Go Digital in Schleswig Holstein

The "Go Digital" program in Schleswig-Holstein is a regional program that supports small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the state in digitizing their business processes and increasing their competitiveness. The program is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and implemented by the Schleswig-Holstein Investment Bank (IB.SH).

Like the "Go Digital" program in North Rhine-Westphalia, the "Go Digital" program in Schleswig-Holstein offers funding for the consultation and implementation of digitization projects. The program supports SMEs in implementing various digital solutions such as e-commerce platforms, customer relationship management (CRM) systems and digital financial management tools.

Here are some key data on the program in Schleswig-Holstein:

- Eligibility: Small and medium-sized companies with a maximum of 100 employees and an annual turnover of up to 20 million euros are eligible to participate.

- Funding: The program bears up to 50% of the eligible project costs with a maximum funding amount of 16,500 euros.

- Project Duration: Projects must be completed within 12 months of grant approval.

- Application process: Businesses can apply for funding by contacting a Go Digital consultant who will help develop a project proposal and application.

To apply for the "Go Digital" program in Schleswig-Holstein, companies must submit the following documents:

Completed application form: The application form can be obtained from a "Go Digital" consultant and must be filled out with information about the company, the digitization project and the expected costs.

Project proposal: Companies must submit a detailed project proposal that outlines the goals, activities and expected results of the digitization project.

Quotations and Invoices: Companies must submit at least two quotations from different suppliers for each outsourced or purchased service. Invoices for costs already incurred must also be submitted.

Financial Statements: Companies are required to present current financial statements such as balance sheet and income statement to demonstrate their financial condition.

Business registration documents: Companies must prove their business registration, such as the extract from the commercial register or the business registration certificate.

Bank statements: Businesses must provide bank statements from the last three months to verify their account information.

Proof of ownership: If the company is owned by one or more shareholders, proof of ownership must be provided, such as a partnership agreement or title deed.

Other relevant documents: Depending on the nature of the project, other relevant documents may be required, such as B. a data protection declaration or a data protection concept.

It is important to note that the Go Digital advisor can provide guidance on the required documents and can assist companies in preparing their application.

Information about the sponsor:

The Go Digital program in Schleswig-Holstein is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) in Germany, which provides financial support to regional programs driving the digitization of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the country.

The program is implemented by the Schleswig-Holsteins Investitionsbank (IB.SH), a state-owned development bank that provides financial support to companies, municipalities, and other state institutions. IB.SH offers a wide range of financing solutions such as loans, guarantees and equity to support innovation, growth, and job creation in the region.

As part of the "Go Digital" program, the IB.SH acts as a contact point for interested companies when applying for funding and supports them in preparing project applications, preparing the necessary documents, and managing the funding approval process. The program is part of a larger digitization strategy in Schleswig-Holstein, which aims to strengthen the state's economy and ensure its long-term competitiveness in the digital age.

Applications for the "Go Digital" program in Schleswig-Holstein can be rejected.

Applications may be rejected if they do not meet the eligibility criteria, if the project proposal does not demonstrate a clear need for digitization if the proposed project is not feasible or if the expected results and benefits of the project are not sufficient.

It is important for companies to prepare their application carefully and to ensure that all required documents are submitted completely and correctly. Businesses can also benefit from hiring a Go Digital consultant who can provide assistance in developing a compelling project proposal and navigating the application process.

If an application is rejected, companies can appeal or reapply with a revised project proposal.

The duration of the "Go Digital" grant in Schleswig-Holstein depends on the type and scope of the digitization project.

The program supports a maximum of six months in which companies can implement the approved project and incur eligible costs. The funding covers up to 50% of the eligible costs, with a maximum funding amount of 16,500 euros.

However, it is important to know that the "Go Digital" program is intended to support companies in the digitization and modernization of their business processes in the long term and not just for a short-term project. Businesses are encouraged to develop a digitization strategy and integrate digital technologies and solutions into their day-to-day operations to improve efficiency, productivity, and competitiveness.

In addition to the "Go Digital" program, there are also other support programs for companies in Schleswig-Holstein, such as:

Digitalbonus.SH: A funding program for small and medium-sized companies in Schleswig-Holstein who want to digitize their business processes. Subsidies for the purchase of hardware and software as well as for the training of employees can be applied for.

Innovation program for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs): A funding program for innovative projects by small and medium-sized enterprises in Schleswig-Holstein. Subsidies for research and development projects as well as for investments in new technologies can be applied for.

Investment Bank Schleswig-Holstein (IB.SH): The IB.SH offers a variety of funding programs for companies, including one for digitization. Here, for example, grants for the purchase of IT systems and software as well as for consulting services can be applied for.

Digitalbonus.NORD: A funding program for small and medium-sized companies in Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania who want to digitize their business processes. Subsidies for the purchase of hardware and software as well as for the training of employees can be applied for.





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