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Funding measure of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research : CLIENT II - International Partnerships for Sustainable Innovations

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CLIENT II supports demand-oriented research and development collaborations with select newly industrializing and developing countries with interesting markets for German suppliers of technology. CLIENT II aims to enhance international partnership in the areas of climate, environment and energy. For more detailed informations about possible technologies, please see the call text. The technologies indicated below are not mandatory.

fundingjoint research and development projectsinternational cooperationinterdisciplinary

Target markets/partner countries

Asia & Pacific

ChinaKazakhstanMongoliaViet Nam

Europe & Central Asia


North Africa/Middle East


Sub-Saharan Africa

AngolaBeninBotswanaBurkina FasoCote d'IvoireGambiaGhanaMaliNamibiaNigerNigeriaZambiaSenegalSouth AfricaTogo

Climatically relevant technologies and services

A) Mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions

Climate-friendly agriculture and forestry

ReforestationLow-emission fertilizationEnergy-efficient and emission-reducing cultivation techniquesEnergy-efficient and emission-reducing farming techniques

Cross-sectoral interdisciplinary technologies for emission reduction

Firedamp capture (CH4)Replacement of climate-damaging refrigerantsNOx-catalystsFlue gas filtration techniqueOther products and technologies, components and infrastructure reducing emissionsSubstitution of nitrous oxide

Energy- and resource-intensive industries

RPM-regulated electric motorsEco-design conceptsEfficient generation of compressed airLow-emission generation of process heat and combustion technologyEnergy-efficient production and automatization techniqueUtilization of oils and fats from renewable resourcesPlanning and implementation of joint product production and eco-industrial parksPlanning of integrated, energy-efficient manufacturing sites and chainsResource- and energy-efficient product designSubstitution of fossil resources for cellulose, starch and lactic acid

Energy-efficient cities and infrastructure

Utilization of waste heatAdaptive cooling and heating technologyEfficient cooling technology (air conditioning and refrigeration)Efficient pumps and desalination plants for waterElectric transmission systems adapted to the requirements of renewable energiesEnergy and climate-efficient heat pumpsEnergy-efficient cooling appliancesEnergy-efficient server and network technologyEnergy saving lightingBuilding automation and smart grid systemsClimate adapted architecture conceptsLED street lightsEmergency power supplyEcological insulating materials, concepts, and technologiesSolar cooker

Low-emission mobility and transport

Alternative and low-emission fuelsFuel cell drivesEfficient combustion enginesElectric drivesLow-emission municipal logistics conceptsInfrastructure for electric mobilityIntermodal logisticsNon-Motorized-TransportationMunicipal traffic conceptsTraffic-Demand-ManagementEco-friendly short-distance transit

Low-emission power supply (on- und off-grid)

Batteries and energy saving systemsBiogas plantsCombined heat and power unitsCCS and charcoalStand-alone photovoltaic systemsMicrogrid planningSolar collectorsStirling enginesAlgal biofuelsHot water tanksWind turbines

Other services

Accompanying training measures for emission-reducing products and servicesDevelopment of technology- and country-specific financing concepts for emission-reducing products and servicesAdvisory services for planning and implementing the German Renewable Energy Sources Act, emission reduction standards, etc.

Sustainable waste- and recycling management

Waste segregation conceptsPlanning and implementation of waste prevention consultingLandfill gas captureLow-emission waste incinerationComposting and biogas plantsPlanning and implementation of returnable systemsPlanning of regional recycling conceptsImplementation of specific approaches to recycling, e.g. for electric waste and waste oilWaste sorting plants

B) Adaptation to climate change

Climate-adapted agriculture and fishery

Soil cultivation concepts and consultingDrought- and salt-resistant plantsEfficient irrigation systemsElectronic control and monitoringFodder production based on climate change induced change of raw materialsImplementation of innovative cultivation or land management methodsClimate-tolerant livestockSustainable fishing industry/aquacultures

Coastal and flood protection

Planning of dikes, flood protection constructions, sluice and drainage technologies

Failsafe information and communication networks

Decentralized energy buffersDatacenters with low cooling requirementsGale-tolerant mobile communication base stations

Failsafe transportation infrastructure

Extreme weather-tolerant harbor installationsPlanning of railway lines, streets and airports


Reinsurance against climate change risks

Meteorological metrology and climate simulation

Calculation of climate scenariosForest fire managementWeather surveillance radar systems and softwareWind, air pressure and precipitation meters

Resilient energy infrastructures

Energy saving technologies

Water management

Fountain management (protection against flooding and contamination)Electronic monitoring of conduit systems to avoid leakagesGraywater recyclingFlood retention basinsRegeneratively powered desalination plantsWatershed planningWater recycling concepts and plantsWater storageWater Harvesting Technologies

C) Cross-sectoral topics


Sample projects

Former funding measure CLIENT (I)

Former funding measure CLIENT (I)

project example from CLIENT (I)

project example from CLIENT (I)

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