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develoPPP ideas competitionsApply now for funding

Are you planning to invest in a developing or emerging country and therby contribute to improving the living conditions of the local people? Then develoPPP is the right place for you!

Both project funding via develoPPP Classic and growth funding via develoPPP Ventures are awarded within the framework of regular ideas competitions. Do you meet the eligibility requirements? Then select the ideas competition that suits you below and submit your documents by the next application deadline!


Your company is registered in the EU, a member of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) or a country on the OECD-DAC list


You are pursuing a long-term business interest in the target country


Your project has a developmental benefit in the sense of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The specific entry requirements for the develoPPP Classic and develoPPP Ventures idea competitions, as well as details on the respective selection process, can be found on the following pages.

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develoPPP Classic: The ideas competition for companies

develoPPP Classic is aimed at medium-sized and large companies that want to invest sustainably in a developing or emerging country and expand their operational activities locally. Suitable projects receive technical and financial support of up to two million euros in public funding.

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develoPPP Ventures: The ideas competition for start-ups

develoPPP Ventures is aimed at young companies that are already active with an innovative business model in a developing or emerging country and are ready to take the next step. Within the framework of a matching funds model, a public growth investment of 100,000 euros is possible.

Carolin Welzel
Carolin Welzel Senior Consultant Agency for Business & Economic Development
Hans-Joachim Hebgen
Hans-Joachim Hebgen Senior Consultant Agency for Business & Economic Development
Daniel Thomann
Daniel Thomann Head of Programme DEG Impulse gGmbH
Kathinka Kurz
Kathinka Kurz Head of Programme Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH