Project overview

Here you will find an overview of the projects we are currently funding. On average, about 150 projects are being funded. Smaller funding projects are sometimes not described individually.

150

ongoing projects

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Federal state

12 project descriptions available

Bionic filters - Simulation-based design of additively manufactured porous structures Resource efficiency - Project funding programmes – CZS Transfer

Short description

The project aims to develop intelligent filters with optimized structures. The structures are based on nature's model and are intended to improve filter efficiency and energy requirements. One application example is the use in washing machines.

Carl Zeiss Cooperation Fund for Sustainability Research Resource efficiency - Large individual funding projects – CZS Individual funding

Short description

Fund for cross-site sustainability research in STEM subjects. In addition to funding about ten research projects, the focus is on raising awareness among young scientists.

Energy use optimisation Resource efficiency - Individual funding programmes – CZS Endowed Professorships

Short description

Prof. Dr. Peter Bretschneider was appointed Endowed Professor for Energy Use Optimisation at TU Ilmenau starting in the winter semester of 2016.

Environmental modelling in the climate system Resource efficiency - Individual funding programmes – CZS Endowed Professorships

Short description

Prof. Dr Holger Tost was appointed as Endowed Professor for Environmental Modelling in the Climate System at the University of Mainz starting winter semester of 2016.

Geo-Government Resource efficiency - Individual funding programmes – CZS Endowed Professorships

Short description

Prof. Dr. Pascal Neis was appointed Endowed Professor for Geo-Government at the Mainz University of Applied Sciences in the winter semester 2018.

Intelligent Ceramic Functional Materials for Innovative Applications for Energy, Mobility and Industry 4.0 (INTELKERFUN) Resource efficiency - Project funding programmes – CZS Transfer

Short description

Questions relating to intelligent functional ceramics are being investigated. In addition to materials development and characterisation, component and system development up to prototype application will be covered.

Intelligent composite fibre materials Resource efficiency - Project funding programmes – CZS Transfer

Short description

The aim of the project is to develop an intelligent natural fibre composite material with integrated sensors. The sensors enable continuous monitoring and thus reliable statements on the stability of the ultra-light composite material.

Material systems Resource efficiency - Large individual funding projects – CZS Applied basic science

Short description

The Institute for Sustainable Technical Systems (INATECH) at the University of Freiburg is establishing a competence centre for the development of functional material systems with funding from the Carl Zeiss Foundation.

MEMORI – Machine Learning Methods for Determining Functional Properties of Smart Materials Resource efficiency - Project funding programmes – CZS Transfer

Short description

The project researches intelligent materials for efficient energy converters and storage, e.g. for electromobility. The material properties are determined from structural information using machine learning algorithms and neural networks.

Novel liquid-applied ceramic solar cells (KeraSolar) Resource efficiency - Project funding programmes – CZS Breakthroughs

Short description

Ceramic solar cells are intended to bring together the advantages of different technologies: The printability of organic solar cells, the ferroelectricity of lead halide perovskite and the long-term stability of crystalline solar cells.