The Clean Circles project teams up 22 principal investigators from the Technical University of Darmstadt, the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, the University of Mainz, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the DLR Institute of Low-Carbon Industrial Processes in Cottbus.
The Technical University of Darmstadt TU Darmstadt incorporates diverse science cultures to create its characteristic profile. Thanks to its administrative autonomy, the university can act flexible and make decisions faster. One of TU Darmstadt's main research fields is dedicated to energy and sustainability. Clean Circles involves researchers from mechanical engineering, mathematics, chemistry and political science.
The three primary research priorities of the h_da are all related to problems of sustainable development: Intelligent technologies for the digital economy and society, mobility and energy, as well as sustainable process design. Clean Circles involves researchers from the lab for optical diagnostics and renewable energies (ODEE).
Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. Clean Circles involves researchers from economics, chemistry and process engineering.
DLR is the national center for aerospace, energy and transportation research of Germany. The main areas are research and development in aviation, aerospace, energy and transportation, security and digitization. Clean Circles involves researchers of the DLR Institute of Low-Carbon Industrial Processes.
With around 32,000 students from over 120 nations, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) is one of the largest and most diverse universities in Germany. Clean Circles involves researchers from the Department of Political Science.
The state government supports top-class research in Hesse for the period of four years. As of April 2021, six projects of the universities in Darmstadt, Frankfurt, Gießen and Marburg and other universities and non-university research institutions will be supported by the state-funded research programme "Clusterprojekte".