Funding of patenting and standardisation – WIPANO
Since January 2016, the BMWi funding programme WIPANO – as the successor to the SIGNO programme – has been effective. WIPANO was continued in January 2020. WIPANO promotes public research and companies in the patenting and exploitation of their ideas and supports innovative (research) projects for standardization. The aim of the funding programme is not only to promote the emergence of innovations, but also their rapid dissemination – through knowledge and technology transfer.
In the patent area of WIPANO, universities and public research institutions as well as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can be supported in the patent application and exploitation of the patent.
The current guideline runs from 01.01.2020 to 31.12.2023. In principle, companies, universities and non-university, publicly funded research institutions are entitled to apply for patents. Applications can be submitted continuously, i.e. there are no fixed deadlines.
Further information on WIPANO can be found under the following links: website