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
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 30% to 40%)
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 founder loan ‒ Universal from KfW)
  • Start-ups, acquisitions or active participation
  • Working capital and investment
Up to €25.0 million
after customary scrutiny
(house bank principle)
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
  • Investment in tangible fixed assets
  • Personnel costs (new jobs)
  • External consultancy services
€25,000 to €100,000
(support rate of up to 50 %)
NESUR-KMU (Nachhaltige Entwicklung von Stadt und Umland)
  • Investment in buildings and fixed assets
  • Establishment and relocation of companies
€3,000 to €200,000
(support rate of up to 50%)
ProFIT Brandenburg 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)
  • feasibility studies (Grant)
  • process and organisational innovation (Competition procedure) (Grant)
Loan: up to €3.0 million per project

Grant: up to €3,0 million 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
(€6,4 million max.)

Other suitable programmes

Programme Support subjects Support types
Meistergründungsprämie Brandenburg
  • New establishment of a company by a master craftsman (up to 3 years after the master craftsman's examination)
  • Newly created job or apprecticeship place for at least 12 months, connected with a new establishment or acquisition of a company
  • Time limits are not in place for master craftswomen or for acquisitions of a company
Basic support: €12.000
Job: €5.000 or €7000 when the position is filled with a woman
Markterschließung im Ausland und Messen (M2)
  • Participation in international trade shows in Germany and abroad
  • Measures for opening up of foreign markets
Trade show support: €15,000
Market development:
€50,000 max. for 3 years
(support rate of 50%)
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%)