PIER Idea Fund
Within the scope of their strategic Partnership for Innovation, Education and Research (PIER), Universität Hamburg and DESY promote cooperation across the two institutions and between the PIER research and competence fields (i.e. Particle and Astroparticle Physics, Nanoscience, Photon Science, Infection and Structural Biology, Theoretical Physics, and Accelerator Science). For this purpose, Universität Hamburg and DESY have established the PIER Idea Fund. The aim of this seed money funding scheme is to enable researchers of the two institutions to identify complementary strengths, facilitate the use of synergies, promote the development of future joint research projects, and establish contacts to international colleagues in their respective fields.