The Funding Initiative

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With the “Research Campus – Public-Private Partnership for Innovation” funding initiative, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research is supporting large-scale and long-term approaches to single-site cooperation between science and industry under the Federal Government’s High-Tech Strategy.


The research campuses

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The topics of the newly funded research campuses range from new methods for diagnosing infectious diseases to restructuring the electricity supply system in the context of the transition to renewable energy sources, materials development and innovative production technologies.



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The webpage “Research Campus – Public-Private Partnership for Innovation” provides information on the funding initiative and the research campuses. It is available in German and English.


Current events

  • 12Apr

    1st Mobility2Grid-Conference: Lab2Reality

    Mobility2Grid Research Campus presents the Lab2Reality conference on the EUREF campus in Berlin. Academia and industry show how energy and transport can be theoretically connected and actually brought together in real laboratories and pilot projects.

  • 19Apr

    Aachen DC Grid Summit (ADCGS) 2018

    In April 2018, Flexible Electrical Networks (FEN) Research Campus will host the Aachen DC Grid Summit (ADCGS). The two-day event brings together international experts from science and industry to exchange on new developments in the field of DC grids.

  • 19Sep

    4th Strategy Workshop

    The fourth workshop on the funding initiative will be hosted by MODAL Research Campus in Berlin. The workshop focuses on the regular exchange of experiences and information between the research campuses as well as the topic „Complementary Goals: Innovation needs Experts”.

  • 20Sep

    Conference 2018: Innovation Hub “Research Campus”

    Save the date - in September 2018 the BMBF research campuses will meet in Berlin to discuss their recent activities. Further information will be available soon.