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The following questions will help you to get a first impression about the possible amount of public funding for your project, if you realize your investment in Frankfurt (Oder). The calculation is based on the current version of the joint task: “Improvement of the regional economic structure” (GRW-directive).

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Question 1: How many employees does the investing company or its company group have at the time of the investment?

Decisive are the full-time equivalents indicated in last annual accounts, if available. In case of start-up companies, the data for the current business year should be estimated according to the principles of good faith. For employees that haven’t worked the whole year or for part-time workers, the respective fraction of the annual working unit should be taken into account. Apprentices do not count here.

Question 2: What was the annual turnover of the investing company or its company group in the previous year?

Decisive is the data indicated in last annual accounts, if available. In case of start-up companies, the data for the current business year should be estimated according to the principles of good faith.

Question 3: What was the annual balance sheet total of the investing company or its company group?

Decisive is the data indicated in last annual accounts, if available. In case of start-up companies, the data for the current business year should be estimated according to the principles of good faith.

Question 4: How many new jobs will the investment create in Frankfurt (Oder) (within the first three years)?

Decisive are all permanent new jobs created through the investment in Frankfurt (Oder) within the investment period. Apprentices do also count here.

Question 5: What is the amount (in EUR) of the planned investment? (Minimum amount: 60,000 EUR)

Decisive are the eligible investment costs. Basically, these include tangible assets comprising construction costs for buildings and facilities, machines or equipment. Not eligible are for example the purchase of land, replacement acquisitions or investments in vehicles with MOT approval. Immaterial assets are only eligible under certain conditions and up to a share of 25 % of the total eligible investment costs. In most cases second-hand assets are not eligible.

Question 6: Will other locations than Frankfurt (Oder) also be considered for the future investment?

Does the investment location Frankfurt (Oder) compete with other potential investment locations in Germany or abroad?

Question 7: Do the expenditures for research and development of the investing company amount to at least 2 % of the turnover?

Decisive is the data indicated in last annual accounts, if available. A high R&D intensity has a positive effect on the funding rate. This structural effect has to be kept for 5 years from the end of the investment period.

Question 8: Is the company certified or is a certification planned according to EMAS, ISO 14001 or 50001 (or for SMEs also DIN 16247) or to the “Brandenburger Umweltsiegel” (= environment seal of the State of Brandenburg)?

A certification has a positive effect on the funding rate. This structural effect has to be kept for 5 years from the end of the investment period. The respective proofs have to be submitted in the course of the application procedure.

Question 9: Does the share of apprentice positions (generated or secured through the investment) amount to at least 4 % of the total number of permanent jobs (generated or secured through the investment)?

This structural effect has to be kept for 5 years from the end of the investment period.

Question 10: Will the created jobs be subject to region-wide or industry-wide collective wage agreements with a viable union or to a company wage agreement?

Created jobs subject to wage agreements have a positive effect on the funding rate. This structural effect has to be kept for 5 years from the end of the investment period.

Question 11: Will the share of employed workers having a University/ University of Applied Sciences/ Master or professional degree be above 75 %?

A high share of qualified workers has a positive effect on the funding rate. This structural effect has to be kept for 5 years from the end of the investment period.


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