Research and Technology

Research and development

Today, research and development-intensive industries account for more than half of all industrial production in Germany.
Here you will find information about the major German research institutions.

Environmental technology

Environmental issues are on the agenda of many citizens, organisations, governments and international agencies. To solve current problems like climate change and scarce resources, in particular water, new technologies have to be developed and deployed on a global level. Many German research institutions and companies provide cutting-edge knowledge and innovatibe technologies in diverse fields such as environmental friendly energy production, efficient use of energy, efficient use of natural resources, recycling and waste management, sustainable water management and sustainable transport systems.

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Water management

Water is an essential resource for all life on the planet. The managemernt of this precious resource involves planning, developing, distributing and managing the optimum use of water. Water management takes into account all the competing demands for water and seeks to allocate water on an equitable basis to satisfy all uses and demands.

Biomedical sciences

Biomedical sciences or molecular life sciences enable us to gain ever deeper insights into biological processes. Core fields of molecular life sciences such as human genome research, proteome research, systems biology and bioinformatics give us an understanding of the complex and dynamic processes of life down to the molecular level and provide us with new methods enabling the systematic analysis and description of biological processes.

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Interactive & digital media

Interactive & digital media covers a wide ranch of research and applications. Generaly, any form of interface between the end user/audience and the medium may be considered interactive. It includes fields such as, for example, interactive television, videogames, social media, ambient intelligence, virtual reality and augmented reality.


Today, Germany stands right at the forefront of international nanoscience, a field of research with immense scientific and economic dynamism.
Self-cleaning windows, miniature hard discs, high-performance tumour markers - nanotechnology facilitates a diversity of new products and processes.

Research and Technology

Scientific Section of the German Embassy

The Scientific Section of the German Embassy deals with issues of research and technology policies, coordinates promotion programs and informs about the structures of the scientific landscapes in Germany and Singapore.