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The latest news from DLR Projektträger.

G20 Summit: Focus on education, research and innovation

G20 Summit: Focus on education, research and innovation

The G20 Summit ended in Bali on the 16th November 2022. The preceding ministerial meetings on education, research and innovation focused, among other things, on the post-COVID-19 world of work and on digital learning technologies. DLR Projektträger provided intensive support for the BMBF's participation.

18th November 2022
Urban diplomacy – What role do cities play in the diplomatic arena?

Urban diplomacy – What role do cities play in the diplomatic arena?

The topic of urban diplomacy was on the agenda at the "Brussels: FutureTalks" in early November. In the workshop "Cities as Partners & Innovators in Diplomacy?", 30 high-calibre experts discussed the increasingly important role that cities are playing, especially in diplomatic terms, given the rapid urbanisation worldwide.

17th November 2022
Strengthening teachers' digital skills

Strengthening teachers' digital skills

The programme Competence Centres for Digital and Digitally Supported Teaching in Schools and Further Education supports teachers in strengthening their digital skills and in using digital tools in a didactically and pedagogically meaningful way. The Education Ministry has commissioned DLR Projektträger with the project management.

15th November 2022
Workshop series: Thinking more about gender differences in research

Workshop series: Thinking more about gender differences in research

In Horizon Europe, the world's most financially powerful research and innovation funding programme, thinking about gender differences ("gender dimensions") in a project from the very beginning is mandatory. But what does that mean in concrete terms? DLR Projektträger advises applicants with an eight-part workshop series on various research fields.

15th November 2022
Focus on Switzerland as location for clinical trials

Focus on Switzerland as location for clinical trials

How well are clinical researchers supported in their work in Switzerland? And where is potential for improvement? This was investigated by DLR Projektträger on behalf of the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SBFI).

14th November 2022
12th Transfer Workshop – Meeting of the German Transfer Community in Berlin

12th Transfer Workshop – Meeting of the German Transfer Community in Berlin

Transfer experts from Germany will meet on the 17th and 18th November at the 12th Transferwerkstatt in Berlin, hosted by DLR Projektträger. The event is part of the project management of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) funding line "Innovation Orientation of Research".

9th November 2022
Event: Regional Conference – The Smart City Strategy becomes a reality

Event: Regional Conference – The Smart City Strategy becomes a reality

Knowledge transfer between the Model Projects Smart Cities (MPSC) and all municipalities interested in the topic of smart cities will enter the next round on the 22nd November. The regional conference for northern Germany is organised by the Coordination and Transfer Office for Smart Cities Model Projects (KTS), which is part of DLR Projektträger.

8th November 2022
Launch of EMiN network – bringing "EU missions" together for success

Launch of EMiN network – bringing "EU missions" together for success

The EU has set itself ambitious goals with its "missions" in order to master current challenges such as climate change. To ensure that this succeeds in all EU Member States, the "European Missions Network"(EMiN) is being set up under the leadership of DLR Projektträger. The kick-off took place in Brussels on the 19th October.

7th November 2022
DLR Projektträger's expertise on the future of quantum computing in demand

DLR Projektträger's expertise on the future of quantum computing in demand

Quantum computing can make a substantial contribution to solving current problems – this was demonstrated at this year's "Futuras in Res" conference: The Quantum Breakthrough. DLR Projektträger, whose staff contributed their expertise at the event, has its finger on the pulse of research with its software-focused funding topics.

2nd November 2022
Event: Brussels FutureTalks „Urban Diplomacy“

Event: Brussels FutureTalks „Urban Diplomacy“

Brussels: FutureTalks, the series of events organised by the DLR Projektträger’s Brussels office, is going into the next round on 8 November. The workshop on Urban Diplomacy: Cities as Partners & Innovators in Diplomacy? will bring together experts and practitioners from cities, politics, networks and the UN.

28th October 2022
Green Talents 2022 on virtual tour in Germany

Green Talents 2022 on virtual tour in Germany

For the 14th time, the BMBF is honouring 25 outstanding young researchers for their forward-looking contributions to greater sustainability with the Green Talents Award. The research tour of the award winners, which starts today, takes place as a virtual Science Forum, designed and organised by the DLR Projektträger.

19th October 2022
Fit for the future – Strategic foresight at the UNGA77 Science Summit

Fit for the future – Strategic foresight at the UNGA77 Science Summit

The UNGA77 Science Summit takes place until the 30th September 2022. Thousands of stakeholders are to meet at this United Nations Science Summit in order to come closer to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With a session on "Strategic Foresight", DLR Projektträger is contributing to the success of the global conference.

