With the "National Innovation Programme for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology € (NIP) the federal government is funding the development and implementation of hydrogen and fuel cell technology with the objective, over the total programme duration, of bringing about market readiness of the respective technologies, creating value chains and value-added shares, contributing to considerable growth in experience, and making a contribution to the federal government energy- and climate-policy targets. To achieve this industrial research and experimental development is to be funded in the above areas of application. The programme includes both transport sector-related and stationary applications. The total programme volume is €1.4bn. A sum of €500m is being provided by the BMVBS, €200m by the BMWi, and the other half is being co-financed by industry.