Overview of our grant authorities and clients:

German Federal government

  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
  • Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)
  • Federal Ministry for Economics, Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
  • Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK)
  • Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE)
  • Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR)
  • Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS)
  • Environment Agency (UBA)

European Union and other supranational organizations

  • Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (European Commission)
  • Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs (European Commission)
  • European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom)

German Federal states and municipalities

  • Ministry of Finances and Economic Affairs Baden-Württemberg
  • Ministry of Rural Affairs and Consumer Protection Baden-Württemberg
  • Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector Baden-Württemberg
  • Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure Baden-Württemberg
  • Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg
  • Regional Council of Gießen
  • City of Stuttgart

National institutions abroad

  • Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE)
  • TA-SWISS – Centre for Technology Assessment
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Food Safety Commission of Japan (FSCJ)


  • Baden-Württemberg Foundation
  • King Baudouin Foundation
  • Körber Foundation
  • Mercator Foundation
  • Sumitomo Foundation
  • Toyota Foundation


  • German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • acatech – National Academy of Science and Engineering
  • Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP)


  • Axpo Holding AG
  • EWE AG
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • thyssenkrupp AG


  • German Council for Sustainable Development
  • International Risk Governance Council (IRGC)
  • LIFE e.V.
  • Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum (SEZ)