Kick-off event marks start of the BMBF’s international campaign “Shaping the Future – Building the City of Tomorrow”. German research networks are looking for inter-national partners worldwide to join their projects for sustainable urban development.
Today there are already more people living in cities than in rural regions. This trend is set to continue. In 2050, two thirds of the world’s population will be living in cities. Cities throughout the world are facing huge challenges such as climate adaptation, efficient energy supplies, flexible infrastructures, sustainable mobility and urban resilience. How are we dealing with these developments? How can we make our cities attractive and sustainable places to live in?
Answers to these questions concerning the “City of Tomorrow” cannot be found at national level but require international cooperation. This is why the Federal Ministry of Education and Research is focusing its current international research marketing campaign on the “City of Tomorrow”.
The campaign entitled “Shaping the Future – Building the City of Tomorrow” is providing ten outstanding research networks with a platform for presenting their innovative projects for sustainable urban development abroad and for networking with strong partners throughout the world. The planned activities will focus on the key countries China, India, Vietnam, Colombia and the United States.
The urban development projects range from marketing sustainable transport systems in China to presenting system solutions for floating buildings in Vietnam to providing user-friendly software solutions for urban resilience in the United States. The measures are supported by a broad-based umbrella campaign in the five target countries and in Germany.
International networks will already be established at German Science Day in Ho Chi Minh City in March and representatives of the German networks will also take part in leading trade fairs throughout the world such as “Smart Cities NYC” in the United States and “Smart Cities India” in New Delhi.
The kick-off event “Building the City of Tomorrow together” marks the beginning of the BMBF’s international campaign. Numerous urban planning experts from politics, science and research as well as representatives of the ten research networks that are being funded will use this opportunity to exchange views and share their visions for sustainable, energy-efficient and attractive cities of tomorrow.
Research in Germany – Land of Ideas
The campaign is part of the BMBF’s Research Marketing Alliance and is firmly embedded as an important measure in the Federal Government’s Internationalization Strategy. The aim is to further enhance Germany’s reputation as an attractive country for education, research and innovation under the heading “Research in Germany” and to highlight opportunities for partners abroad to access Germany’s strong research base. The DLR Project Management Agency manages the international campaign on behalf of the BMBF.
DLR Project Management Agency
The DLR Project Management Agency specialises in services for the funding of research, innovation and education. As one of Germany’s largest project management agencies, it supports German state and federal ministries in implementing research funding programmes and operates on behalf of the European Commission, foundations and associations.
DLR Project Management Agency
European and International Cooperation
Heinrich-Konen-Straße 1, 53227 Bonn, Germany
Telephone: +49 (0)228 3821 2006
http://www.research-in-germany.org/shaping-the-future/press-and-media (Press material)
Petra Richter | idw - Informationsdienst Wissenschaft
Ecology Across Borders: International conference brings together 1,500 ecologists
15.11.2017 | Gesellschaft für Ökologie e.V.
Road into laboratory: Users discuss biaxial fatigue-testing for car and truck wheel
15.11.2017 | Fraunhofer-Institut für Betriebsfestigkeit und Systemzuverlässigkeit LBF
The formation of stars in distant galaxies is still largely unexplored. For the first time, astron-omers at the University of Geneva have now been able to closely observe a star system six billion light-years away. In doing so, they are confirming earlier simulations made by the University of Zurich. One special effect is made possible by the multiple reflections of images that run through the cosmos like a snake.
Today, astronomers have a pretty accurate idea of how stars were formed in the recent cosmic past. But do these laws also apply to older galaxies? For around a...
Just because someone is smart and well-motivated doesn't mean he or she can learn the visual skills needed to excel at tasks like matching fingerprints, interpreting medical X-rays, keeping track of aircraft on radar displays or forensic face matching.
That is the implication of a new study which shows for the first time that there is a broad range of differences in people's visual ability and that these...
Computer Tomography (CT) is a standard procedure in hospitals, but so far, the technology has not been suitable for imaging extremely small objects. In PNAS, a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) describes a Nano-CT device that creates three-dimensional x-ray images at resolutions up to 100 nanometers. The first test application: Together with colleagues from the University of Kassel and Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht the researchers analyzed the locomotory system of a velvet worm.
During a CT analysis, the object under investigation is x-rayed and a detector measures the respective amount of radiation absorbed from various angles....
The quantum world is fragile; error correction codes are needed to protect the information stored in a quantum object from the deteriorating effects of noise. Quantum physicists in Innsbruck have developed a protocol to pass quantum information between differently encoded building blocks of a future quantum computer, such as processors and memories. Scientists may use this protocol in the future to build a data bus for quantum computers. The researchers have published their work in the journal Nature Communications.
Future quantum computers will be able to solve problems where conventional computers fail today. We are still far away from any large-scale implementation,...
Pillared graphene would transfer heat better if the theoretical material had a few asymmetric junctions that caused wrinkles, according to Rice University...
15.11.2017 | Event News
15.11.2017 | Event News
30.10.2017 | Event News
17.11.2017 | Physics and Astronomy
17.11.2017 | Health and Medicine
17.11.2017 | Studies and Analyses