Collaboration within the Helmholtz Association
Together with the other 17 centers in the Helmholtz Association and partners from all over the world, the HZDR researchers seek to develop new solutions, processes and products based on their findings of fundamental research.
Today, the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf is coordinating partner in the following Helmholtz networks and of a Helmholtz Institute:
- Helmholtz-Institut Freiberg für Ressourcentechnologie (HIF) – joint instutite with the TU Bergakademie Freiberg
- Helmholtz Alliance LIMTECH
- Helmholtz Cross-institutional Infrastructures: HIBEF et al.
Furthermore, HZDR scientists are actively engaged in the IHRS NanoNet as well as in Helmholtz cross-program initiatives and activities. Two of the twelve Helmholtz Virtual Institutes, which had been in operation from July 2011 to December 2016, were headed by HZDR researchers.
IHRS NanoNet - International Helmholtz Research School for Nanoelectronic Networks
The IHRS NanoNet is an interdisciplinary research school in the field of molecular electronics open to outstanding students of all nationalities with the following backgrounds: physics, chemistry, electrical engineering and materials science.
The 3-years PhD program includes independent research work in a project involving different branches of science and engineering. The well-structured scientific curriculum provides comprehensive training in technical and professional skills.
- HZDR (coordinator)
- Technische Universität Dresden [Dresden Univeresity of Technology]
- Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden
- Fraunhofer Institute for Nondestructive Testing
- Nanoelectronics Materials Laboratory gGmbH
The IHRS NanoNet is funded by the Initiative and Networking Fund of the Helmholtz Association.
Helmholtz Cross-program Initiatives and Activities
A multitude of research programs in the Helmholtz Association's six research fields tackle the major challenges of society, economy and science. Thus, the Helmholtz Association has established cross-program structures to bundle existing expertise across several programs. The HZDR is a partner in the cross-program initiative "Technology and Medicine – Adaptive Systems". In addition, the HZDR coordinates the cross-program activity "Radiation Research".
The Helmholtz Roadmap for Research Infrastructures aims at developing current and future large research infrastructures within the Helmholtz Association. In the latest revision of the roadmap HZDR is involved in the following projects:
- Accelerator Technology Infrastructure Helmholtz (ATHENA)
- Helmholtz Research- and Experimental Platform for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste and the Deconstruction of Nuclear Power Plants (HOVER)