Innovation For a Mid-Size Sector

With the ten-point programme “Right of way for the mid-size sector” (German: Vorfahrt für den Mittelstand), the Federal Research Ministry supports small and mid-size companies (SMEs) to develop new ideas and use current research results to foster innovation. The “Innovation Forums Mid-Size Sector” is a central SME programme component. The support initiative provides mid-sized companies with better conditions for developing their own innovation activities and new business models. It enables collaboration between business, academia and other partners and builds strategic alliances and networks that extend further than single projects.


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