The Innovation Academy for Application-Oriented Research run by the Joachim Herz Stiftung funds interdisciplinary, innovative, and risky research projects at the crossroads of engineering, the natural sciences, and medicine that are related to infection research and socially valuable.
As with all funded projects in this first round of the Innovation Academy, Staufer’s project focuses on practical application: -We already have a prototype in our lab. This way we can demonstrate that our goal is definitely achievable. We now have to further develop the basics to construct the most compact and economical structure possible,- says Staufer. The project, which the physicists are also discussing with various companies, started on 1 October 2023.