In 2019, the total income of ZIB comprised 25.1 million euros. The main part of this was made available by the Federal State of Berlin as the basic financial stock of ZIB (10.3 million euros) including investments and Berlin’s part of the budget of HLRN at ZIB. The second largest part of the budget resulted from third-party funds (8.6 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 HLRN budget made available by other German states or the research service budget of KOBV, summing up to almost 6.2 million euros in total. 

The Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB) finances its scientific work via three main sources: the basic financial stock of the Federal State of Berlin and third-party funds from public sponsors and those of industrial cooperation contracts. 

In 2019, ZIB raised third-party funding through a large number of projects. Project-related public third-party funds declined from 6.425 million euros in 2018 to 6.137 million euros in 2019, while industrial third-party projects rose from 1.707 million euros to 2.450 million euros. In total, 8.587 million euros in third-party funding marked again a new record in ZIB’s history – an increase for the eighth year in a row.