economic success and growth.                           in the ground rent, respectively.
      b The company should not have been established more than
        three years previous.                                           Where?
                                                                        Queries and applications should be submitted to the centre
      What?                                                             operators listed in the following.
      b The centre management of the ”founder centres” (GZ) of-
        fers adequate facilities with corresponding service and ad-     For further information, please contact:
        vice offers.                                                    Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Technologie und Frauen
      b The technology-orientated founder centres (TGZ) additi-         (Senate Department for Business, Technology and Women)
        onally offer communication and co-operation on site, in         at:
        particular, with universities and/or application-orientated     Martin-Luther-Straße 105, 10825 Berlin
        research institutes, as well as community activities. In some   Ms Ilona Mallon
        cases, consultancy services on economic and technical mat-      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 90 13-84 52
        ters are offered by the centre management, including the        E-Mail:     ilona.mallon@senwtf.berlin.de
        implementation of general PR work. Central services, such       Mr Peter Gräfe
        as reception, post and telephone as well as typing service,     Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 90 13-84 45
        conference and beverage service are also included in the        E-mail:     peter.graefe@senwtf.berlin.de
        service offered. Tenants can use community facilities, such
        as conference rooms and a copy centre.
      b These offerings can also be found at the innovation cen-
        tres/parks which were established primarily for the deve-
        lopment of future-orientated technology bases.
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1. Berliner Innovations- und Gründerzentrum (BIG) im Tech-         Operation:
   nologie- und Innovationspark Berlin (TIB)                       Gewerbesiedlungs-Gesellschaft mbH (ORCO-GSG)
Focus of attention: Microsystems technology, biotechnology,        Franklinstraße 27, 10587 Berlin
information and communication technology, environmental            Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 3 90 93-0, fax: -1 99
technology / solar technology, media production and satel-         E-mail:    info@orco-gsg.de
lite, telemarketing, generally innovative technology-orienta-      Internet: www.orco-gsg.de
ted enterprises.
                                                                   Rental:
Operation:                                                         ORCO Vermietungs- und Services GmbH
Innovations-Zentrum Berlin Management GmbH (IZBM)                  Franklinstraße 27, 10587 Berlin
GSG-Hof                                                            Mr Axel Herrmann
Gustav-Meyer-Allee 25, 13355 Berlin                                Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 3 90 93-1 14, fax: -1 96
Dr Florian Seiff                                                   E-mail:    angebote@orco-gsg.de
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 4 63 07-0, fax: -6 49                      Internet: www.orco-gsg.de
E-mail:     big@izbm.de
Internet: www.izbm.de                                              4. Existenzgründerzentrum Technische Dienstleistungen an
                                                                      der FHTW Berlin
Rental:                                                            Focus of attention: Technical services / engineering services,
ORCO Vermietungs- und Services GmbH                                computer science, Internet services and design, company-
Franklinstraße 27, 10587 Berlin                                    near services, business consultancy / consulting
Mr Axel Herrmann
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 3 90 93-1 14, fax: -1 96                   Operation and rental:
E-mail:    angebote@orco-gsg.de                                    Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (HTW) Berlin
Internet: www.orco-gsg.de                                          – EGZ – (c/o Technologietransferstelle)
                                                                   Treskowallee 8, 10318 Berlin
2. BiotechPark with Innovation and Founder Centre of the           Mr Ulrich Schneider
   Berlin-Buch Campus                                              Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 50 19-2318, fax: -48 2318
Focus of attention: Biotechnology, bio-medicine (develop-          E-mail:     u.schneider@HTW-Berlin.de
ment of molecular diagnostics and therapies, clinical deve-        Internet: www. htw-berlin.de/egz
lopments, genetic engineering, bioinformatics), nanobio-
technology, medical technology                                     5. Lichtenberg-Hohenschönhausen founder centre
Services: Industry-specific rental space – laboratories, offices   Marzahner Straße, 13053 Berlin
– favourable terms and conditions with a high degree of fle-       Focus of attention: Crafts, production industry, service firms
xibility. Located close to fundamental and clinical research
institutions as well as institutions for clinical special and      Operation and rental:
maximum care. Comprehensive service, infrastructure and            DOBA Vermietung und Service GmbH
network offers                                                     Allee der Kosmonauten 33 e, 12681 Berlin
                                                                   Ms Beate Schulze, Mr Gerd Scheibe
Operation and rental:                                              Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 54 98 89-12, fax: -11
BBB Management GmbH Campus Berlin-Buch                             E-mail:     schulze_b@doba-vs.de
Robert-Rössle-Straße 10, 13125 Berlin                                          scheibe_g@doba-vs.de
Dr Andreas Mätzold
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 94 89-26 96, fax: -38 12                   6. Marzahn/Hellersdorf founder centre
E-mail:    maetzold@bbb-berlin.de                                  Rhinstraße 84 – 88, 12681 Berlin
Internet: www.bbb-berlin.de                                        Focus of attention: Crafts, production industry, service firms

3. European Telematics Factory (ETF)                               Operation and rental:
GSG-Hof, Helmholtzstraße 2–9, 10587 Berlin                         DOBA Vermietung und Service GmbH
Focus of attention: Telematics, mobile IT and IT serving mobi-     Allee der Kosmonauten 33 e, 12681 Berlin
lity, information and communication technology, telemarke-         Ms Beate Schulze, Mr Gerd Scheibe
ting, tele-medicine                                                Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 54 98 89-12, fax: -11
                                                                   E-mail:     schulze_b@doba-vs.de
                                                                               scheibe_g@doba-vs.de
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      7. Pankow founder centre                                           10. Kiefholz Ateliers – centre for fashion and design in Trep-
      Holzhauser Straße 177, 13509 Berlin                                    tow
      Focus of attention: Crafts, production trades, technical sector,   Focus of attention: Fashion design, communication design,
      trade/distribution, call centre service, services, consulting,     public relations, corporate consultancy, media sector, photo/
      training, contacts with lessors                                    film production

      Operation and rental:                                              Operation and rental:
      Gründerzentrum GO Panke GmbH                                       Kiefholz Ateliers
      Holzhauser Straße 177, 13509 Berlin                                Kiefholzstraße 1–4, 12435 Berlin, via:
      Dr.- Ing. Karl Schmitt                                             J. + O. Kiefholz Ateliers GmbH & Co. KG
      Telephone: 030 / 4 74 94-100                                       Rödingsmarkt 52, 20459 Hamburg
      E-mail:     info@gzberlin.de                                       Ms Susann Gerken
      Internet: www.gzberlin.de                                          Telephone: 49 (0) 40 / 37 68 09-0, fax: -29
                                                                         E-mail:      office@hamburgteam.de
      8. Berlin-Adlershof Innovation and Founder Centre (IGZ)            Internet: www.kiefholzateliers.de
      Focus of attention: Microelectronics, optoelectronics, laser
      technology, environmental technology, material research,           11. MEDIEN-TECHNOLOGIE-CENTRUM
      computer science, electronics, and generally innovative, tech-     Focus of attention: Media technology, media equipment,
      nology-orientated companies.                                       sound studios, technology companies, business start-ups
                                                                         Special features: The MTC is already home to several training
      Operation and rental:                                              facilities. Furthermore, all necessary business-related services
      Innovations-Zentrum Berlin Management GmbH (IZBM)                  are available (cleaning company, tax advisors, accounting and
      Rudower Chaussee 29, 12489 Berlin                                  wage accounting firm, temping firm).
      Dr Florian Seiff, Dr Gerhard Raetz
      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 63 92-60 00, fax: -60 10                   Operation and rental:
      E-mail:     izbm@izbm.de                                           MEDIACITY Adlershof Gesellschaft für
      Internet: www.izbm.de                                              Standortmarketing und Gebäudemanagement mbH
                                                                         Ernst-Augustin-Straße 12, Gebäude R1, 12489 Berlin-Adlershof
      9. Innovation and Founder Centre in the BiotechPark                CEO: Mr Jörn Oltmann
         of the Berlin-Buch Campus                                       Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 67 04-47 04, fax: -47 05
      Focus of attention: Biotechnology, bio-medicine (develop-          E-mail:    j.oltmann@mca-berlin.de
      ment of molecular diagnostics and therapies, clinical deve-        Internet: www.mca-berlin.de
      lopments, genetic engineering, bioinformatics), nanobio-
      technology, medical technology                                     12. MINERVA Berlin – Das Zentrum für Mode und Design
                                                                         Focus of attention: Fashion and design
      Operation and rental:
      BBB Management GmbH Campus Berlin-Buch                             Operation and rental:
      Robert-Rössle-Straße 10, 13125 Berlin                              Mode-Center Berlin Management-Verwaltungs GmbH
      Dr Andreas Mätzold                                                 Mariendorfer Damm 1–3, 12099 Berlin
      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 94 89-26 96, fax -38 12                    Ms Cornelia Grahl
      E-mail:    maetzold@bbb-berlin.de                                  Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 70 09 51 66, fax: 7 05 01 01
      Internet: www.bbb-berlin.de                                        E-mail:    c.grahl@modecenter-berlin.de
                                                                         Internet: www.modecenter-berlin.de

