The Geothermal Alliance Bavaria is using a part of the available funds for a Seedfunding program. This program makes it possible to react to further research demand on short-term.

Eligible are either

  • small, completed projects or
  • staffing requirements for a scientifically substantiated application within the framework of an external funding program.

The allocation of the funds envisaged within the GAB for the Seed Funding projects will take place in equal parts in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

The allocation of funds is restricted to Bavarian universities.


Für die Förderperiode 2019 wurden folgende Anträge bewilligt:

  • Akustisches Monitoring von Geothermiepumpen
    Technische Universität München
  • Anschubfinanzierung DFG-Projekt POROS (Pore Space of Overpressured Shales
    Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Erarbeitung eines tonmineralogischen/mineralostratigraphischen Richtprofils in der Kernbohrung Moosburg SC4 für den Malm S-Deutschlands
    Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Gasmonitoring
    Technische Universität München



The following applications were approved for the funding period 2018:

  • Chloridmonitoring
    Technische Universität München
  • Experiementelle Untersuchung der Wärmeübergangseigenschaften von ORC-Arbeitsmedien mit geringem Treibhauspotential
    Universität Bayreuth
  • Gekoppelte Einsatzplanungs- und Fernwärmenetzsimulation
    Technische Universität München
  • Störungsflächenanalyse an Bohrkern- und Aufschlussdaten, Gebiet Obernsees,Fränkischen Becken und in situ- Spannungsanalyse (RACOS® Methode)
    Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg


The following applications were approved for the funding period 2017:

  • Erweiterte und Optimierte Messdatenerfassung
    Technische Universität München
  • „Frankenalb-Malm“ - Versenkungsgeschichte zur Kalibrierung als Molassebecken-Analog
    Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Reservoiranalogstudie an Graniten des Fichtelgebirges
    Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Seismic Monitoring in the Urban to Sub-Urban Environment of the Greater Munich Area
    Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München


The following procedures shall apply to the submission of applications for participation in the Seedfunding Program:


The total cost per project shall not exceed a funding sum of EUR 50,000.


  • There is no formal template.
  • The application should not exceed 10 pages.
  • The application may be submitted in German or English.

Deadline for submission of applications:

  • For the period 2017: 31.10.2016.
  • For the periods 2018 and 2019: 31.08. of the previous year.

The application shall include:

  •  If a completed small project is requested:
    • Project outline: motivation, goals, work program including temporal presentation, foreseeable usability of the results.
    • Cost structure broken down by personnel, material and travel expenses.
    • List of involved partners, including nomination of a main project manager and lead applicant as well as a contact person for the project management of the GAB.
  • If initial funding or personnel requirements are to be applied for the elaboration of an application under an external funding program:
    • Project outline of the planned project (see above).
    • Connections between the planned project and the contents of the GAB.

Award procedure:

In principle, the project to be funded must be clearly related to the research areas of the GAB. If this is the case, the decision on the allocation of seed funds will be made by the Research Advisory Board and the partners of the GAB on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Innovation
  • Usability of the results
  • Feasibility in the delivery period

From the funding period 2018, the following shall apply for the duration of the funding period: Seedfunding projects shall be limited to a maximum of one year and must be completed no later than 31.12. Of the year following the approval. Exceptions to this rule are only admissible on written request and after approval by the project management of the GAB.

Within 4 weeks after completion of the seedfunding project, a final report shall be submitted to the project management of the GAB.

In all cases, the granting of seedfunding is subject to approval by the grantor.

Applications must be sent to:

Technische Universität München
Munich School of Engineering
Geothermie-Allianz Bayern
Lichtenbergstr. 4a
85748 Garching bei München


If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the project management.