Investment funding


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The economy in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has developed excellently. Medium-sized companies in particular appreciate the quick and uncomplicated cooperation with authorities and contacts.

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern offers many funding opportunities for companies. The Ministry of Economic Affairs supports companies that settle in the state as well as existing companies that want to continue investing and growing in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

The central goal of economic development in the state is to create permanent jobs, to maintain existing jobs, to qualify employees, to set growth impulses and to increase the existing total income in the region.

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is an attractive business location. The support of economy, in particular the funding of companies has a special significance in our country. The state supports investors in a variety of ways together with numerous partners. The Landesförderinstitut Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (LFI) and the TBI Technologie-Beratungs-Institut GmbH (TBI) play a key role.

Landesförderinstitut Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (LFI)

The Landesförderinstitut Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (LFI)  is the central development service provider of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern for investment fundings and modernizations in the field of economy and infrastructure.The LFI implements numerous funding programs by way of grants and loans. The focus is on the economy, housing and urban development, the environment and energy and agriculture.

The fundings for the economy include the following programs:

  • Investments   
  • Participation in trade fairs    
  • Company succession

TBI Technologie-Beratungs-Institut GmbH

The TBI Technologie-Beratungs-Institut GmbH is a long-standing partner of the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The specialists of the different departments at the locations Schwerin (head office), Rostock and Neubrandenburg offer competent consulting as well as project support and control for technology-oriented companies and research institutions.

The funding of research, development and innovation includes the following programs:

  • Research and development projects
  • Feasibility studies
  • Registration of intellectual property rights
  • Innovation consulting services and innovation support services
  • Process innovations
  • Investments resulting from process innovations

GSA - Gesellschaft für Struktur- und Arbeitsmarktentwicklung mbH

The GSA is a subsidiary company of the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and operates only on behalf of the state. In addition to performing its statutory tasks in the field of labor market and structural policy the GSA is commissioned by the state to process subsidies. This mainly concerns subsidies in the area of business start-ups and in the area of consulting services for commercial enterprises.

Business start-ups

Support for business start-ups and company successions is also important.  There are numerous support programs for founders, which are launched by the European Union, the Federal Republic and the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The portal for start-ups in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern provides an initial overview.