The aim is to develop and test new methods and instruments for institutionalised transfer cooperation between non-university research institutions (AUF) and universities of applied sciences (HAW), using the example of global climate and environmental change and associated in-depth effects. A continuous multi-stage transfer chain from basic research via applied research and teaching - as a "transfer hinge" - to society, the economy and politics will be developed. Suitable and innovative formats will be analysed and implemented to create a sustainable system of transfer and knowledge transfer into practice, and an accompanying transfer study will be conducted.
The Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry (MPIC) in Mainz is responsible for coordinating the network. The primary goal of the Max-Planck-Institute is the transfer of research results to HAW and also, in the sense of feedback, the generation of ideas for future transfer and research planning. Accordingly, innovative, high-quality and practice-oriented "smart" transfer paths into HAW are developed using the example of concrete results from basic research in the fields of climate, environment and health. The focus is on innovative exchange formats (e.g. setting up an online journal club, public panel discussions) that are suitable for transferring basic research results to HAW.
The goal of IZNE is to develop a toolbox of transfer instruments designed for specific target groups that can have a broad impact on society. The university acts as a "transfer hinge" for the transfer from basic research via HAW researchers and teachers to their students as well as to civil society (NGOs, initiatives, citizens), business and politics. IZNE complements the project with an accompanying transfer study.