Market launch/internationalisation

Even the best business idea must find its market. ILB supports market launch measures for products, participation in trade shows abroad as well as the development of national and international markets.

Our promotional programmes for market launch and internationalisation:

(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
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
ProFIT Brandenburg 2023 Individual and collaboration projects involving technologically new products, services and processes during the following phases:
  • Industrial research (grant)
  • Experimental development (loan)
  • Market preparation and market launch (loan), max. implementation period: 3 years
  • Process and organizational innovations (grant), max. implementation period: 3 years
  • feasibility studies (Grant), max. implementation period: 6 months
-Funding through grants is limited to a total of EUR 3 million per application. (Funding rate for total project up to 80%)
-Funding through loans is limited to a total of EUR 3 million per application.
  • 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 operating equipment
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
Gründung innovativ 2022
  • Investment in tangible fixed assets
  • Personnel costs for managing directors in an employment relationship
  • Personnel costs for newly created positions
  • Technical development services not provided by the company itself
  • Consulting services of external consultants
€25,000 to €150,000
(support rate of up to 50%)
Brandenburg-Kredit Gründung
(based on ERP-Förderkredit KMU or KfW-Förderkredit großer Mittelstand)
  • Within 5 years after foundation:
  • Investments, working capital, stock of goods
  • Start-up
  • Company acquisition and participation
- up to 25 million euros per project
- Application via the principal bank
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.;
BIG-R&D: €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%)
Mikrokredit Brandenburg
  • Start-ups, acquisitions or active participation
  • Primary or sideline business Start-ups
  • Consolidation measures during the first 10 years after establishment
  • Business equipment and business-related capital goods
€2,000 to €25,000
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