An A to Z of our business development programmes

With a host of programmes and initiatives, we support founders, start-ups and existing companies in Berlin.

Please note: Applications are accepted in German only.

With its 'Berlin Infra' programme, IBB is expanding its business support services to include public infrastructures, thus granting you more flexible access to loans. With this new loan support that comes with a maximum loan amount of EUR 100m, we support public companies in Berlin and have hence closed the financing gaps that exist here. To qualify for this kind of funding, the Federal Land of Berlin must be the majority shareholder of the company.

to the funding programme "Berlin Infra"

Do you need financing for your project and do you meet with one of our innovation criteria? Under the 'Berlin innovation' programme, loans of up to EUR 2m are granted via your bank in order to finance investment and working capital. The advantage for you is that IBB provides your bank with 70% liability redemption. This support programme especially targets innovation companies and start-ups in Berlin with the aim of helping them to strengthen their competitiveness and to develop new markets.

to the funding programme "Berlin Innovativ - Berlin innovation"

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.

to the funding programme "Berlin Kredit - Berlin loan"

Are you looking for financing for your investment in IT solutions and digital networking for production and service? We can offer you loans of between EUR 2m and EUR 6m through your own bank to finance growth and innovative technologies.

The advantage for you is that IBB assumes 60% of the loan risk. This business development programme aims to support small and larger medium-sized businesses in manufacturing as well as the IT and services sectors, especially when it comes to applying Industry 4.0 solutions and investments in digitilisation.

to the funding programme "Berlin Mittelstand 4.0 - Berlin's medium-sized businesses in Industry 4.0"

Are you looking set up a company in Berlin but are concerned about the necessary financing? Do you have a young company and good ideas, but you lack the necessary financing? Even if you have little or no collateral, you can use low-interest loans because 'Berlin start' is granted in conjunction with a guarantee from BBB Bürgschaftsbank zu Berlin-Brandenburg.

to the funding programme "Berlin start"

The BPW can help you as a founder in Berlin-Brandenburg to draw up your business plan. Have you got a good idea? We have a host of free services that can make life easier for you, that's because BPW is more than just a competition. We can teach you about starting up a company, we can help you set up or expand your own network and clear up any issues with the expertise of our consultant network. You will also have the opportunity to submit your business plan in three phases in order to take part in the competition.

to the funding programme "Businessplan-Wettbewerb Berlin-Brandenburg (BPW) - Berlin-Brandenburg Business Plan Competition (BPW)"

Do you need commercial assistance for your business start-up? Or are you planning to enter new international markets and need organisational support and professional advice? The Coaching BONUS offers start-ups and companies grants for business administration coaching by selected, qualified coaches.

to the funding programme "Coaching BONUS"

The GRW programme to 'improve regional business structures' supports existing companies as well as start-ups in the commercial sector. Funding is provided as a grant. With these GRW grants, IBB works on behalf of Berlin's Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Research in order to support investment projects to create and secure permanent jobs.

to the funding programme "Gemeinschaftsaufgabe "Verbesserung der regionalen Wirtschaftsstruktur" (GRW) - GRW programme to 'improve regional business structures'"

Are you in the start-up phase and are looking to position your company successfully on the market? Or is your company already established and you are now looking to expand? One way to achieve this is to hire a qualified graduate from a university or a university of applied sciences. IBB works on behalf of Berlin's Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Research in order to provide funding for hiring innovation assistants.

to the funding programme "Innovationsassistent/-in - Innovation assistant"

Are you a freelance professional or a small or medium-sized commercial enterprise (SME) based in Berlin? Are you looking to start up a new business, take over a company, relocate, increase efficiency, expand or reinvest in your company? Then you can take out a loan from the 'SME fund' to co-finance your investment project. We offer you independent consultancy services and attractive terms, and we can get you in touch with competent partners.

to the funding programme "KMU-Fonds - SME fund"

Do you have an established company and do you currently find yourself in a tight squeeze? With 'BERLIN liquidity assistance', we can offer loans to help stabilise companies that need liquidity as a result of bad debts, a temporary decline in sales or as part of pre-financing for orders. This financing should allow them to become profitable and competitive once again.

to the funding programme "Liquiditaetshilfen BERLIN - BERLIN liquidity assistance"

Are you an entrepreneur looking to implement technological developments? Or do you work at a scientific institution and are planning to perform an R&D project in co-operation with a company? Your project can qualify during all phases of the innovation process for funding under the PRO FIT project financing programme. We can finance your ideas as long as your project is innovative and can help to boost the competitive strength of the company (involved).

to the funding programme "Pro FIT - Projektfinanzierung - Pro FIT project financing"

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.

to the funding programme "Programm für Internationalisierung - Förderung der Netzwerkbildung
Internationalisation programme – support for networking"

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.

to the funding programme "Programm für Internationalisierung - Förderung von Gemeinschaftsprojekten
Internationalisation programme – support for joint projects"

Do you have a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) based or with a facility in Berlin and are you looking to enter new markets abroad for your products or services? In order to boost your international competitive strength, we can support you with a grant to open up new markets.

to the funding programme "Programm für Internationalisierung - Förderung von KMU-Projekten
Internationalisation programme – support for SME projects"

Do you have a small or medium-sized company and are looking to develop your products and services further? Would you like to step up innovation and secure your company's future? And do you need the support of a scientific institution? Then you should make use of the Transfer BONUS. This support programme helps to finance co-operation between companies and scientific institutions from Berlin and Brandenburg.

to the funding programme "Transfer BONUS"

With the 'VC fund', IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft invests venture capital in growth companies in different technology sectors and the creative industry, thereby strengthening their equity basis. The funds are primarily provided in order to finance the development and launch of innovative, scalable products or services in order to achieve quick company growth.

to the funding programme "VC Fonds - VC fund"

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.

to the funding programme "Zwischenfinanzierung von Filmproduktionen - Intermediate financing of film productions"