Start-up in the field of digitalization; application for a start-up grant

The Free State of Bavaria promotes technology-oriented start-ups in the field of digitalization.



The opportunity to apply for funding requires successful participation in the previous competition, i.e. if the application was selected for funding by an external jury.


The procedure consists of 2 stages:

  • 1st stage: Competition procedure
    Submit your online application to the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs via the portal during the competition period.
    The applications are evaluated by an external jury and the start-ups are selected for funding.
  • Stage 2: Funding application procedure
    The selected applicants are notified and submit the online funding application to the responsible government.


The calls for funding for the competition are generally issued twice a year and are published on the "Gründerland Bayern" website (see "Further links").

The deadlines for the funding application procedure with the governments are communicated to the selected start-ups in the notification from the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs.

Required documents

  • The following documents must be submitted with the grant application:

    • for legal forms of enterprises that are not registered in the Commercial Register: Business registration
    • for legal forms of companies registered in the Commercial Register (HRB): Extract from the HRB
    • in the case of further public subsidies in accordance with the de minimis regulation: corresponding certificate(s)

Online procedures


  • none


Administrative court action


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