The main funding of the IMVT is via Helmholtz programmeswhere a focus is on the research area Energy with contributions to the programmes Storage and Cross-linked Infrastructures (SCI) and Energy Efficiency, Materials and Resources (EMR). There is also research activity for the programme Science and Technology of Nanosystems (STN).
A significant part of the financial means stems from third party funding of programmes by the European Union, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. There are also projects funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and the AIF, respectively. Research projects funded directly by the industry prove the technological and economical relevance of the research done at the IMVT.