Germany - PTJ


As one of the biggest project management organizations in Germany, Project Management Jülich is a competent partner for science, industry and politics. 

With expertise in research and innovation management, Project Management Jülich supports its clients in the German federal government and state governments as well as the European Commission in implementing their research policy goals. Project Management Jülich is thus an important point of contact for those interested in Germany as a competitive location for research and innovation in a common European Research Area.

Project Management Jülich is also responsible for important coordination tasks within the framework of European research programmes. With six National Contact Points dealing with the most important topics targeted by European research funding, it is closely integrated in the preparation and implementation of EU Research Framework Programmes. By participating in a number of ERA-NET projects, Project Management Jülich also plays a role in expanding the European Research Area. It is a member of the ERA-NET steering committees, which means that it is not only familiar with relevant European Union research programmes and regulations, but also with the European member states.

The Project Management Jülich, Division EEN (Erneuerbare Energien) is acting on behalf of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The essential task of EEN is to manage the funding budget of the BMU in the area of renewable energies as described in the 5th Energy Research Programme of the Federal Government.

Within this programme, the BMU is responsible for the project-oriented funding of research and development in the “renewable energies”.

Regarding the funding of projects in the field of geothermal energy, BMU outlined in the funding announcement of 20 November 2008 its priority areas for research funding in the field of geothermal energy. The aim is to continuously reduce the cost of extracting and using heat and electricity from geothermal reservoirs.

In 2010, BMU approved a total of 30 new geothermal energy projects with a funding volume of 15,1 million Euros. At the same time, 10 million Euros were allocated to ongoing projects.

Lead person:

Dr. Stephan Schreiber (Dipl.-Geologist) is scientific officer in the division “Renewable Energies” (EEN) of Project Management Jülich with a special focus on geothermal energy. Project Management Jülich is administering the research funding program