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Germany news roundup: 1 August-4 September

The latest headlines in German research policy and funding, covering the creation of an innovation agency, an electrochemical energy centre and the Helmholtz Association’s review.

Innovation agency gets go-ahead

A national agency to support market-creating innovation will be set up by the federal education ministry and the federal ministry for economic affairs. The agency, first mooted at an innovation summit in April, will work with universities, research institutes and businesses to provide the finance for ground-breaking ideas to be put into practice. In a statement on 29 August, education minister Anja Karliczek said the agency would help to show the world that “the future is made in Germany”.

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