Funding Program – Pioneer Fund – Technische Universität Darmstadt

Funding Program

The university-internal funding program Pioneer Fund aims to increase TU Darmstadt’s capacity for Innovation. It comprises the following three program lines:

Pioneer Projects A (“ACTIVATOR”)

Pioneer Projects B (“BOOSTER”)

Darmstadt Pioneers (“PIONEERS”)



Target group of all program lines are scientists of TU Darmstadt of all disciplines as well as students, graduates and former employees of TU Darmstadt. The Pioneer Fund finances these development- and validation activities in projects lasting up to 18 months with up to 135.000 Euro. Please find details in the guideline (see below).

Project proposals can be submitted continuously. Read more about the application process.


Further Information and regulations you will find in the Guideline of the Pioneer Fund for funding of innovation (version 2018) (currently only available in German language).