Coordination, Public Relations, Exploitation


Coordination, Public Relations, Exploitation

Project meetings

Various activities for networking and information exchange between the involved partners and their cooperation partners are planned during the course of the project:

  • Cultivation Now: cross-working group, direct exchange of ongoing and planned activities.
  • Cultivation Juniors: Exchange of doctoral students and presentation of the data obtained.
  • Cultivation Seniors: Exchange with experienced colleagues and experts in the field of cultivation of demanding microorganisms.

The following events are planned as part of the interdisciplinary exchange between microbiology, engineering and other sciences:

  • Cultivation meets engineers: Workshop on reactor construction, control technology and application.
  • Cultivation meets life science: Workshop for the exchange of different bio-sciences (such as ecology, biochemistry, biotechnology, etc.).
  • Cultivation meets utilization: workshop with potential partners for the output exploitation (e.g. representatives of the DSMZ, ATCC, companies).

Public relations

As part of public relations work and public outreach, the project team is planning a number of different measures to convey status updates of ongoing and planned scientific work and activities to an interested broader public:

  • Digital cultivation: use of various social and digital media outlets to report on the project.
  • Cultivation goes school: Interested students and pupils are familiarized with working in the field of cultivation in formats like virtual laboratories or small internships at the project partners’ laboratories.
  • Cultivation for all: Participation in public science events such as Pint for Science, VAAM Science Slam, Night of Science, or Open House Days with the aim of making research accessible to the general public in a comprehensible way.


Regarding the scientific and economic implications, it is crucial to use and implement the obtained results in terms of scientific impact and profitable output.

We particularly see scientific added value in the following areas:

  • Fundamental research (material cycles, evolution, aquatic ecosystems)
  • Marine and climate research (determination of metabolic turnover rates)
  • Energy research (physiology and biochemistry)
  • Biotechnology(industry, medicine)
  • Drinking water supply
  • Astrobiology and space exploration