An instrument "Research Initiative" (FI) will be introduced to enable and make visible new research topics at the TUHH or with the participation of external partners from science or industry in a short time. Short-term, thematically topical research alliances are to be created at the TUHH or under the auspices of the TUHH.
FI emerges bottom up from the circle of scientists* at TUHH with an innovative (interdisciplinary) concept. External partners from the Hamburg metropolitan region and beyond are explicitly welcome (but not necessary). The number of members: at least 4 members of the TUHH + external participants.
The research initiative (FI) is presented and discussed in ASPF. ASPF decides on the establishment of the FI, the chairperson (r) of the ASPF informs the Acad. Senate.
FI is listed on the TUHH research pages (content description, partners)
Spokesperson of the FI creates a separate homepage under the domain of the TUHH.
Participating deaneries are recommended to mention the research initiative on their homepages.
FI will be continued for a maximum of 3 years
The FI spokesperson will report annually to the ASPF on progress.
It is expected that the FI applies for (external) funding after 2-3 years at the latest (I3 program, state excellence initiative or similar, founds DFG research group, GraKo, SFB, BMWI cluster, industry...)
In case of particular success (e.g. continuous third-party funding, involvement of other institutions), the FI develops into a long-term institution (at TUHH or across TUHH) such as "Center for XXX" or a "Consortium" (here, the participation of other universities/institutions outside TUHH is desired).
After about 3 years, the FI submits a short final report to ASPF and is usually dissolved.