There are a wide range of funding and financing opportunities for those involved in the IT, media and creative industries. In this section, we provide some basic information about our small and medium enterprise funding programmes (Mittelstandsförderprogramm) and an overview of other funding sources. For further assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.
The City of Leipzig, Office for Economic Development, has launched its own local development programme in the form of the SME Development Programme. The programme is the cornerstone of the economic support system. The aim is to develop feasible, viable solutions and provide financial support in areas where the resources of small and medium-sized enterprises are simply not sufficient.
Who can apply?
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) located in the city of Leipzig with fewer than 250 employees and an annual turnover of less than 50 million euros.
What is it exactly?
It's a grant. Companies pay upfront and claim 50% back. The grant is limited. In most cases, up to 50 % of the costs can be supported, depending on the individual project being funded. A grant for non-investment projects is secondary to federal and state funding programmes.
Types of Fundable Projects
A total of 17 different types of projects are being supported under the small and medium-sized funding programme. The projects may not begin before the application has been submitted and approved. Detailed information can be found at www.leipzig.de/mittelstand (site only in german)