                                                                         13. OWZ – Internationales Gründerzentrum Berlin-Adlershof
                                                                         Focus of attention: Computer science, appliance construction,
                                                                         optoelectronics, laser technology, biotechnology and environ-
                                                                         mental technology, material technology, import and export
                                                                         of technological goods, technical and company-near services.
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Operation and rental:                                           17. Technologie- und Innovationszentrum Wedding in
Innovations-Zentrum Berlin Management GmbH (IZBM)                   Technologie- und Innovationspark Berlin (TIB)
Rudower Chaussee 29, 12489 Berlin                               GSG-HOF, Gustav-Meyer-Allee 25, 13355 Berlin
Dr Lydia Dessau                                                 Focus of attention: Technologies of microperipherals, bio-
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 63 92-60 00, fax: -60 10                technology and life science, services, information and com-
E-mail:    izbm@izbm.de                                         munication technology, media production, telemarketing,
Internet: www.izbm.de                                           microelectronics, environmental and solar technologies, civil
                                                                engineering
14. PHÖNIX Gründerzentrum Am Borsigturm
Focus of attention: Information and communication techno-       Operation:
logy, multimedia, environmental technology, logistics, trans-   Gewerbesiedlungs-Gesellschaft mbH (ORCO-GSG)
port technology                                                 Franklinstraße 27, 10587 Berlin
                                                                Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 3 90 93-0, fax: -1 99
Operation and rental:                                           E-mail:    info@orco-gsg.de
Gewerbepark Am Borsigturm GmbH                                  Internet: www.orco-gsg.de
Am Borsigturm 40, 13507 Berlin
Mr Rolf Friedrichsdorf                                          Rental:
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 43 03-35 19, fax: -35 20                ORCO Vermietungs- und Services GmbH
E-mail:     info@phoenix-gruenderzentrum.de                     Franklinstraße 27, 10587 Berlin
Internet: www.phoenix-gruenderzentrum.de                        Mr Axel Herrmann
                                                                Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 3 90 93-1 14, fax: -1 96
15. Technologie- und GründerZentrum im Innovationspark          E-mail:    angebote@orco-gsg.de
    Wuhlheide (IPW)                                             Internet: www.orco-gsg.de
Industries of current companies: Materials technology, infor-
mation and communications technologies, biotechnology /         18. Wissenschafts- und Technologiepark Berlin Adlershof
medical technology, environmental systems and technolo-             WISTA (Berlin Adlershof Science and Technology Park)
gies, optoelectronics / microsystems technology, renewable      Focus of attention: photonics and optics, microsystems and
energies, measuring and precision-instrument technology,        materials, photovoltaics, biotechnology and environment, IT
construction and rehabilitation technologies                    and media
                                                                Comprehensive services for enterprises: flexible and tech-
Operation and rental:                                           nically perfectly equipped office/laboratory units, subsidy
IMG Innovationspark Wuhlheide Managementgesellschaft            consultancy, project development, integration into specialist
mbH                                                             networks, communication services, internationalisation, tra-
Köpenicker Straße 325, 12555 Berlin                             de show participation, job exchange, conference and event
Mr Klaus-Henry Koch                                             service
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 65 76-24 31, fax: -22 40
E-mail:    img@ipw-berlin.de                                    Operation and rental:
Internet: www.ipw-berlin.de                                     WISTA-MANAGEMENT GMBH
                                                                Bereich Technologiezentren (Technology Centres Unit)
16. Technologie- und Gründerzentrum Spreeknie (TGS)             Dr Peer Ambrée
Focus of attention: Environmental technology, information       Rudower Chaussee 17, 12489 Berlin
and communication technology, automation technology, la-        Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 63 92-22 50, fax: -22 35
ser technology                                                  E-mail:    ambree@wista.de
                                                                Internet: www.adlershof.de
Operation and rental:
SEK Stadtentwicklungsgesellschaft für Berlin-Köpenick
GmbH
Ostendstraße 25, 12459 Berlin
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Carola Reiblich, MBA
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 53 04-10 00, fax: -10 10
E-mail:      info.tgs@tgs-berlin.de
Internet: www.tgs-berlin.de
                                                                   This offer is particularly suitable for business start-ups
                                                                   and young companies.
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      Gründerinnenzentren / Centres for women starting up in business

      1. Gründerinnen- und Unternehmerinnenzentrum                      3. UCW – Unternehmerinnen- und Gründerinnenzentrum in
         WeiberWirtschaft                                                  Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf
      Industry focus: Trade, services, handicrafts, catering, health    Focus of attention: Networking and promoting co-operation
      This ecologically managed centre includes a conference area,      with women founders from central and eastern Europe as
      a cafeteria and a kindergarten and is home to more than 60        well as partner cities with the district
      businesses owned/managed by women.                                An advisory board gives the centre its ideological, expert and
                                                                        political support. The centre is centrally located with excellent
      Owner:                                                            transport links and has a total space of 5,000 square metres.
      WeiberWirtschaft eG
      Anklamer Straße 38, 10115 Berlin                                  Operation and rental:
      Dr Katja von der Bey                                              UCW – Unternehmerinnen- und Gründerinnenzentrum in
      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 44 02 23-0, fax: -44                      Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf
      E-mail:    infos@weiberwirtschaft.de                              Sigmaringer Straße 1, 10713 Berlin
      Internet: www.weiberwirtschaft.de                                 Ms Christine Rabe
                                                                        Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 86 31 31 83 (office)
      2. HAFEN - Gründerinnenzentrum in Berlin-Marzahn                  E-mail:    info@ucw-berlin.de
         (female founders’ centre)                                      Internet: www.ucw-berlin.de
      Focus of attention: Co-operation between women founders
      and non-profit organisations with offers for women and girls
      in the active women’s centre.
      Modern office and studio space for rent starting at EUR 1 (plus
      heating costs) without any ties, women-friendly community
      structure.

      Operation and rental:
      HAFEN – Zentrum für Frauen, Mädchen, Gründerinnen e.V.
      Schwarzburger Straße 10, 12687 Berlin
      Ms Karin Feige
      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 9 32 81 32
      Fax: +49 (0) 30 / 93 66 16 81
      E-mail:     kontakt@hafen-frauenzentrum.de
      Internet: www.hafen-frauenzentrum.de




                                                                           This offer is particularly suitable for business start-ups
                                                                           and young companies.
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Landeseigene Gewerbegrundstücke / Erbbaureche /
State-owned commercial properties / heritable building rights

Registration of heritable building rights for state-ow-            How?
ned commercial and industrial properties                           Informal applications should be submitted to the Senats-
                                                                   verwaltung für Wirtschaft, Technologie und Frauen – III A
Aim                                                                [Senate Department for Business, Technology and Women
To provide favourably priced, state-owned commercial and           – III A] with a short description of the desired property and a
industrial properties for commercial investment projects           presentation of the planned investment project.

Who?                                                               This programme is subject to de-minimis rules (refer to page
Investment projects by the business community                      142).

What?                                                              Where?
b Registration of heritable building rights for:                   Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Technologie und Frauen
   • investment projects in the producing industries particu-      (Senate Department for Business, Technology and Women)
     larly worthy of subsidy at a ground rent of between 3 and     at:
     5%, depending on the degree of construction utilisation       – Division III A – ZAK, Business service, location development,
     within the scope of the multi-storey building,                participations
   • investment projects in the services sector particularly       Martin-Luther-Straße 105, 10825 Berlin
     worthy of subsidy at a ground rent customary for the          Mr Gerd Uschmann
     location,                                                     Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 90 13-74 97 / -74 85
   • other investment projects of commercial enterprises par-      Fax:         +49 (0) 30 / 90 13-75 96
     ticularly worthy of subsidy at a ground rent customary        E-mail:      gerd.uschmann@senwtf.berlin.de
     for the location                                              Internet: www.berlin.de
b The fair market price of properties forms the basis for asses-
  sing the ground rent.
b After every three years, this is adjusted on the basis of the
  consumer price index.
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      Landeseigene Gewerbegrundstücke / Verkauf / State-owned commercial properties / sale

      Aim                                                               Where?
      To provide favourably priced, state-owned commercial and          Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Technologie und Frauen
      industrial properties for commercial investment projects          (Senate Department for Business, Technology and Women)
                                                                        at:
      Who?                                                              – Division III A – ZAK, Business service, location development,
      Investment projects by the business community                     participations
                                                                        Martin-Luther-Straße 105, 10825 Berlin
      What?                                                             Mr Gerd Uschmann
      Sale at fair market value                                         Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 90 13-74 97 / -75 38
                                                                        Fax:         +49 (0) 30 / 90 13-75 96
      How?                                                              E-mail:      gerd.uschmann@senwtf.berlin.de
      Informal applications should be submitted to the Senats-          Internet: www.berlin.de
      verwaltung für Wirtschaft, Technologie und Frauen – III A
      [Senate Department for Business, Technology and Women
      – III A] with a short description of the desired property and a
      presentation of the planned investment project.
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ORCO-GSG (Gewerbesiedlungs-Gesellschaft mbH – ORCO-GSG)

Aim                                                              Special offers for founders
To offer high-quality, reasonably priced small office and        b Founder floors
commercial space including flexible mutli-functional space,      b Smart offices, fully equipped workplaces connected to the
throughout Berlin, rounded off by a host of services for com-      service centre
panies.
                                                                 The programme is designed to offer workplaces at a rea-
Who?                                                             sonable cost and with flexible contracts in attractive inner-
Space is on offer for:                                           city locations for young companies which have just been or
b Business start-ups                                             are soon to be established. A support programme in the form
b Crafts                                                         of monitoring and coaching offerings will be available in se-
b Creative agencies                                              lected locations.
b Classical service companies
b Trading companies                                              Interested founders can contact Ms Patricia Jaenisch at
b High-tech companies                                            Telephone: (++49 30) 390 93 116 or
b Production companies                                           E-mail:     pjaenisch@orcogroup.com

What?                                                            How?
The benefits:                                                    Contact ORCO-GSG by phone or send your queries by fax. In
b Reasonably priced, modern office and commercial space          addition to this, go to the ORCO-GSG homepage for the latest
  throughout Berlin                                              offers or send a search request to the rentals management.
b Flexible production space
b Spacious warehouses and halls                                  Where?
b High-quality multi-functional space                            Gewerbesiedlungs-Gesellschaft mbH (ORCO-GSG)
b Factory floors                                                 Franklinstraße 27, 10587 Berlin
b Studios and lofts                                              Telephone: (++49 30) 3 90 93-0
b User-specific room layout possible                             Fax:       (++49 30) 3 90 93-1 99
b Sites are quick to reach thanks to good location               E-mail:    info@orco-gsg.de
b No real-estate agent fees                                      Internet: www.orco-gsg.de

These framework conditions are supplemented by:                  Rental:
b The optical fibre network of ORCO-GSG, i.e. high-speed In-     ORCO Vermietungs- und Services GmbH
  ternet, high bandwidth as well as further services at favou-   Franklinstraße 27, 10587 Berlin
  rable terms and conditions, even for young companies           Mr Axel Herrmann
b Rooms for events and conferences                               Telephone: (++49 8 00) 3 90 00 93
b Service centre with office services                            (toll-free from the German fixed net)
b Key customer discounts and attractive terms and condi-         Telephone: (++49 30) 3 90 93-1 14
  tions for services and office supplies                         Fax:         (++49 30) 3 90 93-1 96
b “hofmobil” car rental service                                  E-mail:      angebote@orco-gsg.de
b Support and involvement in contact networks                    Internet: www.orco-gsg.de
b Regular information for tenants on business promotion
  and financing
b Information exchanges on business management
b Free information events for everyday business
b Free “hofkurier” subscription, the newspaper for Berlin’s
  commercial sector




                                                                    This offer is particularly suitable for business start-ups
                                                                    and young companies.
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      Umsetzungs- und Änderungskostenzuschüsse /
      Relocation and modification subsidy programme

