With four full proposals, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) will enter the final round of the funding line “Clusters of Excellence” in the Excellence Strategy launched by the federal and the state governments. KIT convinced the international Committee of Experts with its draft proposals on algorithms for large data volumes, additive manufacturing in 3D, dark matter, and new materials and technologies for energy storage. The results of the first round were announced by the German Research Foundation (DFG) in Bonn at the end of September 2017.
“Submission of four convincing draft proposals in the first round is a big success for KIT,” says the President of KIT, Professor Holger Hanselka. “This clearly reflects that we are very well-prepared with our research profile. The Excellence Strategy is a hard competition with strong competitors – we accept this challenge with determination and high motivation.”
In total, 195 initiatives from all over Germany submitted draft proposals for Clusters of Excellence. 88 of them are now invited by the experts to submit full proposals.