Stiftung Charité was founded in 2005 by the entrepreneur Johanna Quandt (1926 – 2015). It is an independent private non-profit foundation. Stiftung Charité promotes Berlin as a world-leading center for the life sciences. It supports Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and other life science organizations with funding programs in three key areas: Innovation, Research, and Open Life Science.




Since July 10, 2023, our new address is as follows: Stiftung Charité, Novalisstraße 10, 10115 Berlin-Mitte.

Innovation Funding

Research Funding

Open Life Science


This week, the Charité celebrates the opening of the “Max Rubner Center for Cardiovascular Metabolic Renal Research” with an international symposium. At the center’s location in Hessische Straße 3-4, Rubner himself had…

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Stiftung Charité is calling for scientists and media professionals to team up! The aim of our new annual science x media tandem program is to promote the opening of the life sciences in general and the quality of science…

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The Clinician Scientist program in Berlin has established itself as a new and valuable career path for combining clinical practice and research during the challenging phase of specialist training. Stiftung Charité is a…

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New call out now: Max Rubner Award 2024

The Max Rubner Award, endowed with a total of EUR 100,000, promotes the implementation of innovative ideas at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. Apply now!

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We are moving from Karlplatz to Novalisstraße, remaining in Berlin-Mitte. As of July 10, 2023, our new address is as follows: Stiftung Charité, Novalisstraße 10, 10115 Berlin-Mitte.

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Stiftung Charité not only provides external funding but is also actively involved in the Berlin life sciences. The foundation brings its funding recipients together and identifies its own areas of inspiration. Hosting its own events is an important way to achieve these goals. Regular events from Stiftung Charité include the Entrepreneurship Summit, management lectures, and round tables.

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Stiftung Charité in numbers

Focus areas of the foundation’s work
Innovation – Research – Open Life Science
Funding volume
Mill. per year (average from 2020, 2021, 2022)

Number of funding programs and initiatives
10 programs + events
Number of new grantees
per year (average from 2020, 2021, 2022)