International Partnerships for Sustainable Innovations

With the "CLIENT II - International Partnerships for Sustainable Innovations" funding initiative, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is promoting demand-oriented research collaborations with selected emerging and developing countries. The international joint projects are developing climate, energy, environmental and resource solutions that will help to address concrete challenges in the partner countries. With their innovative and sustainable solution approaches, each CLIENT II project impacts several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at once. With a total of up to 140 million euros, the development of technologies, products, services and system solutions is promoted in seven subject areas. These are then inspected on-site in practical tests. The cooperation between German and international partners from the academic and professional worlds enables solutions that are adapted to local conditions, making them marketable. This approach strengthens the competitive position of Germany and the participating partner countries. Globally, CLIENT II is making a direct contribution to the mitigation of environmental degradation, the restoration of already degraded environmental processes and the sustainable management of natural resources.

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CLIENT II at a glance

On 08.12.2022, after four years of planning, the CLIENT II project LevelUp was ceremoniously opened with a symbolic groundbreaking.
Real Lab
Over the summer months, construction work on the Real Lab - a community house in the framework of ÖkoFlussPlan project in Kyrgyzstan continued successfully. The main objective of the Real Lab is to demonstrate the combination of sustainable insulation and renewable heating technologies. In that regard, the building is insulated with reed. For sustainable heat supply, a solar thermal system was successfully installed on the roof of the community house, which generates heat for domestic hot water and space heating.
From 18-19 October 2022, the second CLIENT II Stakeholder Conference for Central Asia took place in the framework of the Uzbek Inno-Week 2022 "Green Innovations for Sustainable Development". The conference was dedicated to regional climate projects in Central Asia and attracted over 100 participants from the CLIENT II partner countries in Central Asia as well as Mongolia, Japan, Israel, and Germany.
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The materials made from renewable raw materials developed in the BestBioPLA project were successfully processed into an automotive component and presented to a wide audience of experts at the K plastics trade fair in Düsseldorf.
Eine gute Ausbildung für den Betrieb und die Wartung der Kleinwasserwerke und die Durchführung von Reparaturen  mit Online-Unterstützung ist für eine gute technische und finanzielle Leistung der Anlagen unumgänglich. Das Foto zeigt die  Teilnehmer des ViWaT-O-Workshops vor dem ViWaT-MobiLab, das für die Überwachung der Pilotanlagen im Mekong-Delta eingesetzt wird.
Wars, salinization and climate change the demand for small dual water plants. Given that water is becoming scarce in more and more regions worldwide, technologies that were originally only intended for arid regions are also becoming relevant in Germany. IEEM, the Institute for Environmental Engineering, has developed a new concept for small waterworks as part of a project funded by the BMBF. This is intended to help where one natural water source alone is no longer sufficient.
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