State of North Rhine-Westphalia

State of North Rhine-Westphalia

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) regards electromobility as the key to sustainable climate-friendly and environmentally compatible mobility. It therefore promotes research questions of different topics, ranging from charging infrastructure to intelligent cars and traffic systems to the development and production of vehicles. The Federal Ministry makes a special contribution to grasping the opportunities of e-mobility and supporting its implementation. By funding the eLab, the BMWi is demonstrating its confidence in Aachen as a research location for electromobility.

Federal ministry of economics and energy (BMWI)

Federal ministry of economics and energy (BMWI)

The state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), with its 71 universities and more than 40 non-university research institutions, has set itself the goal of paving new paths for the future by excelling in science. For this reason, the state government already provides special support for research at the university location of Aachen – for example, within the framework of the so-called Excellence Initiative. The funding of the Center for Electric Vehicle Production is a continuation of this approach and an important step towards strengthening e-mobility in NRW as well as beyond the state's borders. The state government of North Rhine-Westphalia is funding both the start-up factory and the eLab.

Bundesministerium

European Union

European Union

The European Union is a multifaceted promoter of research issues related to sustainable and cross-border mobility. In particular, the research and development of sustainable electromobility is being promoted within the framework of the "Green Vehicles" initiative. In this way, the EU supports the possibility of European leadership in this field. The funding of the eLab underlines these goals and contributes to the continuous development of all relevant topics.

ZIEL2.NRW PROGRAM 2007 - 2013

ZIEL2.NRW PROGRAM 2007 - 2013

In 2007, a new funding period had begun. For North Rhine-Westphalia, this meant in concrete terms: the state received around 1.3 billion euros from the ERDF fund until 2013. The funding is part of the so-called Objective 2 program for areas in which the economy is reorienting itself to be prepared for coming challenges. Together with other funds from the state government and private money, a total of about 2.5 billion euros is available. The Objective 2 program for North Rhine-Westphalia pursues three important goals: SME and the start-up scene are to become even stronger and more active than before. In addition, cities and regions are to become more attractive and liveable. Above all, however, the willingness and ability to innovate is to improve throughout the state.

OPERATIONAL PROGRAM EFRE.NRW 2014 - 2020

OPERATIONAL PROGRAM EFRE.NRW 2014 - 2020

For the 2014 to 2020 funding period, around 2.4 billion euros were available for the ERDF.NRW Operational Program from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as well as funds from the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) and other public and private grants. This was the largest economic and structural development programme in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It was intended to help realize the targets of the EU's "Europe 2020" strategy and the economic and structural policy goals of the state of NRW.

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LEITMARKTAGENTUR.NRW

LEITMARKTAGENTUR.NRW

During the funding period of the NRW Operational Program 2014 to 2020, funding competitions were announced in eight lead markets. The North Rhine-Westphalia state government commissioned the LeitmarktAgentur.NRW to implement these competitions. It is based at the Jülich Research Center and is a cooperation between the two Jülich project management organisations PtJ and ETN. Both project management agencies contributed equal numbers of experienced staff to this cooperation. This ensured that the required capacities for this extensive work were also available.