The Research Campus STIMULATE is promoted within the initiative „Saxony-Anhalt WISSENSCHAFT Schwerpunkte“ - from the European Structural and Investment Funds (EFRE) - until the end of 2020. For the next 5 years, these funds will be used to strengthen the Research Campus STIMULATE both thematic content-related and structural and to enhance in particular as well as to organize the exploitation and the transfer of the results.
STIMULATE pursues the following objectives:
In Research Campus STIMULATE’s project - focus on medical engineering - the resources of the European Structural and Investment Funds are used for the following measures:
To usefully complement the research fields processed in STIMULATE, new fields of application are opened up. The contents of the fields of, for example, cardiology, thoracic surgery, urology and ENT are paramount. Regular OVGU internal calls for projects are made whose thematic orientations are in STIMULATE‘s research agenda, i.e. the image-guided minimally-invasive diagnosis and therapy methods.
The selection of the research projects is done on the basis of short proposals which are reviewed by Research Campus STIMULATE’s board according to a transparent set of criteria. Specifically, projects on the following topics will be worked on within the next 2 years:
As part of the thematic enlargement, the Research Campus research and laboratory infrastructure is also complemented.
In addition to the direct research funding, measures will be funded which serve the further development and expansion of STIMULATE’s transfer activities. As part of the provided funds, the Research Campus action framework will be expanded and made more flexible in this area. The aim is to generate economic effects in Saxony-Anhalt and to tap new sources of income in order to independently bear a part of the transfer costs in perspective. This is, in the long term, intended not only to support the financing of the research activities, but also for the perpetuation of STIMULATE.
To support the research work, superior activities are suppported within the scope of a central project. Other agents are also used for national and international networking and the establishment and perpetuation of cooperations in Research Campus STIMULATE’s scientific and economic field.