Achievements in the State of Hesse's LOEWE Programme

The State of Hesse's LOEWE Programme for Scientific and Economic Excellence

LOEWE-funded research at TU Darmstadt. Photo: Katrin Binner
LOEWE-funded research at TU Darmstadt. Photo: Katrin Binner

The LOEWE research funding programme (State Offensive for the Development of Scientific and Economic Excellence) is the excellence programme run by the German State of Hesse. The aim of the LOEWE programme is to support differentiation and profile building between the research institutions in Hesse and to increase their national and international competitiveness through better networking and targeted strengthening of already existing research expertise. Furthermore, the objective is to utilise the innovative strength of the research institutions for developing the Hessian economy. The LOEWE funding is provided as initial project financing and is designed to help the research institutions in Hesse to apply for third-party funds on a larger scale and to successfully participate in major national and international collaborative projects.

LOEWE offers three funding lines (research centres, research clusters, SME projects). Calls for proposals are launched regarding the institutional programme lines (research centres, research clusters) – on an annual basis for research clusters and on an irregular basis for research centres.

You can find out more information about the LOEWE programme and the three funding lines on the website of the Hessen State Ministry of Higher Education, Research and the Arts. As the number of applications per university is limited, the two-stage application process is subject to a preceding selection process within the university.

You will find an overview of projects funded by the LOEWE programme that were applied for by scientists at TU Darmstadt below. The LOEWE Research Centres are generally operated together with non-university research institutes and/or other universities.


LOEWE research clusters at TU Darmstadt

CompuGene – Computer-assisted design methods for complex Genetic circuits

Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Beatrix Süß (Department of Biology), Prof. Dr. Heinz Koeppl (Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology)

iNAPO – ion conducting NAnoPOres

Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ensinger (Department of Materials and Earth Sciences), Prof. Dr. Bodo Laube

NiCER – Networked infrastructureless Cooperation for Emergency Response

Coordinator: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Hollick (Department of Computer Science)

RESPONSE – Resource-saving permanent magnets through optimised use of rare earths

Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Oliver Gutfleisch (Department of Materials and Earth Sciences)

Sensors Towards Terahertz

Coordinator: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rolf Jakoby (Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology)

LOEWE research unit USAG – Uniformized Structures in Arithmetic and Geometry

Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Jan-Hendrik Bruinier (Department of Mathematics)

Participation of TU Darmstadt in LOEWE research clusters

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Coordinator: University of Kassel
Contact at TU Darmstadt: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf Steinmetz (Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology)


Completed Projects