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

Italian locust during the egg-laying season in Kasachstan
The CLIENT II project Locust-Tec is using innovative approaches to prevent locust outbreaks and plagues, thus strengthening food security and contributing to the achievement of SDG 2 "Zero Hunger". By reducing the chemical control of locusts, the project is also helping to achieve SDG 15 "Life on Land".
ViWaT-Engineering Pilotstandort mit Landsenkungsobservatorium im südlichen Mekong-Delta, Vietnam. Foto: Felix Dörr
The southern Mekong Delta is on average just 80 cm above sea level. Therefore, land subsidence of up to 3 cm per year poses an existential threat to the more than 20 million inhabitants of the region. As part of the CLIENT II research project ViWaT-Engineering, researchers of Karlsruher Institute of Technology (KIT) set up an innovative measuring system that enables depth-differentiated land subsidence measurements in the Mekong Delta for the first time. This observatory, together with the data from three groundwater measuring points, a weather station, various soil moisture sensors and a radar reflector, provides unique insight into the process dynamics of land subsidence. The automated transmission of the measurement data to the servers of KIT and the Vietnamese partner authorities allows for a direct analysis of the research data, even beyond the end of the project period.
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The CLIENT II research project SUFACHAIN and its partner sustainable AG are organising an online workshop on carbon certification standards in agroforestry systems in Central Asia.
The International Week of Innovative Ideas (INNOWEEK), is an annual trade fair and conference held in Uzbekistan. It has established itself as the largest international event for research and innovation in the region.
From 12 to 13 October 2023, the German-Kazakh Science Day took place in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The event was supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research Germany (BMBF) and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan (MHES) (MHES).
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