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Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Division "Policy Issues, Digitalization and Transfer"
Heinemannstraße 2
53175 Bonn

Phone: +49 (0)228 99 57-0
Fax: +49 (0)228 99 57-8-3601

Value added tax identification number (USt-IdNr.) of the BMBF: DE169838195 is hosted by:

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)
DLR Projektträger
Policy Issues
Heinrich-Konen-Straße 1
53227 Bonn

Phone: +49 (0)228 3821-1628
Fax: +49 (0)228 3821-1408

USt-IdNr. of DLR: DE 121965658
Registration Court/DLR registration number: Amtsgericht Bonn, VR 2780

Responsible person in accordance with Section 18 (2) Medienstaatsvertrag (interstate agreement on media services)

Roman Noetzel
Phone: +49 (0)228 3821-1484
Fax: +49 (0)228 3821-1408

Sophie von Knebel
Phone: +49 (0)228 3821-1628
Fax: +49 (0)228 3821-1408

Technical support/hosting:

DLR Projektträger
Central Services - ICT Service
Sachsendamm 61
10829 Berlin

Phone: +49 (0)30 67055-767
Fax: +49 (0)30 67055-712

WCMS project - Basic layout and programming

informedia GmbH
Max-Reger-Weg 1
73230 Kirchheim

Phone: +49 (0)711 78718-60
Fax: +49 (0)711 78718-70

USt-IdNr.: DE165396766

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