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The latest news from DLR Projektträger.

Kick-off – EU project on strategic foresight in the Balkans

Kick-off – EU project on strategic foresight in the Balkans

The kick-off for the European Union project POLICY ANSWERS takes place on the 14th April. The project aims to support the Western Balkans on its way into the European Research Area and includes Strategic Foresight to actively shape possible future trends for the region. DLR Projektträger (DLR-PT) is organising training seminars on site.

14th April 2022
Green Talents Award 2022 – application phase for competition started

Green Talents Award 2022 – application phase for competition started

In 2022, 25 young researchers working on "green" solutions for a more sustainable future will again receive the "Green Talents Award" from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMFB). DLR Projektträger (DLR-PT) is conducting the application phase and the pre-selection of winners and designing and organising the virtual science forum.

13th April 2022
POLICY ANSWERS – supporting research and innovation in the Western Balkans

POLICY ANSWERS – supporting research and innovation in the Western Balkans

The new Europen Union project "POLICY ANSWERS" supports the Western Balkans in their integration into the European Research Area. DLR Projektträger (DLR-PT) is responsible for monitoring and analysing the regional research and innovation systems. It also trains participating partners in strategic foresight.

12th April 2022
Health research – accelerating transfer across Europe

Health research – accelerating transfer across Europe

The Innovative Health Initiative (IHI) seeks to bring health research innovations to the people faster. It is being implemented via the European Union's Horizon Europe Framework Programme. On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), DLR Projektträger (DLR-PT) supports the initiative and organised the national launch event.

11th April 2022
DLR Projektträger trains European diplomats in science diplomacy

DLR Projektträger trains European diplomats in science diplomacy

DLR Projektträger (DLR-PT) continues to expand its training expertise. For the first time, it organised a training session on science diplomacy for 68 young European diplomats at the invitation of the European External Action Service.

7th April 2022
Long-Covid: BMBF funds research into causes and therapeutic approaches

Long-Covid: BMBF funds research into causes and therapeutic approaches

Many people who have been infected with the coronavirus are struggling with physical and psychological conditions even after the acute illness. Recently, new projects have been launched to research these late effects, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). DLR Projektträger has been commissioned to implement the measure.

7th April 2022
"Danube 2022" – promoting cross-border research cooperation

"Danube 2022" – promoting cross-border research cooperation

Until the 30th June, small and medium-sized enterprises and scientific institutions can apply for the EUREKA funding programme "Danube 2022" for cross-border research cooperation. In Germany, DLR Projektträger (DLR-PT) is taking care of developing and implementing "Danube 2022" on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

6th April 2022
An attractive employer – DLR Projektträger at Career Day

An attractive employer – DLR Projektträger at Career Day

At this year's CoRe-Net Career Day, Dr Anne Lücke informed students and researchers in the health sciences about the many opportunities and prospects of working at DLR Projektträger (DLR-PT). Lücke is head of the "Strategy and Ethics" department in the Health Division of DLR-PT.

5th April 2022
IPCC report – How can the necessary emission reductions be achieved?

IPCC report – How can the necessary emission reductions be achieved?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has presented the third volume of its Sixth Assessment Report. It emphasises the need for rapid and far-reaching greenhouse gas reductions in order to comply with the Paris Climate Agreement. DLR Projektträger (DLR-PT) was involved in the report’s adoption with the German IPCC Coordination Unit.

4th April 2022
Federal funding scores with German Computer Game Prize

Federal funding scores with German Computer Game Prize

This year's German Computer Game Award will be presented in Munich on the 31st March 2022. Among the nominees this year are games and studios from the Federal Government's computer games funding programme. DLR Projektträger (DLR-PT), the only project management agency in Germany active in this field, has been implementing this funding since 2019.

31st March 2022
Status Conference eQualification: fully qualified – a thing of the past

Status Conference eQualification: fully qualified – a thing of the past

Under the motto "Connecting learning and work digitally– on a platter!". every Friday in March became a "market day". Over 500 project participants from the BMBF's "Digital Media in Vocational Education and Training" programme and stakeholders from industry and VET practice attended the event, which was implemented by DLR-Projektträger (DLR-PT).

28th March 2022
People are at the centre of the smart city

People are at the centre of the smart city

Shaping the digital future with people – this is the vision of the Federally funded "Model Projects Smart Cities". In a virtual event from Mayen-Koblenz, 150 municipal stakeholders met for the first regional conference. It was organised by the Coordination and Transfer Office, which is managed by DLR Projektträger (DLR-PT).

