Current Projects

IZNE offers consulting and support to its internal and external partners, and conducts its own projects on local, regional, national, and international level.
  • 'One Health' II - Understanding Metropolitan Regions Holistically: The "One Health" Progress College and Urban Transformation - Identifying Risks and Developing Sustainable Solutions".
  • NeLiPro - Next Level Lightweight Production: Together with partners from industry and research, the IZNE is developing high-quality, structural components in a lightweight design as well as the associated manufacturing technologies for the mobility sector
  • Sustainable nutrition in everyday student life - NEIS project: Participation and informal education for sustainable purchasing and nutrition behaviour
  • Green Economy, Climate and Biodiversity Conservation and Education for Sustainable Development for a Sound Economic Prosperity: The creation and improvement of educational opportunities is essential for the sustainable development of a region. Implementation requires cooperation between academic and non-academic educational institutions
  • Energy Supply for Health Facilities in Ghana (EnerSHelf): Together with Ghanaian partners, scientists and practitioners are working on marketable, PV-based energy solutions for health facilities in Ghana.
  • Diversity of Insects in Conservation Areas (DINA): Monitoring insect biodiversity in conservation areas (NSG) under the influence of habitat fragmentation, land use and ecotoxicological exposure.
  • Partnership for Applied Sciences (PASS): Strengthening the quality of applied teaching, advancing internationalisation, expanding networks - a German-Ghanaian university partnership project.
  • Regional Forum on Sustainable Food Management: The Regional Forum on Responsible Food Management aims to discuss and analyse the above-mentioned topics in cooperation with universities, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and companies in the region and to develop solutions.
  • ProciNut: The proposed project on research and capacity development intends to better exploit the potential of edible insects for nutrition. The aim is to produce safe and nutritious end products that fill seasonal gaps, increase household food security and improve the income situation of poor women in Madagascar and Myanmar.
  • Campus to World (Citizen Science): Citizen Science is part of the Campus to World project. Together with scientists from the H-BRS, citizens can help shape and stimulate innovations for sustainable development.
  • Energy Meteorology Laboratory: In cooperation with the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, the IZNE operates an Energy Meteorology Laboratory at the Sankt Augustin Campus. This laboratory includes a WMO-compliant weather station, a radiation measuring device, a fisheye camera for cloud observation as well as a photovoltaic system and spectrometers to supplement the radiation measurement.
  • eTa - efficient transport alternatives: The energy efficiency of vehicles and, in particular, non-classical vehicle concepts is being investigated in this project with different focal points.