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 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

EnerSHelF Project Leaders
Interview with the EnerSHelF project leaders - originally published at the Bonn Sustainability Portal. They are talking about project goals, the project's progress as well as the challenges that are faced.
Real Lab
Construction has been begun of “Real Lab” – a community house, to demonstrate the use of sustainable energy solutions, and impact of sustainable insulation material in high-altitude and cold climatic region of rural Kyrgyzstan.
Abbildung 2: Workshop-Teilnehmer vor der Arbeitsfläche, auf welcher mittels Moderationskarten die gemeinsame Lage-Analyse visualisiert wurde.
In freezing temperatures, a stakeholder workshop was held in December 2021 in the village of Ak-Tal, Kyrgyzstan. The participants from different local interest groups discussed controversially the condition and protection of their alluvial forest area. Thanks to the Conservation Standards method, a coherent picture of the situation emerged and consensus strategies were formulated.
Der Stand der Technischen Hochschule Ingolstadt auf der OFF-GRID Expo & Conference
From 2-3 December 2021, the PROCEED team presented its activities with African partners at its own stand.
Gemeinsame Ortsbegehung mit Vertretern der Behörden von Medellín.
At the end of November 2021, the project teams from Leibniz Universität Hannover, TU München and the company AlpGeorisk travelled to Medellín (Colombia) to assess the status of the installation work of the newly developed sensor technology for slope movements and its integration into the public space of the informal settlement. For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, face-to-face meetings with the Colombian partners and local people were possible again in order to prepare for the subsequent takeover and continuation of the system after the end of the project in December 2022.
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