MUNICH Bavaria's Minister of Economic Affairs, Ilse Aigner, wants to make sure that research results and inventions from the scientific community can be put to economical use more quickly and more economically. Additionally, she wants to facilitate start-ups in technological research.Aigner: “The validation promotion and FLÜGGE (promotion of an easier transition to start-ups) will both contribute to a successful knowledge transfer to industry and help the foundation of new enterprises.” Research results are transferred quickly to the commercialisation phase without any major obstacles.
“This increases the competitiveness of the Bavarian economy, particularly in light of rapid technological developments, and thereby ensures a high level of employment,” says Minister Aigner. “With FLÜGGE, we support graduates and scientists interested in starting a company and we help pave their way to independence.”
And while FLÜGGE, a very successful programme, is being relaunched for its 25th round of application submissions (more information under www.fluegge-bayern.de), the validation promotion is a completely new approach in technology funding which speeds up the introduction and dissemination of state-of-the-art technologies in economy and society.