International Partnerships for Sustainable Innovations

With the "CLIENT II - International Partnerships for Sustainable Innovation" 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 innovative and sustainable climate, energy, environmental and resource solutions which will help to address concrete challenges in the partner countries. With a total of up to 100 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 17 and 18 September 2019, representatives of all the joint research projects approved under the CLIENT II funding initiative came together for the first CLIENT II conference, held at the “Umweltforum” in Berlin. The conference provided a networking opportunity for over 50 international research projects and accompanying scientific projects. The 200 participants were able to discuss how to develop and implement innovative solutions in the areas of climate, environment and energy. They were also given a platform to exchange views on current challenges in their work.
    Bild mit Panorama von Almaty
    On 24/6/2019, German and Central Asian representatives from science and industry met in Almaty to usher in the launch of the CASIB regional office as part of a stakeholder conference. The event focused on the emergence and strengthening of networks for joint scientific and economic collaboration between Germany and Central Asia in the context of the CLIENT II funding measure.
    Das deutsch-namibische PROCEED-Projektteam bei der Vorbereitung des Verbundvorhabens im „House of Democracy“ der HSS in Windhuk, Namibia, im März 2019. © Clemens von Doderer, HSS Namibia
    At the beginning of April, the Institute for New Energy Systems (InES) at the Ingolstadt University of Applied Sciences (THI) launched a new project for sustainable energy supply in rural Africa: PROCEED (short for "Pathway to Renewable Off-Grid Community Energy for Development").
    Kickoff für internationales Kooperationsprojekt RIESGOS am Deutschen Fernerkundungsdatenzentrum des DLR in Oberpfaffenhofen. © DLR
    People all over the world are rushing to cities, forming increasingly densely populated regions. As a result, natural hazards are also threatening more and more people - the risk of being affected has been increasing worldwide for decades. A disaster is rarely an isolated incident: A flood can cause a landslide or an earthquake can cut off the power and water supply, meaning situations can be exacerbated for those affected as well as task forces. The possible implications of such escalation chains are illustrated by the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe in 2011, in which an earthquake triggered a tsunami disaster on the Japanese coast, subsequently damaging the nuclear power plant.
    Eine Erosionsrinne auf einer Uranbergbauhalde in Südkasachstan
    Under the leadership of the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), a German consortium is planning a drone-assisted method for exploring uranium mining legacies in Central Asia in cooperation with partner authorities from Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.
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