Funding advice for companies and startups

Financing is an important consideration when planning your expansion or startup. We can advise you on funding issues, give you an overview of the various public funding opportunities and work with you to identify your company's individual funding needs. Our support includes:

  • Free advice from our funding experts
  • Assessment: Which subsidies are suitable for your business?
  • Our own KölnBusiness funding programmes and incentives
  • Information on public funding opportunities and special programmes, especially in the areas of innovation, digitalisation, sustainability and start-ups
  • Networking with the respective funding institutions

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Funding programme Soft Landing

funding provisions for international settlement

KölnBusiness has launched the Cologne Soft Landing Programme to support the international settlement of startups and companies. The programme accepts applications from international startups and companies. Commercial rental costs, consultation fees, material costs and staffing costs can be funded. A maximum of 3,000 euros is awarded to each successful startup or company. 

The application deadline is the 1st of December 2024.

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Scaleup Program Cologne

To support young Cologne-based companies in their international expansion, KölnBusiness has developed the Scaleup Program Cologne in cooperation with nlmtd. In the Scaleup Program Cologne, young entrepreneurs learn together with other founders how they can best expand their company internationally.

The application deadline is the 5th of September 2023.


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