Important collaborative projects


EU Projects

InComEss: INnovative polymer-based COMposite systems for high-efficient Energy Scavenging and Storage

PEPSA-Mate: Nanopeptides and Nanosaccharides for Advanced and Sustainable Materials

USOME: Advanced Analysis of Polymersome and Exosome Hybrids for Potential Application in Therapeutics and Diagnostics

3DPartForm: 3D-printing of Particulate Formulations utilizing polymer microparticle-based voxels

CHIPIN: Tissue-engineering the tumor microenvironment to improve treatment of pancreatic cancer

ESiM: Energy Storage in Molecules

M.ERANET Projects

  • LaSensa - 2D-regular nanostructures for laser and sensor applications
  • 3D4D2 - 3D polymer matrix device for dual drug delivery and simultaneous treatment of acute malaria and malaria transmission
  • CaFeOx - Naturally occurring Ca-Fe oxide-based materials with tailored antimicrobial functionalities for multiple applications on surfaces, in water and membranes
  • Multimat3: Multi-Material Additive Manufacturing
  • GRADIENT - Graded phase boundaries for improved dielectric and mechanical strength of fiber-reinforced composites
  • InsBIOration - Bioinspired interfaces for the development of next-generation degradable multiphase materials
  • LIFOMUL 3D - Lignin formulations for multimaterial 3D printing of micronadelectrodes
  • MBrace - Multi-Matrix Composites for Fashionable, Customized and Evolvable Braces
  • ModEl-FuturE - Modelling Wear of Intrinsically Self-Healing Elastomers for Reduced Particle Emission and Improved Lifetime Performance in Future e-Mobility Concepts

Completed EU projects (and projects of other sponsors)

Further international collaborative projects

DAAD Strategische Partnerschaft und Thematische Netzwerke - Bayreuth Melbourne Colloid/Polymer Network


DFG Collaborative projects

DFG Collaborative Research Centre Transregio 67 'Funktionelle Biomaterialien zur Steuerung von Heilungsprozessen in Knochen- und Hautgewebe - vom Material zur Klinik'

DFG Collaborative Research Centre 1357: "MICROPLASTICS - Understanding the mechanisms and processes of biological effects, transport and formation: From model to complex systems as a basis for new solutions"

DFG Priority Programme 2100 "Soft Material Robotic Systems"

DFG Research Unit 2811 "Adaptive Polymergele mit kontrollierter Netzwerkstruktur"

DFG Research Training Group 1865 "Hydrogel-based microsystems"

DFG Research Training Group 2430 "Interactive Fiber Rubber Composites"

DFG Research Training Group 2250 "Building constructions' impact safety using mineral-bound composites"

DFG-SFB 280 „Konstruktionsstrategien für materialminimierte Carbonbetonstrukturen – Grundlagen für eine neue Art zu bauen

DFG-SFB 1415 „Chemie der synthetischen 2D-Materialien

DFG-Collaborative Research Centres Transregio 127 "Biology of xenogeneic cell, tissue and organ transplantation - from bench to bedside "

Collaborative projects within the framework of the excellence initiatives

Cluster of Excellence "Physics of Life"

Center for Regenerative Therapies, crtd (emerged from excellence cluster and DFG center)

Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden, cfaed (emerged from excellence cluster)

DIGS-BB - Dresden International Graduate School for Biomedicine and Bioengineering

Other national alliances

IHRS NanoNet - International Helmholtz Research School for Nanoelectronic Networks

Research Centre for High-Performance Fibres, Structures and Textile Machine Development (HP-Fibre Structures)

BCube Center for Molecular Bioengineering (emerged from BMBF Center of Innovation Competence)

C³ - Carbon Concrete Composite

Leibniz Research Alliance "Nanosafety"

Leibniz Research Alliance "Health Technologies"

Leibniz Research Alliance "Bioactive Compounds and Biotechnology"

Ministries and Parent Organisation

Leibniz-Gemeinschaft (Leibniz Association)

Saxon State Ministry of Science, Culture and Tourism - SMWK

Federal Ministry of Education and Research - BMBF

Networks and Affiliations (selection)

DRESDEN concept

MFD - Materials Research Network Dresden


OES - Organic Electronics Saxony

Initiative Nano in Germany

Federation of Reinforced Plastics - AVK

wip - Knowledge and Innovation Network Polymer Technology


GDCh - Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker

DFO - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Oberflächenbehandlung

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde - DGM

Other German Research Organizations

Max Planck Society


Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres

Research Funding Organizations

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft - DFG (German Research Foundation)

Arbeitsgemeinschaft industrieller Forschungseinrichtungen - AiF (Federation of Industrial Research Associations)

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation