Current Projects

PIK scientists contribute to numerous research projects commissioned by external funders.

In the past 10 years, PIK has conducted over 500 projects funded, for example, through the research programmes of the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) or the European Union. This list of current projects is generated from our database (newest first). Separate lists of completed  and all projects from 2007 on are available.

Current projects at PIK:

LegumES

Jan 01, 2024 - Dec 31, 2027
Funded by: EU, Horizon Europe
Contact: Benjamin Bodirsky

SAFE4ALL

AQUASIA

Dec 15, 2023 - Dec 31, 2025
Funded by: GIZ - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
Contact: Iulii Didovets

PACO

Nov 01, 2023 - Oct 31, 2027
Funded by: GIZ - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH
Contact: Christoph Gornott

PERSEVERE2

Aug 01, 2023 - Jul 31, 2026
Funded by: BMBF, PT DLR
Contact: Kai Kornhuber

CODEC

Jul 01, 2023 - Jun 30, 2026
Funded by: Future of Life Institutes
Contact: Christoph Müller

CCH CP2_2 - RD2

Jul 01, 2023 - Jun 30, 2026
Funded by: DFG - Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Contact: Fred Hattermann

EU_post2030

Jun 26, 2023 - Sep 02, 2024
Funded by: EU - European Union
Contact: Michael Pahle

Climate-nature scenarios

Jun 10, 2023 - Jun 30, 2024
Funded by: Nature Finance
Contact: Miodrag Stevanovic

ACCREU

Jun 01, 2023 - Nov 30, 2026
Funded by: European Commission
Contact: Franziska Piontek

Agrica_Ethiopia

Apr 01, 2023 - Mar 31, 2024
Funded by: GIZ
Contact: Lisa Murken

AgrImpact

Apr 01, 2023 - Sep 30, 2025
Funded by: BMZ
Contact: Lisa Murken

NCS SIM

Mar 01, 2023 - May 31, 2025
Funded by: Conservation International
Contact: Christoph Müller, Johan Rockström

CriticaL

Mar 01, 2023 - Feb 28, 2026
Funded by: Leibniz-Gemeinschaft
Contact: Diego Rybski

NGFS IV

Jan 01, 2023 - Dec 31, 2024
Funded by: Climate Works Foundation
Contact: Elmar Kriegler

COMMITTED

MonteVitis

Jan 01, 2023 - Dec 31, 2025
Funded by: EU, Horizon Europe
Contact: Christoph Menz

AfriValue

Dec 01, 2022 - Dec 31, 2026
Funded by: BMZ
Contact: Christoph Gornott

CWEH Usbekistan

Dec 01, 2022 - Nov 30, 2024
Funded by: BMBF, PT DLR
Contact: Iulii Didovets

SCARF

Dec 01, 2022 - Nov 30, 2025
Funded by: BMU
Contact: Christoph Gornott

Global Hydrogen Futures

Nov 01, 2022 - Oct 30, 2026
Funded by: Bosch-Forschungsstiftung
Contact: Gunnar Luderer, Falko Ueckerdt

DecLaRe

Nov 01, 2022 - Oct 31, 2026
Funded by: BMBF, PT DLR
Contact: Christoph Gornott

OCEAN:ICE

Nov 01, 2022 - Oct 31, 2026
Funded by: EU, Horizon Europe
Contact: Ricarda Winkelmann

DKT Tourismus

Oct 01, 2022 - Sep 30, 2025
Funded by: BMWK
Contact: Prof. Helga Weisz

DIRECTED

Oct 01, 2022 - Sep 30, 2026
Funded by: EU, Horizon Europe
Contact: Fred Hattermann

WETHorizons

Sep 01, 2022 - Aug 31, 2026
Funded by: EU, Horizon Europe
Contact: Florian Humpenöder

RESCUE

Sep 01, 2022 - Aug 31, 2026
Funded by: EU, Horizon Europe
Contact: Nico Bauer

Re-Livestock

Sep 01, 2022 - Aug 31, 2027
Funded by: EU, Horizon Europe
Contact: Susanne Rolinski

BG-Water

Aug 16, 2022 - Sep 30, 2024
Funded by: Netherlands Enterprise Agency
Contact: Johan Rockström