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Bavarian Technology Funding Programme (BayTP)/Techno credit

Title of measure
Full title in national language:
Bayerisches Technologieförderungs-Programm (BayTP)/Technokredit
Duration:
2009 to 2020
Policy objectives Plus
4. Business R&D and innovation
4.1. Direct funding to business R&D and innovation
Presentation of the measure:

Bavaria supports medium-sized companies in projects to develop technologically new or significantly improved products, processes and knowledge services, as well as in projects applying new technologies in companies. In addition, in exceptional cases, technical feasibility studies for the preparation of development projects can be funded. The overall aim is to maintain the competitiveness of the Bavarian economy, and thus to ensure adequate economic growth and high employment. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with worldwide not more than 400 employees can receive funding. To apply for funding, the enterprise must have at least a subsidiary in Bavaria.

Budget, source and type of funding
Year2009
National public funds
Regional public funds8600000
EU Structural funds
Private funds
Other
Form of funding provided
Grants
Subsidised loans (including interest allowances)
Policy learning
To what extent the measure can be considered as a success and worthy of policy learning?:
There has been a positive response by beneficiaries to the measure (e.g. over-subscribed in terms of requested versus available budget) but it is too early to judge results or impact
Evidence of outcomes based on evaluation and other evidence:

As in most German support measures at the regional level, this particular measure was not evaluated. Reliable information on its actual effects is therefore available to a very limited extent. Additionally, there is very little information available on the effects of similar measures in other regional contexts. Consequently, it is not possible to give other than an anecdotal assessment of the outcomes.

What are the most important “Do’s and Don’ts” that regional stakeholders should be aware of when launching a similar measure?:

Based on the limited availability of information described above, no reliable recommendations can be given.

Would you recommend this measure as an example of regional good practice to policy-makers from other regions ?:
Yes
Organisation(s) responsible