The “Calls for Transfer” (C4T) project, which launched with a pilot phase in early June as part of the new funding programme for technology transfer and innovation at universities and colleges, sponsored by the Technical University of Hamburg (TUHH), is now supporting research projects that shape society in future. The transfer of ideas, knowledge and technology is crucial task of Hamburg’s universities and key to the city’s viability.
A total of 56 project applications were submitted during the pilot phase. Of these, 16 highly innovative projects have been selected for grants of up to EUR 30,000. In addition to scientific and technological approaches, the applications also address cultural and social responsibility. All selected projects, whether recycling plastic, sustainable vegetable oil, X-ray spectroscopy, vertical building exploration with drones or concepts for sustainable senior care, are researching solutions for complex topics that will even be elementary in the near future.
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The programme, funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and Equality (BWFG) in Hamburg, aims to strengthen transfer-relevant ideas, inventions and economically effective concepts from research in the long term. This supports, expands and further develops projects at all Hamburg’s state universities.