Cluster Office

The Cluster is aiming for scientific goals that must be achieved in a joint effort of all scientists. In order to enable the scientists to concentrate on their research, it is necessary to outsource the management of the organizational issues to a long-term and competent partner. The Cluster Office, coordinated by the International Department gGmbH, is located in Karlsruhe and Heidelberg and focuses on the tasks below:

Cluster Management

  • Coordination and controlling of processes and meetings
  • Coordination of Advisory Boards and international cooperation partners
  • Controlling and reporting of funds
  • Accounting processes of general Cluster budget
  • Project and budget planning preparation
  • Administration of Carl Zeiss Foundation Focus@HEiKA
  • Facilitation of networking between locations, Research Areas & Thrusts

HEiKA Graduate School

  • Graduate School admissions
  • Coordination of Young Scientists´ program & networking measures
  • Development of training program, e.g., Scientific and Management Modules
  • Coordination of English-taught MSc track “Materials Science & Engineering”

Equal Opportunity

  • Family-friendly environment
  • High-school student activities
  • Increase of female scientists and professors

Public Engagement

  • National and international visibility through online marketing, science communication, events and implementation of corporate identity
  • Recruitment measures for excellent Doctoral Researchers
  • Definition & implementation of internal communication channels
  • Establishment of platforms & events for exchange with society
  • Concept & realization of own “Future 3D Additive Manufacturing” Conference

Please find location information of the Cluster Offices here.