Validation of the innovation potential of scientific research "VIP", BMBF (German Ministry of Education and Research)

Contact person 
Hening 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?  
Research and Technology Organisation (private non-profit)
Indicate the country from which the instrument (or policy) is 
Germany
What is the title/name of the instrument/policy? 
Validation of the innovation potential of scientific research "VIP", BMBF (German Ministry of Education and Research)
Indicate the target group/beneficiaries of the instrument/policy 
Higher educations institutions research units/centres
What is the aim/objective? 
Promotion of projects in all areas of research
Give an overview of the instrument 
The technical feasibility and economic potential of specific research results should be examined in detail. The programme is also embedded in the high-tech strategy. Specific feature of the programme is the mandatory involvement of a mentor in each project, who has experience regarding innovation processes and advises the scientist.
What is the date of creation of this instrument? 
Friday, January 1, 2010
Is the instrument/policy still active? 
Active
What is the co-financing/maximum rate allowed by the instrument/policy (if appl.)? 
Programme provides grants for projects with a maximum duration of three years. Grants can be up to €500,000 per project and year (max. of €1.5m per project). Often no co-financing.
Is this instrument/policy linked to a KT practice? 
No