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Forschungszentrum Jülich - Annual Report 2011

CreatingKnowledge Annual Report 2011 | Forschungszentrum Jülich 39 Employees at the different locations 361in Jülich, 210in Berlin and 28in Rostock- Warnemünde. Project Management Jülich invested €1.25 billionof funding; approved around 4,300new projects; coordinated a total of around 11,500projects. The number of employees rose to 599. In 2011 Project Management Energy, Technology and Sustainability (ETN) works exclusively as a project management agency for the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It focuses on the scientific, technological and financial management of funding pro- grammes; in some areas, it functions as an awarding authority. ETN coordinates the activities in NRW in the field of elec- tromobility. ETN is responsible for the topics of energy, health economy and nu- trition, and it is also involved in regional and structural development projects. Project Management Jülich Project Management ETN coordinated 670projects; with a total budget of € 445 million, of which € 339 millionwere grants; approved more than 230new projects. The number of employees rose to 54, 63 %of whom are women. In 2011 Project Management ETN In autumn 2011, Dr. Ulrich Schlüter (middle) retired as long- standing head of Project Management Jülich and Dr. Christian Stienen took over the reins. At the event pictured here, a new energy-efficient office building was also officially opened. “The new building for Project Management Jülich represents a significant improvement in working conditions for the employ- ees of Project Management Jülich,” said State Secretary for Research Thomas Rachel (left). Karsten Beneke, Vice-Chair- man of the Board of Directors of Forschungszentrum Jülich, is pictured on the right. Project Management Jülich (PTJ) has a turnover in excess of € 1 billion, making it the project management agency with the highest turnover in Germany. With expertise in research and innovation management, it supports its clients in the German federal and state govern- ments in implementing their research programmes and it functions as a Na- tional Contact Point for European Com- mission research funding. PTJ is thus an important point of contact for those in- terested in Germany as a competitive lo- cation for research and innovation in a common European Research Area. Pro- ject Management Jülich coordinates re- search and innovation funding pro- grammes on topics in the areas of biotechnology, energy, materials tech- nologies, environment and sustainabili- ty, marine and polar research, naviga- tion and marine technology, technology transfer and start-up companies, as well as regional technology platforms and clusters. It works on behalf of the Fed- eral Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the Federal Ministry of Econom- ics and Technology (BMWi), the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development (BM- VBS) as well as on behalf of the federal states of Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Mecklenburg- Western Pomerania, Berlin and the Euro- pean Commission.