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Overview of Projects:

Research for preventing industrial microplastics emission

© AMB Enterprise Karachi

The EmiStop project analyses methods and technologies for measuring and preventing microplastics emission from industrial wastewater into surface water. inter 3 structures and compares optimization strategies developed in the project and prepares recommendations for industrial users....more


Can a forest manage itself? Digital approaches for a public debate on Bioeconomy 4.0

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Using the example of digitization in forestry, inter 3 will set impulses for the social discourse on potentials and risks of bioeconomy. Communication and participation formats developed in this project are applicable far beyond the wood-based bioeconomy....more


FLEXIBLE UTILITY – Climate resilience and efficiency in urban infrastructures (Definition Phase)

© Dieter Schütz / pixelio

How can the proper functioning of infrastructure systems under changing climatic conditions be ensured? The research project "FLEXITILITY” searches systematically for new ways to introduce flexible strategies of infrastructure operation. In this context, inter 3 is responsible for the development of societal approaches for flexible resource consumption as well as for the innovation management of holistic approaches for flexible infrastructure operation....more


Elimination of micro-pollutants in municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants (ZeroTrace)

WWTP Buchenhofen © Wupperverband

Worldwide, 50 million organic chemical compounds are circulating, 5,000 of which are regarded as potentially harmful to the environment. Germany has a lot of industrial agglomerations, and wastewater and water bodies are often heavily contaminated. Almost every household and industry is connected to a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), but these are often not designed to handle contamination with pharmaceutical residues and organic trace substances. The BMBF-funded ZeroTrace project aims at developing new processes for eliminating micro-pollutants in municipal and industrial WWTPs....more


Welcome perspectives - Migrants4Cities: Migrants design the sustainable city of the future in Mannheim

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How would migrants design a (more) sustainable city of Mannheim? Would the city benefit from intercultural perspectives? inter 3, the city of Mannheim and the TU Berlin create an urban design thinking process, focusing on the idea of a climate-friendly and livable city....more


ZiBiKli: Target group-specific education modules for implementing climate change adaptation measures in river basins

Schwarze Elster near Jessen © inter 3

Torrential rain, severe storms, or long-lasting heat-waves: Local effects of climate change have become more and more noticeable and pose manifold challenges for involved parties and local decision-makers. In comparison with climate protection, climate adaptation attracts less public and municipal attention. With the aim of strengthening the implementation of existing adaptation concepts and recommended actions, inter 3 develops target group-specific education modules....more


The re-productive town – strategies for sustainable transformation of urban areas

The research project "Die re-produktive Stadt” (the re-productive town) aims at identifying new ways to use secondary resources for the benefit of the community. In this context, inter 3 is responsible for innovation management and the institutionalization of re-use concepts in the partner region....more


Case Studies