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

Stand talks with the mayor of Brazzaville © Hübscher, German Water Partnership
From March 21 to 26, 2022, visitors and exhibitors could inform themselves in Dakar (Senegal) about the RAIN project, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
JOSSI Projekt: Vorbereitung der Messung
Within the JOSSI project, the two-phase flow (water-steam) of a Concentrating Solar Power plant is investigated. Practical preparations for the first measurement campaign have now started.
Gruppenbild SuLaMo
With a focus on climate-adapted land use in Morocco, the BMBF-funded project SuLaMo is dedicated to improving crop productivity through novel, water-saving soil and irrigation techniques.
Das Team der THI untersucht die neue installierte PV-Anlage auf dem Dach der Tsumkwe Secondary School
After more than two years of purely digital exchanges and extensive Zoom calls, the PROCEED team was finally able to meet in person in Namibia! From April 2 - 15, representatives from Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt (THI), University of Bayreuth (UBT), Hochschule Neu-Ulm (HNU) and IBC SOLAR AG were able to visit partners in Windhoek and travel to Tsumkwe and Gam – two of the project’s selected case study communities.
Doktorand des KIT IWG beim „Field vane Test“
The ViWaT Engineering project team carried out geotechnical exploratory drilling in Vietnam in April 2022. The data obtained will be used, among other things, to help develop the concept for protecting the eroding coastline in the Mekong Delta.
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