Name of Funding agency

Projektträger Jülich (PtJ)

Geographical coverage (national/regional)

National: Germany

Name of the programme/initiative

Vom Material zur Innovation

Programme website

Programme owner

BMBF – Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Program manager (executing funding organisation)

PtJ (Projektträger Jülich)

Contact person(s) (e-mail, tel.)

Name: Christian Schröder, Show-Ling Lee-Müller

Phone: +49 2461 61 3368; +49 2461 61 4471


Funding Commitment

5 Mio €

Anticipated number of fundable research partners

No prediction possible

Maximum funding per grant awarded to a partner

any restrictions

Type of research eligible for funding: eligible TRL range

Pre-competitive, application oriented R&D

Funding rates (approx.)

Funding with a mixture of funds; applied R&D is fundable.

Industrial partners can be funded with up to 50% funding rate and research partner with 100% funding rate.

Major eligibility criteria
(e.g. types of organisations, thematic restriction, cost types and caps)

Companies including SMEs as well as large industry are eligible;

Public or non-profit-making research organisations and universities are eligible. Including at least one German industrial partner per consortium is highly recommended. Research and development projects with focus on future batteries are required.

Submission of the proposal at national/regional level (schedule, cut-off dates, deadlines, etc.)

Deadline for national documents 15 June 2021

Link to the national call

Bitte nehmen Sie vor der Antragstellung unbedingt Kontakt mit Herrn Schröder oder Frau Lee-Müller auf.

Submission of financial and scientific reports at the national/regional level

Yes, according to the national funding rules.

Further guidance

Merkblatt für DE-Antragsteller Call 2021 (pdf)