ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research

ZAL is the technological research and development network of the civil aviation industry in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. It functions as an interface between academic & research institutions, the aviation sector, and the City of Hamburg, aimed at securing and continually expanding the world’s third-largest civil aviation site, following the motto: Future. Created in Hamburg.


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Boarding completed: mint:pink im ZAL

Initiatives such as NAT, mint:pink, ProTechnicale and others are intended to get students excited about (natural) scientific and technical topics. Thanks to committed colleagues, ZAL is a strong supporter of these programs, namely when engineers and researchers at ZAL take the time to talk and give hands-on introductions to their favorite topics.


Go-ahead in Berlin

28th September in Berlin, Federal Minister Dr. Volker Wissing handed over the funding documents for the joint research project LiquiDrone. Which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport with a total of 892,000 euros. LiquiDrone's research focuses on the storage of liquid hydrogen (LH2) as a sustainable energy source for drones. 


Science Slam 2022 a Great Success

At the Science Slam 2022, six slammers with a scientific background once again proved that research also has its share of humor. Topics of the evening were: mobility of tomorrow, hydrogen, chaos and circular economy, green IT as well as space and greenhouses. Beforehand, the slammers received 2×4 hours of professional coaching to perfect their […]


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