Helmholtz to Invest an Additional 35 Million Euros Annually in Digitalizing Research

The Helmholtz Association is creating four innovative platforms to digitalize research. To this end, Germany’s largest research organization will invest a total of 35 million euros per year.

Each platform is located at one or more Helmholtz Centers and creates an active network that also includes other researchers. Specific funding lines will be established for this purpose. Helmholtz will build the platforms over the next few months and open a wide range of opportunities to interact with other research organizations and universities. The largest German research organization will recruit leading scientists from around the world and initiate future-oriented projects.

The four new platforms are:

  • Helmholtz Information & Data Science Academy (HIDA): Training young scientists at newly designed graduate schools within a national consortium
  • Helmholtz Artificial Intelligence Cooperation Unit (HAICU): Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Helmholtz Imaging Platform (HIP): Imaging procedures & analysis methods
  • Helmholtz Infrastructure for Federated ICT Services (HIFIS): Basic technologies and services for large scale data-driven research

If you want to read more about the platforms, please click here.