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Gilbert Fridgen was granted research funds from European, Luxembourgish, and German programs. In terms of fundamental research, he was granted funding from the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) and from the German Research Foundation (DFG). Through collaborating closely with companies and public institutions, he acquired further third-party funds for applied research projects, i.a. from partners such as Audi, BMW, Hilti, McKinsey, Nord/LB, Senacor, and the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees.

Altogether, he was able to acquire 8-digit research funding, accumulated many years of experience in managing fundamental and applied research projects, as well as in leading people in a project setting.

Research Grants as PI / co-PI: 

● German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, “OMOS - Feasibility Study: Open Mobility System”
● Free State of Bavaria, “BigDAPESI - Big-Data-Analyse und -Prognose von Energieverbrauch und Sanierungskosten bei Immobilien“
● German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, competition Zukunftsstadt, “Digitales Bad Hindelang“
● German Research Foundation (DFG), research grant “Wertorientierte Steuerung von IT-Projekten“ (FR 2987/2 1)
● Free State of Bavaria, project “Mediheld – Mobile Versorgungsakte im ländlichen Raum“ 

Research Grants in a leading role:

● German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Kopernikus-Projects for the Energiewende, “SynErgie - Synchronisierte und energieadaptive Produktionstechnik zur flexiblen Ausrichtung von Industrieprozessen auf eine fluktuierende Energieversorgung“

Further Research Grants:

● European Commission (H2020-NMBP-HUBS-2018), “MDOT – Medical Device Obligations Taskforce“
● European Commission (H2020-FOF-2016), “Composition – Ecosystem for Collaborative Manufacturing Processes – Intra- and Interfactory Integration and Automation” 

Structural Funding:

● Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR), “PayPal-FNR PEARL Chair in Digital Financial Services” (principal investigator, ongoing)
● Free State of Bavaria, “Fraunhofer Blockchain Research in the Context of Artificial Intelligence in Augsburg & Bayreuth” (handed over)
● Free State of Bavaria, “Bavarian Center for Battery Research” in Bayreuth (handed over)
● Free State of Bavaria, “Science Campus E-Commerce“ in Bayreuth (handed over)
● Strategic Investments of the Fraunhofer Society, “Fraunhofer Blockchain Lab“ in Bayreuth (finished)
● European Regional Development Fund, set-up of an 'IT Strategy Lab for Innovation and Sustainability' in Bayreuth (finished)

Last updated on: 19 Mar 2020