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Welcome to T+I Consult

Technology, innovation and financing consulting since 1999

WHO ARE WE AND WHAT DO WE DO?

T+I Technologie- und Innovations Consult GmbH (T+I) was founded in 1999 in order to provide Brandenburg SMEs with comprehensive advice on project management and financing.

Currently, T+I’s clients consist primarily national and international SMEs from technology-oriented industries as well as scientific institutions and universities. In addition to having provided consulting services to more than 500 technology and innovation-oriented companies, they have prepared and successfully supported 21 federal and state networks. Through the participation of VC-Point GmbH, they have also expanded services in the field of “Startups”. Since 1999, T+I and VC-Point have processed project volumes and funding applications for SMEs and science partners totaling more than 100 million euros.

As a globally active company, T+I has continuing access to a comprehensive network of national and international experts the scientific and technical 

fields as well as in financing. The staff is predominantly multilingual and has excellent qualifications and experience in the fields of industry, environment, agriculture, information technology and finance.

T+I is an authorized consulting company of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy for the „go Inno“ and „go digital“ programs. Within the scope of innovation consulting, future market and technology trends can be identified and analyzed. Consulting activities are focused on the different development and growth phases of start-ups and medium-sized, innovative companies.

HISTORY

Founding of T+I and start of SME consulting
2006
Start of cooperation between T+I and VC-Point
2015
Entry into international network management
2019
Merging of T+I and VC-Point | Regional offices in Saxony-Anhalt and Brandenburg
1999
Preparation and implementation of national ZIM innovation networks
2012
Relocation to Berlin, unification of the T+I and VC-Point offer
2018
Establishment of the “T+I Circular Bioeconomy Cluster”
2020

SERVICES

From the idea to the product, we would be pleased to support you in your project with the following services and advise you on possibilities for funding at the state, federal and EU level.

The development and management of national and international networks is part of our core business.

We have extensive know-how in the field of ZIM network and cluster management and support partner companies and scientific institutions to identify ideas and joint projects within our networks. Our network managers accompany the application for financing of innovation projects and ensure reporting and accounting to the project sponsors in compliance with the guidelines.

We also ensure a constant exchange between the participating companies and scientific cooperation partners at home and abroad.

Innovations are created from an interdisciplinary perspective

In 2018 we started to expand the international „T+I Circular Bioeconomy Cluster“ by adding three additional networks. The cluster gives network partners the opportunity to exchange interdisciplinary information with partners of the other networks within the framework of joint events. A further cluster is in the works.

About ZIM

ZIM (Zentrales Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand) is the most successful German funding program of the Federal Government in supporting innovative, medium-sized companies. ZIM pursues the goal of supporting unique advancements and the development of market-ready products in small and medium-sized companies. They promote individual, cooperation and network projects as well as services for market introduction. SMEs receive funding for up to 55% (national project) or 60% (international project) of their project costs while research institutions receive 100%. More information about ZIM

As part of our innovation consulting, we identify current and future market and technology trends. From this, we derive the necessary innovation strategies and development priorities for start-ups and medium-sized companies in order to remain competitive in the future.

We support small and medium-sized companies toward acquisition of subsidies.

The aim is the successful acquisition of funds for the financing of innovation projects.

Go Inno

Companies in the commercial sector, including handicrafts, which want to introduce an innovative product or an innovative technical process in their company with the help of external consulting, can use a German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy innovation voucher from the „go innovative“ program. They must have fewer than 100 full-time employees at the time the consultancy contract is concluded.

With this voucher, up to 50 percent of the selected consulting services at the respective service level (potential analysis, realization concept, project management) can be subsidized.

Go digital

If you are a small or medium-sized company in the commercial or trade sector and want to digitize your operations, we support you using the two modules „Digitized Business Processes“ and „IT Security“ in optimizing processes and tapping additional market shares through digitization.

Here up to 50 percent of the selected consulting services in the respective category can also be subsidized.

As an authorized consulting firm for these programs, we will take over the acquisition and processing of the subsidies for you.

If you are interested in one of the programs, please visit the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) homepage.

With our consulting tool “VC-POINT”, we help start-ups and innovative medium-sized companies to prepare and raise venture capital to finance their growth strategy.

We work along the entire value chain from start-up, growth and expansion, to financing in the context of succession planning.

Furthermore, we support our clients in their approach to investors and the professional preparation for investor due diligence.

In doing so, we draw on a unique database that currently contains the financing offers of over 1,400 active institutional investors and corporate venture providers from Germany and abroad.

VC Point

In order to obtain sound information for important strategic decisions, more and more medium-sized companies are relying on market and competition analyses.

