Investment/working capital

Starting up in business also means investing. Setting up, running and expanding a business mean that investment and financing will be needed for plant and equipment as well working capital. ILB offers a wide range of promotional programmes for these cases.

Our promotional programmes for investment and working capital:

(If you are interested in more detailed information regarding the programmes and the application process, please click the respective links in the table.)

Core programmes

Programme Support subjects Support types
Brandenburg GO
(based on the ERP SME development loan)
  • Investments, working capital, stock of goods
  • Start-up (within 5 years after foundation)
  • Company acquisition and participation
Loan incl. guarantee
- low-interest loan incl. guarantee in the amount of max. 80%
- 25,000 EUR to 250,000 EUR per project
- Application via the principal bank to the guarantee bank
GRW-G Wachstumsprogramm für kleine Unternehmen
  • Investment in tangible fixed assets
  • Wage costs for 2 years (new high-quality jobs)
  • Intangible assets (limited)
(Support rate of 20% to 45%)
Mikrokredit Brandenburg
  • Start-ups, acquisitions or active participation
  • Starting up in a secondary occupation
  • Consolidation measures during the first 10 years after establishment
  • Working capital and investment
€2,000 to €25,000
Brandenburg-Kredit Gründung
(based on ERP- Förderkredit KMU or KfW-Förderkredit großer Mittelstand))
  • Investments, working capital, stock of goods
  • Start-up (within 5 years after foundation)
  • Company acquisition and participation
- up to 25 million euros per project
- Application via the principal bank
Brandenburg-Kredit Innovativ
with liability release
  • Investments for growth and capital widening, acquisitions (maximum term of 10 years)
  • Working capital (maximum term of 5 years)
€100,000 to €3.0 million
(with up to 80% liability release)
Gründung innovativ(expired on 31.12.2021)
  • Investment in tangible fixed assets
  • Personnel costs (new jobs)
  • External consultancy services
€25,000 to €100,000
(support rate of up to 50 %)
ProFIT Brandenburg(Expires on 31.12.2022) Individual and collaboration projects involving technologically new products, services and processes during the following phases:
  • Industrial research (grant)
  • Experimental development (loan)
  • Production establishment, market preparation and market launch (loan), max. implementatioen period: 3 years
  • feasibility studies (Grant), max. implementatioen period: 6 month
Loan: for market preparation and market launch up to EUR 300,000 per project partner

Grant: for Industrial research up to EUR 400,000 per project partner
(support rate for the overall project: up to 80%)
  • Company establishment and development
  • Investment and operating equipment for the development and market launch of products, services and processes
Equity financing
Participations/junior loans for small enterprises in Brandenburg and during the seed and start-up phases
(€1.2 million max.)
  • Company development and growth
  • Investment in fixed and intangible assets as well as working capital
Equity financing
Active investments and/or participation-like investments in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Brandenburg during the growth and expansion phase within the scope of co-investments with private investors
(€7,6 million max.)

Other suitable programmes

Programme Support subjects Support types
Meistergründungsprämie Brandenburg
  • New establishment of a company, company takeover or active participation as managing derector by a master craftsman/ master craftswomen
  • Newly created job or apprecticeship place for at least 12 months, connected with a new establishment or acquisition of a company (within the first 3 years of self-employment)
Basic support: €12.000
Job: €5.000 or €7000 when the position is filled with a woman
Market development by SMEs (GRW Market - International)
  • Active participation in internationally-oriented trade fairs, exhibitions, symposia, congresses, pitchings (also everything in virtual format) at home and abroad
  • Active participation in regional and supra-regional trade fairs
  • Advice and coaching with regard to internationalisation and market development abroad
Trade fair funding: max. EUR 15,000 (funding rate up to 50 %,
for start-ups or first-time participation in measures according to point 2.1 of the Rili up to 80 %)
Consulting/coaching: up to 20 days per start-up/SME
max. daily rate: EUR 1,000 net
100% for the first two consulting days for first-time funding
80% funding rate for start-ups
50% funding rate for SMEs that have been in existence for more than 5 years
Brandenburger Innovationsgutschein (BIG)
  • Measures to support the knowledge and technology transfer from research institutes to SMEs (BIG-Transfer)
  • Smaller R&D projects (BIG-R&D)
  • Preparation and implementation of digitalisation measures (BIG-Digital)
  • Consultancy services in conjunction with applications for EU funding and support measures (BIG EU)
Small BIG-Transfer: €5,000 max. (support rate: up to 100%)
Big BIG-Transfer: €15,000 max.;
€100,000 max.;
Consultancy module: €50,000 max.
Implementation module: €500,000 max.
Training module:
€ 50.000 max.
BIG-EU: €8.000 max. or €16,000 max. for the lead partner (support rate: up to 50%)
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