The model Research Campus conforms to the German funding initiative “Research Campus – public-private Partnership for Innovation”. It is set up by the Federal Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF). With this funding initiative, the BMBF supports universities and companies, which are working collaboratively on complex areas of research on a long-term basis. It is of vital importance that those areas possess high innovative potential and societal relevance. FEN Research Campus is one of nine funded campuses in Germany.