The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has been the largest client of the Project Management Jülich (PtJ) and has been awarding all ongoing project management tasks by competition since 2011. PtJ is very successful in this competition, being one of the largest project managers in Germany today. PtJ integrates national and European funding in the three sections of energy, sustainable development, and innovation and knowledge transfer. In addition to various federal and state ministries and the European Commission, its clients also include subordinate authorities and foundations.
PtJ increased the sum of funds implemented from € 1.26 billion in 2011 to € 1.7 billion in 2018. The number of employees almost doubled during this period, from just under 600 to just under 1,200. In 2018, they managed around 23,100 ongoing projects.
PtJ successfully acquired new customers in 2018. The state of North Rhine-Westphalia, for example, has entrusted PtJ with responsibility for the start-up grant initiative “Gründerstipendium NRW”. PtJ is also implementing a contract for the first time for the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung, BLE) with the project management agency of “LandKULTUR – kulturelle Aktivitäten und Teilhabe in ländlichen Räumen”, an initiative concentrating on cultural activities and participation in rural areas.
For PtJ itself, 2018 was a year of farewell and a new beginning. On 1 November 2018, Dr. Stephanie Bauer succeeded Dr. Christian Stienen as the new head of Project Management Jülich. Dr. Christian Stienen had been in charge of PtJ for seven years and took his well-deserved retirement.
according to location in 2018
projects did ETN manage in 2018 – an increase by almost 30 per cent
The Project Management ETN is solely active for the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. In addition to energy research, ETN supports projects on climate protection, new mobility and electromobility, health economy and regional funding projects. In 2018, ETN increased the number of ongoing projects by almost 30 per cent to 806. The related subsidy amount rose to € 305 million.
As of: 31.12.2018
|Funding measure||Number of Projects||Funding amount (in millions of euros)|
|Leitmarkt Energie ||173||60,40|
|Leitmarkt Gesundheit. ||131||40,20|
|Leitmarkt Mobilität ||110||35,00|
|Leitmarkt Produktion. ||13||4,40|
|Climate change measures||144||48,80|
|North Rhine-Westphalian energy projects||75||37,40|
|European Energy Award||110||2,90|
|Digitaler und stationärer Einzelhandel||20||1,20|
|Innovationsregion Rheinisches Revier||2||2,20|
PHOTO: Forschungszentrum Jülich/Sascha Kreklau, Illustration: SeitenPlan