Contact person 
Henning Rode
Aufbauwerk Region Leipzig GmbH
Do you want to share an instrument/policy or a knowledge Transfer practice? 
Innovation instrument(policy)
What are the following keywords/priorities which better fit the instrument/policy?  
R&D cooperation (joint projects, PPP with research institutes)
Indicate the country from which the instrument (or policy) is 
What is the title/name of the instrument/policy? 
Indicate the target group/beneficiaries of the instrument/policy 
All companies
Business organisations (Chambers of Commerce…)
Higher educations institutions research units/centres
Other non-profit research organizations (not HEI)
What is the aim/objective? 
Strengthening the region's economic development.
Give an overview of the instrument 
Support of cooperation between junior market-oriented research groups and businesses in their region that have regional core competences and high potential.
What is the date of creation of this instrument? 
Saturday, January 1, 2005
Is the instrument/policy still active? 
Identify the main outputs/results (quantitative and qualitative) of the implementation of this instrument 
Market-oriented young research groups are selected in three programme rounds and funded (up to five years). Since 2005 44 initiatives funded with € 157m.
What is the co-financing/maximum rate allowed by the instrument/policy (if appl.)? 
Overall budget: € 157m until 2013
Is this instrument/policy linked to a KT practice?