Patents provide security and stability, which are essential for start-ups and small to medium-sized enterprises. ‚Patent.Scheck‘ is especially aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises, start-ups and companies being founded. The aim is to strengthen the IP competence of these companies and to clarify the patentability of their research ideas. The provision is applicable once annually for each research idea and can be implemented with a national patent office. Costs of up to 12,500.00 euros are funded, whereby the FFG adopts up to 80 %. Should the innovation be patentable, the funding can be used to cover other services like, for example, the patent application and patent monitoring.