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Investments are highly important for the economic growth of the companies and 
form the basis for technological progress, business success and the increase in com-
petitiveness as well as the creation of
new jobs. 

    In order to increase the availability of the capital, the companies can use - in addition to the equity available as well the traditional financing offer of the banks - borrowed or equity capital from investors or funding programmes of the Federal Government and the Federal States. Furthermore, the companies must also be offered adequate incentives for making the corresponding investments.

    As an information platform, the CIOinforms the companies about the framework conditions for using financing and funding options as well as investments and their practical preparation. In this way, we create incentives for more private investments and innovations:

    • by providing information on suitable funds or financing options in the course of events, during the work of the working groups, in individual consultations or publications on the CIO website
    • bringing investors, funders and companies together - in the course of our events, the members have the opportunity to have an initial conversation with banks or funders and ask specific questions. 
    • specific information and image campaign for investors on growing Cleantech companies in East Germany
    • provision of useful information for the preparation of the investment process


    By providing information, CIO support companies to make and use more private investments and overcome existing reservations concerning the use of borrowed capital from investors. In this way, the companies can find new ways of increasing the capital,and initiate and approach new projects. One of our aims is to bring companies and private investors together and show alternative financing methods. With this, we want to motivate the companies to become active and invest in new fields.

    In order to support investments, the Federal Government and the Federal States provide some funding opportunities regarding grants or loans.

    Very helpful tips on the topics of company foundation, investments and marketing are provided by the company portal of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

    We would like to present selected studies and links that might be useful for the development of your companies: