The Jugend forscht competition selects talented up-and-coming researchers every year.
The German Research Foundation (DFG) promotes research at higher education institutions and research centres.
The Research in Germany website provides an overview of the German research world and funding options for aspiring researchers.
Top-level research is conducted at the institutes run by the Max Planck Society, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Helmholtz Association, and Leibniz Association.
Key industry associations are the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) and the Federation of German Industries (BDI).