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

Discussion Hall
On 26 and 27 April 2023, the German-Vietnamese Science Day (GVSD) brought together scientists, representatives from politics, administration and business from more than 100 organisations in Da Nang, central Vietnam.
In 2023, the Special Award for Global Corporate Partnerships of the International German Sustainability Award (DNP) will be awarded. For the first time, the DNP will honour companies/institutions based in Germany that, together with a partner company from a developing or emerging country, are making a strong contribution to sustainable development and global climate protection through environmental and efficiency technologies.
The Central Highlands project region in Vietnam is affected by severe drought. The DROUGHT-ADAPT project team left for a consortium trip to the region in April 2023.
The company RITTEC (project coordinator revolBRAS) won a start-up prize in September 2022. Part of the prize was a two-week roadshow in Brazil, organised jointly with the AHK- and DWIH-Sao Paulo in March 2023.
Kick-Off Meeting
In March 2023, the new CLIENT II project SUFACHAIN to promote sustainable land management through innovative agroforestry systems in Central Asia had its official kick-off workshop in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
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