Putting scientific findings into practice
Multiple crises, from climate change and energy and resource shortages to inflation and pandemics, constitute our present. New technologies can help to create solutions. We have made it our new task to play a targeted role in this.
For example, interdisciplinary and transfer-oriented research projects in the natural sciences and engineering can help to develop concrete ideas for the energy and water supply of cities, landscapes and industries - for example through new materials for more effective use of photovoltaics or through the use of artificial intelligence to better assess and respond to the consequences of climate change. Current challenges in medicine, such as pandemics and antibiotic resistance, can be better solved by incorporating scientific and technical perspectives.
We aim to overcome systemic barriers in the transfer process in a particularly relevant research field. The center is intended to foster the entrepreneurial spirit in science and offer top researchers an ideal environment to realize transfer-relevant research projects and make the results usable.
It is a funding program for interdisciplinary, innovative research projects at the interfaces between engineering, natural sciences and medicine. The next call for proposals begins on February 5 and has the theme "New materials in medical technology".