14th September 2022
Cooperation Platforms 2022 – strengthening knowledge transfer in NRW

Cooperation Platforms 2022 – strengthening knowledge transfer in NRW

Strategic cooperation is crucial to triggering innovation. DLR Projektträger is assuming the project sponsorship "Cooperation Platforms 2022" on behalf of North Rhine-Westphalia’s Ministry of Culture and Science and, with this assignment, is further advancing the reorientation of research funding in NRW towards transferring knowledge into practice.

2nd September 2022
DLR Projektträger – industrial expertise at Gamescom

DLR Projektträger – industrial expertise at Gamescom

There is more to games than just entertainment. Other industries also benefit from the innovative power of the computer games industry. DLR Projektträger is the only project management organisation in Germany that deals with the promotion of computer games. It is currently represented with its expertise at Gamescom.

24th August 2022
Transfer in health research - explained in four minutes

Transfer in health research - explained in four minutes

It often takes years before patients benefit from new scientific findings. The path from the laboratory to the bedside is called transfer. A short animated film now sums up the steps characterising this complex process. DLR Projektträger was closely involved in producing the film on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

15th August 2022
DLR Projektträger organises "Digital Technology Days" 2022

DLR Projektträger organises "Digital Technology Days" 2022

Climate protection, a resilient economy and its ecological transformation are current topics that will be the focus of the upcoming "Days of Digital Technologies" in Berlin. This is the third time that DLR Projektträger (DLR-PT) is organising the congress for the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK).

11th August 2022
Germany has an Open Educational Resources (OER) strategy

Germany has an Open Educational Resources (OER) strategy

On the 29th July, Dr Jens Brandenburg, Parliamentary State Secretary of Federal Ministry of Education and Research (the BMBF), presented the OER strategy in Frankfurt. Over the next few years, Open Educational Resources are to be systematically expanded and promoted. DLR Projektträger was significantly involved in the development of the strategy.

1st August 2022
Quality in preclinical research: survey among research funders

Quality in preclinical research: survey among research funders

Are the guiding principles of clinical trials also suitable for preclinical research projects? That is what the EViR funders’ forum now aims to examine. As a member of the Preclinical Research Working Group, DLR Projektträger has helped to develop a questionnaire for this purpose.

27th July 2022
National Dialogue on Synergies platform arouses interest throughout Europa

National Dialogue on Synergies platform arouses interest throughout Europa

Synergies are a strategic tool that can help Europe become greener, more digital and more resilient. With the "National Dialogue on Synergies", a unique multi-level platform with a Europe-wide role model function, DLR Projektträger is already contributing to these goals on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

19th July 2022
Closing the knowledge gap between research and marketability

Closing the knowledge gap between research and marketability

The path from an innovative idea to approval of a new drug is often a long one. The European Union-funded STARS consortium has now published tangible recommendations to help bridging the gap between research and regulatory authorities. DLR Projektträger has played a key role in supporting all phases of the project.

12th July 2022
80 million euros for the further development of electromobility

80 million euros for the further development of electromobility

With the implementation of the funding guideline "Elektro-Mobil", DLR Projektträger, on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK), has been actively shaping the transport and energy transition for many years. Now the BMWK has published another funding call for the further development of electromobility.

8th July 2022
A boost for Dresden as a business location

A boost for Dresden as a business location

Saxony plays an important role in the German research, education and innovation landscape. Few European locations conduct research as intensively as Dresden. DLR Projektträger moved into its premises in the state capital a year ago and, as a partner of state politics, has been giving the region an additional boost ever since.

4th July 2022
Improving health care – a new call for funding on topical issues

Improving health care – a new call for funding on topical issues

Climate change and health, digital solutions for better patient treatment, the further development of selected medical treatment guidelines: The Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) wants to further advance medical care with new funding announcements. Their implementation is the responsibility of DLR Projektträger.

30th June 2022
Federal Report on Research and Innovation 2022 approved by Cabinet

Federal Report on Research and Innovation 2022 approved by Cabinet

On the 22nd June, Germany’s Federal Cabinet approved the new Federal Report on Research and Innovation (BuFI). Every two years, the report provides information on the structures, priorities and goals of German research and innovation policy. DLR Projektträger is largely responsible for the editing and process control of the BuFi.

28th June 2022