As one of the largest project management organizations in Germany, Project Management Jülich (PtJ) supports its clients in the federal and state governments and the European Commission in realizing their funding policy goals. PtJ implements research and innovation funding programmes that are geared towards socio-political needs, integrating national and European funding. The funded projects cover the entire innovation chain from basic research to market entry. One of the goals is the advancement of funding instruments to accelerate the innovation process. Through regional networking of science and industry, the aim here is to exploit local innovation potential in particular.
Since the summer of 2020, Project Management Energy, Technology, Sustainability (ETN) and Project Management Jülich (PtJ), both previously independent and based at Forschungszentrum Jülich, have been pooling their experience and expertise under the joint umbrella of Project Management Jülich. The Project Management ETN has so far been solely active for the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. Together with the former PtJ area of expertise “Technological and Regional Innovations”, it forms the new PtJ area of expertise “Research and Society NRW”. With this merger, the project management organizations are now jointly positioning themselves as competent service providers for North Rhine-Westphalia.
The funding volume managed by PtJ rose to €2.192 billion in 2020. The number of ongoing projects increased to 30,350. Of these, 23,307 projects with a funding volume of around €1.915 billion were accounted for by federal programmes. For the programmes of federal states, PtJ managed a total of 7,043 projects with a funding volume of around €276.90 million. PtJ’s main client was the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) with a share of 37.7 per cent of the funding volume managed, followed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) with 34.8 per cent as well as the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) with 6.4 per cent each. Other federal authorities accounted for 2.1 per cent. The states had a share of 12.6 per cent in 2020. €1.03 billion of the funding volume went to the area of expertise “Sustainable Development and Innovation”, €917.40 million to the area of expertise “Energy and Climate” and €240.90 million to the area of expertise “Research and Society NRW”. On 31 December 2020, PtJ had 1,380 employees at its four locations in Jülich, Berlin, Rostock and Bonn.
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PHOTO: Forschungszentrum Jülich/Sascha Kreklau, Forschungszentrum Jülich/Ralf-Uwe Limbach, Illustration: SeitenPlan