Area of Activity II: Innovation and Technology
Area of Activity II: Innovation and Technology
In an era shaped by global challenges such as climate change, population growth and dwindling resources, we must look to innovation and new technologies to secure the future.

In this area of activity, we fund German-Israeli projects that bring people together to develop ideas and techniques that can contribute to sustainable thinking and actions. We are particularly happy to support projects that address specific aspects of the following topic areas: 
  • sustainability and the implementation of the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs)
  • climate change
  • environmental protection and environmental education
  • rural and urban development
  • mobility
  • fair housing
Projects we are funding within the “Innovation and Technology” area of activity
Re-Born Textiles – The development of an innovative and sustainable system for urban textile waste management
The fashion industry is one of the main contributors to environmental pollution. Around ten percent of urban waste consists of textiles, yet only a small proportion of these are disposed of sustainably and re-used. The Re-Born Textiles exchange initiative aims to develop an innovative, sustainable system of urban … Continue reading
Haifa/Bremen – Urban Cities 2030 – Density, Social Mixture, Technology
Urban development is an important, complex issue in many different cities throughout the world. It includes attempts to expand integration and diversity in urban areas, to incorporate societal, social and environmental aspects and to make these accessible to a broad section of the public. The aim is also to improve … Continue reading
BauNow – Bauhaus Today in Germany and Israel
Bauhaus is emblematic for innovative methods of multi-disciplinary collaboration which unite both art and the work of skilled trades as well as the exchange of ideas and experimental approaches as a means of fulfilling social needs. The pioneers of the classic Modern era had a profound influence on art and architecture … Continue reading

When people look to the future, they often do so with a sense of anxiety and concern. The focus of this project is to counteract the lack of positive visions for the future in our political culture and to work towards creating desirable future models. … Continue reading
B is for Bauhaus, T is for Tel Aviv
2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the influential Bauhaus art school, which left a lasting impression on 20th century architecture, art, and design. Numerous events, exhibitions, and projects are being held in Israel and Germany to coincide with the anniversary year, which are the key places linked … Continue reading