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Digital Now: Funding for the digitization of SMEs


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Calling all SMEs based in Germany!

Are you familiar with the government’s “Digital Now” funding program from the BMWi?

“Digital Jetzt”- the funding for the digitalization of medium-sized businesses for your company. The funding program is designed to encourage SMEs to jump on the digitization bandwagon and move their business processes into a digital space. We can sense your many burning questions. We are here to answer them.

So what is the "Digital Now" promotion? Definition and meaning.

To make it easier for SMEs to implement digitization, the “Digital Now – Investment Support for SMEs” funding program provides financial support to stimulate suitable investments in small and medium-sized enterprises – including craft enterprises and the liberal professions. Investment support can also be used for digital marketing services such as product marketing through websites, web stores, marketing automation measures, social media and other digital advertising formats. The funding is provided as a grant that does not have to be repaid.

What is the funding level of the "Digital Now" program?

Subsidized up to 50%
Maximum funding is 50,000
The technical implementation of your digitization project is subsidized by the state with up to 50%. The maximum grant is €50,000. We will be happy to advise you on your individual promotion.

Is your company eligible for this BMWi grant?

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from all sectors with a permanent establishment or branch in Germany with at least 3 and no more than 499 employees are eligible to apply. The project must not have begun at the time the grant is awarded. Project implementation may not exceed 12 months.

How to apply for the SME grant funding "Digital Now

  1. Participate in the lottery procedure for the quotas for application
  2. Application in the online application tool
    1. Registration
    2. Company data
    3. Contact details of the applicant (project management / authorized person; management)
    4. Digitization plan
    5. Financing plan
  3. Funding notice
  4. Implementation
  5. Proof of use
  6. Payment of the grant

In an independent, free consultation, we assess the suitability of your project for “Digital Now” and support you in the application process. Your project must be submitted in the form of a digitization plan. After the project implementation you will receive your grant. We will guide you through the entire process until the grant is distributed.

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