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Dr. Regine Kleber and

María García

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Expansion of the research cooperation HEiKA into a strategic partnership

Research, promotion of young talent, teaching and innovation become integral parts of HEiKA with the signing of a new framework agreement

With the evaluation of the HEiKA research partnership in 2016, the further development of HEiKA has once again picked up speed in the last two years. Perhaps the most important result of this process was the recommendation of the panel of experts, the already very positively valued partnership to expand further fields (joint courses, innovation and increased promotion of young researchers).


This will now be tangible through a structurally new form; By signing the new HEiKA framework agreement, all bilateral activities between the University of Heidelberg and KIT will be supported and presented under one umbrella, the Heidelberg Karlsruhe Strategic Partnership - HEiKA.


Further information:


Karlruhe Institut für Technologie (KIT)  |  Universität Heidelberg



Further development of the research bridge Organic Electronics towards Functional Materials

The Research Bridge "Organic Electronics" has been reorganized and expanded with respect to the research topics involved. This is also reflected in the new term "Functional Materials" for the Research Bridge.

Start of ten new HEiKA projects

With January 2018 the annual funding of ten new HEiKA projects commences.

Ten project teams will start their joint HEiKA project by January 1st 2018.


New Research Bridge HEiKAexplore

supersedes the previous Research Bridge Nature, Technology and Society (NTS)!

Starting with a call for topic outlines the new Research Bridge is introduced together with the upcoming HEiKA call for joint projects.

Learn more about the new investigative Research Bridge HEiKAexplore...

HEiKA Centre for Materials Research

"Fuctional Materials and Technologies for 3D-Structures and Systems" (FunTECH-3D) are at the centre of the joint research interest of KIT and Heidelberg University

and are the basis for the joint sucess at a call for "regional research alliances" published by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of Baden-Württemberg in 2015.

Evaluation of HEiKA in March/April 2016

Following the overall positive evaluation of HEiKA the Research Board and the Board of Directors decided on some major changes following the reviewers' recommendations.

The previous Research Bridge Nature, Technology and Society (NTS) will not be continued as before, but will undergo a fundamental adjustment becoming a new investigative Research Bridge - HEiKAexplore (see also below).

Further information also in our current HEiKA Newsletter [PDF 112 KB].

Photo: Comitee (left to right: Roger Wepf, Antje Gimmler, Wilhelm Krull, Christa Schleper, Peter Frankenberg, Louise Gunning-Schepers, Heinz von Seggern, Hubertus Feußner, Oliver Kraft, Stephen Hashmi).