Welcome to the
ZIM – Cooperation Network
„Environmental Technology and
Soil Reclamation“

About us

The international ZIM – Cooperation Network „Environmental Technology and Soil Reclamation“ (UtBr) is focused on ecological, economic and sustainable reclamation of contaminated soils to enable agricultural utilisation. The reclamation of premium-quality and high-productivity agricultural land facilitates both the efficient utilisation of resources and the long-term security of food supply.

The network partners are developing for example projects on innovative new processing and harvesting technologies for native plants and innovations in efficient reclamation strategies for post-mining landscapes. The outcomes will then be implemented in close-to-market R&D projects. Currently, a total of 22 partners from Germany and Australia working alongside each other in joint national and international network activities (14 industry partners and 8 research partners).


Bauern AG Neißetal

Agricultural industry - soil reclamation, crop production, pig and cattle farming

Location: Groß Gastrose
Established since: 1991


CeCon Computer Systems GmbH

IT system house, data analysis, image processing methods

Location: Berlin
Established since: 1990


fodjan GmbH

Software/ IT - Software for calculation of feed ratios for dairy cows

Location: Dresden
Established since: 2014


HST Systemtechnik GmbH & Co. KG

Machinery and equipment as well as IT and automation technology for water management

Location: Meschede
Established since: 1985



Environmental technology, special machines for production and process engineering, robotics and handling technology

Location: Bad Liebenwerda
Established since: 2019


Pilot Pflanzenöltechnologie Magdeburg e. V.

Extraction and processing of oils and proteins from renewable raw materials

Location: Magdeburg
Established since: 1993


ProFunk electric Service GmbH

ITC services for industrial needs

Location: Cottbus
Established since: 1998


RS. aero GmbH

Side-by-side electric powered motor glider for private and sports use

Location: Trebbin, OT Schönhagen
Established since: 2018


Associated partners - Science

Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus-Senftenberg

Research areas: Environment, Energy, Materials, Construction, Biotechnology, Information and Communication Technology

Location: Cottbus
Established since: 2013


Forschungs- und Transferzentrum Leipzig e.V.

Research areas: Energy and Environmental Technology, Construction Technology, Automation Systems / Technical Informatics / Communications Technology

Location: Leipzig
Established since: 1997


Fraunhofer-Institut für Elektronische Nanosysteme ENAS

Technologies and methods for Smart System Integration

Location: Chemnitz
Established since: 2008


Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Faculty of Life Sciences, Albrecht Daniel Thaer Institute of Agriculture and Horticulture, Department of Horticultural Plant Systems

Location: Berlin
Established since: 1810/11


Associated partners - Industry

Food Generation Systems GmbH

Veterinary medicine, food technology, nutrition physiology, product management

Location: Potsdam
Established since: 2015


Nagola Re GmbH

Agricultural industry - Production and resettlement of native plant species

Location: Jänschwalde
Established since: 2011


SGL Spezial- und Bergbau-Servicegesellschaft Lauchhammer mbH

Rehabilitation of industrial plants, construction works

Location: Lauchhammer


viimagic GmbH

Sensors for the TV and transport industry, security, industrial and medical applications

Location: Dresden
Established since: 2009


Foreign partners

IMB Centre for Solar Biotechnology - The University of Queensland

Development of new solar powered technologies and industries based on photosynthetic green algae; Strain purification, cryopreservation, nutrient and light optimisation, metabolomics and metabolic engineering, high-value product development and screening, photobioreactor and raceway system design, technoeconomic analysis, scale-up

Location: Brisbane, Australia


Hanyang University

Bioinformatics, Stem cell biology, Genomics, Proteomics, Epigenetics, Immunology and Neuroscience

Location: Seoul, South Korea


Greenbelt Outdoor Project Solutions Pty Ltd

Economical soil rejuvenation using microbiome technology (bio-fertiliser); Waste-to-fertiliser technology transforming agricultural waste efficiently into bio-fertiliser; Water clean-up technology

Location: Cairns, Australia


Global Futuremakers Pty Ltd

Sustainable and innovative energy and water solutions

Location: Brisbane, Australia


Lincoln Agritech Ltd

Sensing Technology Solutions, Precision Agriculture Technology, New Materials

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand


Network management

T+I Technologie- und InnovationsConsult GmbH has extensive know-how in the field of ZIM network and cluster management. Within the networks that we initiated we support partner companies and scientific institutions in the identification of ideas and development of joint projects. We also support funding applications for innovative projects and ensure that reporting and billing to the promoters is compliant with the guidelines.

Furthermore, we ensure a constant exchange between the participating companies and scientific cooperation partners.


Circular Bioeconomy Cluster Meeting & Workshop – 18.-19. November 2019

On the 18th and 19th of November 2019, the Circular Bioeconomy Cluster Meeting took place at the University of Queensland in Brisbane as part of a joint meeting of the international ZIM cooperation networks: „UtBr – Umwelttechnologie und Bodenrekultivierung“ (English: Environmental Technology and Soil Reclamation), „Microalgae – a sustainable source of high quality natural products“ and „Water4All – Protecting our Freshwater“.


6. Venture Night in Potsdam on December 4, 2017: “Technologies & Innovations in Japan”

Around 100 invited guests from business, administration and politics got together on the 4th of December at the premises of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) in Potsdam. During lectures and panel discussion recent innovations and technology trends from Japan were presented and debated. Furthermore, synergy effects between Japanese companies and companies from Brandenburg and Berlin (start-ups as well as medium-sized) were discussed.



Prof. Dr. Michael Groß
Senior project manager

Bärbel Riemann

Nikita Sklyomin
Project management


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