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Helmholtz Information & Data Science

Our knowledge lives from data: In the Helmholtz Information & Data Science Frame-work, we link experts, supercomputers, algorithms, data treasures and services - a structure that is unique in Germany in the field of Information & Data Science.

Satellites, accelerator facilities, supercomputers: With our large-scale scientific facilities, we are constantly acquiring new, even more precise data. The Helmholtz Centres are doing outstanding work in processing and analyzing this data, as well as in the fields of software development, artificial intelligence and robotics.

To this end, we are pooling the expertise and computing capacities of our centers in the Helmholtz Incubator Information & Data Science. This think tank is the initiator of one of the largest structured digital strategy processes in the German science system. Outstanding experts from all Helmholtz centers work together in the incubator.

The Helmholtz Incubator

Outstanding experts from all Helmholtz Centers come together in this think tank and drive forward future-oriented research with innovative projects and initiatives.

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In the meantime, more than 100 projects and research collaborations have been developed at the incubator's suggestion. In addition, at the suggestion of the incubator, the Helmholtz centers have created five high-tech platforms with an annual budget of more than 20 million euros. They regularly develop new digital solutions for cutting-edge research.

In total, we have already invested more than 300 million euros in the Information & Data Science activities of our community. The demand from our researchers for the incubator's technologies, databases and computing infrastructures is high, as is the interest in the enormous know-how of its experts .

Together, these projects and platforms form the Incubator-initiatedby the Helmholtz Information & Data Science Framework.

The following services are offered only in German:

Learn more about the five incubator platforms and their service offerings in our incubator brochure.
With the Incubator Update, we also provide quarterly information about the current activities of the five platforms. Read the latest issues here. If you would like to receive the newsletter regularly, please send us an email to: inkubator@helmholtz.de.


Sören Wiesenfeldt

Head of Department Research
Helmholtz Association

Michael Schmuker

Team Lead Information & Data Science

Florian Grötsch

Senior Adviser Helmholtz AI and Helmholtz Imaging/ Information & Data Science
Helmholtz Association

Nina Weisweiler

Information & Data Science
Helmholtz Association

Digitalization strategy of the Helmholtz Association

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