Current topics


New call for funding SmartLivingNEXT

Deadline 6 March 2023

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International cooperation projects

The new brochure is online!

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Cooperation with France on 5G campus networks launched

The first four winning projects from the “5G campus networks” call started with the development of technical solu-tions for private 5G networks and with testing them in various applications.

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5G Campus networks

Lead project CampusOS has started its work. Prepares the field for the launch of the satellite projects in spring 2022.

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Funding programme on Quantum Computing started

Since the beginning of January, the first six winning projects of the funding call have been developing platforms, tools and methods to facilitate access to and use of quantum computers for solving concrete use cases.

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International cooperation projects

Development of digital technologies
New brochure online


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 Climate Action 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 BMWK supports a limited number of bilateral cooperation projects with selected partner countries in the European and international arena. The aim is, on the one hand, to transfer technological developments to foreign application areas and markets and, on the other hand, to use the specific competences of research institutions and companies from the respective partner country in current funding areas for joint activities.

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 Climate Action: 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.