      Aim                                                             How?
      b Business relocations within Berlin or changes in building     Applications must be submitted prior to commencement of
        structures due to public measures                             relocation.
      b To maintain the business and jobs
                                                                      This programme is subject to de-minimis rules (refer to page
      Who?                                                            142).
      Commercial as well as agricultural and forestry businesses
      affected by a public measure.                                   Where?
                                                                      Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Technologie und Frauen
      What?                                                           (Senate Department for Business, Technology and Women)
      The subsidy amount depends on the overall costs of business     at:
      relocation or building modification, eligible for subsidy, to   Division III D, Susidy policy
      the extent to which such costs are directly related to pure     Martin-Luther-Straße 105, 10825 Berlin
      construction measures; however, limited to a maximum sum        Mr Uwe Prahtel
      of EUR 200,000 over a period of three years.                    Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 90 13-89 81 / -89 71
                                                                      Fax:         +49 (0) 30 / 90 13-75 39
                                                                      E-mail:      uwe.prahtel@senwtf.berlin.de
                                                                      Internet: www.berlin.de
                                           Appendix         137




Appendix / Addresses

EU structural funds in Berlin                         138

Glossary – explanation of the most important terms    142

Addresses                                             144

Alphabetic list of subsidy programmes                 152

Publication details                                   154
138




      EU structural funds in Berlin

      Structural fund 2007 –2013                                         Inter-regional co-operation (INTERREG IV C) is designed to
      The EU cohesion policy, with the EU Structural Fund as its         enhance the effectiveness of regional political instruments
      most important instrument, aims to boost economic and              and strategies by supporting inter-regional co-operation
      social relations within the European Union. Each year, the         projects in the fields of innovation and knowledge society
      European Parliament earmarks more than one third of the            as well as environmental protection and risk avoidance. To
      EU budget for this purpose. The new subsidy period for the         this effect, the programme focuses on the pan-European
      European Structural Fund 2007-2013 commenced on 1 Janua-           exchange of experience and the transfer of regional political
      ry 2007. During this subsidy period, Berlin will receive funds     good-practice examples in order to boost the effectiveness of
      from the “Regional competitiveness and employment” target          regional development strategies, with a high priority being
      for the entire area of the city. The structural funds (ERDF,       given to the integration of regional political concepts into the
      ESF) will provide around EUR 1.2bn to support investment in        mainstream programmes of the EU structural fund subsidy
      Berlin during the seven years of the new subsidy period. Fur-      measures. During the current EU finance period, ERDF funds
      thermore, Berlin can also benefit from funds from the new          totalling EUR 301m will be available within the scope of the
      European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD)           INTERREG IV C programme.
      and the new European Fisheries Fund (EFF). However, the fe-
      deral state of Brandenburg was commissioned with practical         Applications for all kinds of INTERREG programmes are ge-
      implementation within the scope of an agreement between            nerally approved according to competition principles on the
      the two federal states of Berlin and Brandenburg.                  basis of regular “calls”. One of the central application require-
                                                                         ments is that partner institutions from at least three coun-
      Moreover, Berlin also participates in subsidy funds within the     tries, among them two EU member states, must take part in
      scope of INTERREG IV ( “European territorial co-operation”         category “B” and “C” INTERREG projects.
      target). Since the operational programmes for the imple-
      mentation of the cross-border co-operation within the scope        The community initiatives of the 2000-2006 subsidy period
      of INTERREG IV A focus on the direct German/Polish border          (URBAN II, EQUAL; LEADER+) have been discontinued. Howe-
      region between the federal states of Brandenburg, Meck-            ver, some of the subsidy contents of these programmes were
      lenburg-Vorpommern and Saxony on the one hand and the              integrated into target subsidy schemes.
      west Polish partner regions on the other, interested parties in
      Berlin will be able to benefit from cross-border INTERREG IV A     Further information can be found at:
      projects in justified, exceptional cases only. The participation   www.berlin.de/sen/strukturfonds/zusammenarbeit/ziel3.
      of the project partners in Berlin is enabled via funds from the    html#2
      “Regional competitiveness and employment” aim within the
      scope of the “ERDF subsidy programme for “networking in            The higher-level goal of structural fund subsidies in Berlin
      central and eastern Europe””.                                      will be to strengthen the city’s international competitiveness
                                                                         and attractiveness. In line with the implementation of the
      Within the scope of the Transnational co-operation (INTER-         Lisbon Strategy which is designed to promote education and
      REG IV B) programme, Berlin and the Berlin-Brandenburg             research as well as knowledge-based industries in order to
      capital city region can apply for funds in two of the thirteen     strengthen economic growth on the single European market,
      cross-border co-operation areas which have been defined            the strategy refers to Berlin’s strengths as a focus of impulse
      there: the Central European Space (CEUS) and the Baltic Sea        for growth and employment. In order to ensure the co-ordina-
      Region (BSR). Subsidies for subject-focused co-operation pro-      ted use of the EUR 1.2bn or so which Berlin is to receive during
      jects in these co-operation regions are designed to level out      the period from 2007 to 2013 from the European structural
      economic, social and geographic differences and to promote         funds (ERDF, ESF), the Berlin Senate adopted on 12 September
      European integration through co-operation on a transnatio-         2006 an “Overall strategy for Berlin for more growth and em-
      nal level. INTERREG IV B is hence designed to support deve-        ployment”.
      lopment in large European regions, with special attention
      being paid to strengthening competitiveness, coping with
      demographic change, improving geographic access and de-
      velopment quality, the environment, climate change and risk
      prevention. During the 2007 – 2013 EU financing period, to-
      tal funds of EUR 231m will be available for the CEUS and EUR
      236.6m for the BSR programme.
                                                                       Appendix EU Structural Funds in Berlin                           139




Subsidies will focus on three central fields of action.            Cross-sectional tasks
                                                                   The following cross-sectional issues are additionally taken
The “Business” field of action                                     into consideration in all fields of action: sustainability, gender
Strengthening innovation and adaptation capability as              mainstreaming and additionally for Berlin the integration of
well as the productivity of businesses and creation of jobs        immigrants.
through incentives for investment and start-up projects as
well as export/import activities and adaptation qualification      In line with the central target groups, subsidy instruments
measures for employees and managers at times of structural         for business and technology, environment and sustainable
change.                                                            urban development which are mainly co-financed under the
                                                                   ERDF programme as well as labour market and employment
The “Knowledge” field of action                                    policy instruments which are mainly co-financed from the
Making use of the knowledge existing in the city, especially to    ESF will be used. These measures aim at a complementary
a larger extent for promoting innovation. Besides subsidies        approach in order to achieve maximum synergetic effects.
and support for research and development of new products
and services, this also includes measures to improve quali-        Economic clusters and future fields
fication through life-long learning in order to make better        The economic clusters of health industry, communication and
use of knowledge and creativity as engines of economic and         mobility where Berlin has particularly good growth opportu-
social development by stimulating and supporting the eco-          nities are particularly good starting points for the implemen-
nomic exploitation of research and development.                    tation of the strategy. Furthermore, technology fields where
                                                                   Berlin has a special potential with a view to the successful
The “Environment and sustainable urban development”                combination of business and science have been identified
field of action                                                    with a view to promoting both innovation and investment.
Successful economic activity calls for a suitable infrastructure   These fields are: biotechnology, medical technology, infor-
basis and a functioning environment worth living in. Further-      mation and communication technology, transport system
more, the success of Berlin’s economy is also dependent upon       technology as well as optical technologies. And, last but not
stable social structures. Integrative, sustainable urban deve-     least, subsidies will also be made available to the culture and
lopment and social stabilisation programmes are employed           tourism sector with its good employment prospects.
in order to help disadvantaged urban areas. Furthermore,
the environmental situation is to be improved as a basis for
more environmentally compatible growth and sustainable
employment. This also contributes towards boosting Berlin’s
attractiveness as a place for business.
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      Operational programmes 2007 - 2013                                        More details and the text of the operational programmes
      The overall strategy forms the basis for the operational                  of the ERDF and ESF in Berlin as well as the criteria for the
      programmes within the scope of ERDF and ESF which were                    selection of projects for measures supported from these two
      approved by the European Commission in 2007 and which                     funds can be downloaded at: www.berlin.de/strukturfonds
      constitute the basis for the implementation of the structural
      funds. They will be supplemented by new subsidy strategies,
      especially in the field of culture and promotion of the know-
      ledge society as well as integrated urban development.



      Overview of structural funds 2007-2013 and of the priority axes of ERDF and ESF*:

      Aim: regional competitiveness and employment (“target 2”)

      ERDF programme                                              Million EUR   ESF programme                                      Million EUR
      1. Promote competitive strength of existing and                           A. Improve flexibility / competitiveness                 38.0
         newly established companies                                   293.0
                                                                                B. Promote human capital                                149.0
      2. Innovation and knowledge-based society                        284.5    C. Improve access to employment /
                                                                                   social integration of disadvantages persons           135.0
      3. Integrated urban development                                   182.7
      4. Environment                                                    80.4

        (Technical assistance of the ERDF)                             (35.0)   (Technical assistance of the ERDF)                       (13.0)

      ERDF Total                                                       875.6    ESF Total                                                335.0



      *This may be supplemented by funds within the scope of the
       “INTERREG IV” target. These funds are granted on applica-
       tion and hence cannot be quantified in advance.
                                                                        Appendix EU Structural Funds in Berlin                        141




Structural fund subsidies are granted on the basis of               “Active” structural funds for Berlin:
defined principles as follows:                                      ERDF – European Regional Development Fund
b Partnership: Decisions concerning the allocation of funds         The ERDF is the European Union’s most important regional
  are made jointly in close co-operation by the region, the na-     subsidy instrument. This fund is primarily used to promote
  tional government and the EU.                                     productive and infrastructure investment.
b Programme planning: The results of this co-ordination                       (EU) European Union
  process are recorded in so-called operational programmes                    European Regional Development Fund
                                                                              Investment in your future
  where subsidy measures are defined for co-financing
  with structure funds, including, for instance, subsidy pro-       ESF – European Social Fund
  grammes of the kind presented in this Subsidy Guide.              The ESF supports measures designed to prevent and combat
b Co-financing: The use of EU structural funds is contingent        unemployment and to develop human resources. This also
  upon co-financing from national (public and private) sour-        includes promoting social integration into the labour market
  ces.                                                              in order to achieve a high level of employment. The ESF is also
b Strategic orientation: Within the scope of the aim of “regi-      designed to contribute towards gender mainstreaming.
  onal competitiveness and employment”, the funds must be                     (EU) European Union
                                                                              European Social Fund
  orientated towards the European Union’s priorities within
                                                                              Investment in your future
  the framework of the Lisbon Strategy. At least 75% of the
  funds distributed must be in line with these criteria.
b Compatibility with community policies: All the measures           Contact partners
  and projects must be compatible with the European                 Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Technologie und Frauen
  Union’s legal principles. This is, in particular, applicable to   (Senate Department for Business, Technology and Women)
  competition law, awarding law, data protection law, and           at:
  gender mainstreaming.                                             Europäische Strukturfondsförderung (European structural
                                                                    fund subsidies)
Individuals or companies wishing to benefit from structural         Mr Peter Walch
funds do not have to apply to Brussels. In line with the prin-      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 /90 13 - 83 34
ciple of subsidiarity, decisions concerning the allocation of       E-mail:    peter.walch@senwtf.berlin.de
funds are made precisely there where the subsidies are to be        Internet: www.berlin.de/strukturfonds
applied: in the region itself.
                                                                    Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Technologie und Frauen
Further information and contact details can be found at:            (Senate Department for Business, Technology and Women)
www.berlin.de/strukturfonds                                         at:
                                                                    ERDF fund administration
                                                                    Ms Christiane Sternberg
                                                                    Telephone: +49 (0) 30 /90 13 - 82 77
                                                                    E-mail:    strukturfonds@berlin.de
                                                                    Internet: www.berlin.de/strukturfonds

