Stefan Metz


AiF Project GmbH


Stefan Metz

My name is Stefan Metz, and I am a coordinator for International Cooperations at AiF Projekt Gmbh, a project management agency of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). We operate within the scope of the ZIM programme (Central Innovation Programme for SMEs) in the range of R&D cooperation projects. Our scope is to provide funding for market-oriented industrial R&D projects that aim at developing innovative new products, processes, or technology-based services.

Partnership opportunities:

We already cultivate several bilateral relationships with funding organizations & ministries of other countries with which we jointly publish international calls for proposals, and we are constantly interested in expanding our international networking.


Business and investment opportunities; provide funding for R&D-cooperation projetcs with German companies, provide a huge network of companies in Germany.

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