Validation of the innovation potentials of academic research - Funding from the BMBF
The deadline for submitting proposals was 30 June 2012. This program, which started in May 2010, was well received by Germany's research community. Currently, more than 50 projects are already being funded.
The proposals received by the above deadline are being processed, and approved projects will continue to be introduced on the Web portal with a brief description.
VIP is part of the high-tech strategy of the federal government.
Its objective is to support researchers from post-secondary institutions and from public research entities in reviewing their research results early on with regard to their technical feasibility, developing new applications, as well as economic potential. VIP is intended to help bridge the gap between academic research and economic application, creating the conditions for successful further development into innovative technology-based products, processes or services.
More information at: http://www.validierungsfoerderung.de/