We work in the fields of European and international cooperation, education, community development, healthcare and key technologies, as well as environment and sustainability. An interdisciplinary approach is vital to our success: transdisciplinary cooperation is the only way to resolve many current and future issues. We are perfectly positioned to meet these challenges thanks to the broad range topics that we cover.
International cooperation is key to advance global knowledge. For over 20 years the DLR Projektträger has supported the German government in its European and international cooperation efforts by bringing together key figures from around the world. We represent national interests and contribute to ensuring Germany’s position within global competition.
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The quality of education and science directly impacts Germany’s prosperity. Hence, ensuring equal opportunities for all citizens is among the most important social challenges. Each individual – including disadvantaged children, adolescents and adults – must be guaranteed participation in the educational process.
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Our society is facing radical change. Economic globalisation, rapid technological advancement, development of a services economy, and demographic challenges affect society as a whole. In addition to technical progress, social innovation is particularly important to ensure the successful modernisation of society
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Although the German population is healthier now than ever before, the need for ongoing research remains high. Most people consider health to be their top priority. People live longer, while their lifestyles and surrounding environments are changing.
Information and communication technologies (ICT) are considered key to innovation. They are the pacemakers of growth and employment in almost every industry. Hence, the German government has prioritised ICT in its promotion of research, development and innovation, firmly anchoring this field within its high-tech strategy.
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Around the world, human beings are consuming the Earth’s natural resources, competing for land, raw materials and drinking water. Increasing numbers of people choose to settle in major urban centres. At the same time, the climate is changing, and many animal and plant species are threatened by extinction. How can we protect our environment while still preserving our prosperity and quality of life?