One year after the kick-off of the funding initiative "r²
– Innovative Technologies for Resource Efficiency – Resource-Intensive
Production Processes" the first r² status seminar took place. It was
organized as part of the 7th BMBF Forum for Sustainability,
which under the motto "Research for sustainable developments
–International" also focused on resources. Contributions to the focus of
this status seminar were made in the morning sessions C 6 "Resource Efficiency and Innovation Dynamics in resource-intensive Production Processes" and C7 "Germany as a Location for Metal Production"
and in discussions of other topics related to metal production. In the
afternoon we continued our discussions about the latest developments in
our research with all r² projects.
Holding the r² status seminar as part of the 7th BMBF Forum for
Sustainability encouraged the networking of the funding initiative
internationally. In addition to the scientific program the poster
exhibition in the "r² market place" provided an opportunity for informal
exchanges, making contacts, discussing ideas and initiating projects.
Dr. Katrin Ostertag
Fraunhofer Institute for Systems
and Innovation Research ISI
Breslauer Strasse 48
Phone: +49 721 6809-124
Projektträger Jülich Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
10969 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 30 20199-406