Research and transfer

Knowledge for tomorrow

DLR is the Federal Republic of Germany's research centre for aeronautics and space, and conducts both research and development activities and technology transfer in the fields of aeronautics, space, energy, transport, security and digitalisation. With its diverse activities, DLR makes its contribution to a future-proof society and economy. Around 10,000 employees share a mission – to explore Earth and space, develop technologies for a sustainable future, and to strengthen Germany's position as a prime location for research and industry with innovations.

This decade will set the course for safeguarding the foundations of life on Earth for humankind. This will not be possible without rapid implementation of new technologies. This requires technology-open, visionary and well-founded research that investigates and paves the way for a variety of technology paths to market application. DLR considers science to be a contribution to a strong German economy in Europe and the world as a means of finding and implementing solutions to societal challenges.

DLR´s research areas

Interdisciplinary and cross-divisional research

Research infrastructure