Helmholtz Funding for Knowledge Transfer

With this funding measure, the Helmholtz Association aims to promote the transfer of knowledge with defined target groups in society. We are looking for innovative knowledge transfer projects that bring value to society.

Our mission is to facilitate premium research that contributes to solutions for today's pressing questions and problems. To this end, the scientific findings that emerge from the Helmholtz Centers must reach the right target groups in society and enable them to make informed decisions based on science. This creates a close dialog with the most diverse stakeholders from politics, administration, business, civil society, education, and media. It ultimately transforms the findings from science and research into the basis for progress and decisions for the future.

Projects funded so far:

Important environmental issues, such as climate change and biodiversity, are being discussed globally through various intergovernmental associations such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) or the Intergovernmental Panel on Biological Diversity (IPBES). These scientifically focused entities also develop recommendations for action to fulfill international commitments regarding sustainable development. While such assessments play an important role in global policy processes, the results trickle down to national public discussions far less frequently. In German environmental policy, for example, the results are often not put into the context of political requirements. The aim of the INTERNAS project is to better prepare and make use of current international assessments and their analyses and options for action for national policy consultation. This is also intended to strengthen efforts to implement the UN sustainability goals at the national and international levels. During the assessment finalization, possible consequences in the form of options for action for German politics will be worked out in cooperation with a broad spectrum of stakeholders from politics and society. In this knowledge transfer project, the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ) and the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) combine their expertise in terrestrial, marine, coastal, and polar systems.



Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research – UFZ

Dr. Kristina Raab

Phone: +49 341 235 1650

Email: kristina.raab(at)ufz.de


Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research – AWI

Dr. Gesche Krause

Phone: +49 471 4831 1631

Email: gesche.krause(at)awi.de

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    • Dr. Uli Rockenbauch
    • Executive Assistant to the Managing Director
      Helmholtz Association