Funding programmes: developing Jülich technologies into innovations

An efficient approach to funding: These funding programmes link up with different phases of innovative projects and close the gap between the laboratory and the market.

Closing gaps: Funding between research and market

Scientists find it easy to pursue ideas and discover solutions. However, they often lack the time to seek funding and further develop their solutions into market-ready innovations.

We support scientists at FZ Jülich who want to turn their ideas into reality and explore the real-world application potential of their research. Our innovation management helps with the acquisition of funding by revising funding applications and pitches.

FZ Jülich itself, along with Helmholtz, the federal government, and the EU, promotes knowledge and technology transfer by bridging the gap between research and the market through funding programs tailored to various project objectives and phases. The Innovation Management team is dedicated to facilitating this process and fostering innovation in the scientific community.

Helmholtz funding programmes for transfer

Helmholtz Enterprise

This programme, which consists of two independent modules, supports spin-off projects within the Helmholtz Association.

The Field Study Fellowship provides funding for personnel and material costs for market research.

The Spin-off Programme enables the establishment of start-up teams and start-up skills.

Visit Helmholtz Enterprise online

Proof-of-Concept Initiative

The Proof-of-Concept Initiative is designed to help transfer preclinical research into clinical development more efficiently.

Experienced project managers drive promising preclinical and clinical development projects forward with the goal of achieving clinical proof of concept more quickly.

Visit Proof-of-Concept Initiative online

Helmholtz Innovation Labs

The Helmholtz Innovation Labs are a place for scientific expertise and the needs of industry to meet.

Science and industry are brought together through a new physical interface in long-term development projects. This interface allows for collaboration and knowledge exchange between these two sectors, fostering innovation and the application of research findings in practical settings.

Helmholtz Innovation Labs

Innovation FUnd at FZ JÜlich

Efficient processes for financing knowledge or technology transfer at FZ Jülich

Advancing an invention or innovative idea often requires securing additional funding. After all, market studies, interim financing, start-ups, product developments or marketing campaigns need to be financed.

The Innovation Fund at FZ Jülich is designed to meet the individual needs and phases of any innovative ond transfer-oriented project.

This keeps the processes lean and allows our scientists more time for their research.

Further information about specific funding instruments, eligibility criteria, and the application process for the Innovation Fund is available to FZ Jülich employees on the intranet.

Last Modified: 01.08.2023