DLR - International Bureau of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (IB)
The International Bureau of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (IB) is part of the Project Management Agency c/o German Aerospace Center (DLR). The Project Management Agency (PT) of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) at the DLR assists the BMBF in planning and implementing a wide range of national research programs in various thematic areas. Next to providing direct services to the Ministry IB administers BMBF funding to German higher education and public research institutions as well as private companies. Having a strong background in R&D strategy and policy implementation with particular emphasis on international relations, the IB is especially dedicated to international cooperation activities and in the bilateral and multilateral political dialogue.
The IB further has a wide experience in coordinating and participating in EU-funded projects, focusing on international ERANETs, INCONETs, BILATs and other activities. Currently, IB is involved in 28 INCO projects worldwide. Through its long-lasting experience in implementing the international S&T cooperation of Germany, through the active involvement in planning and implementing the international dimension of the European Framework Programs and through the proactive participation in numerous EU-funded Coordination and Support Activities, the International Bureau has developed specific expertise to contribute as a coordinator to all elements of the BILAT USA 2.0 project.