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Global investment and innovation incentives updates: September 2020

Global developments benefiting business

This monthly publication provides a summary and updates on the latest global developments in research and development (R&D) credits, grants, and other incentive arrangements. More than 50 countries offer specific incentives, and this newsletter focuses on identifying and outlining what could be the right incentives for your organization.

Germany

Call for proposals relating to grants for “Resource-Efficient Recycling Management – Technologies for Recycling Plastics” published

A call for proposals published on 9 July 2020 is intended to support collaborative R&D projects aimed at new technologies, products, and processes for the recycling of plastics. This includes the development of complete circular economy solutions to be implemented on a large scale (for example, in packaging, construction, electrical and electronic equipment, and automotive equipment). The aim is to enable a significant increase in the actual rates of recycling.

Funding will be provided in two phases: a concept phase of up to nine months to design economically viable solutions for essential fields of application, followed by a three-to-five-year realization phase in which technological approaches will be tested on an industrial scale.

It is expected that consortiums will be led by a company, where possible.

Eligible participants Interdisciplinary consortia consisting of commercial enterprises, universities, research institutes, municipal facilities, and associations established in Germany
Scheme budget N/A
Type of incentive Nonrepayable cash grant
Amount of incentive ● Up to 50 percent of eligible costs for commercial enterprises

● Up to 100 percent of eligible costs for universities, research institutes, and nonprofit institutions
Application deadline 30 October 2020
Funding agency Federal Ministry for Research and Education (BMBF) 
Sources https://www.bmbf.de/foerderungen/bekanntmachung-3080.html

 
Call for proposals for grants relating to battery materials for future electromobility, stationary, and other industry-relevant applications (Battery 2020 Transfer) published

A call for proposals published on 2 September 2020 aims to advance the development of rechargeable electrochemical energy storage devices. The overall goal is to strengthen sustainable electromobility and other industrial battery applications.

The call for proposals focuses on the value-added stages of product and process design, the synthesis of materials, and manufacturing processes for battery cells. Further focus areas include the reuse of secondary raw materials and recycling of battery materials.

Projects relating to redox flow batteries, supercapacitors, and fuel cells are not eligible for funding from this program.

Eligible participants Interdisciplinary consortia consisting of commercial enterprises, research institutes, and universities established in Germany
Scheme budget N/A
Type of incentive Nonrepayable cash grant
Amount of incentive ● Up to 50 percent of eligible costs for commercial enterprises (up to 25 percent for feasibility studies)

● Up to 100 percent of eligible costs for universities, research institutes, and nonprofit institutions

● Small and medium-sized enterprises may qualify for an additional bonus

● Overall funding for a consortium is limited to 60 percent of eligible costs
Application deadlines Applications can be submitted on a continual basis. The following deadlines are specified as cut off dates for evaluation:

● 31 October 2020

● 1 April 2021

● 1 February 2022

● 1 November 2022
Funding agency BMBF
Sources https://www.bmbf.de/foerderungen/bekanntmachung-3130.html

Contact your German representative

Dr. Sebastian Lange,
director,
service line leader,
+49 151 18293720

Lukas Lechner,
manager,
+ 49 151 580 75882

For more information

For more information on any of the programs listed above, please contact the in-country representative or your usual contact.

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