INNOWIND is financed by third-party funds coming from cooperative projects with national and international industrial partners. The project scope depends on the requirements of the partner but normally involves the development of the drive train, including the design of the nacelle and the rotor but not the rotor blades, tower and foundation.

Public funds are only requested, if the economic efficiency and technical feasibility of an innovation is fraught with risk and its realization in industrial production is not possible or seems not to be reasonable. In such cases, proven concepts and prototypes can be realized only by means of further research and development.

If desired by the cooperative partner, the results of the research projects supported by public funds can be integrated into the subsequent industrial projects and will then develop faster into marketable serial products and sub products.