Four research institutes win "North German Science Award"

16 November 2022
Materials' researchers in Hamburg Metropolitan Region scoop first prize for unique, joint 3D-project

Four research institutes in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region, led by the the Technical University (TUHH), won first prize in the North German Science Awards Monday (November 14, 2022) and EUR 150,000 in prize money. Their “Center for Integrated Multiscale Materials Systems” (CIMMS) project won  for research into 3D printed, novel materials that offer cost-effective alternatives to conventional products. The overall North German Science Award is worth EUR 250,000. The second prize of EUR 100,000 was presented to the joint project "Homeo-Brain" by the Technical University of Braunschweig in co-operation with the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI), the Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Natural Sciences and the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein Campus Lübeck (UKSH).

State funding for 3D printing project

"Both award-winning projects impressively demonstrate how much scientific work can benefit when the brightest minds come together - and across departmental and institutional boundaries," said Katharina Fegebank, Senator for Science and Research. The Ministry for Science and Research has provided EUR 4 million in funds for CIMMS as part of the HamburgX project from 2020 to 2024 as these innovative co-operation models "must be supported and expanded", she noted.

Unique research approach 

Scientists at TUHH, the University of Hamburg, the German Electron Synchrotron (DESY) and the Helmholtz Centre Geesthacht work jointly on CIMMS making for a "unique research approach in Germany", according to the ministry. The North German Science Award is presented every two years for cross-border collaborations that boost the competitiveness of research networks in north Germany. Emphasis was on engineering in 2022.


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