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We are at your side as things change with time

We are sponsors

We provide long-term support for the development of new products and services by optimised integration of flexible funding and financing options. Because we are convinced that a solid financial foundation is always essential for new business models.

Coaching

  • Startup consulting
  • Founder coaching
  • Development of digital strategies
  • Implementation of Industry 4.0
  • Digital transformation

Sponsoring

  • BMWi go-Inno
  • BMWi go-digital
  • Horizon 2020
  • ZIM -The Central Innovation Programme for SMEs

Financing

  • Business plan development
  • Financing and refinancing concepts
  • Funding and credit
  • Incubator and investor procurement

We check whether your enterprise is eligible to claim funding for digital change.

We are go-digital consultants

Secure yourself up to 75% state funding by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

What is go-digital?

Today, product development as we originally knew it has changed almost beyond recognition. Today, everything increasingly revolves around rolling out new projects and products as fast as possible. Try, learn, improve and achieve success by iteration.

Today, the product development cycles of several years we are all familiar with are neither competitive nor desirable. Today, addressing market change frequently means responding with new, agile methods.

Which enterprises are eligible for funding?

Eligibility for funding applies to enterprises with technological potential in the trades and industry segments, …

  • which have their headquarters in the model regions ‘Ruhr Region’ and ‘Saxony’ including the Halle region.
  • which have fewer than 100 employees.
  • which have an annual turnover or annual balance sum not in excess of 20 million euros

How is the go-digital programme structured?

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) funds the consulting services initial consulting, analysis, concept and concrete implementation provided by Granny&Smith.

The funding programme for this is subdivided into two service levels:

Service Level 1 ‘Analysis and draft concept’: the period of consultancy is limited to a maximum of 6 consultant-days (à 1,100 euros).

Service Level 2 ‘Fine concept and implementation’: the period of consultancy is limited to a maximum of 23 consultant-days (à 1,100 euros).

For enterprises with fewer than 50 employees, the funding quota amounts to 75%, whereas enterprises with fewer than 100 employees will be funded with a 50% reimbursement.

The enterprise receiving consulting services is granted this funding as a non-repayable subsidy. Granny&Smith coordinates all phases of the project – from the submission of the application to the payout phase.Granny&Smith has more than seven years of experience in this area and certification for further funding programmes such as, for example, go-digital, Horizont 2020 and the KfW-Consultants Directory.

We would be pleased to answer any questions regarding eligibility for funding and the concrete funding options that are available for your enterprise. For this, simply fill out the form below and send it to us.

The best way to predict the future is to shape it yourself.
Willy Brandt

We assess whether your innovation is entitled to claim for funding.

We are certified go-Inno consultants

Secure yourself up to 50% state funding by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

What is go-Inno?

go-Inno is an innovation voucher issued by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). This voucher entitles SMEs to innovation consulting services in the preparatory phase of product and technical process innovations and the professionalisation of innovation management.The consulting services are subdivided into Service

Level 1 ‘Potential Analysis’ and Service

Level 2 ‘Realisation concept and/or project management’.

As one of Germany’s leading innovation agencies, Granny&Smith is certified by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) for both service levels and is therefore authorised to issue innovation vouchers to enterprises entitled to this source of funding. Here, the reimbursement of 50% of the costs for innovation consulting is covered by funding.

WHICH ENTERPRISES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR FUNDING?

Eligibility for funding applies to enterprises in the trades and industry segments …

  • which have their head offices within the Federal Republic of Germany.

  • which have fewer than 100 employees.

  • which have an annual turnover or an annual balance sum not in excess of 20 million euros.

Essentially, funding is granted under the aspect of innovation and without specific limitation to particular industry segments, products or technologies.

The only exceptions apply to agriculture, fisheries, transport and logistics, shipbuilding and areas covered by the former ECSC Treaty (coal and steel), which are not eligible for funding.

SERVICE LEVEL 1: ‘POTENTIAL ANALYSIS’

The potential analysis phase is a prerequisite for Service Level 2. This may, however, become unnecessary insofar as Granny&Smith is already familiar with the innovation project and the enterprise for which consulting services are being provided.

The period of consultancy is limited to a maximum of 10 consultant-days (à 1,100 euros), and comprises:

  • strengths-weaknesses analysis in conjunction with the proposed innovation

  • assessment of the marketability of the proposed innovation

  • determination of the probable capacities required for the drafting of a realisation concept

  • setting up a financing plan and integration of public funding programmes

  • estimation of prospects of success

SERVICE LEVEL 2: ‘REALISATION CONCEPT AND / OR PROJECT MANAGEMENT’

In-depth consulting services can follow on from potential analysis.

REALISATION CONCEPT

The period of consultancy is limited to a maximum of 25 consultant-days (à 1,100 euros) and comprises:

  • technology evaluation on the basis of market assessments and market analyses
  • identification of suitable external technology providers
  • development of the realisation concept
  • negotiation of potential collaboration between the enterprise and possible external technology providers
  • consideration of public funding programmes for financing the proposed innovation
  • support in the course of essential discussions; in particular with banks or venture capital investors

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

The period of consultancy is limited to a maximum of 15 consultant-days (à 1,100 euros), and comprises:

  • management of collaboration between the enterprise and external technology providers
  • external management of project execution
  • provision of administrative services (project controlling)
  • evaluation of the results of the innovation project and subsequent conclusions

The costs of 1,100 euros per consultant-day are eligible for funding to a maximum of 50%, exclusive of VAT. The enterprise receiving consulting services is granted this funding as a non-repayable subsidy. Granny&Smith coordinates all phases of the project – from the submission of the application to the payout phase.Granny&Smith has more than seven years of experience in this area and certification for further funding programmes such as, for example, go-digital, Horizont 2020 and the KfW-Consultants Directory. We would be pleased to answer any questions regarding eligibility for funding and the concrete funding options that are available for your enterprise

Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.
Theodore Levitt