Please find here a selection of completed projects which BayFOR succesfully supported in the funding application process or in which we also participated as a partner organisation (please choose the filter option „With BayFOR“). The EU projects presented on this website have received funding from the European Commission.
You can find the list of ongoing projects here.
The alpine region is home to unique natural and cultural treasures, which have evolved over the centuries through adaption to local and climatic conditions and regional expertise. The aim of the European funded AlpBC project is to preserve and advance the legacy of the diverse alpine building culture.
CAMbrella is a pan-European research network for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). 16 partner institutions from 12 european countries are working together to develop a roadmap for future European research in CAM that is appropriate for the health care needs of European citizens and acceptable to the EU Parliament as well as their national research funders and health care providers.
Germany is facing a shortage of skilled workers in many areas of industry, including the chemistry sector. The situation is no better in other European countries. The EU Chemlab II project, sponsored by the EU lifelong learning programme ‘Leonardo Da Vinci - Transfer of Innovation’, is seeking to rectify this situation.
Like city centres, suburban districts increasingly suffer from problems such as huge influxes of population and rising traffic volumes. The EU project CIVITAS ECCENTRIC aims to develop and implement innovative solutions in the areas of urban mobility and goods transport.
Funded under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Commission, the environmental project CLIMB investigates the impacts of climate induced change on the hydrology and the management of water resources in the Mediterranean region (Southern Europe, North Africa, Near and Middle East).
One of the most critical points in the development of embedded systems with multi-core microcontrollers is the testing and troubleshooting phase. In the EU project COEMS, an international team is developing a monitoring process that does not affect the current application and allows observation for any length of time.
The transport of sediments is a natural process in running waters. Sediments are particles suspended in the water and coarse material on the riverbed. During the past decades and centuries, river engineering measures have drastically changed the natural sediment dynamics in the Danube and its tributaries. These changes in sediment transport can have adverse effects on people and the environment. The European DanubeSediment project seeks to understand these changes and recommend measure to improve the sediment balance.
Functioning ecosystems are the basis of human life. Particularly species-rich, precious or beautiful areas are therefore placed under special protection to safeguard them from degradation. Changes occur nevertheless, due to climate change, pollution, human disturbance, invasive species and other factors.
ESIT is an Innovative Training Network (ITN) in the field of tinnitus research, that is primarily aimed at training young scientists. The purpose of this ITN is to improve existing treatment paradigms, to implement new research methods, to carry out initial genetic studies on tinnitus and to develop the largest pan-European tinnitus database, which will make it possible to establish innovative solutions for personalised tinnitus treatment.
Computer-based simulations drive progress in the field of science. In addition to theory and experiments, simulations have long since been crucial for acquiring knowledge and insight. Supercomputers allow for the computation of increasingly complex and precise models.
Equality between women and men is one of the EU's overriding policy objectives. The FEMAGREE project aims to identify which other obstacles are faced by women in agriculture in gaining financial independence through the founding of a new branch of business, which existing support measures are useful and where there are still gaps in the support system.
Hydroelectric power has great potential as a renewable energy source and is a real alternative to fossil fuels: it is highly efficient and reliable, cheap and financially profitable, causes minimal carbon emissions and has the necessary technical maturity and a long life cycle. The goal of the FIThydro project is to undertake further development of this method of electricity generation.
The alpine foreland basins encompass a wide variety of natural resources and possible reservoirs deep underground, so-called geo-potentials, which are becoming more and more important in light of the energy turnaround. The more than 5000 m deep ‘Molasse’ basins offer a huge potential for the use of environmentally friendly technologies, such as geothermal energy.
From shrink-wrapped cucumbers to double-wrapped sweets – food packaging is a major factor in the life cycle assessment of a product. The EU project GLOPACK has recognised this and is developing innovative solutions to avoid or reuse food waste and packaging waste.
The Alps are a popular travel destination. However, growing numbers of visitors mean the region faces rising energy demand and higher carbon emissions. Therefore the goal of the Interreg project GRETA is to improve the sustainable use of near-surface geothermal energy in the Alpine region.
To perform complex operations without making mistakes, surgeons must undergo extensive theoretical and practical training. Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the HaptiVisT project is developing a haptic-visual training system allowing surgeons to practise operations with varying levels of difficulty in a game environment.
The ever-growing impact of climate change and the shortage of resources show a significant need for action, especially when it comes to energy and material consumption in building and utilization of buildings in the next few decades. Windows and facades play a major role in this context. By using innovative polymer glass composite materials and the requisite process technologies, it is possible to lower weight, energy consumption and costs considerably during production.
Effective insulation systems in buildings are key to optimizing their energy performance. Vacuum insulation panels (VIPs) are particularly promising in this regard as evacuated materials can be extremely good insulators and panels based on them offer highly effective and space-saving solutions.
According to the Federal Statistical Office, there were some 137,000 reported cases of child endangerment through violence, abuse or neglect in 2016 in Germany alone. Effective child protection should be in place to help these children. How well are children protected in different Western European countries? What lessons can be learned? What can we build on? The European research project HESTIA has been set up to answer these questions.
Fossil fuels are becoming increasingly scarce. In order to reduce the levels of climate-impacting carbon dioxide, renewable sources of energy are widely required. Photovoltaics play a particularly crucial role here regarding production of electric power.
Some Eastern European countries lag behind in terms of research and innovation performance, as a report from the EU Commission shows. The twinning concept of Horizon 2020 applied by this project is specifically designed for such regions. On the scientific side, the aim of the project is the further development of laser ignition, a promising alternative to conventional spark plugs in internal combustion engines.
