The Ohm successfully participates in various international joint research projects at the European level. These projects are supported by a variety of European funding programmes, including the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation H2020 (2014-2020), Horizon Europe (2021 - 2027), and other EU research funding programmes.

EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

The European Commission’s framework programmes support activities in the areas of research, innovation, education, and culture. The funding covers the entire innovation chain - from basic research to preparing marketable products and services. The framework programmes, which have defined funding periods, are oriented on the European Union’s strategic goals, and define the thematic focus, types of grants, and rules of participation. 

Current research projects


FOOD costing and internalisation of externalities for system transition

To ensure sustainable food systems, the environmental and health costs must be significantly reduced, while at the same time healthy and sustainably food must be made affordable for everyone. In the current food systems many costs associated with “harmful” foods and the benefits of healthy foods are externalised, i.e., they are not reflected in the market prices and therefore are not part of decision-making on the part of the actors in the food value chain. FOODCoST’s aim is to develop a roadmap to effective and sustainable strategies to evaluate and internalise external effects of foods, in order to ensure sustainable food systems by indicating the external costs, which have been disregarded previously, of foods in food prices in the future.

More information about FoodCoST and the “Wahre Preise” campaign.

Project duration: 4 years (1 June 2022 - 31 May 2026)
Funding: HORIZON Europe - Grant Agreement ID: 101060481 -
Project type: RIA - Research and Innovation Actions


Long Life Power Platforms for Internet of Things

The overall aim of this sub-project is the development of reliable digital twins to research energy harvesters and suitable energy storage options more efficiently and in greater detail. The benefits resulting from the use of wireless sensor networks that have been investigated using LoLiPoP IoT will be demonstrated in twelve applications in locations across the EU. The applications are planned to take place under laboratory conditions or real-use conditions.

More information is available in this pdf or on the official website of LoLiPoP IoT. 

Project duration: 3 years (1 June 2023 - 31 May 2026)
Funding: H2020 - Grant Agreement Nr. 101112286 -
Project type: RIA - Research and Innovation Actions

Completed research projects


Building an ecosystem for the up-scaling of lightweight ceramic materials and structures

The project aims to develop non-metallic, inorganic lightweight materials. Prof. Krcmar’s working group is tasked with developing a new lightweight hollow block with improved material properties. The project also includes constructing a pilot unit for producing lab bricks at the Energie Campus Nürnberg (EnCN) and accepting research assignments from EU countries. More information is available on our website or on the official website of LIGHTCOCE. 

Project duration:4 years (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2022)
Funding:H2020 - Grant Agreement Nr. 814632 -
Project type: IA - Innovation Actions


Modelling optimization of energy efficiency in buildings for urban sustainability

The construction and energy services branch is faced with the challenge to ensure that the energy efficiency and savings predicted when defining energy efficiency measures are actually achieved during the operation of a building. However, there are many indicators that building performance is unsatisfactory, i.e. there is a large difference between a building’s estimated and actual energy consumption. The aim of this project is to minimise this difference using innovative simulation tools that can register and describe the complexity of the actual building operation in precise simulation predictions. Further information can be found on the official website of Moeebius.

Project duration:42 months (1 November 2015 - 30 April 2019)
Funding:H2020 - Grant Agreement ID: 68051 -
Project type: IA - Innovation Actions


Storage-enabled sustainable energy for buildings and communities

In Evora (Portugal), Nottingham (United Kingdom), and Nuremberg (Germany), the SENSIBLE project demonstrates various types of energy storage in small-scale that can be integrated into buildings and communities. These types of storage can improve the integration of variable renewable energy sources, increase energy security for customers, and facilitate own production and use. Further information can be found on the European Commission website

Project duration:4 years (1 January 2015 - 31 December 2018)
Funding:H2020 - Grant Agreement ID: 645963 -
Project type: IA - Innovation Actions

Other EU funding programmes:

LIFE (“L’Instrument Financier pour l’Environnement”) is the only EU funding programme focusing exclusively on environmental protection. The programme, set up in 1992, funds measures relating to biodiversity, and environmental and climate protection.

Current research projects


Towards hypocarbonic economy – Development of non-fired waste-based building materials

The three-year EU project launched in October 2019 with 5 project partners from 2 EU countries. The aim of the project is to develop new “non-fired” bricks – based on industrial waste using so-called geopolymer routes. Geopolymers are “cold-setting” binding materials which do not require firing for solidification. More information is available on our website or on the official website of Hypobrick.

Project duration: 3 years (1 October 2019 - 31 September 2022)
Funding: LIFE Programme 2014-2020
of the European Union for the Environment and Climate Action
Project ID: LIFE18/CCM/ES/001114

The European Social Fund (ESF) is an EU financing instrument that aims to improve employment and promote the social integration of the EU member states. The ESF supports various projects and programmes that are designed to promote education, training, employment capacity, and social integration. The ESF plays in important role in reducing unemployment and poverty risk and mitigating social exclusion and inequality.

Current research projects


Digitalisation and virtual commissioning to strengthen sustainability for manufacturing industry in Bavaria

The project aims to make the diverse potential applications of digital twins and virtual commissioning more accessible to staff at Bavarian medium-sized businesses. Due to the reduced physical presence of people, e.g., due to epidemic emergencies, employees can be trained in the digital simulation of machines and plants. This is aimed at contributing to managing the challenges posed in professional contexts, in particular in communication, collaboration, presenting, and training, and to strengthening an export-oriented engineering industry.

More information is available on our website.

Project duration: 24 months (1 January 2022 - 31 December 2023)
Funding: The DigiQBay project is funded by the Bavarian Collaborative Research Program (BayVFP) ‘Digitization’ funding line, primarily from the European Social Fund (ESF 2014 - 2020) REACT-EU 2021-2023.


Component analysis via 3D surface scanning and x-ray methods for SMEs

Complex components require costly quality controls that 3D digitalisation can make more efficient and cost-effective. The technology enables fast measurement of components with complicated free-form surfaces, even in small quantities. This method can be used in component post-production without prior 3D data, as precise digital models can be produced by 3D scans. The project aims to develop a comprehensive online course and practical trainings for SMEs to establish and extend the knowledge on the market about potential applications and limitations of this method in various sectors.

More information is available on our website.

Project duration: 24 months (1 January 2022 - 31 December 2023)
Funding: The DigiQBay project is funded by REACT-EU.

Eurostars is an EU funding programme that supports research and development projects at SMEs in the technology sector. The programme aims to develop innovative products, processes, and services to strengthen the competitiveness of the European economy. Eurostars offers funds and facilitates international collaboration between SMEs from different EU countries, to realise high-value, market-oriented projects.

Current research projects


A novel ultra-fast laser source for iridotomy, trabeculoplasty, and post-cataract treatment

Laser treatments for eye diseases, like glaucoma and aftercataract, have increased in significance and are now preferentially used, because they represent a minimally invasive approach. However, conventional laser sources can cause undesirable side effects such as excessive tissue removal and damage. To solve this problem, the Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm and its collaborative partners is developing a novel ultra-short-pulse laser that enables precise tissue removal while minimising heat transfer. The scope of the project includes developing the laser source, testing on swine eyes, and optimising medical procedures such as laser iridotomy, laser trabeculoplasty, and potentially complete cataract operations.

More information is available in this pdf.