CZS Transfer: Resource Efficiency – Energy Systems of the Future

The ‘CZS Transfer: Resource Efficiency – Energy Systems of the Future’ proposal is dedicated to application-oriented basic research on future issues related to the energy revolution. Topics include energy efficiency, smart grids or storage technologies.

Detailed information:

Focus topic: Resource efficiency
Programme: CZS Transfer
Target group: Professors
Funding budget: 1.000.000 €
Letter of intent deadline: 14.02.2022
Full proposal deadline: 28.03.2022

Goals

The ‘CZS Transfer’ funding programme is intended to support universities of applied science in pursuing innovative research concepts with high social and/or economic relevance in the subject area of resource efficiency and turning them into practical applications. 
The ‘CZS Transfer: Resource Efficiency – Energy Systems of The Future’ proposal focuses on application-oriented basic research on future issues related to the energy revolution. For example, these issues may relate to energy efficiency, smart grids or storage technologies. The research topics should contribute to securing the energy supply of the future and making it sustainable and efficient.

Making information usable for the economy and society

The call for proposals aims to make the generated research information usable for the economy and society by supporting innovation processes. Funding is provided for projects that, with active involvement of collaboration partners, transform the intellectual and/or technological results into applications. The willingness of the collaboration partner to participate in the project must be demonstrated in the form of an LOI. The Carl Zeiss Foundation particularly welcomes projects that address the posed research questions in an interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary manner.

What are the application requirement specifications?

  • The project must align with the strategic orientation of the higher education institution. 
  • The project must strengthen an already established area of research at the higher education institution.
  • The project must have great potential in the practical application of the acquired knowledge.
  • The project must contribute to long-term strengthening of competencies in the research area.
  • The higher education institution must contribute at least 10 per cent of the requested funding.

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Baden-Württemberg: Biberach, Esslingen, Karlsruhe, Constance, Mannheim, Offenburg, Rottenburg, HfT Stuttgart, Ulm
  • Rhineland-Palatinate: Bingen, Kaiserslautern, Koblenz, Mainz, Trier
  • Thuringia: Erfurt, Jena, Nordhausen, Schmalkalden

One application may be submitted per higher education institution.

An applying higher education institution may also submit a joint application with other scientific institutions (universities, higher education institutions or non-university research institutions) from the three funding states. The applying higher education institution must take the lead in this undertaking. 

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Duration

The funding period is three years. The earliest possible project start date is 1 February 2023 and must be completed by no later than 1 July 2023.

Administration Point

Matthias Stolzenburg

Program Manager, Legal Affairs

Phone: +49 (0)711 - 162213 - 13

E-mail: matthias.stolzenburg@carl-zeiss-stiftung.de