Harry Glawe, Minister of Economic Affairs of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. (picture alliance/dpa)
Germany's northeastern state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is broadening its guidelines for promoting research, development and innovation, the state's economics minister, Harry Glawe, announced Wednesday.
Speaking in the city of Guestrow, Glawe said that in the future, the state will help to promote the analysis of production processes, the digital solution proposals resulting from this and the realisation of pilot projects within a company.
To get the process started, companies may purchase outside expertise, with the state covering up to 50 per cent of the consultancy costs for small-to medium-sized firms and up to 15 per cent for large companies, up to a maximum of 200,000 euros (220,000 dollars).
Also new under the guidelines is that all commercial enterprises may claim such support funding. Till now this support was available only to manufacturing companies.
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