Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft (FFG)

Sensengasse 1, 1090 Vienna, Austria

Contact Person

Ms. Brigitte Bednar
Phone: +43 (0)5 7755 2410

Mr. Martin Reishofer
Phone: +43 (0)5 7755 2402

Ms. Kristina Grandits
Phone: +43 (0)5 7755 2403

Cooperation and Innovation (COIN)


COIN: Cooperation and Innovation Call for “International Innovation Networks”

Aim of Programme

  • Improving the innovative capabilities and innovation output of companies (esp. SMEs)
  • Strengthening the capability of companies to cooperate on an international level
  • Establishing systematic access to national and international know-how

Funding Conditions

The following funding criteria apply to proposals with Austrian partners in the consortium:

  • Mandatory submission of an abstract and a proposal at the national level to FFG (in addition to the “IraSME Application Form”, which has to be submitted by e-mail to info(at)
  • Minimum project configuration is a consortium of 3 companies, with at least 2 SMEs (according to the definition of the EC) from at least 2 participating countries/regions, i.e. at least 1 SME per country/region.
  • Funding intensity for Austrian partners: small enterprises, RDI institutions, intermediaries up to 60%, medium enterprises up to 50% and large enterprises up to 35% of total costs. Max. 500,000 EUR funding for all Austrian partners in the project.
  • At least 60% of the costs must be incurred by the consortium partners (max 40% third party costs)
  • Projects can be funded for a duration of up to 3 years.


  • Funding is provided for specific RDI projects (products, solutions and/or services).
  • Key evaluation criteria are the innovation content of the project and the collective added value from working together in a network.



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