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Transformation of the Lower Rhine region
Innovation, sustainability, participation


"The purest form of insanity is to leave everything as it is and at the same time, hope that something will change." - Albert Einstein

With the TransRegINT project, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences has set itself the goal of helping to shape the future of the Lower Rhine region in a sustainable and science-based way. The project is being funded with almost 10 million euros from January 2023 to December 2027 as part of the "Innovative University" funding initiative of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The funding initiative supports universities in translating research findings even more effectively into creative solutions for the pressing challenges of our time - here we are guided by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.

As Team TransRegINT, we take responsibility. We want to shape the future of the Lower Rhine region together through exchange, applied research, pilot projects and competence building.

Would you like to become part of the TransRegINT team? You can find the current vacancies here.

More information about the project and exciting videos about the projects on our website.


Exchange promotes understanding and new impulses

In order to make the Lower Rhine region fit for the future, it is important to us to involve everyone. This includes citizens, representatives of associations, municipalities, schools, companies, politicians, scientists, students and university members. Their acceptance and participation are crucial to the success of the transformation.

We make a contribution to the region through applied research

We see science as a driver of innovation and sustainability. Scientific findings are the basis for forward-looking solutions. We address current social challenges with various transformation projects. We research and develop solutions, such as energy storage options (hydrogen), pioneering agroforestry systems or virtual environments to enable people with physical or mental disabilities to experience assistance systems.

Pilot projects combine research and practice

In order to apply scientific findings in practice, we initiate and support the implementation of illustrative and participatory pilot projects. In doing so, we cooperate with stakeholders in the region, such as farmers who provide land or entrepreneurs who want to use hydrogen technology for their production. We make our resources available and open up the university's own infrastructure (e.g. laboratories) to realize projects together. In this way, we combine diverse skills and enable everyone to participate and/or pursue the projects.

We make (ourselves) fit for the future!

As a university, it is important to us to share knowledge and allow everyone to participate. Our aim is to break down barriers. We have an immense store of knowledge and continue to accumulate knowledge in our projects. In order to circulate this knowledge and expertise, we offer information and training events. We also want to empower others to become active in the transfer of knowledge and skills themselves.

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Current press releases about TransRegINT on our website