24th March 2022
Scientific discoveries with European research infrastructures

Scientific discoveries with European research infrastructures

Research infrastructures such as telescopes play an important role in scientific discoveries. The "European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures" (ESFRI) evaluates these facilities and networks the funding agencies. It was founded 20 years ago. DLR Projektträger (DLR-PT) is also participating in the anniversary conference in late March.

14th March 2022
Tax research allowance: companies in discussion with the BSFZ

Tax research allowance: companies in discussion with the BSFZ

Since 2020, taxable companies in Germany investing in R&D have been able to receive a tax bonus. Together with three partners, DLR Projektträger (DLR-PT), as the certifying body for the research allowance, checks on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) whether companies are eligible. 

10th March 2022
New funding announcements for medical care are launched

New funding announcements for medical care are launched

Relieving the burden on caregivers, better care for the chronically ill as well as for children and young people, the use of digital assistance systems: Two new funding announcements address such highly topical issues. DLR Projektträger (DLR-PT) is implementing them on behalf of the Innovation Committee at the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA).

7th March 2022
DLR Projektträger moves to new location at Berlin Südkreuz

DLR Projektträger moves to new location at Berlin Südkreuz

Since the end of February, DLR Projektträger (DLR-PT) has a new location in Berlin. Gradually, the 240 employees are moving into the new office space at Sachsendamm 61. The offices at Berlin Südkreuz replace the previous Berlin office in the Grenanderhaus in Berlin-Mitte.

3rd March 2022
"Digital Medicine" conference shows highlights & trends

"Digital Medicine" conference shows highlights & trends

New developments in digital medicine, successful application examples and relevant networks in NRW – all this was presented by experts at the annual conference of the Cluster Medizin.NRW. It was organised by DLR-PT, which manages the cluster on behalf of the NRW State Ministry of Culture and Science.

2nd March 2022
5G campus networks as an opportunity for SMEs

5G campus networks as an opportunity for SMEs

The Federal Government is promoting the development of innovative applications for 5G technologies at national and international level. These include 5G campus networks. Two funding measures, which DLR Projektträger (DLR-PT) is implementing for the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), have now been launched.

22nd February 2022
DLR Projektträger designs website on empirical educational research

DLR Projektträger designs website on empirical educational research

Information and facts about empirical educational research clearly presented – DLR Projektträger (DLR-PT) has conceived the new website of the framework programme as well as having designed and implemented it in terms of content, graphics and technology.

17th February 2022
Factor C –: culture in rural areas is being researched

Factor C –: culture in rural areas is being researched

Shaping rural regions as attractive places to live, strengthening structurally weak areas – knowledge of regional culture is essential for these goals. DLR Projektträger (DLR-PT) has been commissioned by the Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food (BLE) to select, supervise and network corresponding research projects.

17th February 2022
Biodiversity – interface between research and policy ever more important

Biodiversity – interface between research and policy ever more important

With currently 138 member countries, including Germany, the World Biodiversity Council IPBES advises policy-makers on biodiversity issues – a task more relevant than ever, especially given climate change. DLR Projektträger (DLR-PT) continues to coordinate the implementation of the German IPBES processes on behalf of the BMUV and the BMBF.

9th February 2022
Strategic Foresight — EU values DLR Projektträger's expertise

Strategic Foresight — EU values DLR Projektträger's expertise

With its foresight expertise, DLR-PT is establishing itself as an important partner at EU level. At a high-profile event organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), it was now able to present its expertise in strategic foresight. The next invitation from an EU institution has already been extended.

4th February 2022
Forum Health Research presents indicators for cooperation

Forum Health Research presents indicators for cooperation

Cooperation is essential for successful cutting-edge research. The Health Research Forum, with its office at DLR-PT, has compiled concrete goals and indicators for profitable cooperation schemes, which should help the participating actors to plan and implement their cooperation in a more goal- and success-oriented manner.

3rd February 2022
DLR-PT supporting international future laboratory

DLR-PT supporting international future laboratory

Under the title "REDEFINE Hydrogen Economy (H2E)", the Federal Ministry of Education and Research is bringing together top researchers from all over the world to develop climate-neutral production technologies for green hydrogen in Germany. DLR-PT is coordinating funding management and international public relations.

1st February 2022