The priority campaigns based on the subject areas of the Federal Government's High-Tech Strategy are a special focus. German research institutions and companies have presented their research projects in the field of nanotechnologies and environmental technologies at trade fairs and events between 2008 and 2010, inter alia with the aim of initiating international collaborations. The international competition "Green Talents - The International Forum for High Potentials in Green Technologies 2009" was organized in 2009 as part of the Environment Campaign; in this context, 15 young researchers working in the field of environmental technologies were invited to Germany for a period of one week. A new campaign started in the beginning of 2011 and focuses on clean and energy-efficient production technologies.
The initiative also supports the Federal Government's Internationalization Strategy, which aims to strengthen and develop R&D collaborations between Germany and selected target countries. Regional activities that are to raise awareness of innovation in Germany were carried out as part of a pilot campaign in South Korea in 2006 and 2007. The BMBF has been supporting Indo-German research cooperation in the period 2008 to 2010 with its initiative "India and Germany - Strategic Partners for Innovation".
A BMBF-funded consortium was formed together with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH), the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (FhG) with the aim of intensifying international research marketing; the consortium will carry out various measures between 2010 and 2013 to increase the international visibility of research in Germany, including German research institutions and research funding programmes.
The Internet portal www.research-in-germany.de was developed by the BMBF as a central platform which presents information in English about research activities in Germany; the website is edited by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The portal and a regular newsletter provide foreign researchers and players from industry and politics with an overview of the German research landscape and the latest research news as well as information about careers, funding programmes and German research policy. Brochures published as part of the "Research in Germany" initiative can be ordered online here. Dispatch within Germany is free.
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March 2013 (URL: http://www.bmbf.de/pubRD/download-newsletter.pdf)