Open Calls

In addition to establishing new research groups and professorships, the InnovationCampus Future Mobility (ICM) funds various research projects and programs. Here you will find open calls for individual funding opportunities:

Future Labs

The "Future Labs" call for proposals supports investments at universities to strengthen ICM's collaboration with companies or research institutions in Baden-Württemberg. Key elements of the Future Labs are the establishment and joint use of newly created research infrastructure, which is to be used for both research and transfer to industrial implementation. The measure is intended to support investments in two categories:

  1. New research infrastructure for functional models with a flexible investment sum.

Further information

Deadline for submission: 04/17/2023

NB: The guidelines of the respective institution or state must be followed for the procurement of individual components or parts.

Bottom-Up Projects

As part of the overall funding of the ICM, Bottom-Up Projects by young scientists (m/f/d) are planned that further develop the vision of the ICM and usefully complement the previous funding instruments of the campus - collaborative projects, junior research groups and professorships.

Further information

Submission deadlines:
April 6, 2023 for the meeting of the Research Board on April 27, 2023.
June 29, 2023 for the meeting of the Research Board on July 20, 2023.

Additional Budget for Ongoing ICM Projects

The aim of the Additional Budget is to further develop successes and promising results of already running projects, for example with regard to follow-up applications, publications, patents and cooperation with industry.

Further information

Submission deadline: Anytime.

Applications are to be submitted digitally based on all templates (supplemental application and one-pager) plus attachments, if applicable.

ICM Graduate Program

Collaborative Projects

In Collaborative Projects, the University of Stuttgart and KIT work together on promising research topics of outstanding scientific quality and with high knowledge potential, which are substantially developed and advanced. An essential element is the further development of the joint scientific work of both universities.

Currently, there is no open call.

Networking Projects

An essential element of the Networking Projects is the cooperation of at least one of the two universities with partners from industry or with international research institutions. The focus of the call for proposals for Networking Projects with companies is more on application-oriented research, whereas the aim of Networking Projects with international research institutions is to strengthen the visibility of the ICM internationally.

Currently, there is no open call.