Use innovation potential - sharpen research profiles
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) supports strategic research and innovation partnerships initiated and coordinated by universities of applied sciences with the open-topic funding measure “Strong universities of applied sciences" - impetus for the region” (FH impulse). Higher research universities for applied sciences who want to expand an existing research focus with high transfer and implementation potential and sustainably sharpen their research profile are funded. Nationwide, 10 universities will receive funding of around 10 million euros for a good eight years until 2025.
The nine other partnerships selected for funding by the BMBF:
Aalen University: SmartPro: Smart materials and intelligent production technologies for energy-efficient products of the future
Furtwangen University: CoHMed: Connected Health in Medical Mountains
Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart: i_city – Partnerschaft zur Stadtforschung
Technical University of Ingolstadt: SAFIR: Safety for all - Innovative Research Partnership on Global Vehicle and Road Safety Systems
University of Applied Sciences (HAW): HamburgX-Energy - Innovation Center for Wind Energy, System Integration and Storage
University of Applied Science and Art (HAWK) Hildesheim / Holzminden / Göttingen: PlaSIg - Plasma for Life
Bochum University of Applied Sciences / Dortmund University of Applied Sciences / Westphalian University of Gelsenkirchen: RuhrValley - Mobility and Energy for Metropolitan Change
Ostwestfalen-Lippesmart University of Applied Sciences: FoodTechnologyOWL
Zittau / Görlitz University of Applied Sciences: LANDER3 - Lusatian natural fiber composite materials: decentralized energy, raw materials, resources, recycling
In June 2015, the BMBF announced on "FH-Impuls" that funded projects run for four years and can be extended for a further four years following a positive evaluation. Notice of the program.