Blended Networking Wisconsin – Central Hessen

Welcome to the Project Wall for „Blended Networking Wisconsin – Central Hessen“, a networking initiative in material science!

Blended Networking between researchers of all research areas

Blended Networking is an innovative and hybrid networking concept to connect researchers in Central Hessen and Wisconsin of all research areas and career levels (from pre-docs to senior PIs).

With our blended approach, we make international cooperation with reduced travel expenses possible by promoting digital matchmaking, digital networking to help you prepare an in-person exchange and apply for customized travel funds.

Travel Funds

Funding conditions:

Researchers in Central Hessen can apply for funding to host partners from Wisconsin or for traveling to Wisconsin, based on the intended goal of the exchange (total sum of travel funds: approximately 15.000 Euro). Eligible formats include laboratory visits, conference participation, visit to give a scientific talk and general exchange about cooperation possibilities. PhD candidates and graduate students are eligible for travel funds as well for scientific networking for current or future research projects. A previous participation in the project is not mandatory.

Application procedure:

The informal application for funding will be submitted by (future) cooperation partner(s) from Central Hessen at If you are interested in an exchange and do not have a cooperation partner yet, we are happy to connect you with our researchers in Central Hessen! The application period starts now and is open until December 01, 2022. Please note that travel funds have to be used by December 31, 2022.
We thank the U.S. Consulate General Frankfurt for additional funding.

Project Wall

The Project Wall allows you to showcase your research and serves as an information platform for potential collaboration partners. It complements our matchmaking event by highlighting specific projects and research areas. You can present your own project or research to find collaboration partners and you can browse the projects on the Project Wall to search for a project idea to join and to view the areas of expertise of your potential collaboration partners.

The overview below provides you with a sneak peak of projects that researchers are working on in Central Hessen and Wisconsin. To view the project details and see the contact information, just click on a specific project.