                                                                    Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Technologie und Frauen
                                                                    (Senate Department for Business, Technology and Women)
                                                                    at:
                                                                    ESF fund administration
                                                                    Dr Klaus-Peter Schmidt
                                                                    Telephone: +49 (0) 30 /90 13 - 83 22
                                                                    E-mail:    klaus-peter.schmidt@senwtf.berlin.de
                                                                    Internet: www.berlin.de/strukturfonds

                                                                    Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Technologie und Frauen
                                                                    (Senate Department for Business, Technology and Women)
                                                                    INTERRE IV C – Interregional co-operation
                                                                    Ms Barbara Staib
                                                                    Telephone: +49 (0) 30 /90 13 - 81 11
                                                                    E-mail:    barbara.staib@senwtf.berlin.de
                                                                    Internet: www.berlin.de/strukturfonds
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      Glossary

      Allowances                                                          De-minimis
      Allowances are grants or subsidies given to a company or            Government support for companies can distort competition.
      group of companies, for example, in the form of low-interest        In the European Union, however, all competition-distorting
      loans or grants from public funds for participation in one or       state aid/subsidies for certain businesses or production sec-
      more projects. The share of allowances as a percentage of           tors are basically prohibited when such aid affects inter-sta-
      total financing is usually capped (maximum allowance in-            te trade within the European Union. As an exception to the
      tensity).                                                           general ban on subsidising, the European Commission has
                                                                          developed in its decision-making process a rule permitting
      Partnership / dormant partnership                                   subsidies below a certain threshold value. In this context, the
      An investment company, a company or an individual holds             European Commission assumes that such subsidies which
      shares which are recorded in the commercial register. The in-       are granted in the form of “de-minimis subsidies” have no
      vestment capital counts as equity. The articles of association      perceivable impact on trade and competition between the
      determine the extent of profit sharing, as well as voting and       member states. This so-called de-minimis rule and was amen-
      control rights. A dormant partnership is based on a contri-         ded in the form published as Regulation (EC) No. 1998/2006
      bution to equity by an investor who, however, waives all or         in the Official Journal of the European Union on 28 December
      most voting or control rights. Irrespective of the company’s        2006. Pursuant to this regulation, governments and/or go-
      success, the investor usually receives a fixed return to be paid    vernment agencies can grant financial support to individu-
      at regular intervals. These investments are often made for a        al companies without an obligation to notify the European
      limited term. The conditions for termination - i.e. redemption      Commission in advance of this subsidy or without the need
      or sale of the investment to third parties - are laid down in       to obtain the European Commission’s approval on condition
      the contract.                                                       that such subsidies do not exceed a value of EUR 200,000
                                                                          within three years. This threshold value totals EUR 100,000
      Guarantee / Federal-Land guarantee                                  in the case of businesses in the road transport sector. No de-
      A guarantee is a contract in which the guarantor undertakes         minimis funds are at all available for the acquisition of road
      to cover the debtor’s liability in relation to a third party. The   transport vehicles by commercial road transport companies.
      guarantee programmes are designed to help founders and              In the case of grants and participations, the full amount is
      companies lacking sufficient collateral to obtain bank loans        counted in calculating the above-stated threshold value. In
      for their projects. However, the debtor, the founder or the ma-     the case of other financing instruments (such as interest-rate
      naging shareholder is usually expected to furnish an absolute       relief, guarantees), the advantage (subsidy value) is determi-
      guarantee for the entire loan sum. Guarantee banks usually          ned by calculation.
      issue so-called default guarantees which do not become pa-
      yable until all collateral has been realised and, if applicable,    ERP
      until forced execution of the debtor’s assets has failed.           The European Recovery Program was called the “Marshall
                                                                          Plan” for reconstruction after World War II. Today, the ERP
      Loans / low-interest loans                                          special funds are primarily used to re-finance low-interest
      Loans are extended to debtors as long-term funds in one sum         loans.
      or in several instalments in order to finance the debtor’s pro-
      jects. Loans bear interest at an agreed rate and are redeemed       Freelance professionals
      on the basis of an agreed redemption plan. Loans under the          Freelance professions are defined as self-employment in sci-
      subsidy programmes are usually linked to subsidised interest        ence, the arts and writing, teaching and education. Freelance
      rates and often include a longer, redemption-free period.           professions also include higher-level personal services requi-
                                                                          ring a higher level of education (college or university degree).
                                                                          Freelance professionals are not obliged to have their trades
                                                                          registered. However, certain freelance professionals who
                                                                          provide a personal service – such as architects, tax advisors
                                                                          – must obtain the respective license to practice.
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SMEs                                                                mezzanine funds or even banks themselves have become in-
On 1 January 2005, the EU Commission introduced a new de-           creasingly common today. The requirements for assessing a
finition for small and medium-sized enterprises. Compliance         mezzanine capital recipient are generally comparable to the
with this so-called SME criterion is an important precondition      requirements which every equity investor expects a company
for many subsidy programmes. Micro-enterprises are busi-            to fulfil. A business plan, a convincing business model, abo-
nesses that employ less than 10 employees and which record          ve-average growth opportunities and sufficient cash-flows
annual sales or a balance sheet total of no more than EUR 2m.       are just some of the important aspects. Mezzanine financing
Small enterprises are businesses that employ less than 50           schemes can be designed in a very flexible manner with re-
employees and which record annual sales or a balance sheet          gard to maturities and other terms and conditions. Anything
total of no more than EUR 10m. Medium-sized enterprises are         which is economically sensible and desired can, in principle,
businesses that employ less than 250 employees and which            be expressed in agreements. The statutory requirements are
record annual sales of EUR 50m max. or a balance sheet to-          significantly less restrictive than, for instance, in the case
tal of no more than EUR 43m. The precise approach when              of open partnerships. On a contract level, it is primarily ter-
determining SME status depends on whether the company               mination provisions, interest rates, profit and loss rules or
is completely independent or part of a group of companies.          redemption procedures which decide whether the capital
In such cases, both participation by the company submitting         invested is to be considered as equity or debt with a view to
an application as well as participation by other companies in       liability and taxation. In international accounting according
the company submitting the application must be considered.          to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), mezza-
Documents dealing with this are available from Investitions-        nine capital is classified as equity or debt on the basis of the
bank Berlin within the scope of applying for subsidies.             actual agreement. There is, however, a trend towards treating
                                                                    mezzanine capital as debt. Furthermore, securities evidenced
Combination with other programmes                                   by certificates which can be traded on the stock exchange,
Combining funds from different programmes is generally              such as participation certificates, are subject to approval by
possible and welcomed. However, the maximum subsidy                 the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin).
sums defined by the EU may not be exceeded. However, certa-
in subsidy programmes cannot be combined with each other            Subsidy value
(non-combination rule).                                             The subsidy value is the monetary sum of all grants and sub-
                                                                    sidies which a company receives during a defined period on
Mezzanine capital                                                   the basis of different subsidy and grant programmes. In the
Mezzanine capital or mezzanine financing instruments are            case of a grant, the subsidy value corresponds to the amount
financing forms which can have a position between equity            of the grant. If a low-interest loan is granted, the subsidy va-
(so-called equity mezzanine) and external capital (debt mez-        lue is the difference between the standard market interest
zanine). Equity mezzanine can be issued, for example, in the        rate (reference rate published by the European Commission)
form of profit participation rights, participation certificates     and the effective rate of the loan granted.
or dormant partnerships. Other conceivable forms are con-
vertible and warrant bonds. Debt mezzanine must be usually          Grant, conditionally repayable
carried as a liability in the balance sheet. The equity character   The financing of certain projects particularly worth subsidi-
arises when the loan or dormant partnership is subject to           sing can be partly subsidised by a grant that is directly linked
subordination. However, the classification depends on the de-       to the project, i.e. to the investment or equipment / labour
sign of the agreement from case to case. It ultimately deter-       costs applied for. In contrast to a loan, a grant is interest-free
mines whether the capital is to be treated as debt or at least      and does not have to be repaid. This is conditional upon proof
as economic equity. In general, however, mezzanine capital          that the funds applied for were used for the agreed purposes,
is to contribute towards improving a company’s financing            and that the conditions stated in conjunction with the pledge
or balance sheet structure and hence to expand the classi-          of funds were adhered to. A conditionally repayable grant can
cal loan availability or permit complex project financing. The      be awarded for projects where an insufficient return is to be
stronger the equity nature of the mezzanine product or at           expected in the case of an average or below-average success
least the higher the risk of the mezzanine capital source com-      of the project. If, however, a higher return is achieved, the
pared to a real lender, the higher the interest rate and hence      grant or a respective share of the grant must be repaid.
the return claim of the mezzanine lender. And the more the
mezzanine investor will demand rights equivalent to those
of an equity investor (rights of involvement and co-determi-
nation under company law). Although mezzanine capital was
initially mostly supplied by private equity companies, special
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      Public institutions

      Agenturen für Arbeit (Job Centres)                              Neukölln von Berlin district authorities
      Berlin Mitte Charlottenstraße 90, 10969 Berlin                  Karl-Marx-Straße 83, 12040 Berlin
      Berlin Nord, Königin-Elisabeth-Straße 49, 14059 Berlin          Telephone: +49 (0) 30 /90 239 -23 90 / -34 39, Telefax: -32 73
      Berlin Süd, Sonnenallee 282, 12057 Berlin                       E-mail:    clemens.muecke@bezirksamt-neukoelln.de
      Telephone: +49 (0) 18 01 / 66 44 66 (employers only)            Internet: www.berlin.de/ba-neukoelln
                  +49 (0) 18 01 / 55 51 11 (employees only)
      (Calls from the fixed net of Deutsche Telekom cost 3.9 cent     Pankow von Berlin district authorities
      per minute. Different prices apply for calls from mobile net-   Fröbelstraße 17, 10405 Berlin, Haus 6
      works).                                                         Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 9 02 95-0
      Internet: www.arbeitsagentur.de                                 E-mail:    poststelle@ba-pankow.verwalt-berlin.de
                                                                      Internet: www.berlin.de/pankow und
      Berlin Partner GmbH                                                        www.pankow-wirtschaft.de
      Ludwig Erhard Haus, Fasanenstraße 85, 10623 Berlin
      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 3 99 80-0                               Bezirksamt Reinickendorf von Berlin district authorities
      Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 3 99 80-2 39                            Eichborndamm 215–239, 13437 Berlin
      E-mail:    info@berlin-partner.de                               Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 9 02 94-56 70
      Internet: www.berlin-partner.de und                             E-mail:    wirtschaftsberater@reinickendorf.berlin.de
                 www.businesslocationcenter.de                        Internet: www.wirtschaftsfoerderung-reinickendorf.de

      Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf von Berlin district authorities      Spandau von Berlin district authorities
      Otto-Suhr-Allee 100, 10585 Berlin                               Carl-Schurz-Straße 2–6, 13578 Berlin
      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 90 291 - 0                              Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 90 279-75 47
      E-mail:    wirtschaftsfoerderung@ba-cw.verwalt-berlin.de        E-mail:    wirtschaftsberatung@ba-spandau.berlin.de
      Internet: www.charlottenburg-wilmersdorf.de                     Internet: www.spandau.de

      Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg von Berlin district authorities        Steglitz-Zehlendorf von Berlin district authorities
      Frankfurter Allee 35–37, 10247 Berlin                           14160 Berlin (postal address)
      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 90 298 - 2273                           Martin-Buber-Straße 2, 14163 Berlin (office)
      E-mail:    wirtschaftsfoerderung@ba-fk.verwalt-berlin.de        Telephone: +49 (0) 30 /9 02 99 -52 57 /- 52 49, fax: -33 85
      Internet: www. berlin.de/ba-friedrichshain-kreuzberg/           E-mail:     wirtschaftsfoerderung@steglitz-zehlendorf.de
                 wirtschaftsfoerderung                                Internet: www.steglitz-zehlendorf.de/wirtschaftsfoerderung

      Lichtenberg von Berlin district authorities                     Tempelhof-Schöneberg von Berlin district authorities
      Möllendorffstraße 6, 10367 Berlin                               John-F.-Kennedy-Platz, 10820 Berlin
      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 90 296-43 38                            Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 90 277-42 42
      E-mail:    wifoe @libg.verwalt-berlin.de                        E-mail:    wirtschaftsberatung@ba-ts.berlin.de
      Internet: www.berlin.de/ba-lichtenberg                          Internet: www.wirtschaftsfoerderung-tempelhof-schoene-
                                                                                 berg.de
      Marzahn-Hellersdorf von Berlin district authorities
      Steering unit for business support and subsidies, EU matters    Treptow-Köpenick von Berlin district authorities
      Alice-Salomon-Platz 3, 12591 Berlin                             Rathaus Köpenick, Alt-Köpenick 21, 12555 Berlin,
      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 90 29-3-2611                            Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 90 2 97-0
      E-mail:    kathrin.ruediger@ba-mh.verwalt-berlin.de             E-mail:    wirtschaftsfoerderung@ba-tk.berlin.de
      Internet: www.wirtschaftsfoerderung-marzahn-hellersdorf.de      Internet: www.wirtschaftsfoerderung-treptow-koepenick.de

      Mitte von Berlin district authorities                           Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
      Müllerstraße 147, 13356 Berlin                                  (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research)
      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 90 29-10                                Hannoversche Straße 28–30, 10115 Berlin
      E-mail:    ertugrul.tolan@ba-mitte.verwalt-berlin.de            Postal address 11055 Berlin
      Internet: www.berlin.de/ba-mitte/wirtschaftsfoerderung          Telephone: +49 (0) 18 88 / 57-0
                                                                      Fax:       +49 (0) 18 88 / 57-8 36 01
                                                                      E-mail:    bmbf@bmbf.bund.de
                                                                      Internet: www.bmbf.de
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Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie (BMWi)          Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung
(German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology)            (Senate Department for Urban Development)
Scharnhorststraße 34–37, 10115 Berlin                            Württembergische Straße 6, 10707 Berlin
Hotline: +49 (0) 18 05 / 6 15-0 01                               Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 9012-0
E-mail:   info@bmwi.de                                           E-mail:    info-center@senstadt.berlin.de
Internet: www.bmwi.de                                            Internet: www.stadtentwicklung.berlin.de

Enterprise Europe Network                                        Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Technologie und Frauen
in Berlin Partner GmbH                                           (Senate Department for Business, Technology and Women)
Ludwig Erhard Haus                                               at:
Fasanenstraße 85, 10623 Berlin                                   Martin-Luther-Straße 105, 10825 Berlin
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 3 99 80-2 75                             Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 90 13-0
E-mail:     eu-beratung@berlin-partner.de                        E-mail:    poststelle@senwtf.berlin.de
Internet: www.eu-service-bb.de                                   Internet: www.berlin.de
            www.berlin-partner.de
                                                                 Start-up telephone
Handwerkskammer Berlin (Berlin Trade Board)                      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 90 13-84 44
Blücherstraße 68, 10961 Berlin                                   Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 90 13-79 00
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 2 59 03-4 67                             E-mail:    vera.schiwek@senwtf.berlin.de
Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 2 59 03-4 68
E-mail:    betriebsberatung@hwk-berlin.de                        Division III D, Susidy policy
Internet: www.hwk-berlin.de                                      Martin-Luther-Straße 105, 10825 Berlin
                                                                 Herr Uwe Prahtel
Industrie- und Handelskammer zu Berlin                           Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 90 13-89 81 / -89 71
(Chamber of Industry and Commerce)                               Fax:         +49 (0) 30 / 90 13-75 39
Ludwig Erhard Haus                                               E-mail:      uwe.prahtel@senwtf.berlin.de
Fasanenstraße 85, 10623 Berlin                                   Internet: www.berlin.de
IHK Service Center
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 3 15 10-0
Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 3 15 10-1 66
E-mail:     service@berlin.ihk.de
Internet: www.berlin.ihk24.de

Landesamt für Gesundheit und Soziales
(Federal-Land Agency for Health and Social Affairs)
Integrationsamt (Integration office)
Sächsische Straße 28–30, 10707 Berlin
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 90 229-00
E-mail:    integrationsamt@lageso.berlin.de
Internet: www.integrationsaemter.de
           www.lageso.berlin.de

Senatsverwaltung für Integration, Arbeit und Soziales
(Senate Department for Integration, Labour and Social Affairs)
Oranienstraße 106, 10969 Berlin
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 90 28-0
E-mail:    poststelle@senias.berlin.de
Internet: www.berlin.de
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      General advice centres                                      BDS/DGV Bund der Selbständigen
      BioTOP Berlin-Brandenburg centre                            Landesverband Berlin e. V.
      Ludwig Erhard Haus                                          Reinhardtstraße 35, 10117 Berlin
      Fasanenstraße 85, 10623 Berlin                              Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 28 04 91-28
      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 31 86 22-0                          Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 28 04 91-11
      Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 31 86 22-22                         E-mail:    lv@bdsberlin.de
      E-mail:    biotop@biotop.de                                 Internet: www.bdsberlin.de
      Internet: www.biotop.de
                                                                  B. & S.U. Beratung- und Service-Gesellschaft Umwelt mbH
      ADT – Bundesverband Deutscher Innovations-,                 Saarbrücker Straße 38 A, 10405 Berlin
      Technologie- und Gründerzentren e. V.                       Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 39042-0
      Jägerstraße 67, 10117 Berlin                                Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 39042-31
      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 39 20-05 81                         E-mail:     bsu@bsu-berlin.de
      Fax: +49 (0) 30 / 39 20-05 82                               Internet: www.bsu-berlin.de
      E-mail:     adt@adt-online.de
      Internet: www.adt-online.de                                 Berliner Energieagentur GmbH
                                                                  Französische Straße 23, 10117 Berlin
      Arbeitsgemeinschaft industrieller Forschungsvereinigungen   Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 29 33 30-0
      ”Otto von Guericke” e. V. (AiF)                             Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 29 33 30-99
      – Geschäftsstelle Berlin – (Berlin office)                  E-mail:    office@berliner-e-agentur.de
      Tschaikowskistraße 49, 13156 Berlin                         Internet: www.berliner-e-agentur.de
      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 4 81 63-3
      Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 4 81 63-4 01                        Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin
      E-mail:    gsb@aif.de                                       – Technology transfer –
      Internet: www.aif.de                                        Luxemburger Straße 10, 13353 Berlin
                                                                  Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 45 04-24 83 / -24 89, fax: -22 42
      BBB BÜRGSCHAFTSBANK zu Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH              E-mail:    trans@beuth-hochschule.de
      Schillstraße 9, 10785 Berlin                                Internet: www.beuth-hochschule.de
      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 31 10 04-0
      Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 31 10 04-55                        Bildungs- und Innovationszentrum
      E-mail:     info@buergschaftsbank-berlin.de                 der Handwerkskammer Berlin (BIZWA)
      Internet: www.buergschaftsbank-berlin.de                    Wandlitzer Chaussee 41, 16321 Bernau
                                                                  Telephone: +49 (0) 33 38 / 3 94 40
      bbd Berliner Beratungsdienst e. V.                          E-mail:    bizwa@hwk-berlin.de
      Retired business experts for Berlin-Brandenburg             Internet: www.hwk-berlin.de
      Goltzstraße 19, 10781 Berlin
      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 4 25-20 30                          Bildungs- und Technologiezentrum
      Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 4 25-96 50                          der Handwerkskammer Berlin (BTZ)
      E-mail:    BBDeV@t-online.de                                (Training and technology centre of the Berlin Trade Board)
      Internet: www.bbdev. de                                     Mehringdamm 14, 10961 Berlin
                                                                  Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 2 59 03-4 13
      bbw Bildungswerk der Wirtschaft                             E-mail:    btz@hwk-berlin.de
      in Berlin und Brandenburg e. V.                             Internet: www.hwk-berlin.de
      Am Schillertheater 2, 10625 Berlin
      Start-up consulting                                         Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e. V. (BDI)
      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 3 10 05-0                           Breite Straße 29, 10178 Berlin
      Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 3 10 05-120                        Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 20 28-0
      E-mail:     seminare@bbw-berlin.de                          E-mail:     info@bdi.eu
      Internet: www.bbw-berlin.de                                 Internet: www.bdi.eu
                  www.b-p-w.de
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Bundesverband deutscher Kapitalbeteiligungs-                      EnterAbility Berlin
Gesellschaften e. V. (BVK)                                        Ohne Behinderung in die Selbstständigkeit
Reinhardtstraße 27 c, 10117 Berlin                                (becoming self-employed without handicap)
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 30 69 82-0                                c/o iq consult e. V.
Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 30 69 82-20                               Muskauer Straße 24, 10997 Berlin
E-mail:    bvk@bvkap.de                                           Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 61 28 03 74
Internet: www.bvkap.de                                            Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 6 11 35 29
                                                                  E-mail:     info@enterability.de
Bundesverband mittelständische Wirtschaft,                        Internet: www.enterability.de
Unternehmerverband Deutschlands e. V.
Leipziger Platz 15, 10117 Berlin                                  EuroNorm Gesellschaft für Qualitätssicherung
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 53 32 06-0                                und Innovationsmanagement mbH
Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 53 32 06-50                              Rathausstraße 2 a, 15366 Neuenhagen bei Berlin
E-mail:     info@bvmw.de                                          Telefon:  +49 (0) 33 42 / 25 47-41
Internet: www.bvmw.de                                             Telefax:  +49 (0) 33 42 / 25 47-46
                                                                  E-mail:   info@euronorm.de
Business Angels Club Berlin-Brandenburg e. V.                     Internet: www.euronorm.de
Bundesallee 171, 10715 Berlin
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 2125-4884                                 EuroNorm Gesellschaft für Qualitätssicherung
Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 2125-4883                                 und Innovationsmanagement mbH
E-mail:    info@bacb.de                                           Stralauer Platz 34, 10243 Berlin
Internet: www.businessangels-berlinbrandenburg.de                 Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 9 70 03-043
                                                                  Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 9 70 03-44
Businessplan-Wettbewerb Berlin-Brandenburg (BPW)                  E-mail:     inno-kom-ost@euronorm.de
Competition office at Investitionsbank Berlin                     Internet: www.fue-foerderung.de
Bundesallee 210, 10719 Berlin (entrance at Regensburger Straße)
Hotline: +49 (0) 30 / 2125-2121                                   Existenzgründer Institut Berlin e. V.
Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 2125-2120                                 Oranienburger Straße 27, 10117 Berlin
E-mail:    info@b-p-w.de                                          Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 440 98 00
Internet: www.b-p-w.de                                            E-mail:    beate.westphal @existenzgruender-institut.de
                                                                  Internet: www.existenzgruender-institut.de
comovis GbR
Oranienburger Straße 65, 10117 Berlin                             Existenzgründungsbüro Neukölln (Neukölln start-up office)
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 2 84 09-2 00                              Karl-Marx-Straße 83, 12040 Berlin
Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 2 84 09-2 10                              Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 90 239-40 68
E-mail:    info@comovis.de                                        Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 90 239-32 72
Internet: www.comovis.de                                          E-mail:    ExistenzgruendungNeukoelln@gmx.de

