Guideline for the promotion of initiatives in the field of "Technology research for electric mobility in association with China (EV-China)" within the framework of the funding programme "Microelectronics from Germany - innovation drivers of digitisation". Federal Gazette 17.10.2016
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding research projects of German universities in sub-areas of electromobility on the basis of this guideline, which are carried out in cooperation with Chinese universities and non-university research institutions.
The growing global demand for individual mobility can only be met in the long term if resource-saving drive technologies are increasingly used in road transport. Electric mobility reduces dependence on fossil fuels, makes an important contribution to reducing greenhouse gas and pollutant emissions and can improve environmental conditions, particularly in urban regions with a high population density. At the same time, electric mobility is a growth market of great economic importance.
Germany and China share the goal of supporting the expansion of electromobility as a resource-saving technology. Both countries therefore entered into a strategic partnership in 2011, which has been further developed and shaped since 2012 within the framework of the German-Chinese Strategic Platform for Electric Mobility. The aim of the platform is to develop cooperation between the two countries on all relevant aspects and application areas of electromobility.
The promotion of research and development (R&D) as well as standardization cooperation are important components of the joint activities that were further elaborated in 2014 in the framework of action for German-Chinese cooperation entitled "Shaping Innovation Together! At the same time, it is becoming increasingly important to give young German engineering scientists the opportunity to acquire intercultural competence in China as part of their academic training.
The BMBF is taking up these goals with this measure. The funding guideline is a further component of the BMBF's cooperation with the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China (MoST) in the field of electromobility.
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