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Economic development funding and financing

The goal of Berlin's business development policy is to increase the innovative powers and competitiveness of Berlin's economy.

Contacts and sources of funding

Companies have an extensive and effective network of service providers available to them in Berlin. These providers intensively accompany a company in setting up operations in Berlin or expanding a location. Berlin Partner for Business and Technology is a consultant as the central point of contact for companies in all questions regarding funding:

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Business Financing Package

Berlin Partner for Business and Technology offers a unique type of service with the Business Financing Package: We compile the appropriate funding and financing solutions for your company.

Business Financing Package

The Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB) is the most important contact for questions about financing and offers a range of support for start-up funding.

Programs for funding and financing

Use the Map of subsidy eligibility areas to determine the appropriate business development funding zone of an address in Berlin.

Funding classification

Germany offers various funding options for international investors based on the differing needs along the individual steps in the development of an investment or innovative project.

In the framework of this funding, the state of Berlin supports commercial business, whereas the focus of funding is on the availability of direct grants. Companies will receive support if the capital need is particularly high for the establishment or expansion of a site or for innovative processes. Loans and guarantees from public banks are available as alternatives or supplements.

For most programs, company size is the key criterion for determining the level of support. In many of them small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) receive the highest subsidy rates.
The European Commission developed a guide to defining SMEs to help you classify your business.

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Innovationsbank Berlin
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Service Packages

We advise you in creating tailored concepts for subsidies, lend support with other economic development assistance and help you search for centrally-located real estate and qualified personnel.

Service Packages