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The BMBF is planning the DATI - "German Agency for Transfer and Innovation". Leading up to this, the BMBF just announced a new funding call DATIpilot: "Innovation Sprints". The application is straight-forward and requires only a short sketch of the research project until 31.08.2023. If you want to apply, please inform department 73 as early as possible( If you need more information or require a sparring partner for content-specific questions / reviewing the application, feel free to contact us.



BMBF | DATIpilot: Innovation Sprints



Focused on transfer of research results into concrete applications. Prerequisite are existing research results or promising concepts with a sound data basis that are considered to have a high innovation potential. In particular, projects should be characterized by unusual/innovative approaches, perspectives or partnerships for transfer and co-creation. The originality of the project idea, the application potential and its social relevance are decisive for funding.

Target group

Scientists who want to test or further develop a concrete, creative transfer or innovation idea, Individual or collaborative projects (max. 2 partners). All types of companies (including Start-ups) are eligible to apply as application partner.


up to 1.5 years


up to € 150,000 (+ 20% project lump sum)


31 August 2023 (in german!)

Further information

website of DATIpilot