Fostering Innovation

Computerchip zum Thema Digitalisierung

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Shaping the digital transformation

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Innovation Policy

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Games Map of Germany


Video Games

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Computer chip symbolic of digitisation

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Taking control of the digital transformation

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Electric mobility in Germany

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Cultural and Creative Industries

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industrie 4.0

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Industrie 4.0

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Aerospace Policy

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The Maritime Industry

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Latest News

  • Wasserstoff

    05/10/2021 - Joint press release - Fostering Innovation

    Overview of the core elements of the funding guideline to support the international establishment of generating installations for green hydrogen

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  • Several people looking at a computer

    22/06/2020 - Press release - Fostering Innovation

    Parliamentary State Secretary Winkelmeier-Becker: “Cultural and creative industries have a great deal of innovative potential.”

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  • Young woman wearing protective mask looks at her smartphone

    29/05/2020 - Press release - Fostering Innovation

    Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy expands funding for protective masks

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    29/07/2020 - Press release - SME Policy

    Minister Altmaier: ERP funding for SMEs allows us to support companies in handling the coronavirus pandemic

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  • German Federal Minister Peter Altmaier and Austrian Federal Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs Dr Margarete Schramböck.

    21/07/2020 - Press release - European Economic Policy

    Minister Altmaier and his Austrian counterpart Minister Schramböck discuss industrial and digital policies in the context of Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the EU

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  • Woman looking at a test tube.

    14/10/2020 - Press release - Fostering Innovation

    A vaccine project funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy develops a second generation COVID-19 vaccine

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  • People sit in an office

    02/12/2020 - Press release - Fostering Innovation

    Federal Government Commissioner Thomas Jarzombek: Social entrepreneurs to receive support tailored to their needs

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  • Young people looking at slips of paper on a glass wall

    02/07/2020 - Press release - Fostering Innovation

    Minister Altmaier: “Adding impetus to digitalisation”

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  • Deutsche und Französische Flagge zum Deutsch-Französischem Ministerrat

    19/04/2022 - Press release - Fostering Innovation

    France and Germany to fund five joint AI projects to strengthen crisis resilience

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  • 29/11/2019 - Press release - Competition Policy

    Minister Altmaier: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy budget is a good signal for technologies of the future

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