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 150 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

Mann mit Solarpanel in der Mongolei
Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia and the coldest capital in the world, suffers from extreme air pollution. During the seven-month winter period with temperatures as low as minus 30°C, residents are dependent on constant heating. Outdated coal-fired power stations and heating with wood and waste create a thick blanket of smog. As a part of the CLIENT II PV-2-Heat project, an international consortium worked on clean, safe and affordable heating solutions for Ulaanbaatar. The latest issue of the FONA newsletter includes a report on the project.
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CLIENT II projects contribute to all of the Sustainable Development Goals between them, but there is one goal that unites them all – SDG 17. This SDG “Partnerships for the Goals” aims to “strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development”.
After an extended period of thorough preparations and diligent application processes, the innovative Level-Up research and development project is now finally set to begin construction of the Bioenergy Park in Ghana. Supported by the Tübingen-based company Novis, the site has been successfully prepared by the project team and the initial concrete foundations for the facility have been poured. This progress opens a new chapter in the international collaboration between the two project partners to create a practical educational and research facility in the fields of Renewable Energy and Circular Economy.
© Jens Gebauer
On 25th and 26th April 2024, scientists, entrepreneurs and representatives of civil society organisations from Germany and Central Asia participated in the SUFACHAIN project workshop at the Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers Institute (TIIAME), Uzbekistan.
Podiumsdiskussion auf Midterm-Konferenz © EnaTex
At the EnaTex mid-term conference in Bandung (Indonesia) in October 2023, partners took stock of the project's progress.
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