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Forschungszentrum Jülich - Annual Report 2012

Creatingknowledge Annual Report 2012 | Forschungszentrum Jülich 39 Employees at the different locations 412in Jülich, 269in Berlin, and 29in Rostock. Project Management Jülich invested € 1.24 billionof funding; approved around 5,000new projects; and coordinated some 14,500 projects. The number of employees increased to 710. In 2012, Project Management ETN has been work- ing for the federal state of North Rhine- Westphalia for over 20 years and is fully funded through commissions from the federal state. In addition to advising those interested in funding as well as process- ing and approving applications, ETN coor- dinates projects from start to finish. ETN is responsible for the topics of energy ( programme), health and nutrition economy, and is also in- volved in regional and structural develop- ment projects. Important funding meas- ures in 2012 were electromobility and combined heat and power in the energy Project Management Jülich Project Management ETN coordinated more than 700individual projects with a total budget of € 460million, of which more than € 340millionwere grants. The number of employees increased to 58, of which almost two thirds are women. In 2012, Project Management ETN In 2012, Project Management Jülich (PTJ) very successfully competed for project management work on the federal and state level. It consolidated its position by taking over research management in the areas of Knowledge and Technology Transfer as well as Research for Sustain- able Development. This highlights the leading position of PTJ as the project management agency with the highest turnover in Germany. PTJ coordinates research and innova- tion funding programmes in the areas of bioeconomy and life sciences, energy, materials technologies, environment and sustainability, climate protection, marine and polar research, navigation 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 Ministries of Education and Re- search (BMBF), of Economics and Tech- nology (BMWi), for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), and of Transport, Building and Urban Development (BMVBS), as well as on behalf of the federal states of Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, and Mecklenburg -Western Pomerania, as well as the European Commission. With five nation- al contact points and contributions to numerous European coordination initia- tives, PTJ is active in shaping the Euro- pean Research Area. Autumn 2012 saw the retirement of Wilfried Wascher, head of Technology Transfer and Start-Up Companies at PTJ for many years. On the occasion of his retirement, Karsten Beneke, Vice- Chairman of the Board of Directors of Forschungszentrum Jülich, spoke about Wascher’s special dedication and commitment to the development of the branch office in Berlin, which he headed since 1992. sector, as well as a call for applications for a programme focusing on the devel- opment of appropriate care models for old age in the health sector.