Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research provides funding for research projects and research institutions. The Ministry develops strategic research programmes especially for key technologies and their application, and it sets general educational policy.

The BMBF provides funding for excellent research projects related to any of the four pillars of QuantERA. For the purpose of implementing the call and administrating the funds on the German part, the BMBF has commissioned its programme management and funding agency VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH - see below.

Contact Person: Benedikt Weiler, e-mail:


VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH

Established in 1973 and being a part of the VDI Group (VDI = German Association of Engineers), the VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH is an innovation and research management consultancy, mainly working for clients from public authorities and institutions. In particular, the VDI TZ is acting as a funding agency and programme manager (“Projektträger”) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

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