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Funding program Health Hub Tirol

Minimise the risk for innovative projects with the funding programme

Funding of R&D Projects in Health Hub Tirol

Health Hub Tirol is an initiative of the province of Tirol which has the aim of fostering innovation in the fields of life sciences, medical technology, e-health, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, and further strengthening Tirol's image as an internationally recognised healthcare region boasting successful companies.

Objectives of the funding programme
Within this funding programme, we are looking for individual projects in the field of research, development and innovation related to health. The activities should be in the field of basic research, industrial research or experimental development. The funding provides an incentive to implement projects in the region, including risky projects with a high level of development risk.

The funding is restricted to activities in R&D in Tirol. Costs for business development, marketing, general management etc. are not eligible.

Who will receive the funding?
Health Hub Tirol is geared at research-intensive founders and companies, start-ups and spin-offs from universities and colleges, as well as spin-outs from existing companies in the fields of life sciences, medical technology, e-health, biotechnology or pharmaceuticals.

The applicants' activities must have an applied and internationally competitive character.

Deadline for submission
The call was opened from November 15th, 2022 until January 31st, 2023.

Do you have any questions? Please don't hesitate contacting us!

Amount of funding

Each project can be approved for a maximum of € 600,000 in funding.

The funding is divided over the 3 funding years in 40% - 40 % - 20 % instalments.

The aid level per beneficiary is based on the aid rates including possible increases according to Commission Regulation (EU) No. 651/2014 – also known as the General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER) – as amended. 

The calculation and evaluation are carried out on the basis of the work packages. The average total funding rate according to the application may not be exceeded when determining the eligible costs after the conclusion of the project.

For the present call a total funding budget of € 2,400,000 is available.

Maximum funding rates
   Basic research Industrial research Experimental development

Large enterprises

100 %

50 %

25 %

Medium-sized enterprises

100 %

60 %

35 %

Small enterprises

100 %

70 %

45 %










Eligible costs
Only costs that are directly related to the R&D project are eligible for funding. The principles of economy, efficiency and effectiveness must be observed. The relevant cost categories

  • personnel costs
  • travel expenses
  • costs of instruments and equipment
  • costs of commissioned research, knowledge, and patents acquired directly or under license from third parties in compliance with the arm's-length principle, and costs of consulting and equivalent services used exclusively for the project
  • other operating costs including costs of materials, consumables and the like incurred directly in the course of the research activity
  • indirect costs (overheads)

are specified in the Cost Guide document (Annex II) based on the applicable regulations.

Term and Deadlines

The funded projects shall have a maximum duration of 3 years

An annual project progress report shall be submitted to the funding agency using the provided forms (content-related and financial annual report). The attainment of milestones to be defined in the funding agreement in conjunction with stop-or-go decisions is a prerequisite for the payment of further funding instalments.

Deadline for submission
There is  no current call available.

Selection procedure

Projects are awarded using a tender process. When submitting an application, the forms provided by the funding agency must be used.

The application documents can be submitted only in English.

The applications will be reviewed by Standortagentur Tirol GmbH, which will obtain third-party expert opinions for the assessment of the applications. The projects shall be presented to an advisory board to be appointed by the Chair of the advisory board of Standortagentur Tirol. The advisory board will then recommend eligible projects to the managing director for funding. The funding decision is in the hands of the managing director of Standortagentur Tirol.

Standortagentur Tirol GmbH

In the course of the application process, consultation with Standortagentur Tirol regarding the application for funding and with the Health Hub Tirol management regarding the additional services is a mandatory requirement.

Contact persons

Standortagentur Tirol
Rudolf Stoffner and Johannes Penz
Ing.-Etzel-Straße 17
6020 Innsbruck

Health Hub Tirol GmbH
Dr. Klaus Weinberger
Ing.-Etzel-Straße 9
6020 Innsbruck

DI (FH) Johannes Penz

DI (FH) Johannes Penz
Standortagentur Tirol

m +43 676 843 101 290
t +43 512 576262 290


Follow the links for more information and service

DI Rudolf Stoffner, PhD

DI Rudolf Stoffner, PhD
Standortagentur Tirol

m +43 676 843 101 241
t +43 512 576262 241

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