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

Eine Erosionsrinne auf einer Uranbergbauhalde in Südkasachstan
The technology developed within the CLIENT II project DUB-GEM to detect radioactive radiation at former mining sites with drones was tested under real conditions in October 2021. On the FONA website, the BMBF reports on the tests in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
Wiederhergestellte historische Dämme im Wadi Musa in Petra, Jordanien
The CapTain Rain research project started with a stakeholder workshop in Amman, the capital of Jordan. The focus is on protection against heavy rainfall events, which have repeatedly triggered flash floods in the past, causing major damage. The BMBF reports on the project kick-off on its FONA website.
Der Enguri-Staudamm
An article on the DAMAST project was published on the federal government's website on September 23, 2021.
Sign to Health Centre
Update on current developments in the EnerSHelF project
People planning test installation for early warning system in Medellín
Since August, the test installation of the Inform@Risk early warning system for slope movements has been carried out in Medellín, where around 100,000 people currently live in areas at risk of landslides. The work is accompanied by information campaigns and workshops with local residents to increase acceptance and responsibility for the system.
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