Growing

IBB offers established companies and freelancers a host of support programmes. Whether to increase your inventories or to gain access to new markets – companies who are already successful on the market can find the support they need here.

Please note: Applications are accepted in German only.

Who and what is supported?

Target groups and expenditure that qualify for support

IBB offers support programmes designed for different target groups in the growth phase that cover various types of expenditure. Some of programmes are also designed for companies in the start-up phase and can therefore be additionally found in the range of offers for starting out in business. To find out who and what is supported, go to the description of the respective support programmes. A first overview is provided here.

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What offers are available?

Berlin Infra

Public funding for public enterprises
  • Public funding for infrastructure projects in Berlin

  • Loans of up to EUR 100 million

  • Term of up to 30 years

Berlin Innovativ

Our plus for your project financing
  • Loans to finance projects by innovative companies

  • Up to EUR 2m at a low interest rate

  • IBB provides the applicant’s bank with a 70% exemption from liability

Berlin Kapital

Sustainable business promotion through silent partnerships
  • Loans to finance growth through silent partnerships

  • Up to EUR 5m max. in co-operation with other financing partners

  • Improvement of the capital structure through subordination agreements

Berlin Kredit

Long-term financing for investment and working capital

Are you looking to invest in the future of your Berlin-based company and need a strong finance partner? When expanding your Berlin-based company, we can assist you with our low-interest 'Berlin loan from the SME fund'. Whatever you have planned for the growth phase, we can support your investments and your working capital requirements. The term of the loan is adapted to suit your needs.

Please note: Applications are accepted in German only.

Berlin Mittelstand 4.0

Programme to support innovative technology and digitalisation
  • loans for investment in growth and digitalisation measures

  • between EUR 2m and EUR 6m at low interest rates

  • IBB grants up to 60% exemption from liability for the borrower’s bank

Coaching BONUS

Coaching for companies and founders in Berlin
  • Grants for individual coaching

  • For up to 80% of costs for a maximum of 20 consultant days

  • Professional coaches/consultants

IBB-Wachstumsprogramm

Financing growth for small and medium-sized businesses in Berlin
  • Loans to finance takeovers, growth and order pre-financing as well as follow-up financing

  • Up to EUR 15m, interest at market rates

  • Loans granted in co-operation with customer’s own bank

Innovationsassistent/-in

New know-how for Berlin-based companies
  • Grants for hiring university and college graduates

  • Up to 50% of wage costs, EUR 20,000 max. for one year

  • Improving the company's competitive strength

KMU-Fonds

Financing for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • Loans of up to EUR 250,000 to finance start-up and growth

  • Loans of up to EUR 10 million to finance company takeovers, growth and to pre-finance contracts (granted in co-operation with customer’s own bank)

  • Attractive interest rates

Landesbürgschaften

As part of the federal state guarantee programme, guarantees are provided to cover loans to finance projects that qualify for economic support in the case of first-time investments, appropriate financing of investments or temporary provision of funding to finance ongoing operations.

Mikrokredit aus dem KMU-Fonds

Fast loans in the case of micro-loans of up to EUR 25,000
  • Loans to finance start-ups and growths

  • Up to EUR 25,000 with a fair interest rate

  • No customary collateral

Pro FIT - Projektfinanzierung

Grants and loans for technological innovation projects
  • Grants and loans for technological innovation projects

  • Loans of up to EUR 1m and grants of up to EUR 400,000

  • Online financing of project-related R&D expenditure

Programm für Internationalisierung - Förderung der Netzwerkbildung

Does your business-near institution want to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to overcome internationalisation barriers through networking projects? We can support you with project financing in order to improve the establishment and development of lasting international co-operation by SMEs, especially from the clusters defined in Berlin's economic policy.

Please note: Applications are accepted in German only.

Programm für Internationalisierung - Förderung von Gemeinschaftsprojekten

Does your business-near institution want to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to gain access to foreign markets (internationalisation)? We can support you as an intermediary organisation with project funding in order to boost the chances of success for SMEs, especially from the clusters defined in Berlin's economic policy.

Please note: Applications are accepted in German only.

Transfer BONUS

Funding for science and research
  • Grants for contracts to scientific institutions

  • For up to 70% of costs for a maximum of 45,000 consultant days

  • Knowledge transfer with regional scientific institutions

VC Fonds

Venture capital from IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft
  • Venture capital for innovative start-ups

  • Initial investment usually EUR 0.2 to EUR 1m

  • Minority interest in companies with high growth prospects

Zwischenfinanzierung von Filmproduktionen

Do you have a production company based in Brandenburg or Berlin? Do you need intermediate financing to finance your service productions? In co-operation with Investitionsbank des Landes Brandenburg we provide loans and guaranteed loans to film production companies as intermediate financing for TV station programmes or TV station co-productions, for distribution guarantees and in the case of low risks also for service productions in other areas of the media.

Please note: Applications are accepted in German only.