Within the I3 programme, three different formats are currently funded:
I3 Labs are joint projects of four experience scientists workin in at least two different fields. Projects are funded for a period of four years. At the end of the funding period, the project partners should be able to apply for funding from the German Research Foundation or the ERC. It is desirable that the scientific field develop into one of the main pillar of TUHH research on a longer timescale.
I3 Projects are joint projects of two experienced scientists working in two different fields. Projects are funded for a period of two years. Applying for an I3 Lab or for external funding could be the nexts steps after the end of funding period.
I3 Junior Projects are innovative projects of younger scientists or students, which are funded for a maximum of one year.