Deutsche Agentur für Aufsichtsräte                                Existenzgründerzentrum Technische Dienstleistungen
Friedrichstraße 140, 10117 Berlin                                 (Founder centre for technical services)
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 52 13 32 15 00                            at Fachhochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin
Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 52 13 32 15 01                           Hönower Straße 35, Brieffach 2, 10318 Berlin
E-mail:     info@aufsichtsrats-agentur.de                         Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 50 19-22 83
Internet: www.aufsichtsrats-agentur.de                            Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 50 19-24 77
                                                                  E-mail:    a.keller@fhtw-berlin.de
Deutsche Materialeffizienzagentur (demea)                         Internet: www.fhtw-berlin.de/egz
c/o VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH
Steinplatz 1, 10623 Berlin
Hotline: +49 (0) 30 / 31 00 78-2 20
Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 31 00 78-1 02
E-mail:     info@demea.de
Internet: www.demea.de
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      Förderberatung “Forschung und Innovation” des Bundes    gsub-Projektegesellschaft mbH
      (“Research and innovation” subsidy consultancy by the   Job Point Neukölln
      federal government)                                     Karl-Marx-Straße 131-133, 12043 Berlin
      Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH                           Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 68 08 56-0
      PTJ, Berlin branch, Zimmerstraße 26–27, 10969 Berlin    Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 68 08 56-20
      Toll-free hotlines:                                     E-mail:    kontakt@jobpoint-berlin.de
      Research promotion:                                     Internet: www.jobpointberlin.de
      Telephone: +49 (0) 8 00 / 26 23 -0 08                              www.gsub.de
      Enterprise guidance service
      Telephone: +49 (0) 8 00 / 26 23 -0 09                   High-Tech Gründerfonds Management GmbH
      E-mail:      beratung@foerderinfo.bund.de               Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 2, 53175 Bonn
      Internet: www.foerderinfo.bund.de                       Telephone: +49 (0) 2 28 / 96 56-85 00
                                                              Fax:       +49 (0) 2 28 / 96 56-85 50
      Forschungs- und Anwendungsverbund                       E-mail:    info@high-tech-gruenderfonds.de
      Verkehrssystemtechnik (TSB FAV)                         Internet: www.high-tech-gruenderfonds.de
      Phönix Gründerzentrum
      Am Borsigturm 48, 13507 Berlin                          IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH
      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 4 63 02-5 63                    Bundesallee 171, 10715 Berlin
      Fax :      +49 (0) 30 / 4 63 02-5 88                    Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 2125-3201
      E-mail:    info@fav.de                                  Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 2125-3202
      Internet: www.fav.de                                    E-mail:     venture@ibb-bet.de
                                                              Internet: www.ibb-bet.de
      Freie Universität Berlin
      Knowledge and technology transfer                       IG Metall, Verwaltungsstelle Berlin
      profund – start-up promotion programme by               (Berlin administration office)
      Freie Universität Berlin                                Alte Jakobstraße 149, 10969 Berlin
      Kaiserswerther Straße 16–18, 14195 Berlin               Telephone: +49 (9) 30 / 2 53 87-1 01/-1 02
      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 83 87 36-30                     Fax:        +49 (9) 30 / 2 53 87-2 00
      Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 83 87 36-66                     E-mail:     berlin@igmetall.de
      E-mail:    profund@fu-berlin.de                         Internet: www.berlin.igmetall.de
      Internet: www.profund.fu-berlin.de
                                                              Institut für technische Weiterbildung Berlin e. V.
      Gewerbesiedlungs-Gesellschaft mbH (ORCO-GSG)            Office at Forum Seestraße
      Franklinstraße 27, 10587 Berlin                         Seestraße 64, 13347 Berlin
      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 3 90 93-0                       Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 45 48 26 33
      Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 3 90 93-1 99                    Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 4 53 90 39
      E-mail:    info@orco-gsg.de                             E-mail:     info@itw-berlin.de
      Internet: www.orco-gsg.de                               Internet: www.itw-berlin.de

      gsub – Projektegesellschaft mbH                         Investitionsbank Berlin
      Stelle statt Stütze ® – Coaching                        Kundenberatung Wirtschaftsförderung
      Oranienburger Straße 65, 10117 Berlin                   (Business Customer Centre)
      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 284 09-500                      Bundesallee 210, 10719 Berlin
      Fax:         +49 (0) 30 / 284 09-210                    Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 2125-4747
      E-mail:      kontakt@gsub.de                            Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 2125-4329
      Internet: www.gsub.de                                   E-mail:     kundenberatung.wirtschaft@ibb.de
                   www.stelle-statt-stuetze.de                Internet: www.ibb.de

                                                              InvestitionsBank des Landes Brandenburg
                                                              Steinstraße 104–106, 14480 Potsdam
                                                              Telephone: +49 (0) 3 31 / 6 60-0,
                                                              Fax:        +49 (0) 3 31 / 6 60-12 34
                                                              E-mail:     postbox@ilb.de
                                                              Internet: www.ilb.de
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ipal Gesellschaft für Patentverwertung Berlin mbH     TCC Technologie-Coaching-Center GmbH
Bundesallee 171, 10715 Berlin                         Bundesallee 210, 10719 Berlin
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 2125-4820                     Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 46 78 28-0
Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 2125-4822                    Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 46 78 28-23
E-mail:     info@ipal.de                              E-mail:    info@tcc-berlin.de
Internet: www.ipal.de                                 Internet: www.tcc-berlin.de

KfW Bankengruppe                                      Technische Universität Berlin
Palmengartenstraße 5-9, 60325 Frankfurt               Founder service
Internet: www.kfw.de                                  Hardenbergstraße 36 a, 10623 Berlin
                                                      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 3 14 -78 579
Lok e. V. & Lok.a.Motion Gesellschaft zur Förderung   Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 3 14-24 087
lokaler Entwicklungspotentiale mbH                    E-mail:    gruendung@tu-berlin.de
Naunynstraße 68, 10997 Berlin                         Internet: www.gruendung.tu-berlin.de
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 29 77 97-36
Fax:         +49 (0) 30 / 29 77 97-39                 TimeKontor AG
E-mail:      info@lok-berlin.de                       Wattstraße 11–13, 13355 Berlin
Internet: www.lok-berlin.de                           Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 39 00 87-0
                                                      Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 39 00 87-25
Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH                   E-mail:    info@timekontor.de
August-Bebel-Straße 26–53, 14482 Potsdam-Babelsberg   Internet: www.timekontor.de
Telephone: +49 (0) 3 31 / 7 43 87-0
Fax:       +49 (0) 3 31 / 7 43 87-99                  TSB Medici Zentrum für Medizintechnik Berlin
E-mail:    info@medienboard.de                        Ludwig Erhard Haus
Internet: www.medienboard.de                          Fasanenstraße 85, 10623 Berlin
                                                      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 4 63 02-5 47, fax: -4 44
Mittelständische Beteiligungsgesellschaft             E-mail:    kunze@tsbmedici.de
Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH                               Internet: www.tsbmedici.de
Berlin office
Schillstraße 9, 10785 Berlin                          TSB Innovationsagentur Berlin GmbH
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 31 10 04-0                    Ludwig Erhard Haus
Fax:         +49 (0) 30 / 31 10 04-55                 Fasanenstraße 85, 10623 Berlin
E-mail:      berlin@mbg-bb.de                         Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 46 30-25 00
Internet: www.mbg-bb.de                               Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 46 30-24 44
                                                      E-mail:    agentur@tsb-berlin.de
PricewaterhouseCoopers AG                             Internet: www.tsb-berlin.de
Postfach 12 08 08, 10598 Berlin
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 26 36-0                       TSB Technologiestiftung Berlin Gruppe
Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 26 36-37 98                  Ludwig Erhard Haus
Internet: www.pwc.de                                  Fasanenstraße 85, 10623 Berlin
                                                      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 4 63 02-5 00 , fax: -4 44
Senior Experten Service (SES)                         E-mail:    tsb@tsb-berlin.de
Büro Berlin-Brandenburg                               Internet: www.tsb-berlin.de
c/o Haus der Deutschen Wirtschaft
Breite Straße 29, 10178 Berlin                        TSB Innovationsagentur Berlin GmbH
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 2 03 08-45 00                 Energy technology
Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 2 03 08-45 02                Ludwig Erhard Haus
E-mail:     ses@ses-buero-berlin.de                   Fasanenstraße 85, 10623 Berlin
Internet: www.ses-bonn.de                             Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 4 63 02-5 33, fax: -5 31
                                                      E-mail:    safner@tsb-berlin.de
                                                      Internet: www.tsb-berlin.de
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      Türkisch-Deutsche Unternehmervereinigung               WISTA-MANAGEMENT GMBH
      Berlin-Brandenburg e. V. (TDU)                         Bereich Technologiezentren (Technology Centres Unit)
      Kurfürstendamm 175, 10707 Berlin                       Rudower Chaussee 17, 12489 Berlin
      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 88 55 00 00                    Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 63 92-22 50
      Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 88 68 30 54 55                 Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 63 92-22 35
      E-mail:    info@tdu-berlin.de                          E-mail:    ambree@wista.de
      Internet: www.tdu-berlin.de                            Internet: www.adlershof.de

