Innovation Funding for Students and Startups

The MIZ-Babelsberg supports students and startups as well as graduates on the development and implementation of innovative cross-media projects with broadcasting reference.

As part of the innovation funding, students will receive a needs-based grant (individual funding) and a production budget. The total budget can be a maximum of 30.000 euro gross. The promotion also includes individual coaching by experts.

Besides working space the MIZ-Babelsberg offers professional radio and television studios as well as editing and production equipment for any project-related use.

Open calls

Innovation funding for students and startups

You have an idea? We are looking forward to your submission!

You will find all relevant information on the submission by clicking the download button to the right or by subscribing to the MIZ newsletter. Please note that information is provided in german - don't hesitate to call us to learn more details, we will be happy to answer your questions.

The application guidelines and the leaflet with the principles of project funding can be found by clicking on the download icon on the right.

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Funding decisions

Advisory board sessions will be held on the following days at MIZ Babelsberg:

  • Wednesday, March 1, 2017 – 10.30 am till 15.00 pm
  • Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 10.30 am till 15.00 pm
  • Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10.30 am till 15.00 pm
  • Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 10.30 am till 15.00 pm

At these dates funding decisions will be taken.

The application documents have to be submitted 5 weeks before the sessions at the latest.


Holodeck Now! - completed
Shelfd - completed
wEYE - completed
refer - completed
Luminoise - completed



For information on more projects, click here.


Do you have questions? Please contact the funding team by mail: or via phone: +49 (0) 331 58 56 58 - 26.