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

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.
weißes Blatt, brauner Hintergrund
The RIESGOS 2.0 project has come to an end. The project team developed a demonstrator for a web-based multi-risk information system. The results have now been published in a policy brief.
The StratOre project aims to improve the mining processing chain of ore deposits in Indonesia by developing innovative concepts for efficient and sustainable extraction of critical metals such as nickel, cobalt, scandium, and bismuth, silver, antimony, indium, tellurium. Between April and May 2023, researchers from the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF), along with project partners from the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), successfully completed a field trip to Indonesia to meet the Indonesian project partners and to visit the project’s two study areas.
•	Der RIESGOS-Demonstrator im Praxistest (© DLR e.V.)
Hazards are rarely isolated: when an earthquake triggers a tsunami, it can exacerbate existing damage and cause disruptions to vital, critical infrastructure. In recent years, experts from Germany, Chile, Ecuador and Peru have been working together in the RIESGOS 2.0 project to better prepare disaster risk management for such complex situations.
bei einem brasilianischen PET-Recycler. (Copyright: RITTEC 8.0 Umwelttechnik GmbH)
The company RITTEC 8.0 Umwelttechnik GmbH (revolBRAS project coordinator) was awarded as the winner of the Sustainability Open Innovation Program by the Brazilian brand manufacturer Lojas Renner S.A.. In addition, RITTEC organized a second roadshow to Brazil in November 2023. Furthermore, on 26th of January 2024, the first in-person revolBRAS project meeting took place in Germany. The new project partner HORIBA Europe GmbH was integrated and warmly welcomed into the project team.
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