Funding and application advice

THI - your competent partner in research!

The Ingolstadt University of Applied Sciences (THI) is one of the strongest research universities for applied sciences in Bavaria and thus offers excellent conditions for successful research cooperations with regional based companies. In order to create synergies, FORTEC bundles the competences in the field of research, regardless whether it is about finding suitable funding projects, advising on application procedures or project controlling.

University cooperations with companies

Zentrale Anlaufstelle für alle internen und externen Partner ist der Bereich Forschungsförderung und EU-Projekte. Hier erhalten Sie alle benötigten Informationen im Zusammenhang mit drittmittelfinanzierten Forschungsprojekten (Industrie, Bund, Land, EU, Stiftungen). Wir unterstützen Sie bei der Suche nach geeigneten Partnern für Forschungsvorhaben, bei der Auswahl des passenden Fördergebers, bei der Ausarbeitung von Anträgen sowie der Kostenkalkulation. Wir beraten zielgerecht zur interdisziplinären Zusammenarbeit mit internen und externen Partnern sowie bei der internationalen Vernetzung in Forschungsvorhaben. Auf Anfrage wird für Unternehmen der direkte Kontakt zu fachlich ausgewiesenen Professoren der THI hergestellt und die Unterstützung des Antragstellers, zum Beispiel bei der der Erstellung von Kooperationsverträgen, angeboten.

The central contact point for all internal and external partners is the Research Promotion and EU Projects Department. Here you will find all the information needed regarding third-party funded research projects (industry, federal government, state, EU, foundations). We support you concerning the search of suitable research partners projects, in the selection of suitable funding bodies, in the preparation of applications and in cost calculations. We provide targeted advice on interdisciplinary cooperation with internal and external partners and on international networking in research projects. On the basis of directly request, contact can be established for companies with qualified professors at THI and support can be offered to the applicant, for example concerning preparation of cooperation agreements.

Application for or participation in an EU project

We offer specific assistance concerning the preparation and application for EU projects. In addition to general advice on the basics and particularities of EU funding, we provide information in the run-up to planned EU projects, specifically on current calls for funding, and support concerning the search for cooperation partners and project consortia.

Consulting services:

  • Structuring of the project idea
  • Preparation of the cost calculation
  • Creating and filling of the application forms
  • Information on travel funding in order to prepare EU applications
  • Drafting and review of contracts (in cooperation with the Legal Department)
  • Project Administration
  • Communication with the project coordinator
  • Project accounting and preparation of cost statements
  • Project Audits

Take advantage of our service at any time when applying for, implementing and administering a project. We look forward to advising you!


Deputy Head of FORTEC, DFG and Foundation Programmes, Bavarian State Research Programme
Anja Zupfer, M.A.
Phone: +49 841 9348-6550
Room: P208
Fax: +49 841 9348-996550