International Affairs
Seed Funding Global South - Funded Projects
Find out about the projects we have funded since 2019, as well as the topics they cover, the countries involved, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) they address.

Seed Funding for Cooperation with Partners in the Global South - Funded projects

Beginning 2019, TU Berlin announces annual calls for seed funding for researchers at the University who are interested in initiating new projects or seeking to strengthen their cooperation with partners in the Global South.
The following is an overview of the projects selected for seed funding since 2019. The pandemic meant that the majority of projects selected in 2020 could not be implemented. This is also why there were no calls issued in 2021.

Application yearTotal fundingApplicationsSelected
2022EUR 30,000105
2020EUR 30,000157
2019EUR 20,000176

Funded projects 2022

Academic Chair/ FacultyCountrySustainable Development Goals (SDG) primarily addressedTopic
Environmental Process Engineering,
Fac. III
Brazil3: Good Health and Well Being
6: Clean Water and Sanitation
12: Responsible Consumption and Production
17: Partnerships for the Goals
Wastewater treatment and reuse in coffee production - Brazil
Mechanics, especially Stability and
Failure of Functional Optimized Structures,
Fac. V
India4: Quality Education
5: Gender Equality
9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
10: Reduced Inequalities
12: Responsible Consumption and Production
17: Partnerships for the Goals
Fab lab for sustainable materials - India
Building Archaeology and Heritage Conservation,
Fac. VI
Jordan / Lebanon11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
17: Partnerships for the Goals
Sustainable preservation of urban heritage - Jordan / Lebanon
International Urbanism and Design,
Fac. VI
Indonesia11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
13: Climate Action
17: Partnerships for the Goals
Climate friendly self-assembly - Indonesia
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management,
Fac. VII
Tanzania4: Quality Education
8: Decent work and Economic Growth
13: Climate Action
Agricultural entrepreneurship and sustainability – Tanzania

Funded projects 2020

Academic Chair/ FacultyCountrySustainable Development Goals (SDG) primarily addressedTopic
Work and Technology Studies,
Fac. I
Ghana8: Decent work and Economic Growth
9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
10: Reduced inequalities
Maker education and (accessability to) assistive technology - Ghana
General and Historical Educational Science,
Fac. I;
Urban Design and Urban Development,
Fac. VI
India3: Good Health and Well Being
10: Reduced inequalities
11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Urban well-being with a focus on child friendly/inclusive futures - India
Metallic Materials,
Fac. III
Kenya4: Quality Education
7: Affordable and Clean Energy
8: Decent work and Economic Growth
9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
E-Tuktuk - Kenya
Fluid Dynamics,
Fac. V
Colombia4: Quality Education
7: Affordable and Clean Energy
9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
13: Climate Action
Wind energy - Colombia
International Urbanism and Design,
Fac. VI
South East Asia:
Thailand/ Indonesia
11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
13: Climate Action
17: Partnerships for the Goals
Climate Change responsive housing in a self-build and incremental context - South East Asia
Urban Design and Urbanization,
Fac. VI
Egypt4: Quality Education
10: Reduced Inequalities
11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Equitable Learning curricula of Schools in Urban Planning - Egypt
Economic and Infrastructure Policy,
Fac. VII
South Africa/ Colombia7: Affordable and Clean Energy
8: Decent work and Economic Growth
13: Climate Action
17: Partnerships for the Goals
Energy transition and coal exit - South Africa/ Colombia

Funded projects 2019

Academic Chair/ FacultyCountrySustainable Development Goals (SDG) primarily addressedTopic
Didactics: Work/Vocational Studies,
Fac. I
Laos4: Quality Education
12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Responsible Consumption - Laos
Advanced Ceramic Materials,
Fac. III
Uzbekistan4: Quality Education
6: Clean Water and Sanitation
7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Clean Energy- Uzbekistan
Exergy-based methods for refrigeration systems,
Fac. III
Algeria / Kenya / Rwanda7: Affordable and Clean Energy
13: Climate Action
17: Partnerships for the Goals
Renewable Energies - Sub-Sahara Africa
Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics,
Fac. V
Ghana1: No Poverty
4: Quality Education
8: Decent work and Economic Growth
Education - Ghana
Design and Typology,
Fac. VI
Bolivia / Peru4: Quality Education
5: Gender Equality
11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Sustainable construction - Bolivia/ Peru
Economic and Infrastructure Policy,
Fac. VII
Colombia7: Affordable and Clean Energy
8: Decent work and Economic Growth
13: Climate Action
17: Partnerships for the Goals
Energy transition and coal exit - Colombia