Active third-party funding
Future of energy supply in the steel industry - H2B ("Hydrogen to Bremen")
Duration: 2020 to 2022
Project funded employee: Julian Thiele (PhD candidate)
In this EU founded project, an interdisciplinary team of natural, technical and economic scientists will analyse the future supply and use of hydrogen as an energy source for the steel industry in Bremen. The holistic supply concept takes into account the entire value-added chain of hydrogen supply and use in the sense of a roadmap. This also includes, for example, mobility concepts and plans for heat supply to districts in Bremen, Bremerhaven and neighbouring regions.
Such far-reaching transformation processes require the willingness to cooperate and acceptance in society as well as accompanying political measures. In order to explore these aspects, behavioural economic studies are conducted in the BreLAB. The insights gained will be used in stakeholder workshops to identify potentials, barriers and possible policy measures. From the natural and technical science side, the project will conduct a potential analysis for the realization of an electrolyser at the site of the Bremen steelworks. The project is a joint project in cooperation with the working group "Resilient Energy Systems" of the Faculty of Production Technology at the University of Bremen (coordination) and is financed by the Bremer Aufbaubank under the title "Roadmap for a gradual defossilisation of the steel industry and urban infrastructures using electrolysis hydrogen in Bremen (H2B)" for 36 months.
Contact: Dr. Tobias Wendler
Studies on the hydrogen economy in Bremen - hyBit (Hydrogen for Bremen's industrial Transformation)
Duration: 2022 to 2026
Project financed Staff: Jessica Birkholz (scientific employee), Philip Kerner (scientific employee)
In this project, an interdisciplinary team of natural, technical and economic scientists is investigating the industrial transformation of Bremen towards a hydrogen economy. The goal of the project is the development and design of a hydrogen hub in Bremen and the region.
Hydrogen is considered a promising technology to drive the transformation towards a climate-neutral and sustainable Europe. This project investigates how a hydrogen economy can contribute to climate neutrality through targeted technical, economic, ecological, legal and social design.
The transformation of economic structures towards a hydrogen hub requires deep understanding of the dynamics in technology development pathways, as well as in the narratives and uncertainties associated with the new technology. The working group "Innovation and Structural Change" participates in the project by analyzing different data sets using multivariate statistical methods and machine learning approaches.
The project is a joint project funded by the BMBF. The coordination of the project is done by the department for Resilient Energy Systems. The project is funded under the title "Hydrogen for Bremen's industrial Transformation (hyBit)" for 42 months. Project partners include the Wuppertal Institute, the Bremen Institute for Production and Logistics (BIBA) at the University of Bremen, Fraunhofer-IFAM (Bremen), Fraunhofer-ICT (Karlsruhe) and Bremen University of Applied Sciences, as well as other key players in Bremen's industry such as Arcelor Mittal Bremen, swb and BLG. Eleven working groups from the technical sciences, humanities and social sciences are represented at the University of Bremen.
Postdoc-Network "Learning (from) Transformation"
Laufzeit: 2022 bis 2023
We live in times of global challenges. These challenges such as climate change, resource scarcity and pandemic threat have become too ubiquitous to be solved through minor innovation processes. Therefore, the call for transformation in the sense of disruptive, pathbreaking changes has become vital. At the end of the 20th century, post-socialist countries have experienced a radical transformation. The radical system change was conducted by shock therapy in many countries, such as the GDR, the Czech Republic, and the Baltic countries. We are only beginning to understand the long-term consequences of this historically unique event, not to mention the lessons learned for today. This is where the Postdoc-Network "Learning (from) Transformation" comes in. We aim to bring together economists, historians, political scientists, sociologists, and colleagues from any further discipline from the University of Bremen and its affiliated institutions to discuss the above (and related) questions.
The network is financially supported by BYRD - Bremen Early Career Researcher Development, the center for young researchers at the University of Bremen.
New wave of migration on the background of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Social and economic consequences for Ukraine and for Poland: statistical analysis and prospects
Duration: 2022 to 2023
Financed through the project: Dr. Svitlana Chugaievska
This project examines the social and economic consequences of recent migration movements against the background of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The focus lies on the consequences for Ukraine itself as well as for Poland. Overall, the analyses cover the period of the last 10 years, during which increased migration flows have been observed. The focus is on comparisons over time and the socio-demographic characteristics of migration that vary over time. Statistical methods and forecasting techniques (models, scenarios) are applied.
Svitlana Chugaievska is an Associate Professor of the Department of Mathematical Analysis, Business Analysis and Statistics and Head of the Scientific Centre of Statistical, Sociological and Economical Research at Zhytomyr Ivan Franko State University, Zhytomyr, Ukraine
Contact: Dr. Mariia Shkolnykova
DFG Network "The Dynamics of Innovation Systems: Perspectives, Influences and Operationalization"
Duration: 2022 to 2024
The scientific network "The Dynamics of Innovation Systems: Perspectives, Influences and Operationalization” is funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft during the period from 2022 to 2024.
The network aims to facilitate research exchange on innovation systems and to develop an understanding of their influence and operationalization. It consists of 18 members from 14 academic institutions, including six international partners from the UK, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands and Switzerland. The network brings together a wide range of expertise on different types of innovation systems, linking economists with political scientists, geographers and engineers.
The project will include several working meetings and two international conferences to be held in Bremen, Göttingen, Braunschweig and Jena.
Contact: Dr. Ann Hipp