EZN’s experts know how the results of research and development can be successfully implemented and protected both technically and economically. EZN supports companies, founders and universities, objectively evaluates new technologies, initiates R&D projects, develops new products and processes, and supports their marketing. For each innovation, there is a tailored solution; each idea is treated individually.

Funding Programmes

WIPANO: Patents and Standards

Through the “WIPANO – Knowledge and Technology Transfer through Patents and Standards” funding programme, successor to the SIGNO programme, companies receive grants for knowledge and technology transfer through patents and standards. The WIPANO programme supports small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by initially securing their results from research and development with industrial property rights in the funding priority “Enterprise”. Like the previous funding programme SIGNO, the new programme aims to provide financial support for the registration and marketing of industrial property rights (patents and utility models).

At EZN, you can obtain information about the operational value of a patent and receive a concrete “roadmap to a patent” for your individual application. EZN will be your competent partner throughout the entire process related to industrial property rights over a period of 24 months. Please do not hesitate to contact us. We have compiled further information on the WIPANO support programme page.

At a regular information event (see Dates), EZN provides information about the WIPANO funding programme and the application process.



The go-innovativ programme of the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) promotes the preparation and implementation of product and technical process innovations. BMWi’s innovation vouchers cover 50 percent of your expenses for external services by companies authorised by the BMWi. Your company only pays its own contribution. As an authorised service company, EZN is your contact for the go-innovativ programme. EZN is responsible for all administrative matters.


Development and Implementation of an Integrated Patent Management System

The project’s aim is the development of a new process for a user-oriented holistic invention and patent management. With regard to digitisation, a new process is to be developed which should meet the strict requirements for secrecy and security in the invention and patent system. The new system solution can likewise be used for future developments and new improved services. This project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund.



TEMACON sees itself as a special service offered by EZN for professional innovation projects and international marketing. On the way from the idea to the successful marketing of new products and processes, numerous unavoidable hurdles have to be overcome. In the selection of technology, its timely protection against competitors and imitators, its development and market launch, every single step must be part of a coherent strategy. We support and accompany you so that your technology makes the leap into national and international markets as well and is able to establish itself successfully; everything, so that you too can write an entrepreneurial success story.

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