Current topics


Artificial Intelligence

Innovation competition "Artificial intelligence as a driver for economically relevant ecosystems"


Smart data management

Funding program for digital data management and AI-based systems with a focus on artificial intelligence, semantics, sovereignty.


ICT for Electric Mobility

– focusing on the key areas of logistics, mobility and energy infrastructure.

Event of the Forum Digital Technologies

Forum Digital Technologies

On September 19, Federal Minister of Economy and Energy, Peter Altmaier, will open the Forum Digital Technologies in Berlin.

Current technology programmes

With application-oriented technology programmes, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy promotes the development of digital cutting-edge technologies in and for Germany. These programmes address future ICT topics at an early stage and help to accelerate their transfer to industry. Information on the current funding programmes with the projects initiated here can be found in this section.

Current strategic stand-alone projects

Information on currently funded strategic stand-alone projects and international cooperation projects can be found here.

International cooperation projects

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy supports bilateral cooperation projects with selected partner countries on a limited scale in Europe and internationally. This is intended to transfer technological developments to foreign fields of application and markets on the one hand and to use the specific competencies of research institutions and companies from the respective partner country in current funding areas for joint activities on the other.

Forum Digital Technologies

Forum Digital Technologies is a networking platform and exhibition space for selected research projects and innovations in the field of digital technologies from Germany.

Competence Network & Label Trusted Cloud

The successful Trusted Cloud technology program has resulted in two follow-up activities supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy: One is the competence network with a marketplace and the label for trustworthy cloud services. The second is the pilot project Data Protection Certification for Cloud Services.

Completed programmes and projects

Information on funding programmes and projects that have already been completed can be found in this section.

With the new funding framework "Development of Digital Technologies", the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy wants to address current thematic priorities and challenges even faster and more flexibly than before through timely calls for funding. Based on the funding framework, concrete calls for funding will be published in future and the procedure for submitting project proposals will be explained.