Research and technology


Science and research in Germany

Germany is the Land of Ideas – one of the most innovative countries in the world. Our universities and research centres not only produce research worthy of the label “Made in Germany” but also make attractive partners in the international arena.

Alfred Wegener Institut

The Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research

The Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association does research in the Arctic and Antarctic regions, as well as on coasts and in high and mid-latitude oceans. It coordinates polar research in Germany, analyses global environmental changes, and contributes to deciphering the complex natural connections in the Earth System.

At the Nordex factory of Wind turbines

European Research Area

The European Union is workingto create a common European Research Area. Joint political decisions underpin cooperation in the field of research between the countries of Europe.

Research and technology

Deutscher Zukunftspreis Lichtmikroskop

RETech – The internet portal all around waste management and recycling

The portal presents all aspects of the German industry: From proven and
innvovative technologies to legislation, financing, stakeholders and
international projects. In addition, it offers possibilities to connect
with German companies and institutions. The internet portal is part of
Export Initiative Recycling and Efficiency Technologies by the German
Federal Ministry of the Environment, promoting knowledge transfer and
technology export in waste mangement and recycling.