      Türkische Unternehmer und Handwerker e. V. Berlin      zukunft im zentrum GmbH
      Rollbergstraße 70, 12053 Berlin                        Rungestraße 19, 10179 Berlin
      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 62 72 12 31                    Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 27 87 33-0
      Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 62 72 12 35                    Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 27 87 33-36
      E-mail:    info@tuh-berlin.de                          E-mail:    office@ziz-berlin.de und
      Internet: www.tuh-berlin.de                                       coaching@ziz-berlin.de
                                                             Internet: www.ziz-berlin.de
      Verband der Metall- und Elektroindustrie
      in Berlin und Brandenburg e. V.
      Am Schillertheater 2, 10625 Berlin
      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 3 10 05-0
      Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 3 10 05-166
      E-mail:     VME@uvb-online.de
      Internet: www.vme-net.de

      Vereinigung der Unternehmensverbände
      in Berlin und Brandenburg e. V. (UVB)
      Am Schillertheater 2, 10625 Berlin
      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 3 10 05-1 25
      Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 3 10 05-2 40
      E-mail:     uvb@uvb-online.de
      Internet: www.uvb-online.de

      VDI/VDE-Innovation + Technik GmbH
      Steinplatz 1, 10623 Berlin
      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 31 00 78-0, fax: -1 41
      E-mail:     vdivde@vdivde-it.de und info@era-sme.net
      Internet: www.vdivde-it.de und www.era-sme.net

      Weiterbildungsdatenbank Berlin
      Neue Schönhauser Straße 10, 10178 Berlin
      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 28 38 42-39
      Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 28 38 42-40
      E-mail:    info@wdb-berlin.de
      Internet: www.wdb-berlin.de

      Wirtschaftsförderung Brandenburg GmbH
      ZukunftsAgentur Brandenburg GmbH
      Steinstraße 104–106, 14480 Potsdam
      Telephone: +49 (0) 3 31 / 6 60-30 00
      Fax:       +49 (0) 3 31 / 6 60-38 40
      E-mail:    info@zab-brandenburg.de
      Internet: www.zab-brandenburg.de
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Enterprise Europe Network Berlin-Brandenburg      BAFA subsidies
Consortium partners in Berlin:                    Agency in charge of granting allowances and subsidies for
Berlin Partner GmbH (co-ordinator)                business and start-up consultancy and advisory services as
Ludwig Erhard Haus                                well as information and training events:
Fasanenstraße 85, 10623 Berlin
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 3 99 80-2 75              Bundesamt für Wirtschaft und Ausfuhrkontrolle (BAFA)
Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 3 99 80-2 39              (Federal Office of Economics and Export Control)
E-mail:    eu-beratung@berlin-partner.de          Frankfurter Straße 29–35, 65760 Eschborn
Internet: www.berlin-partner.de und               Telephone: +49 (0) 61 96 / 9 08-5 70
           www.eu-service-bb.de                   Fax:        +49 (0) 61 96 / 9 08-8 00
                                                  E-mail:     foerderung@bafa.bund.de
TSB Technologiestiftung Berlin Gruppe             Internet: www.bafa.de und
Ludwig Erhard Haus                                            www.beratungsfoerderung.net
Fasanenstraße 85, 10623 Berlin
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 63 92-51 74               Joint office of the Federal Association of the German Industry
Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 63 92-51 73               (BDI), the Confederation of German Employers’ Associations
E-mail:    cip@technologiestiftung-berlin.de      and the German Conference of Chambers of Industry and
Internet: www.technologiestiftung-berlin.de und   Commerce (DIHK):
           www.eu-service-bb.de                   DIHK – Service GmbH
                                                  Bearbeitungsstelle für Gewerbefördermittel des Bundes
                                                  (Processing unit for business subsidies from the Federal
                                                  Government)
                                                  Breite Straße 29, 10178 Berlin
                                                  Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 2 03 08-23 53
                                                  Fax:         +49 (0) 30 / 2 03 08-23 52
                                                  E-mail:      foerderung@berlin.dihk.de
                                                  Internet: www.dihk.de und www.beratungsfoerderung.net

                                                  Co-ordination offices:
                                                  Zentralverband des Deutschen Handwerks
                                                  (Central association of German crafts)
                                                  Co-ordination unit for consultancy, advisory and training
                                                  services for freelance professionals
                                                  Mohrenstraße 20–21, 10117 Berlin
                                                  Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 2 06 19-3 41 / -3 42
                                                  Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 2 06 19-59 34
                                                  E-mail:     werner@zdh.de
                                                  Internet: www.zdh.de

                                                  Leitstelle für Gewerbefördermittel des Bundes
                                                  (Co-ordination unit for business subsidies from the Federal
                                                  Government)
                                                  Agrippinawerft 28, 50678 Köln
                                                  Telephone: +49 (0) 2 21 / 36 25-17
                                                  Fax:         +49 (0) 2 21 / 36 25-12
                                                  E-mail:      info@leitstelle.org
                                                  Internet: www.leitstelle.org
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      Förderungsgesellschaft des BDS-DGV mbH für die             Contacts for women
      gewerbliche Wirtschaft und Freie Berufe                    Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Technologie und Frauen
      (Promotion unit of BDS-DGV mbH for commercial businesses   (Senate Department for Business, Technology and Women) at:
      and freelance professionals)                               Martin-Luther-Straße 105, 10825 Berlin
      August-Bier-Straße 18, 53129 Bonn
      Telephone: +49 (0) 2 28 / 21-00 33 / -34                   For gender mainstreaming matters:
      Fax:       +49 (0) 2 28 / 21-18 24                         Ms Margot Alekian
      E-mail:    info@foerder-bds.de                             Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 90 13-89 03
      Internet: www.foerder-bds.de                               Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 90 13-89 02
                                                                 Ms Birgit Leverenz
      Bundesbetriebsberatungsstelle für den                      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 90 13-82 04
      Deutschen Groß- und Außenhandel GmbH                       E-mail:     margot.alekian@senwtf-berlin.de
      Am Weidendamm 1 A, 10117 Berlin                                        birgit.leverenz@senwtf-berlin.de
      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 59 00 99-5 60                      Internet: www.berlin.de
      Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 59 00 99-4 60
      E-mail:    info@betriebsberatungsstelle.de                 Bundesverband der Frau im freien Beruf und Management e. V.
      Internet: www.betriebsberatungsstelle.de                   Berlin/Brandenburg regional group
                                                                 Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 3640 9090
      INTERHOGA Gesellschaft zur Förderung des                   E-mail:    berlin@bfbm.de
      Deutschen Hotel- und Gaststättengewerbes mbH               Internet: www.bfbm.de
      Karlsplatz 7, 10117 Berlin
      Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 59 00 99 850                       EWMD Berlin-Brandenburg e. V.
      Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 59 00 99 851                      Anklamer Straße 38, 10115 Berlin
      E-mail:     sekretariat@interhoga.de                       Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 7 82 50-75
      Internet: www.interhoga.de                                 Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 7 82 50-76
                                                                 E-mail:    germany@ewmd.org
                                                                 Internet: www.ewmd.org/networks/ewmd-berlin-bran-
                                                                            denburg

                                                                 Goldrausch e. V.
                                                                 Potsdamer Straße 139, 10783 Berlin
                                                                 Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 2 15 75 54
                                                                 E-mail:    info@goldrausch-ev.de
                                                                 Internet: www.goldrausch-ev.de

                                                                 Kompetenzzentrum für Handwerkerinnen
                                                                 im Berliner Handwerk
                                                                 (Competence centre for female craftspeople
                                                                 in Berlin’s crafts sector)
                                                                 c/o Berufsfortbildungswerk GmbH (bfw)
                                                                 Klarenbachstraße 1-4, 10553 Berlin
                                                                 Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 789 59 03
                                                                 Fax:         +49 (0) 30 / 789 59 050
                                                                 E-mail:      bfw.parniske-kunz.carola@gmx.de
                                                                 Internet: www.frauenkompetenzzentrum.de und
                                                                              www.frauenimhandwerk.de
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Schöne Aussichten – Verband selbstständiger Frauen e. V.       Banks
Berlin regional office                                         Berliner Bank AG & CO. KG
c/o von Randow (RA)                                            Spezialbetreuung Business (Special Business Servce)
Konstanzer Straße 62, 10707 Berlin                             Hardenbergstraße 32, 10623 Berlin
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 85 99 63-30                            Mr Lutz Schmalenberg
Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 85 99 63-45                            Ms Tanja Jakubowski
E-mail:    berlin@schoene-aussichten.de                        Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 3 10-9 25 35 / -9 25 92
Internet: www.schoene-aussichten.de                            Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 3 10-9 44 09
                                                               E-mail:    lutz.schmalenberg@berliner-bank.de
Verband deutscher Unternehmerinnen e.V. (VdU)                             tanja.jakubowski@berliner-bank.de
Breite Straße 29, 10178 Berlin                                 Internet: www.berliner-bank.de
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 2 03 08-45 40
Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 2 03 08 75 45 40                      Berliner Sparkasse
E-mail:     info@vdu.de                                        KompetenzCenter Gründungen und Unternehmensnachfolge
Internet: www.vdu.de                                           (Start-ups and successor scheme competence centre)
                                                               Badensche Straße 23, 10715 Berlin
Further links and addresses can be found on the Internet at:   Business start-ups:
www.berlin.de/sen/frauen and in the regional yellow pages      Dr Christian Segal
“Frauen unternehmen”, available from: Schöne Aussichten,       Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 86 98-55 50
Verband selbständiger Frauen e. V.                             Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 86 96 94 11 86
                                                               Successor schemes:
                                                               Mr Andreas Gruner
                                                               Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 86 98-55 51
                                                               Fax:        +49 (0) 30 / 86 96 94 11 86
                                                               E-mail:     gruendungen@berliner-sparkasse.de und
                                                                           nachfolge@berliner-sparkasse.de
                                                               Internet: www.berliner-sparkasse.de/existenz und
                                                                           www.berliner-sparkasse.de/nachfolge

