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The latest news from DLR Projektträger.

Ten years of Software Campus – motivating tomorrow’s IT professionals

Ten years of Software Campus – motivating tomorrow’s IT professionals

Promoting IT talents and preparing them for management positions – very successfully accomplished by the Software Campus, a funding programme of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) launched ten years ago. DLR Projektträger (DLR-PT) has been involved as a partner from the very beginning.

1st December 2021
"Quality Offensive Teacher Education" – hybrid 3rd programme congress event

"Quality Offensive Teacher Education" – hybrid 3rd programme congress event

How is the Corona pandemic influencing teacher education? How can new digital learning concepts be implemented in schools and studies in the best possible way? These and other questions were discussed at the programme congress of the "Quality Offensive Teacher Education" organised by DLR Projektträger (DLR-PT) on the 22nd and 23rd November 2021.

26th November 2021
New Head of Education, Gender Division: Dr Astrid Fischer

New Head of Education, Gender Division: Dr Astrid Fischer

Since 1st November, Dr Astrid Fischer has been head of the DLR Projektträger Education, Gender Division. With a degree in business education, she succeeds Dr Christian Ganseuer, who is moving to the new Chair of Research and Innovation Management at Koblenz University of Applied Sciences.

24th November 2021
Federal Ministry of Education and Research focuses on digital health

Federal Ministry of Education and Research focuses on digital health

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has commissioned DLR Projektträger (DLR-PT) and Projektträger Jülich with the project management of "eHealth, Data Science and Bioethics". Together, they will support BMBF in terms of content and implement measures for personalisation and digitisation in health research.

22nd November 2021
Proceedings of the BMG Symposium "Living Organ Donation"

Proceedings of the BMG Symposium "Living Organ Donation"

Organ donation in Germany is the focus of a broad political and social debate. The conditions for living organ donation are also a controversial issue. A symposium organised by the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG) examined the pros and cons of a possible expansion of the circle of donors. DLR Projektträger organised and hosted the symposium.

5th November 2021
UN Climate Change Conference – DLR-PT taking part in Glasgow discussions

UN Climate Change Conference – DLR-PT taking part in Glasgow discussions

Working together to achieve the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement– this is the motto of the World Climate Conference COP26, which takes place in Glasgow until the 12th November 2021. Christiane Textor from the DLR Project Management Agency (DLR-PT) will be there advising two German ministries on the negotiations.

2nd November 2021
World Day of Cities: DLR-PT backing communities

World Day of Cities: DLR-PT backing communities

The United Nations has declared the 31st October "World Cities Day". Under the motto "Better City, Better Life", the date has been raising awareness of the opportunities and challenges of sustainable urban development since 2014. In many of its missions, the DLR Project Management Agency (DLR-PT) supports cities and municipalities on this path.

2nd November 2021
Modern mobility: DLR-PT as a partner with overarching expertise

Modern mobility: DLR-PT as a partner with overarching expertise

Automated driving and networked systems enable modern mobility. Since 2019, the DLR Project Management Agency (DLR-PT) has been supporting a funding measure of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) to develop and test application-oriented research projects on innovative transport concepts.

18th October 2021
Health research: BMBF invests in the medicine of the future

Health research: BMBF invests in the medicine of the future

DLR Projektträger (DLR-PT) will continue to support the Federal Government in the strategic orientation of health research in Germany. This is outlined in the Health Research Framework Programme of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), whose implementation DLR-PT supports in terms of funding and content.

12th October 2021
Mobile on the move: Film reports from everyday research life

Mobile on the move: Film reports from everyday research life

Sharing its findings with the public – in recent years a task which has become increasingly important for science. The BMBF also considers responsible science communication to be an integral element of the science system and sees it as a particular challenge.

12th October 2021
Working Worlds of the Future – Results of the "Future Works" Project

Working Worlds of the Future – Results of the "Future Works" Project

In the transition to the 22nd century, German working environments will look fundamentally different than they have in the past. But how? Possible future scenarios were presented in Karlsruhe by the "Future Work" project, which was co-ordinated by the DLR Projektträger.

8th October 2021
Green Talents 2021 again on a virtual tour of Germany

Green Talents 2021 again on a virtual tour of Germany

For the 13th time, the BMBF is conferring the Green Talents Award to 25 young researchers who contribute to the sustainable development of society and their countries. The research tour of the award winners, which starts today, will take place as a virtual Science Forum designed and organised by the DLR Project Management Agency (DLR-PT).

