Programmes & Projects

Structural strengthening of the hemp industry

The Linnaeus Competence Centre Hemp has been created to advance and accompany the development process of a new industry in a fact-based manner on the basis of programme and project work.

This is done by participating in EU, federal and state research projects as well as by setting up its own research projects, which are financed by donations or by orders from industry.

Participation in public sector research projects

  • Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection

Industrial Bioeconomy funding programme

Use and construction of demonstration plants for the industrial bioeconomy – scaling of innovative bioeconomic processes and procedures

Hempro International GmbH
Project: Hemp4Textile

Preparatory measures for the construction of a company-owned demonstration plant for the industrial processing of hemp and agricultural residues into fibres for textile applications, taking into account market-related quality and quantity requirements.

(in preparation, start expected Q2/2024)


Own research projects

  • Linnaeus Kompetenzzentrum Hanf gGmbH

Higher education

Development and accreditation of a 2-year Master’s degree programme (M.Sc.) as a contribution to the systematic development of a hemp industry

Working title “Hemp4Study”

Together with students, this project consists of the curriular development of a degree programme for the area of universities of applied sciences (HAW), the accreditation process and the establishment in the study programme of at least 2 Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS).

You can donate to this project here. You will receive a donation receipt that allows you to deduct your donation for tax purposes.


  • Linnaeus Kompetenzzentrum Hanf gGmbH
  • German Federal Association for Sustainability

Feasibility study

Preparation of a feasibility study on the use of industrial hemp to combat desertification.

Working title “CODE HEMP – Combat Desertification through Hemp”

Feasibility study for semi-arid areas and the dry savannah in cooperation with the German Federal Association for Sustainability

  • Linnaeus Kompetenzzentrum Hanf gGmbH
  • German Federal Association for Sustainability
  • TU Berlin – Institute for Architecture /
    Natural Building Lab
  • Climate Change Center Berlin-Brandenburg
  • “Initiative Climate-neutral construction”, Dießen
  • Natural Building School Berlin

Climate-neutral building & renovation

Project initiative to create climate jobs in the construction industry

Working title “CIRCON – climate-neutral refurbishment & construction”

Project initiative for climate-neutral refurbishment and construction, aimed in particular at key players such as tenderers, planners, contractors and building materials. An online platform and physical model locations are planned.