                                                               Berliner Volksbank eG
                                                               GründerZentrum (founder centre)
                                                               Mr Guido Wegner
                                                               Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 30 63-13 17
                                                               Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 30 63-22 11
                                                               E-mail:    gruenderzentrum@berliner-volksbank.de
                                                               Internet: www.berliner-volksbank.de

                                                               Commerzbank AG
                                                               Potsdamer Straße 125, 10783 Berlin
                                                               Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 26 53-41 34
                                                               Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 26 53-27 41
                                                               Internet: www.commerzbank.de

                                                               Deutsche Bank AG
                                                               Private and business customers
                                                               Special advice on financing
                                                               Otto-Suhr-Allee 6–16, 10585 Berlin
                                                               Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 34 07-0
                                                               Fax:       +49 (0) 30 / 34 07-21 96
                                                               Internet: www.deutsche-bank.de
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      Alphabetic list of subsidy programmes

      A                                                                  Eingliederungszuschuss für Ältere /                                92
                                                                         Integration allowance for older people
      AFBG / Meister-BAföG /                                        86
      Career development act - Master Craftsmen Grant                    Eingliederungszuschuss für Jüngere /                               93
                                                                         Integration allowance for younger people
      Arbeits- und Ausbildungsplätze für Schwerbehinderte /         88
      Jobs and training places for the severely handicapped              Eingliederungszuschuss nach §§ 217 ff. SGB III /                   94
                                                                         Integration allowance pursuant to Section 217 and following
      Ausbildungszuschuss / Training allowance                      89
                                                                         Einstiegsqualifizierung nach § 235 b SGB III /                     95
      B                                                                  Entrance qualification pursuant to section 235 b

                                                                         Elektronischer Geschäftsverkehr - eBusiness /                      107
      Beratungsangebote der Bezirksämter /                         119
                                                                         Electronic business transactions - eBusiness
      Consultancy services by the district authorities
                                                                         Energieeffizienzberatung / Energy efficiency consulting            108
      Beratungsangebote für Unternehmen und Existenzgründungen /   121
      Consultancy services for companies and start-ups
                                                                         ERP-Beteiligungsprogramm / ERP investment programme                 41
      Beratungsangebote für technologieorientierte Unternehmen /   123
                                                                         ERP-Innovationsprogramm / ERP innovation programme                 70
      Consultancy services for technology-orientated businesses
                                                                         ERP-Regionalförderprogramm /                                       42
      Beratungsangebote für Unternehmerinnen und Gründerinnen /    125
                                                                         ERP regional development programme
      Consultancy services for female entrepreneurs and founders
                                                                         ERP-Startfonds / ERP start fund                                     71
      Beratungsförderung / Consultancy subsidies                   104
                                                                         ERP-Umwelt- und Energiesparprogramm /                               43
      Berlin Kapital                                                36
                                                                         ERP environment and energy-saving programme
      Berlin Kredit / Berlin loan                                   37
                                                                         F
      Berlin Start                                                  28
                                                                         Film production: film subsidies and location marketing             44
      Berufliche Weiterbildung Ungelernter /                       90    Film production: intermediate financing                            45
      Vocational training for people without qualifications
                                                                         Filmproduktion: Filmförderung und Standortmarketing /              44
      Beteiligungen der MBG / Investment by MBG                     38   Film production: film subsidies and location marketing

      Betriebliche Anpassungsqualifizierung /                      106   Filmproduktion: Zwischenfinanzierung /                              45
      Internal adjustment qualification                                  Film production: intermediate financing

      Bürgschaft ohne Bank / Guarantee without a bank               39   7. Forschungsrahmenprogramm der EU /                               68
                                                                         7th general programme by the EU
      Bürgschaften für Investitions- und Betriebsmittelkredite /   40
      Guarantees for investment and working-capital loans
                                                                         G
      Business Angels Club Berlin-Brandenburg e. V.                 18
                                                                         Garantien für Arbeitnehmerbeteiligungen /                          46
                                                                         Guarantees for employee investment
      Businessplan-Wettbewerb Berlin-Brandenburg /                  19
      Berlin-Brandenburg business plan competition
                                                                         Gewerbegrundstücke - Erbbaurechte /                                133
                                                                         Commercial properties - heritable building rights
      C
                                                                         Gewerbegrundstücke - Verkauf / Commercial properties - sale        134
      Coaching in der Vorgründungsphase /                           29
      Coaching during the pre-establishment phase                        Gewerbesiedlungs-Gesellschaft mbH (ORCO-GSG)                       135


      D                                                                  Gründercoaching Deutschland / Founder coaching Germany             109

                                                                         Gründer- und Innovationszentren / Founder and innovation centres   128
      Deutsche Agentur für Aufsichtsräte                            18
                                                                         Gründerinnenzentren / Centres for women starting up in business    132
      E
                                                                         Gründungszuschuss / Founder allowance                              30
      Eco-Innovation                                               69
                                                                         GRW Gemeinschaftsaufgabe / common task                              47
      Eingliederungsgutschein für Ältere /                          91
      Integration voucher for older people                               GRW/Schulungsleistungen für KMU / Common task / training for SMEs 110
                                                                                                                                                        155




H                                                                            M
High-Tech Gründerfonds / High-tech founder fund                        72    Meister-BAföG / Master craftsmen grant                               86


I                                                                            Meistergründungsprämie /
                                                                             Start-up bonus for master craftsmen and women
                                                                                                                                                  33


IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH                                        17
                                                                             Mikrokredite bis 25 TEUR / Micro-loans of up to EUR 25,000           57
IBB-Wachstumsprogramm / IBB growth programme                           48
                                                                             MOE / CEE                                                            61
INNO-KOM-Ost/Innovationskompetenz-Ost /                                73
Innovation Competence East                                                   N
Innovationsmanagement / Innovation management                          111   NeMat                                                                60

Intelligent Energy - Europe II (IEE II)                                74    Netzwerkbildung Mittel- und Osteuropa (MOE) /                        61
                                                                             Networking in central and eastern Europe (CEE)
Investitionszulagen / Investment allowance                             49
                                                                             Neue Märkte erschließen / Opening new Markets                        62
ipal Gesellschaft für Patentverwertung Berlin GmbH                      17
                                                                             O
K
                                                                             ORCO-GSG                                                             135
KfW/ERP-Exportfinanzierungsprogramm /                                  50
KfW/ERP export financing programme
                                                                             P
KfW-Genussrechtsprogramm /                                              51
                                                                             Potenzialberatung / Potential development advice                     113
KfW profit participation rights programme
                                                                             ProFIT                                                               75
KfW-Programm Erneuerbare Energien /                                    52
KfW programme “renewable energies”
                                                                             Programm Innovationsassistent/-in /                                  77
                                                                             Innovation assistant programme
KfW-Risikokapitalprogramm / KfW venture capital programme              53

KfW-Sonderprogramm / KfW special programme                             54    Q
KfW-Startgeld / KfW Start Money                                         31   Qualifizierungszuschuss für Jüngere /                                98
                                                                             Qualification subsidies for younger employees
KfW-Unternehmerkredit / KfW corporate loan                             55
                                                                             S
KMU-Fonds / SME fund                                                   56
                                                                             Schulungsförderung für Workshops und Veranstaltungen /               114
KMU-Fonds - Mikrokredite bis 25 TEUR /                                 57    Training subsidies for workshops and events
SME fund - micro loan up to EUR 25,000
                                                                             SIGNO Erfinderfachauskunft / SIGNO information for inventors         116
Konsolidierungsfonds / Consolidation fund                              58
                                                                             SIGNO KMU-Patentaktion / SIGNO SME patent campaign                   78
Kreativ Coaching Center                                                112
                                                                             StartGeld / Start money                                               31
L
                                                                             Stelle statt Stütze® - Coaching / Job rather than Dole® - coaching   99
Landeseigene Gewerbegrundstücke - Erbbaurechte /                       133
State-owned commercial properties - heritable building rights                T
Landeseigene Gewerbegrundstücke - Verkauf /                           134    TCC Technologie-Coaching-Center GmbH                                 20
State-owned commercial properties - sale
                                                                             Technologie Coaching Center / Technology Coaching Center             117
Lehrgangskosten der beruflichen Weiterbildung /                        96
Training costs for vocational training programmes                            Transfer Bonus                                                       79

Liquiditätsfonds / Liquidity fund                                      59
                                                                             U
Lohnkostenzuschüsse für Einstellung in neu gegründeten Betrieben /      32
Labour cost subsidies for employees hired by newly established businesses    Umsetzungs- und Änderungskostenzuschüsse /                           136
                                                                             Relocation and modification subsidy programme
156




      Unternehmerkapital: ERP-Kapital für Gründung /                           34
      Entrepreneurial capital: ERP capital for start-ups

      Unternehmerkapital: Kapital für Arbeit und Investitionen /              64
      Entrepreneurial capital: Capital for employment and investment

      Unterstützungsprogramm für die IKT-Politik der EU /                     80
      Support programme for the EU’s ICT policy


      V
      VC Fonds Kreativwirtschaft Berlin /                                     65
      Investment capital for Berlin based businesses in the creative sector

      VC Fonds Technologie Berlin / VC Fonds Technology Berlin                 81

      VerMat - Verbesserung der Materialeffizienz /                           118
      VerMat - improving material efficiency


      W
      WeGebAU                                                                 100

      Wissens- und Technologietransfer (WTT) /                                 82
      Knowledge and technology transfer


      Z
      Zentrales Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand (ZIM) /                        83
      Central innovation programme for medium-sized enterprises

      Zielgruppenförderung für KMU / Target-group promotion for SMEs          101

      Zukunftsfonds Berlin / Berlin future fund                               84

      Zusammenarbeit mit EU-Nachbarstaaten /                                  66
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      Imprint

      Investitionsbank Berlin
      Corporate Communications
      Bundesallee 210, 10719 Berlin
      Postal address: 10702 Berlin, Germany

      The 2010/2011 Subsidy Guide was developed in co-operati-
      on with Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Technologie und
      Frauen (Senate Department for Business, Technology and
      Women). A printed version is issued in Germany. It can also
      be downloaded as a PDF file in both English and German on
      the Internet at: www.ibb.de/foerderfibel.

      Free copies of the German version of the 2010/2011 Subsidy
      Guide are available from Investitionsbank Berlin as well as
      Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Technologie und Frauen
      (Senate Department for Business, Technology and Women)
      and the advisory offices of the district authorities.

      Berlin, April 2010

								
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