7th October 2021
Innovation fund to boost healthcare

Innovation fund to boost healthcare

For the second time, the DLR Projektträger (DLR-PT) has been commissioned to implement funding measures contributing to better care for Germany’s more than 70 million people with statutory health insurance. For this purpose, the Innovation Committee at the Federal Joint Committee will provide 200 million euros annually until 2024.

27th September 2021
DLR-PT coordinating German participation in the "IPCEI Industrial Cloud"

DLR-PT coordinating German participation in the "IPCEI Industrial Cloud"

Large companies and SMEs alike are participating in a European megaproject on cloud infrastructure for industry. The DLR Project Management Agency (DLR-PT), together with the VDI Technology Centre, is coordinating German participation in the "IPCEI Industrial Cloud", which the German government is supporting with 750 million euros.

22nd September 2021
Expert from DLR-PT representing Cluster Medizin.NRW at Pharmadialog NRW

Expert from DLR-PT representing Cluster Medizin.NRW at Pharmadialog NRW

The NRW Ministry of Science has appointed Dr Patrick Guidato, Manager of the Cluster Medizin.NRW and Scientific Officer in the Health Division of the DLR Project Management Agence (DLR-PT), as an expert for the Clinical Trials Working Group in Pharmadialog NRW, which plays a role in strengthening sustainable pharmaceutical supplies in NRW.

22nd September 2021
Between Science and Fiction – a conference of the FutureWork Project

Between Science and Fiction – a conference of the FutureWork Project

What will the working world look like in 2100 affect it? Scenarios developed by the FutureWork project, to which the DLR Project Management Agency (DLR-PT) contributes its labour research expertise, will be presented, discussed and streamed at the conference "Work the day after tomorrow – between science and fiction" on the 17th and 18th September.

17th September 2021
Eurostars 3 – SME funding programme launched

Eurostars 3 – SME funding programme launched

The successful Eurostars programme is entering its third phase, with "Eurostars 3" funding bi- and multilateral R&D projects of innovative SMEs and their partners up to 2027. On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the DLR Projektträger (DLR-PT) is managing the programme and supporting German applicants.

17th September 2021
"Leave no one behind" -DLR-PT Director Klaus Uckel at the UN Science Summit

"Leave no one behind" -DLR-PT Director Klaus Uckel at the UN Science Summit

Around 20,000 stakeholders are meeting in September for the UNGA76 Science Summit to discuss how science can improve collaboration on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals? The DLR Project Management Agency (DLR-PT) is organising two workshops. DLR-PT Executive Director Klaus Uckel spoke at the opening session on the 14th September.

16th September 2021
DLR Projektträger plays at Gamescom

DLR Projektträger plays at Gamescom

Advanced-level funding advice – a team from DLR Projektträger (DLR Project Management Agency – DLR-PT) is to take part in Gamescom 2021 with avatars of its own to advise on Federal computer games funding. With this mission, the team is breaking new ground in customer dialogue: professional in content, creative and target group-oriented in form.

24th August 2021
New Red Lists – amphibians and reptiles threatened in Germany

New Red Lists – amphibians and reptiles threatened in Germany

Together with the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN), the Red List Centre, based at the DLR Projektträger (DLR-PT), has published the new Red Lists of amphibians and reptiles. The new lists show that every second amphibian species examined is endangered, with the proportion of reptiles even higher, at almost 70 per cent.

18th August 2021
Pollutants in the atmosphere - launch of the ACTRIS-D funding measure

Pollutants in the atmosphere - launch of the ACTRIS-D funding measure

Greenhouse gases, particulate matter, trace gases and cloud formation all come into play in climate change and its dynamics. The German contribution to the EU research infrastructure ACTRIS will investigate these components. The DLR-PT is responsible for project management.

12th August 2021
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns of increased risks

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns of increased risks

On the 9th August 2021, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presented the first volume of its Sixth Assessment Report. The DLR Projektträger (DLR-PT) was involved in the adoption of the report with the German IPCC Coordination Unit.

9th August 2021
Gender Aspects in Focus

Gender Aspects in Focus

Excellent research requires a gender-sensitive approach. The funding guideline Gender Aspects in Focus of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) deals with questions relating to the systematic integration of the gender dimension in scientific work. The DLR Projektträger (DLR-PT) is assisting the BMBF with implementation.

5th August 2021
AI for crisis management – four projects selected for funding

AI for crisis management – four projects selected for funding

As part of the Artificial Intelligence Innovation Competition (AI Innovation Competition), the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) is funding four new research projects. These will develop and test AI applications in the context of pandemics and other crisis events. The DLR Projektträger is in charge of the technology programme.

2nd August 2021