Prof. Dr Gerd Leuchs
Election of Pilot Projects
Eligible voters were invited to take part in an online pre-vote of the QUTEGA pilot projects until November 18. The result of the preliminary vote served as a basis for the final selection of the pilot projects in the framework of a workshop on November 30. Eligible voters were lecturers and independent group leaders of non-university research institutions who are also potential applicants. We reserved the right to deny the registration if none of these criteria is fulfilled.
During this workshop, it has been decided which projects are recommended to the BMBF. Strategic considerations did also play a role here, such as the fact that as many different application-oriented flagship topics as possible should be represented, or that particular crosscutting themes and key technologies are of special interest in this early stage.