The “M3i Industry-in-Clinic Platform” based at Munich University Hospital helps medical device manufacturers access clinical services and medical expertise quickly and easily. New medical devices should thus be developed in a more need-oriented fashion, more safely, effectively and economically, to ensure successful market access.
Large collections of data on, for example, perpetrators, crime scenes, and the sequence of crimes, are both a curse and a blessing to law enforcement agencies. On one hand, they provide new possibilities for solving crimes or even discovering hidden causalities. On the other hand, the evaluation of often heterogeneous quantities of data requires a great deal of capacity on the part of investigators. The EU project MAGNETO seeks to develop solutions for this issue.
Clean air is essential for health and quality of life. Nevertheless, air pollutants in German cities regularly exceed the limit values that apply across the EU. Because the European Union will now enforce stricter penalties for exceeding these limit values, more and more German municipalities are under pressure to promptly and sustainably reduce nitrogen oxide emissions.
„Your trash is my treasure“ – this is the motto of the new EU project MOVECO. Sixteen partners from ten countries of the Danube region want to promote transnational cooperation to accelerate the transition to a circular economy.
Biomass from agricultural waste and residues has great potential to provide society with sustainable, bio-based raw materials. On this basis the EU project “NoAW” aims to help bring about a paradigm shift from a throw-away economy to a circular one based on recycling.
Social media are increasingly becoming places where social and political conflicts are played out in an extremely aggressive way. Actors with an extremist background not only use social media as propaganda platforms, but also to openly call for violence. The PANDORA project, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, is investigating the effects of this propaganda on the real world.
Proteins play an important role in every cell: They control almost all vital processes in the body. Cancer-related gene mutations can change proteins and affect protein interactions. As a result: A given medication does not provide the same benefit to every cancer patient. A personalized treatment strategy is therefore the long-term goal of the "Personalized Cancer-specific Networks" project funded by DFG-DACH.
Nowadays, the boundaries between terrorism, organised crime and online criminality are increasingly blurred. Islamists and both left- and right-wing extremist groups use cyberspace as a hub for illegal finance and to recruit and radicalise followers. To combat this, the EU project PROPHETS has set itself the task of developing ways to prevent and contain online criminality and assist law enforcement investigations in cyberspace.
The rate of internet crime is increasing all the time. The objective of RAMSES is to design and develop a holistic, intelligent, scalable and modular platform for law enforcement agencies to facilitate digital forensic investigations.
The development and implementation of Smart Specialisation Strategies (“S3”) are promoted by the European Commission in all regions participating in the Structural Funding programmes 2014 to 2020, and are considered as a prerequisite for the granting of funding for research and innovation from the Structural Funds. The aim of the project S3-4AlpClusters is to develop a transregional innovation model for the clusters of the Alpine area.
Although the Alpine area has highly innovative regions, it still lags far behind other European regions in terms of innovatory performance and competitiveness. The SCALE(up)ALPS project aims to change this and is helping particularly new, fast-growing and scalable start-ups (scale-ups) to develop.
To increase the energy yield of organic solar cells, the EU project SEPOMO is seeking to obtain a better understanding of the “spin” mechanism, that is to say, the intrinsic angular momentum of electrons. At the same time, the project network will provide training to young scientists for their future industrial career in the field of optoelectronics.
Europe has 159 million hectares of forests and woodland. Sustainable use, especially in privately owned woods, falls short of its potential. That is why the EU research project SIMWOOD has been striving to contribute to a more efficient usage of the available supply of wood.
The sustainable development of cities is a high priority for the European Union. The aim is to be equipped to face the challenges of the future.
In the sporting goods industry, up to 30% of the material used in the production process can go to waste, and products normally end up in the bin sooner or later. At the same time, the world is battling an ever-shrinking supply of resources. As part of the EU project “Sport Infinity”, an international consortium led by adidas is working on a new generation of sportswear that can be reused an infinite number of times.
The FP7-funded SusFuelCat project aims at improving the process for using wet biomass to produce hydrogen as a source of energy.
TIRCON is dedicated to a group of disorders called Neurodegeneration with Brain Iron Accumulation (NBIA), which are characterized by high iron levels in the brain. This neurological disease usually has a very severe course, with onset in childhood in the majority of cases.
The sustainable handling of waste water is an essential prerequisite for protecting public health, preserving both water reserves and the environment and for guaranteeing the supply of drinking water in areas subject to water shortages.
You get into your self-driving car wearing a smartwatch while your home security system adjusts the surveillance cameras – our world is becoming increasingly connected. Manufacturing industry, too, has been busy for some time now exploiting the potential of the “Internet of Things”. However, increased connectivity poses numerous challenges for hardware and software.
Many district heating grids in Europe are outdated, still use energy from fossil fuels, and are not as efficient as they could be due to insufficient maintenance. Because of the long piping distance to the end consumer, a portion of the heat produced is often lost. The European project "Upgrade DH" seeks to change this.
Climate change is affecting our environment, not least in the sensitive Alpine region. Which parameters of the earth’s natural system are particularly affected? What impact is this having on the region? The “Virtual Alpine Observatory” network aims to answer these questions.
The WE-EEN project is an initiative forming part of the Enterprise Europe Network. Its aim is to increase environmental awareness among SMEs in the waste management sector through consulting, training and international events.
The European project ‘Forest Information System Northern Alps’ (WINALP) has adopted as its goal the generation of scientific principles for the sustainable management of, and preventative measures against, natural hazards to the environs of our mountain forests.