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Innovation aid programme for combined transport

 · Development of combined transport, fostering modal shift to environmentally friendly transport modes

Contact points
Actions able to be supported

Eligible projects:

  • Investment in equipment and systems for combined and intermodal cargo transport
  • modal shift measures to rail or to ship

Eligbile costs

  • Transport equipment for combined / intermodal transport
  • Use of innovative technologies and systems
  • Feasibility studies
Rate of co-financing and conditions
  • EUR 8,000.00 to EUR 800,000.00

Funding rates:

  • Investments of up to 30% (transport equipment, innovation technologies / systems, in particular ICT and logistics systems),
  • Feasibility studies up to 50% (feasibility studies, targeted training)
Other important information
Three calls per year.
Open calls for 2017:
  • 28 April 2017: End of the submission period for the 1st period
  • June 2017: Evaluation of projects
  • 31st August 2017: end of the submission period of the 2nd period
  • October 2017: Evaluation of projects
  • 29 December 2017: End of the submission period for the 3rd period
  • February 2018: Evaluation of projects
Title of the instrument
Innovation aid programme for combined transport
Type of aid

Direct grant

Eligible beneficiaries
Legal persons (private or public) with a registered office in Austria
Time frame
01/01/2015 - 31/12/2020
Total budget
3,000,000 EUR p.a.
Legal basis
Sonderrichtlinien des Bundesministeriums für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie – Sektion III: Innovationsprogramm Kombinierter Güterverkehr
Usefull links
https://www.aws.at/foerderungen/kombinierter-gueterverkehr/