The German Maritime Strategy 2025 offers two maritime programmes to support the national research community as well as the industry for ship-building and marine technologies. Project Management Jülich (Forschungszentrum Jülich) coordinates both programmes on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for
Large public organisations tend to create a huge amount of knowledge through commissioned research studies. However, making use of this knowledge often is difficult as technical or scientific reports may be voluminous and/or difficult to digest for non-expert readers.
As mobility is an important part of our life, and the interconnectedness of the economy leads to more and more transport, we expect to see significant growth in freight as well as in passenger transport in the future. Forecasts predict that the global vehicle population – currently about 1.2 billion
Modern technologies must be adapted to meet the needs of people, both young and old. This is why the Federal Ministry of Education and Research is funding the “Bringing technology to the people” research programme on human-machine interaction. The "Bringing technology to the people" research
Parking aids in our cars, a plethora of new features on our smartphones, wristbands with sensors that monitor our fitness: intelligent technologies are increasingly part of everyday life. Technology assists people of all ages, particularly the elderly, helping them to retain their independence and
Each year several thousands of people are killed in accidents on German roads. Many measures have achieved a high level of safety in all vehicle classes to date. However, the number of fatalities remains high. Therefore, the research initiative Ko-FAS is exploring technologies in order to detect
This programme is aimed at the promotion of R&D work successfully concluded and to promote innovation through the implementation of demonstration actions or pilot projects providing innovative solutions.
In recent years, intermodal transport has been assigned a high priority in the German transportation policy - and now more than ever. Potential economic and environmental benefits have been the decisive factors in the efforts to implement intermodal policy, and investments in intermodal terminals
According to recent projections, the volume of freight traffic is expected to rise from 371 billion tonne-km in 1997 to 608 billion tkm by the year 2015. This corresponds to an increase of 64.1 %. With an expected increase of 105 %, road transit through Germany will contribute a significant share to