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Funding for Research Projects „Helmholtz Sustainability Challenge”: 2nd Call – Satellite Projects

Great social challenges pose a multitude of scientific questions. The preservation of our livelihoods and the transformation towards a sustainable society are in manifold ways at the center of the scientific work at Helmholtz. The Helmholtz Sustainability Challenge is dedicated to provide funding for research projects in the thematic field of sustainable value chains and networks.

Transdisciplinary research teams are asked to develop problem-oriented solutions. Leading questions are: “What major challenges exist en route to sustainable value chains and a circular economy and what competencies do we need to combine at Helmholtz to overcome them?” The Helmholtz Sustainability Challenge aims at developing and demonstrating practical examples of sustainable value chains/circularity to obtain improved resource and energy use by a combination of technical progress, economic, ecological, and societal innovations.

The second Call for Applications provides funding of the Impulse and Networking Fund for up to eight research projects (Satellite Projects).

Dates and deadlines

The Call for Applications (Satellite Projects) follows the schedule below:

Draft proposal submission: July 5, 2023

Full proposal submission: December 15, 2023

Project presentations and selection: approx.. March / April, 2024


Christian Panetzky / Andreas Schulze / Sylvia Sibilak

Geschäftsstelle Berlin

Anna-Louisa-Karsch-Straße 2

10178 Berlin

+49 30 206329-44/ - 75/ -32


Call for Application

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Compulsory Information Application Procedure

PDF, 156 KB

HSC Satellites Draft Proposal Template

PDF, 199 KB

HSC Satellites Video Pitch Brief

PDF, 101 KB

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