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Source: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) has published the key points of the 2 billion euro funding program “Future investments in the vehicle industry”. The program is intended to support the industry’s transformation process towards climate-friendly drives, autonomous driving, digitized production and innovative data use. In particular, small and medium-sized suppliers, who are particularly challenged by the structural change, should benefit from the funding. Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier: “The vehicle industry plays a key role in the goal of combining climate protection and business: It is about achieving the climate-friendly mobility of the future and at the same time secure competitiveness and hundreds of thousands of jobs in Germany With two billion euros, we will primarily support the suppliers in successfully shaping the transformation process. We want not only the best but also the most climate-friendly cars to come from Germany in the future. ”The funding is intended to create and expand powerful innovation clusters in the regions. Companies can receive financial incentives for investments in key technologies, for research and development and for the qualification of their employees. The funding program includes 3 modules. All three modules will come into force at the beginning of 2021: Module A: Modernization of production, especially investments in new facilities and Industry 4.0-capable infrastructure; Module B: Research and development for competitive and innovative products; Module C: Regional innovation clusters to create ecosystems, for the exchange of knowledge and experience and the shared use of real-world laboratories, for example. The BMWi will publish funding guidelines for the substantive specification of the three modules by the end of the year. The application and approval of the investment grants will be easy, digital and unbureaucratic. This ensures that the funding reaches the broad spectrum of the industry and that small and medium-sized suppliers in particular receive quick and efficient support in the transformation process. The funding program “Future investments in the vehicle industry” is part of the federal government’s economic stimulus package “Fighting the consequences of coronavirus,” Secure prosperity, strengthen future viability ”. You can find the key points here (PDF, 338 KB).
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