EARTO Members


Country: Germany
Founded in: 2001
EARTO Membership: Association


Key Figures 2016

€4,219M Income

34,733 Employees

404 Patent Applications

3,690 Industrial Partners

204 Spin-offs Created

840 H2020 Projects (eCorda March 2018)


Mission & Vision

Mission: We contribute to solving the major challenges facing society, science and the economy by conducting top-level research in strategic programmes within our six research fields: Energy, Earth & Environment, Health, Aeronautics, Space and Transport, Matter, and Key Technologies. We research highly complex systems using our large-scale devices and infrastructure, cooperating closely with national and international partners. We contribute to shaping our future by combining research and technology development with perspectives for innovative application and provisions in tomorrow’s world. We attract and promote the best young talents, offering a unique research environment and general support throughout all career stages.


Vision: Helmholtz Association conducts top-level research to identify and explore the major challenges facing society, science and the economy.



Technology Expertise

  • Natural Sciences: Mathematics ; Computer and information sciences ; Physical sciences ; Chemical sciences; Earth and related environmental sciences ; Biological sciences ; Other natural sciences
  • Engineering & Technology: Civil engineering ; Electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering ; Mechanical engineering ; Chemical engineering ; Materials engineering ; Medical engineering ; Environmental engineering ; Environmental biotechnology ; Industrial Biotechnology ; Nano-technology ; Other engineering and technologies
  • Medical & Health Sciences: Basic Medicine; Clinical medicine ; Health sciences ; Health biotechnology ; Other medical sciences
  • Agricultural Sciences: Agricultural biotechnology ; Other agricultural sciences
  • Social Sciences: Psychology and cognitive science; Sociology; Other social science


Participation in EARTO Innovation Awards



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