In 2016, the total income of ZIB comprised 18.5 million euros. The main part of this was made available by the State of Berlin as the core budget of ZIB (8.4 million euros) including investments and Berlin’s part of the budget of HLRN at ZIB. A similarly large part resulted from third-party funds (8.0 million euros) acquired by ZIB from public funding agencies (mainly DFG and BMBF) and via industrial research projects. This was complemented by a variety of further grants such as the budgets of BRAIN (State of Berlin) and KOBV (mixed funding) as well as the part of the HLRN budget made available by other German states.

The Zuse Institute Berlin finances its scientific work via three main sources: the core budget of ZIB provided by the State of Berlin, third party funds from public sponsors, and those of industrialcooperation contracts. In 2016, ZIB raised third-party funding for a la rge number of projects. Project-related public third-party funds decreases slightly by 4 % to 5,487 k€ in 2016, and industrial third-party projects increased by more than 18% from 2,106 k€ in 2015 to 2,494 k€ in 2016. In total, 7,981 k€ third-party funding marked a new record in ZIB’s history; an increase for the fifth year in a row!