Innovation award"Innoprämie" SMWK (Saxon’s State Ministry of Science and Arts)

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? 
Innovation award"Innoprämie" SMWK (Saxon’s State Ministry of Science and Arts)
Indicate the target group/beneficiaries of the instrument/policy 
Private institutions for education/lifelong learning
SMEs only
What is the aim/objective? 
Support of external R&D services for SME.
Give an overview of the instrument 
Use of external R&D services for the planning and development of new products, processes or services or their essential improvement and technical assistance in the implementation phase.
What is the date of creation of this instrument? 
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Is the instrument/policy still active? 
Identify the main outputs/results (quantitative and qualitative) of the implementation of this instrument 
The services can be provided by universities, non-university business-oriented research institutions and private-sector providers. Eligible projects are e.g.: market research, feasibility study, engineering services, consulting
What is the co-financing/maximum rate allowed by the instrument/policy (if appl.)? 
up to 50%, maximum 10.000 € per project/year, SME can apply for up to two premium per year (= max. 20.000 €)
Is this instrument/policy linked to a KT practice?