WIPANO funding program

The technology program "WIPANO - knowledge and technology transfer through patents and standards" of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) launched in 2016 supports universities and non-university research institutions in developing approaches to secure their intellectual property rights and its legal protection and exploitation by involving competent patent licensing agencies. 

Please get in touch, if you are interested in working with us. We offer advice and support to your university through all of the services (service packages 1-6) provided by the funding program. Funding is available for the whole process of securing intellectual property rights, from reviewing the idea to commercialization. The funding program is divided into six service packages (LP).

Service packet 1: Preliminary examination of the invention€ 300,00
Service packet 2: Detailed examination of the invention€ 800,00
Service packet 3: (Strategy) Consultation and
coordination regarding the patent application
€ 480,00 initial registration
€ 400,00 a subsequent application
Service packet 4: Patent application (official fees
 and patent attorney's fees)
35% share financing
Service packet 5: Activities regarding commercialization
per application
€ 1.400
Service packet 6: Portfolio management
per application
€ 400 / a

The funding program runs from 01.01.2016 to 31.12.2019. Companies, universities and other publicly financed research institutions are eligible to apply. Applications can be submitted at any time, which means that there are no fixed deadlines. 

All services for which your university would like to request funding, must be carried out by a qualified service provider such as e.g. PROvendis GmbH. 

Please feel free to contact us without any obligation on your part.

Click here for further more information about the general conditions.


PROvendis GmbH · Schloßstr. 11 – 15
D – 45468 Mülheim an der Ruhr
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