FFG – Austrian Research Promotion Agency

About Us

The Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG is the national funding agency for industrial research and development in Austria. Its funding schemes play an important role in generating new knowledge, developing new products and services, and enhancing competitiveness in the global marketplace. They make it easier, and indeed possible, to finance research and innovation projects, and help to absorb the risks involved in research. FFG supports international networking and encourages careers in science. FFG’s aim is to strengthen domestic companies in global competition to ensure jobs and wealth in the long term as well as to make a lasting contribution to the strength of the Austrian economy. As part of the Austrian innovation system, FFG helps Austria’s business and science sectors to remain competitive both nationally and internationally. FFG can help you to find project partners by contacting other national funding bodies in Eureka’s network (consisting of over 45 member countries).

Our Focus

The FFG’s tasks are as follows:

  • To manage and finance research projects in the business and science sectors, in impulse programmes for the economy and for research facilities, and in networks fostering cooperation between science and industry.

  • To manage cooperative programmes and projects with the EU and other European and international partners.

  • To represent Austria’s interests at the relevant European and international institutions on behalf of the Austrian government.

  • To provide consultation and support to intensify Austria’s involvement in European programmes, especially in the EU Framework Programme for Research, Technology and Innovation and the Framework Programme for Competitiveness and Innovation.

  • To provide support and strategy development services for decision-makers in the Austrian innovation system.

  • To improve public awareness of the importance of R&D.

More Information

Get in touch via #GIS2021 B2B meeting


Alexandra Peng
Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG
Vienna, Austria