Technology transfer policies SMWK (Saxon’s State Ministry of Science and Arts)

Contact person 
Henning Rode
Institution 
Aufbauwerk Region Leipzig GmbH
E-mail 
rode@aufbauwerk-leipzig.com
Country 
Germany
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 
Germany
What is the title/name of the instrument/policy? 
Technology transfer policies SMWK (Saxon’s State Ministry of Science and Arts)
Indicate the target group/beneficiaries of the instrument/policy 
SMEs only
What is the aim/objective? 
Transfer of technological knowledge from highschools and scientific institutions to SMEs
Give an overview of the instrument 
Transfer of technological knowledge from already developed innovative products and processes of a technology provider (research institutions, universities, companies) to a technology importer (SMEs).
What is the date of creation of this instrument? 
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Is the instrument/policy still active? 
Active
Identify the main outputs/results (quantitative and qualitative) of the implementation of this instrument 
Patents, licenses, know-how, unpatented knowledge can be transferred. The adaptation of the innovation to the terms of the technology supplier are also possible. In addition, the purchase of innovations in the form of machinery and equipment is fostered. The transfer process can be supported by advisory services (project management, support of training, advice on innovation processes).
What is the co-financing/maximum rate allowed by the instrument/policy (if appl.)? 
Investigations: 40% for medium enterprises, 50% for small enterprises / Advisory Services: 75 % / maximum rate per applicant: 500.000 €
Is this instrument/policy linked to a KT practice? 
No