A further specialty of T+I is conducting analyses on topics such as market entry, customer identification, market trends, competition and internationalization. We take the work off our clients‘ shoulders and use appropriate tools to extract relevant and trustworthy data. We are happy to examine your ideas at an early stage in terms of feasibility, financing capability, prototype testing, marketability and competition.

OUR NETWORKS

Currently T+I attends to three international ZIM cooperation networks: „Environmental Technology and Soil Reclamation (UtBr)“, „Microalgae – Sustainable Source of High Quality Natural Products“ and „Water4All – Protecting our Freshwater Resources“. 

Together, our networks form the „T+I Circular Bioeconomy Cluster“, which addresses the sustainable production, use and recycling of products and raw materials in various fields.

UtBr – Environmental Technology and Soil Reclamation

Phase I: 01.04.2017 - 30.09.2018
Phase II: 01.10.2018 - 30.09.2021

UtBr

The network "UtBr" pursues the goal of ecological, economical and sustainable recultivation of contaminated soils as well as the digitalization of different areas in agriculture.

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Water4All – Protecting our Freshwater Resources

Phase I: 01.06.2019 - 30.11.2020
Phase II: 01.12.2020 - 30.11.2023

Water4All

The network "Water4All" aims to develop innovative products and services that improve water management, in turn protecting the freshwater supply.

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Microalgae – Sustainable Source of High Quality Natural Products

Phase I: 01.06.2018 - 30.11.2019
Phase II: 01.12.2019 - 30.11.2022

Mikroalgae

The "Microalgae" network supports the biotechnological and industrial use of microalgae for the production of high-quality natural substances in various application areas, including chemicals, pharmaceuticals and food.

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Further networks are planned

Planned Start: 2020 / 2021

Further networks

Further international ZIM innovation networks are planned for the "T+I Circular Bioeconomy Cluster" as well as an entirely new T+I cluster in the field of user-oriented remote sensing.

FAQ

What are the advantages of membership in a ZIM innovation network?

In general, ZIM networks have the objective to tackle a defined topic area. Cooperation projects are then developed out of the network.

The advantage of the network is that T+I as a management institution supports project planning and preparation. With many years of experience, T+I accompanies the network partners from brainstorming and composition of the project consortia to the coordination and support in the application process.

Furthermore, a network offers the possibility to exchange ideas with other partners from different industries.

What administrative work does the company have to do when requesting a German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy innovation voucher?

The administrative work associated with all public funding is carried out by T+I, as authorized by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. As a rule, no administrative work is incurred on the company being advised. In order to redeem the innovation voucher, however, the following obligations do arise:

  • Legally binding signature of the innovation voucher
  • Participation in the project according to the consulting contract
  • Confirmation of service provision after completion
  • Payment of the required (partial) contribution

How is the cooperation in a ZIM Innovation Network regulated?

As the commissioned network management institution, T+I will regulate the parameters of the cooperation, including both content and finance, with the all the partners involved in the project.

How do I check whether my company is eligible for funding?

T+I supports you in determining eligibility for funding on the basis of the existing guidelines of the funding program. All that is needed is a set of limited information about your company.

OUR INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES

T+I is actively involved in partnerships and projects for the following locations:

Germany
Switzerland
Australia
USA
South Korea
Egypt
Denmark
Netherlands
UK
New Zealand
Kazakhstan

NEWS

INTRODUCING THE TEAM

Prof. Dr. Michael Groß

Financing, Drones, Start-ups

T: +49 (0) 30 23592661

E: gross@ti-consult.de

Bärbel Riemann

Management, Financing, Administration

T: +49 (0) 30 23592662

E: riemann@ti-consult.de

Manfred Steinriede

Industry, Business Organisation

T: +49 (0) 30 23592663

E: steinriede@ti-consult.de

Dr. Danielle Kitover

Environment, Climate, Water

T: +49 (0) 30 23592664

E: kitover@ti-consult.de

Nikita Sklyomin

Information Technology, Startups, Farmtech

T: +49 (0) 30 23592666

E: sklyomin@ti-consult.de

Lena Karwen

Agriculture, Plants, Environment

T: +49 (0) 30 23592665

E: karwen@ti-consult.de

CONTACTS

BERLIN
HEAD OFFICE

T: +49 (0) 30 23592660
F: +49 (0) 30 23592669

E-Mail: info@ti-consult.de

Schillstraße 9
D-10785 Berlin

BRANDENBURG
BRANCH OFFICE

T: +49 (0) 30 23592662
F: +49 (0) 30 23592669

E-Mail: info@ti-consult.de

Rathausstraße 7
D-15517 Fürstenwalde/Spree

MAGDEBURG
BRANCH OFFICE

T: +49 (0) 30 23592664
F: +49 (0) 30 23592669

E-Mail: info@ti-consult.de

Zum Handelshof 3
D-39108 Magdeburg