How to Build a Project

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How to build a Project

On this page we provide help to prevent the most common mistakes we see in IraSME applications.

The Project Check-Up is a short questionnaire that tries to lead you from a first idea to the submission of your application in IraSME.

The scheme below gives you an overview on the stages from idea to proposal and provides you with further information if you follow the links.

Most Common Problems

Generally the most common reason for projects beeing not eligible or not funded are lacking knowledge about rules and requirements of the national / regional funding programmes and lack of time to make a complete and acceptable project plan and application.

The best measures to overcome those problems are:

  • Contact your national / regional funding organisations in an early stage of your idea.
  • Some of the local agencies offer to check a short overview on your idea and to give you some non-binding feedback. This is possible up to four weeks before the call deadline, but the earlier the better.
  • Take your time to plan your project and write an application! We have two calls each year so never mind a missed deadline.

If you still have questions we do not answer on these pages, please contact us. You find the contact details at the bottom of each page.

Stages of building a Project

Contact info

+49 (0)30 48163 493

AiF Projekt GmbH
Tschaikowskistraße 49
13156 Berlin - Germany

Information on our partner network CORNET: If you are an association and your SME members have a common R&D question that needs to be solved by research-centres or universities? You may benefit from the transnational funding opportunities the CORNET network can offer, as it links national and regional funding programmes for collective research to promote cooperation between SME associations and research organisations across Europe: