International, national and regional organizations support companies in their R&D efforts by providing various funding programmes.
The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) is the national funding agency for industrial research and development in Austria. FFG manages and finances research projects in the business and science sectors, impulse programmes for the economy and research facilities, and networks fostering cooperation between science and industry.
Austria Wirtschaftsservice Gesellschaft mbH (aws) is the promotional bank of the Austrian federal government and is 100% owned by the Republic of Austria. AWS is offering fundings for setting up a company (in start-up), modernization, growth and innovation.
Kommunalkredit Public Consulting GmbH (KPC) is specialized in funding programs in the field of environmental protection and sustainability.
In addition to the federal level, supplemental grants may be applied for in all states and are administered by the state government or an outsourced entity.