Green Start-up

Our funding goal

With our green start-up funding, we support founders that develop environmentally friendly, innovative and economically viable business models. The funding essentially provides financial and non-material support for a founding team to enable them to work full-time on their start-up.

Our evaluation criteria

  • Environmental relief potential
  • Innovation level
  • Personal suitability
  • Economic viability

Our services

Framework conditions for funding

  • Funding period: 24 months
  • Funding: Up to €125,000 per start-up as a non-repayable grant (up to 100% funding; de minimis aid). The funding is paid out in installments and is to be used in particular as a living allowance for the persons working in the start-up (maximum € 2,000 per month & person); material costs and external services are funded to a lesser extent.
  • Reporting by the start-up to the DBU on the basis of interim and final reports

The selection process

The DBU Green Start-ups in figures


funded green start-ups

8.75 million €

Grants approved