Who we are
We address major and pressing questions from science, industry and society. To this end, we arrange our long-term cutting-edge research in six strategic areas.
We conduct research on behalf of the state and society. That is why we are looking for answers to the big questions of our time. For example, what resources will we use to generate our energy in the future? How can we make mobility climate-friendly? What therapies will help with previously incurable diseases? Our goal: To secure the basis of human life in the long term and develop technologies for a competitive economy.
Helmholtz's potential lies in its excellent scientists: They work in the 18 research centers of the Helmholtz Association, use their globally unique research infrastructures and benefit from modern research management. We combine our strengths in six Research Fields: Energy; Earth and Environment; Health; Information; Aeronautics; Space and Transport; and Matter. We develop specific research programs for these areas, which are evaluated by international experts. Their judgment forms the basis for funding the programs.