Germany has a long tradition of outstanding research and development. With first-rate research facilities and a high degree of innovation, Germany is one of the top research destinations in the world. Its science infrastructure consists of a unique network of university and non-university research institutions that work closely with industry and commerce. The
interconnection of science and industry is facilitated, to a great
extent, by the organizations listed, which are designated partners of the German Center for Research and Innovation.
Based on their functions, these institutions have been divided into three categories: advising and advocacy, funding, and research.